HERDSA Notice 27 July 2022

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* HERDSA Webinar: Education Focussed Academics:the changing face of academia
* Call for Expressions of Interest for The Online Engagement in Higher Education SIG
* Making news

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HERDSA Webinar: Education Focussed Academics:the changing face of academia
Thursday 4th August 2022

There have always been discipline based academics whose passion has been education rather than research. The contribution and commitment of these faculty, while often valued within their own department, has largely gone unrecognised at an institutional level in absence of clear guidelines and a national policy. However, this is slowly changing. More and more institutions now have teaching/education focused academics engaging in scholarship, accessing professional development opportunities and with career progression akin to those with traditional teaching and research work portfolios.

In this panel discussion hosted by the HERDSA NSW Branch, we will explore the recent drivers and changes to the higher education environment that have led to the development of these roles; look at the question of ‘academic identity’ and career pathways in this changing institutional environment and some of the challenges that still remain.

Webinar Presenters: Janis Wardrop, Jo-Anne Chuck, Corina Raduescu, Collins Fleischner, Gerry Raynor, Sharon Flecknoe, John Randal, Susan Page

Further information: https://www.herdsa.org.au/herdsa-webinar-series


Call for Expressions of Interest for The Online Engagement in Higher Education SIG
Expressions of Interest close on Wednesday, 31st August, 2022

Are you interested in heightening student online engagement in higher education and exploring strategies, research and ideas that would help advanced theoretical understandings, considerations and practice application of student engagement?

The HERDSA Executive have confirmed support for a new SIG for Online Engagement in Higher Education.

A HERDSA Special Interest Group (SIG) provides HERDSA members and non-HERDSA individuals with a network of like-minded colleagues with whom you can talk about shared research interests as well as potentially undertake collaborative research. The vision for the SIG is still developing, but the hope is that our collective insights on online engagement in higher education will also contribute to informing our own practice, supporting others with theirs, and strengthening online engagement practices within the HE sector.

While we work towards the development of this new SIG please take time to introduce yourself and share ideas in the Padlet https://universityofsouthernq.padlet.org/alicebrown6/SIG_OnlineEngagemen...
Please share the following information with your colleagues and send your EOI with name, title, role and university to Alice Brown


Making news

Student evaluations show gender bias even in most equal country: Male students at university in Iceland tended to rate their female teachers lower than male counterparts in both teaching and course organisation, https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/student-evaluations-show-gende...

Academics from minority groups ‘carrying the scars’ of Covid: disproportionate impact must be considered by universities when assessing performance of staff, study finds, https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/academics-minority-groups-carr...

Academic conferences receive a bad rap in fiction – study, https://universityworldnews.com/post.php?story=20220722134210663

Need for esteem, safety drives disabled to HE – Study, https://www.universityworldnews.com/post.php?story=20220508193122667


In the spirit of reconciliation HERDSA acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australasia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders past, present and emerging.