HERDSA Notice 6 May 2020

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* HERDSA webinar series
* Call for Expressions of Interest for Co-Editors for a proposed new HERDSA Journal
* Webinar recording now available
* Transforming Assessment webinar 6 May
* NCSEHE webinar — Five meaningful minutes: Small changes to support psychological needs, wellbeing and motivation online in 2020
* Survey: How academic staff at Higher Education Institutions are coping, in times of the COVID-19 Pandemic.
* Exciting New Deputy Chief Executive Roles
* Learner-teacher partnership in times of COVID-19: A community poll to share practices and perspectives
* My Story: Vlogging the “new normal” for higher education
* New online first articles in Higher Education Research and Development

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HERDSA webinar series
Date: Thursday 14th May (3pm NZST, 1pm AEST & 11am AWST)

HERDSA state Branch chairs and friends are launching a webinar series guided by the theme ‘Supporting and Sustaining a Community of Online Practice in Higher Education’. Running fortnightly or monthly on a Thursday (3pm NZST, 1pm AEST & 11am AWST), HERDSA members can log into a zoom session to explore topics we hope are helpful to people working in Higher Education during this challenging period.

Our second webinar is scheduled for Thursday 14th May (3pm NZST, 1pm AEST & 11am AWST) on the topic of 'Engaging students and staff in inclusive partnerships in global learning before, during and beyond COVID-19'by Wendy Green, University of Tasmania.

Further upcoming seminars include:
11th June ‘Academic Integrity during Covid 10’ – Rowena Harper

Please check out the HERDSA website for webinar registration details and presenter biographies https://www.herdsa.org.au/


Call for Expressions of Interest for Co-Editors for a proposed new HERDSA Journal
31 May 2020

The HERDSA Executive is supporting the establishment of a new journal focused on research and scholarship in higher education – provisionally titled ‘Advancing Scholarship and Research in Higher Education’. The journal will replace RDHE which has served as the HERDSA Conference proceedings publication. This new journal, in contrast to HERD, is envisaged to focus on emerging research and researchers. A group-based review process will form an important aspect of the journal’s contribution to researcher development. The final decision on establishing this new journal will be made at the HERDSA AGM in July 2020, but the Executive has expressed its support for the new concept.
This call for expressions of interest is to identify potential co-editors. The initial task of the editorial team will be to finalize the journal specification. Pending final approval, this will be followed by setting up journal operations, leading review processes and conducting the overall journal operations.
Please direct queries and expressions of interest to serve as co-editor to Eva Heinrich, e.heinrich@massey.ac.nz. Please provide a brief CV and outline your experience as editor/reviewer.

Further information: e.heinrich@massey.ac.nz


Webinar recording now available

Thanks to everyone who participated in the first webinar last week in the HERDSA webinar series ‘Supporting and Sustaining a Community of On-line Practice in HE during Covid-19’.

Presenter Jennifer Stokes delivered an interactive and informative presentation on the topic of Enabling online education: access, engagement and innovation in digital spaces.

If you missed it or want to watch again, the recording of the webinar can be accessed here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3BqI2l1Xpk) or via the HERDSA site later this week.


Transforming Assessment webinar 6 May

1) Next session: 6 May 2020 "Online exam challenges: migration or transformation?"
This webinar presents research on the roles played by two main discourses in online exams practice in higher education: 'migration', whereby exam technologies are assumed to be neutral instruments; and 'transformation', whereby the essential qualities of technologies are seen to 'transform' or 'enhance' assessment.
Register http://taw.fi/6may2020

2) Recent session recordings: from Teaching under COVID19 double bill:
a) "Detecting and addressing contract cheating in online assessment" (held 29 Apr) http://taw.fi/29A2020
b) "Authentic online oral assessment - an examination replacement" (held 30 Apr) http://taw.fi/30A2020


NCSEHE webinar — Five meaningful minutes: Small changes to support psychological needs, wellbeing and motivation online in 2020
Thursday 7 May 2020

On Thursday 7 May, the NCSEHE will host a webinar presented by Associate Professor Lydia Woodyatt, award winning lecturer at Flinders University.

Lydia will explore what we can do with five meaningful minutes online to support wellbeing based on the psychological needs of students.

Further information: https://www.ncsehe.edu.au/event/webinar-five-meaningful-minutes-lydia-wo...


Survey: How academic staff at Higher Education Institutions are coping, in times of the COVID-19 Pandemic.
15 May

The recent COVID-19 pandemic has forced Higher Education Institutions internationally to adopt digital teaching and learning methods.
You are invited to participate in a survey aimed at researching how academic staff at Higher Education Institutions are coping, in times of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

The survey forms part of a collaborative research project between Dr Upasana G Singh, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa (singhup@ukzn.ac.za); Prof Sid Nair, Victorian Institute of Technology, Australia; and A/P Rashmi Watson, The University of Western Australia, Australia.

Ethical approval for this study has been granted at the:
1. University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa as per Protocol Reference Number: HSSREC/00001284/2020 with Dr Upasana G Singh as Principal Investigator.
2. Victorian Institute of Technology, Australia with Prof Sid Nair as Co-Investigator

It should only take 15 minutes to complete.
Your participation is completely voluntary and your identity,as well as that of your Institution, will be confidential.
This survey contains matrices which display better on a full size screen, so it is suggested you complete it on a desktop screen rather than a mobile.

We look forward to your response by Friday, 15th May 2020.

The survey is available at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScpqC6U7qIUnfyOmVneTbKBu1Gppgji...

We look forward to your participation.

Further information: Please do not hesitate to contact me at singhup@ukzn.ac.za if you require any further information about this project.


Exciting New Deputy Chief Executive Roles
31st May 2020

The New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology (NZIST) is the new entity responsible for ensuring equity and excellence for all New Zealanders in the area of vocational education. Its key functions include; improving outcomes for Māori and Māori communities in collaboration with Māori and iwi partners and stakeholders; improving the consistency of vocational education and training; meeting the needs of the regions of New Zealand and their learners, industries, employers and communities; ensuring that every learner receives what they need to be successful, and improve outcomes in the tertiary education system.
Currently seeking 6 new Deputy Chief Executives, reporting directly to the Chief Executive, leading the growth and direction of vocational education in Aotearoa.
DCE - Delivery & Academic
DCE - Employer Journey & Experience
DCE - Learner Journey & Experience
DCE - Māori & Pasifika Learning & Partnerships
DCE - Operations
DCE - Transformation & Transition

Further information: https://www.sheffield.co.nz/Job-Search


Learner-teacher partnership in times of COVID-19: A community poll to share practices and perspectives

Are you engaging with students as partners (SaP) in your learning and teaching? How have your pedagogical partnership practices been impacted by COVID-19? This 'community poll' opens up space for people to share experiences of and approaches to engaging in pedagogical (learner-teacher) partnerships in higher education in the context of the rapid shift to online teaching and learning. Share your experiences via the poll, adding to the 80+ from around the globe who have already contributed. Or read the views and perspectives via the live results dashboard to stay connected with the experiences of others.

Community Poll: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PPinCOVID-19_poll
Live Results: https://www.surveymonkey.com/stories/SM-RTB68869/

Further information: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PPinCOVID-19_poll


My Story: Vlogging the “new normal” for higher education

The higher education sector is undergoing radical, rapid change which is posing unprecedented challenges, particularly for disadvantaged students and those who support them.

Through a new vlogging series, the NCSEHE has invited individuals from a variety of backgrounds to share their ongoing experiences of moving from on-campus study to finding their feet in a new—and often unfamiliar—environment.

Over the coming months, this diverse group will invite us into their lives to share their challenges and celebrate their triumphs during, and beyond, the COVID-19 pandemic.

Further information: https://www.ncsehe.edu.au/my-story-vlogging-covid-19/


New online first articles in Higher Education Research and Development

Layered spaces: a pedagogy of uncomfortable reflexivity in Indigenous education, Ailie McDowall, http://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2020.1756751

Interdisciplinarity as an opportunity in Argentinian and Ecuadorian writing groups, L. Colombo & E. L. Rodas, https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2020.1756750

The paradoxical management of casual academics: an Australian case study, Julia Richardson, Yuliani Suseno & Dorothy Wardale, http://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2020.1756749

‘Context’ matters: factors considered by employers when selecting new graduate veterinarians, Daniel Schull, Eva King, Wendy Hamood & Adele Feakes, https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2020.1740181

Service-learning: impacts of learning motivation and learning experience on extended social/civic engagement, Charlotte Sze-Yeung Lai & Patrick Chi-leung Hui, https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2020.1756748

All this and more on the Higher Education Research and Development twitter feed at https://twitter.com/HERDJournal and facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/HERDJournal