HERDSA Notices 07 July 2021

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* HERDSA AGM. Friday 9th July, 12.30 (AEST) Sydney time
* Recognising HERDSA members' and colleagues achievements
* HERDSA Heroes in Higher Education Award (2021)
* HERD Best Article Award:Winners of Award and Runners-up for 2020 announced.
* HERD Reviewers of the Year Award
* ISSOTL 2021 Call for Reviewers
* Mini-case studies of socially-just learning and teaching practices
* Invitation to participate in research on 'emotion work' by academics
* Educational Journal of Living Theories - June special issue awaits you!

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HERDSA AGM. Friday 9th July, 12.30 (AEST) Sydney time
Friday 9th July, 2021 12.30 AEST

Dear HERDSA Members
I would like to thank those of you who have responded so generously to the disappointing news of the Brisbane Conference cancellation. Your understanding of how much we were all looking forward to the conference and the recognition of how much work and time had gone into the planning has been truly appreciated.

The HERDSA AGM was scheduled to take place at the Conference on Friday 9 July at 12.30 (EST). It will now take place through Zoom.

Register to attend the AGM online at https://www.herdsa.org.au/herdsa-agm-registration

The AGM papers will all be available from the HERDSA website from Wednesday 7th July. https://www.herdsa.org.au/agm-reports. I encourage as many of you to join us to thank the conference organisers, and the outgoing member of the HERDSA executive and welcome the new Executive members and incoming president Kogi Naidoo.

It has been a pleasure to serve as your President for the past 2 years. I doubt there will be a term quite like this one again – I certainly hope not!
I look forward to welcoming you on Friday at the AGM.

Denise Chalmers
President, HERDSA
Honorary life member, HERDSA
Phone +61 (0)411026975 Skype: denisechalmers Email: denise.chalmers@uwa.edu.au


Recognising HERDSA members' and colleagues achievements

Traditionally we recognise the achievements and contributions of our colleagues at the annual HERDSA conference by announcing awards, grants, prizes and achievements. With the highly disappointing outcome of having to cancel this year’s conference, we still want to make sure we celebrate the wonderful work and achievements of our members and colleagues in higher education.

Over this week we will post the following announcements through the HERDSA email list. Please check your email (also junk folder in case..)

Tuesday, 6th July HERDSA Best Article Award, 2020 and Reviewer of the Year Award, 2020
Wednesday, 7th July HERDSA Heroes in Higher Education
Thursday 8th July HERDSA Grants
Friday, 9th July Fellowships
Monday, 10th July Lifetime Membership and Rodger Landbeck Development Fund

I encourage you to celebrate those who have been recognised and share their achievements with colleagues. We have a wonderful membership, focused on the development, research and evaluation of higher education.

As this will likely to be my last posting to the Notices as President, I would like to thank all in the HERDSA community for your support

Kindest regards and gratitude
Denise Chalmers
(President HERDSA)


HERDSA Heroes in Higher Education Award (2021)

This award seeks to recognise the generosity of a colleague or team of colleagues, who have supported others in an unexpected/exceptional way during the COVID-19 pandemic. This academic generosity may be in the areas of research, teaching, service, or academic development. The generosity received may be something “tangible” (e.g., outstanding support with shifting to online teaching and learning), or more “intangible” (e.g., helping you to feel a sense of belonging and connectedness in a time of isolation).

A total of 16 nominations were received from across the HERDSA community. Eligible nominees were teachers, researchers, academic developers, learning designers, students, and others working in the field of tertiary education. Nominees did not need to be HERDSA members but were nominated by a HERDSA member. The HERDSA Heroes will each receive a certificate and $500 to thank them for their generosity in challenging times.

The reviewers had a challenging time to select the 5 HERDSA Heroes from the nominations. HERDSA Heroes in Higher Education awards are awards to:

Dr Jane Coffey, Curtin University,
Dr Sarah Hattam, University of South Australia
Dr Michael Mehmet, University of Wollongong
Ms Olivia Rajit, University of Technology, Sydney
Associate Professor Cate Thomas, Charles Sturt University

Congratulations and thanks to all who were nominated and their nominators.

You can read more about each of the Heroes via the HERDSA members email.


HERD Reviewers of the Year Award

Each year the HERDSA Routledge Reviewer of the Year Award recognizes the journal’s most outstanding reviewers. The following HERD reviewers have received this award for their outstanding work for the journal in 2020.

• Nicole Crawford, Curtin University, Australia
• Guy Curtis, University of Western Australia, Australia
• Emily Danvers, University of Sussex, United Kingdom.

The HERD editorial team commend Nicole Crawford, Guy Curtis and Emily Danvers for their exceptional dedication to providing timely, well-structured, clearly written reviews, which are consistently constructive in tone.


HERD Best Article Award:Winners of Award and Runners-up for 2020 announced.

Higher Education Research and Development’s Best Article Award is awarded annually to the best article published in the previous calendar year. Routledge makes the best article freely accessible. The shortlisted articles are freely accessible for three months. The Award for the best article published in HERD in 2020 goes to

Kerry Renwick, Mark Selkrig, Catherine Manathunga & Ron ‘Kim’ Keamy for their article titled 'Community engagement is … : revisiting Boyer’s model of scholarship', which was published in Higher Education Research & Development, 39:6, 1232-1246.

The four runners up for 2020 were

Franz Carrillo-Higueras & T. R. Walton (2020) Perceptions and intentions of secondary students in rural Australia to progress to university, Higher Education Research & Development, 39:4, 627-64

Jennifer Catharine Evans, Hennie Yip, Kannass Chan, Christine Armatas & Ada Tse (2020) Blended learning in higher education: professional development in a Hong Kong university, Higher Education Research & Development, 39:4, 643-656.

Anabel Moriña , Marta Sandoval & Fuensanta Carnerero (2020) Higher education inclusivity: when the disability enriches the university, Higher Education Research & Development, 39:6, 1202-1216.

Tim Pitman (2020) ‘Profitable for the country’. An Australian historical perspective of the contested purpose of public universities, Higher Education Research & Development, 39:1, 13-25.


ISSOTL 2021 Call for Reviewers
Respond by 14 July 2021

We are inviting your contribution as a reviewer of 500-word proposals for the ISSOTL 2021 Conference. The review process is the most important aspect of organizing the conference as the outcome of this process will determine the quality of the participants' experience.

We invite you to sign up as a reviewer by entering your details here:

We kindly request your response before 14 July 2021.

How will the review process work?
1. You will be allocated a minimum of two 500-word proposals for panel discussions, papers, workshops, and/or posters. We will aim to allocate each reviewer approximately 3-5 proposals.
2. You will be provided with the review criteria and electronic access to the proposals.
3. We ask that you please complete the review within 3 weeks.
4. The Program Committee will review your feedback and recommendations and make the final decision about the acceptance or rejection of the proposal.

More information on the ISSOTL 2021 Conference can be found on our website https://issotl.com/issotl21/

Further information: https://issotl.com/sign-up-for-issotl-pool-of-potential-reviewers/


Mini-case studies of socially-just learning and teaching practices

Dear Colleagues

A couple of months ago we sent out a listserv message inviting you to send us mini-case studies of socially-just learning and teaching practices at module, programme, and institutional levels, particularly those that involve student-staff partnerships from anywhere in the world.

We have so far compiled over 40 mini-case studies following this invitation and drawing on abstracts of articles on this subject. We have grouped them under the following headings:
1. Developing equitable, diverse, and inclusive practices
2. Anti-racist practices
3. Decolonising and indigenising the curriculum
4. Inclusive curriculum
5. Wellbeing
6. Supporting disabled students

The mini case studies are available, along with a separate collection of key references, resources, websites, and conceptual frameworks, on our website at https://mickhealey.co.uk/resources.

We intend to regularly update these collections and we invite you to send us further mini case studies, references and resources to Dr Ruth Healey at r.healey@chester.ac.uk and pass on this invitation to others that you think may have interesting socially-just pedagogic practices and resources to share.

Many thanks

Ruth Healey and Mick Healey
Healey HE Consultants
r.healey@chester.ac.uk; mhealey@glos.ac.uk; www.mickhealey.co.uk


Invitation to participate in research on 'emotion work' by academics

Academics whose role involves interaction with students are invited to participate in research being conducted by a Psychology Honours students at Edith Cowan University that is developing a scale to measure 'emotion work'. Emotion work refers to the kinds of things that academics do to create positive emotions, reduce negative emotions, and help to foster positive relationships with our students. Emotion work is an under-recognised and under-studied part of the role of academics, and the development of a self-report measure would assist with future research in this area.

Participation involves completion of an anonymous online survey that will take 10-15 minutes. If you would be willing to assist please see further information and the link to the survey available at the following URL

Further information: https://eaecu.au1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6mPz0nldglzD6tg


Educational Journal of Living Theories - June special issue awaits you!

I hope you find reading the June issue of The Educational Journal of Living Theories (EJOLTS - https://ejolts.net/) as stimulating, educational and thought provoking, as it was for all those involved in their creation. The papers will be of interest to all educational-practitioner-researchers as well as those with a commitment to, the advancement of higher and tertiary education. All papers freely accessible from https://ejolts.net/. The authors accepted the challenge to research their educational practice to understand, improve and explain it in this increasingly complex world and, to help grow a freely accessible knowledgebase, which contributes to a world in which humanity can increasingly flourish. If you would like to share with us reflections, responses, questions, observations... their papers gave rise to, or perhaps even start a conversation about them we would be delighted to hear from you. Please do contact Marie Huxtable editor@ejolts.net (on behalf of the EJOLTs Editorial Board).

Further information: https://ejolts.net/ contact Marie Huxtable editor@ejolts.net