HERDSA Notices 10 April 2024

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* HERDSA President Elect/President Voting result
* EOI for HERDSA Connect Blog Editor
* Invitation: HERDSA Mentoring and Coaching Support for Career Advancement (MACS 2024) EOI
* What is good practice in academic development? CAULLT webinar
* Scholarship of Learning & Teaching Conference 2024
* Call for Papers: ZFHE 20/1
* Research Participation : Creating Ethical Mindedness and Ethical Imagination in Professions Education
* Gathering Effective Feedback

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HERDSA President Elect/President Voting result

Following the close of voting and the approval from three tellers to confirm the total votes match, Christy Collis will become President Elect for the period of July 24 to July 25 and President in July 25-July 27.

Kogi Naidoo will continue as President until the handover in July 2025.


EOI for HERDSA Connect Blog Editor
Due 22 April 2024

The HERDSA Executive is seeking Expressions of Interest the position of Editor(s) of the HERDSA Connect Blog. The HERDSA Connect Blog offers comment and discussion on higher education issues; provides information about relevant publications, programs and research; and celebrates the achievements of our HERDSA members. The HERDSA Connect Blog links members of the HERDSA community in Australasia and beyond by sharing branch activities, member perspectives and achievements, book reviews, comments on contemporary issues in higher education, and conference reflections. Members are encouraged to respond to articles and engage in ongoing discussion relevant to higher education and aligned to HERDSA’s values and mission.

The appointment will be for eight months initially, commencing 20 May 2024. Applications will be considered from both individuals and small teams. We anticipate that this work would be managed remotely in 25 hours over 3-4 days a month for approximately 8 months, at a rate of $60/hour.

Further information: https://tinyurl.com/2259tskb


Invitation: HERDSA Mentoring and Coaching Support for Career Advancement (MACS 2024) EOI
3 May 2024

Are you planning to apply for a promotion or a new job? If you are, you are invited to participate in HERDSA’s upcoming mentoring and coaching initiative to support you achieve your next promotion or next academic appointment in a new role/position.

Academics and academic support staff are facing ever-changing, demanding working conditions. Early career women, in particular, must balance the challenging demands of their personal and professional lives. Many have young families, and some are also engaged in pursuing higher degrees with the imperatives of teaching and research. Women academic migrants who have migrated from their home countries no longer have extended family support they had in their home countries. They find themselves in a highly competitive culture and must learn how to navigate the ‘system’ and are expected to perform at higher levels than their colleagues.

The MACS 2024 program will be co-led by HERDSA President, Prof Kogi Naidoo, and 5 of 13 successful alumni from the inaugural MACS program (A/Ps A/P Katelyn Barney Linda Ng and Drs Tracey Ahern, Jasvir Kaur, Judith Norris). The MACS 2024 program is limited to a maximum of 15-20 participants. The program is designed around participants’ goals and will include online individual/group mentoring and coaching sessions commencing in late May 2024 (screening of EOIs, creation of coaching groups). Participation and time commitment is not negotiable (Up to 2 hours per month for 6 months). The formal MACS 6-month program and coaching will begin in June/July 2024.

For further information and to nominate/submit an EOI for the MACS 2024 program contact Kogi via email: drkoginaidoo@gmail.com. Closing date for nominations is Wednesday, 1 May 2024. Further information: drkoginaidoo@gmail.com

Further information: drkoginaidoo@gmail.com


What is good practice in academic development? CAULLT webinar
Friday 12th April 2024 12PM

Academic development activities have now been researched for decades, but what has not yet been clearly established are the standards that define good practice in this field. Drawing on the outcomes of a systematic series of CAULLT funded initiates, which have focussed on advancing academic development, we will share our research on establishing criteria and associated standards for assessing good practice in academic development.

This workshop will enable academic developers and institutional leaders to contribute to the validation of the new standards. It will be of particular value to academic developers who are creating innovative initiatives for their institutions and to institutional leaders who are involved in quality assurance and enhancement processes. Upon validation the standards will become available to enable the benchmarking of institutional academic development practices, to evidence the value of existing and proposed initiatives, and to inform robust decision-making around prioritising and resourcing academic development initiatives.

Participants in the workshop will:
Gain insights into the action research process employed to determine what is good academic development practice;
Engage in an activity on assessing good practice examples;
Discuss the complexities of determining good practice;
Critique and contribute to the validation of the criteria and standards of good academic development, and
Identify how the standards can be applied to their institution and practice.

Facilitators: Associate Professor Marina Harvey (MQ), Professor Jillian Hamilton (QUT), Dr Andrea Adam (UTAS).

Further information: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0vfuutqjgpHtF0i9YPRjfCH_YdZSS...


Scholarship of Learning & Teaching Conference 2024
Deadline for abstract/papers/poster submissions: Friday 26 April 2024

Reminder that abstract/paper/poster submission deadline for the Scholarship of Learning & Teaching Conference is Friday, 26th April, 2024
For details on themes and how to submit, please visit our website as outlined below.

Further information: https://tafequeensland.eventsair.com/2024-solt


Call for Papers: ZFHE 20/1
September 30, 2024

ZFHE issue 20/1 Psychological findings for university teaching
Editors: Immanuel Ulrich (Frankfurt am Main), Carla Bohndick (Hamburg), Josef Buchner (St. Gallen), Roland Grabner (Graz), Elisabeth Mayweg-Paus (Berlin), Martina Mörth (Berlin) & Tobias Ringeisen (Berlin)
Publication date: March 2025

Submission deadline for complete articles is September 30, 2024.

Further information: https://www.zfhe.at/index.php/zfhe/announcement/view/134


Research Participation : Creating Ethical Mindedness and Ethical Imagination in Professions Education

We are looking for participants to complete HERDSA funded research to explore the ethical mindedness and ethical imagination in the context of higher education. The research outcomes would help developing constructs of ethical- mindedness and ethical imagination. We welcome the leaders/administers of higher educational institutions and academics (i.e., teaching and/or research focused) to participate in online interviews (45-60 min). E-gift card (30 AUD$) will be given to each participant as a token of appreciation for your time and input upon the conclusion of the interview.

Further information: research.projects@aib.edu.au


Gathering Effective Feedback

Dear Colleagues,

Due to my over 18 years of experience as an educational developer, I know that colleagues do not always have the time and resources to continually develop and update resources for instructors at their institutions. Therefore, I have developed this free resource: Your Comprehensive Guide to Gathering Effective Teaching Feedback: When, How, and What.

Please sign up for the guide and you will receive weekly follow up emails with further information about gathering teaching feedback. Feel free to forward this email to all instructors on your campus, including graduate students, postdocs, adjuncts, and sessionals, so that they can take advantage of the guide and series of emails. If you are an educational developer and do not want to sign up for the follow up emails, please let me know and I will send you the guide for your own use.

Your Comprehensive Guide to Gathering Effective Teaching Feedback: When, How, and What
Are you a passionate educator seeking to elevate your teaching methods to the next level? The key to honing your skills lies within the invaluable feedback of your students and colleagues. This guide will empower you with the knowledge and tools to gather actionable feedback from students and colleagues – feedback that will help you refine your teaching practices and skyrocket your effectiveness in the classroom.

Get this comprehensive guide to help you seamlessly navigate the process of obtaining and using feedback to fuel your professional growth and excellence.

To receive this free guide, sign up here:https://iteachhe.com/formative-feedback-for-instructors/

Thank you,
Cynthia Korpan, PhD (she/her)


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