HERDSA Notices 10 July 2024

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* Extended submission deadline – HERD 2025b Special Issue: 'Educating for Societal Transitions'
* CRADLE Seminar Series: Assessment beyond the individual unit/module. What it is, and why it matters in the age of AI
* CRADLE Seminar Series: Second Handbook of Academic Integrity (2024) launch
* Global Opportunity: Dean of Faculty Affairs
* Research Participation Request
* New online first articles in Higher Education Research and Development

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Extended submission deadline – HERD 2025b Special Issue: 'Educating for Societal Transitions'
Submission deadline extended until July 14th, 2024

HERD's Special Issue editors are pleased to accept submissions for the upcoming SI, 'Educating for Societal Transitions', until an extended deadline of July 14th.

This special issue explores innovations in higher education that engage with societal transitions. We welcome scholarly contributions that engage with practices and theories that address the challenges of navigating complexity and change in these uncertain times. For more information, see HERD's Call for Papers.

Further information: https://think.taylorandfrancis.com/special_issues/educating-for-societal...


CRADLE Seminar Series: Assessment beyond the individual unit/module. What it is, and why it matters in the age of AI
17th July

Together with colleagues from the University of Queensland and Edith Cowen University, CRADLE researchers will unpack the topical questions arising from generative AI and future directions for assessment.
The emergence of generative AI has highlighted existing assessment challenges in higher education and created new problems. These issues are unlikely to be addressed by tweaking individual tasks or revising assessment at a unit/subject level. As is made clear in the guidance outlined in Assessment Reform for the Age of Artificial Intelligence, commissioned and published by TEQSA, a systemic approach to assessment is now essential. However, there is some uncertainty about what this kind of approach is, why it is important, and how it can be achieved. This webinar will explore the what, why and how of these approaches.

Further information: https://CRADLE_Seminar_Series_17_July_2024.eventbrite.com.au


CRADLE Seminar Series: Second Handbook of Academic Integrity (2024) launch
24th July

In this presentation we are pleased to have the opportunity to be part of the international digital launch of the Second Handbook of Academic Integrity (Springer; 2nd ed. 2024 edition). Dr Sarah Elaine Eaton, Associate Professor, University of Calgary and Honorary Associate Professor Deakin University will lead this launch as the reference work's editor in chief. Contributors to the handbook will be on hand to answer questions and offer insights into their contributions, including CRADLE's Professor Phillip Dawson.

This major reference work spans three volumes, with 112 chapters contributed by 145 authors. All major topics related to academic integrity are covered including contract cheating, plagiarism, assessment security, and the impact of generative artificial intelligence on teaching, learning, assessment, and academic misconduct.

This broad and comprehensive reference work on academic integrity demonstrates commonalities and differences between regions and approaches on an international scale across many countries. It also engages with, and agitates, controversial debates such as, for example, the use of surveillance technologies to address academic misconduct and the causes of academic integrity breaches.

There is a burgeoning interest in the importance of academic integrity, how to safeguard it and how to address breaches appropriately. Join us for this compelling and this topical presentation online.

Further information: https://CRADLE_Seminar_Series_24_July_2024.eventbrite.com.au


Global Opportunity: Dean of Faculty Affairs

Are you passionate about shaping the future of academic excellence in a vibrant international research environment? The Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) is seeking a dynamic individual to join us in an executive leadership capacity as the Dean of Faculty Affairs.

As an international, English-speaking scientific graduate university, OIST was established as a new model of scientific freedom, attracting highly talented, diverse faculty and students from over 80 countries. Faculty are provided with sustained funding for their scientific vision, world-class core facilities and support staff, and fully-funded PhD students, postdoctoral researchers, technicians, and full-time staff scientists. OIST has no faculty hierarchies or departments and full funding support is provided for all faculty.

As Dean of Faculty Affairs at OIST, you will play a pivotal role in fostering a creative and innovative academic culture. This leadership position offers a unique opportunity to collaborate with leaders and researchers from Japan and around the world, driving forward OIST's commitment to advance interdisciplinary research and education.

OIST actively seeks applications from women and underrepresented groups. We are an equal opportunity educator and employer committed to advancing and supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of the university community. As such, we are actively working cultivate an environment where all members can thrive and are valued. We have implemented policies and benefits to engender and cultivate a diverse, inclusive, and family-friendly culture. These include supporting dual career couples, gender-neutral facilities, on-site bilingual childcare facilities and after-school programs, an on-site health center, housing and commuting allowances, and relocation and post-arrival support.

Further information: https://www.oist.jp/careers/dean-faculty-affairs


Research Participation Request

Calling all instructors who work in career and vocational training, higher education, or organizational/workplace settings!

The International Board of Standards for Training, Performance, and Instruction (IBSTPI) is developing a self-report instrument to measure instructor competencies. If you are an instructor who works in career and vocational training, higher education, or organizational/workplace settings, you are being asked to participate in a research study that investigates the validity of the IBSTPI 2021 Instructor Standards as a self-report instrument.

If you choose to participate in this study, you will be asked to complete a survey that will take approximately 15 minutes of your time.

If you have been teaching in face-to-face, blended (hybrid), and/or online (asynchronous, synchronous, or both) settings, please complete the survey at the link below:

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Yasin Yalcin at yasin.yalcin@erdogan.edu.tr


New online first articles in Higher Education Research and Development

The shifting landscape of international higher education: Why Chinese returnees with overseas degrees come back for doctoral studies? Kejin Zhu & Fangyao Zhang, https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2024.2366315

Navigating tensions between institutional and cultural quandaries: reflexive journey of Chinese female doctoral students, Junnan Liu & Hunaxiang Lin, https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2024.2366332

Critical reflections on the journal peer review process, Malcolm Tight, https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2024.2366035

Work readiness: definitions and conceptualisations, Kamini Peersia, Natasha Anne Rappa & Laura B. Perry, https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2024.2366322



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