HERDSA Notices 10 November 2021

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* HERDSA national webinar series: Increasing student engagement, satisfaction and learning through pre-class activities
* HERDSA Grants call for applications
* Students as Partners (SaP) Series, 5-30 November 2021, HKU
* 17th biennial Academic Language & Learning conference
* Event reminder: NCSEHE & EPHEA World Access to Higher Education Day Australasia
* Annual WA Teaching and Learning Forum - call for proposals

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HERDSA national webinar series: Increasing student engagement, satisfaction and learning through pre-class activities
Thursday 11th November 2021 12.00-1.00pm AEST

Student preparation for in-class practical experiences enables students to confidently and competently apply theory to practical activities. Despite developing quality preparatory resources, most students were choosing not to engage. Associate Professor Jennifer Wilson therefore repackaged the resources into a series of gamified, online, adaptive, laboratory preparatory modules (GOAL-PMs) to successfully increase student engagement, satisfaction and learning in her Biochemistry course laboratory sessions as measured by system metrics, student survey and focus groups. The GOAL-PMs supported deeper learning with students asking conceptual questions (e.g., “why?”) during class instead of procedural questions (e.g. “how do I do this?”). Associate Professor Wilson has expanded this approach into her course content and other courses at student request. The GOAL-PM intervention promotes improved preparation and performance for classes requiring prior knowledge. Register at https://www.herdsa.org.au/herdsa-webinar-series

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


HERDSA Grants call for applications
Closing date 28 February 2022

HERDSA offers grants to HERDSA members to fund research and/or development projects on teaching and learning in higher education that directly align to the mission of HERDSA. Five (5) grants of AUD$5000 each are available. Priority for one grant will be given to applicants identifying as Indigenous/First Nations (e.g. Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander, Māori or Pacific Nations).

Applications will close at the end of February 2022. Successful applicants will be informed at the end of April 2022. Grant applicants have one year for projects to be undertaken and completed. Grant final reports are due the following April 2023. Dissemination of project outcomes occur in a presentation at the annual HERDSA conference in July and publication in either HERDSA Connect, ASRHE or the HERD journal.

For further information please visit the HERDSA website https://www.herdsa.org.au/herdsa-grants-scheme

Further information: https://www.herdsa.org.au/herdsa-grants-scheme


Students as Partners (SaP) Series, 5-30 November 2021, HKU

Students as Partners draws much attention from educators around the world as the partnership becomes a global trend to engage students to contribute to curriculum design, pedagogical conceptualisation, decision-making, implementation, investigation, and analysis in higher education. It creates excellent opportunities for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, curriculum development, and faculty professional development.

In this series, we invited global practitioners and researchers to talk about the best practices based on their successful projects or research works at different universities in Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. Concerns and perspectives at different levels (e.g., daily teaching, curriculum/programme design, and institutional framework) will be discussed. Student partners will co-present in some sessions.

Join us and get inspired to start your own journey towards involving students as partners.

Registration: https://www2.cetl.hku.hk/cetlevents/regist/471/registEvent.php?eventId=471

Further information: https://www.cetl.hku.hk/sap2021/


17th biennial Academic Language & Learning conference
17 to 19 November 2021

theme: Diversity, Distance, Digitalisation: Inclusive and supportive practices in Academic Language & Learning. Details and programme: https://aallconference2021.cdu.edu.au/

Further information: https://aallconference2021.cdu.edu.au/


Event reminder: NCSEHE & EPHEA World Access to Higher Education Day Australasia

17 November 2021

It's not too late to secure your place for WAHED Australasia, hosted by the National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education (NCSEHE) and Equity Practitioners in Higher Education Australasia (EPHEA).

The free online event on 17 November will feature a keynote from Prof. Maria Raciti (USC), who will tackle the question, What’s the next step to help low SES students navigate perceived risk during these volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous times? We will also hear from a disability practitioner and student panel, discussing important accessibility considerations when returning to an on-campus learning model.

The 2021 Champions for Change will be recognised for their extraordinary efforts in supporting students to succeed in higher education. WAHED 2021 will also mark the introduction of the NCSEHE and EPHEA Australasian Spotlight on Equity: Grants for recognition of impact. Winners will be announced on the day.

Further information: https://www.ncsehe.edu.au/event/ncsehe-ephea-wahed-2021/


Annual WA Teaching and Learning Forum - call for proposals
Submission date: 26th November, Forum date: 3rd and 4th February 2022

Murdoch University is excited to host the annual Western Australian Teaching and Learning Forum, 3rd and 4th February 2022. The theme is (RE)connecting

SUBMISSIONS are due 26th November, and there are four exciting types:
* Showcase presentations
* Interactive workshops
* Immersive teaching bites
* Nuts and bolts

REGISTRATIONS are also open.

See our website for further details about registrations, presentation types and submission, and the theme and program at https://www.wateachingandlearningforum.org/tlf-2022

Further information: https://www.wateachingandlearningforum.org/tlf-2022