HERDSA Notices 13 March 2024

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* HERDSA SoTL SIG - March meeting - This Friday!
* HERDSA Special Interest Group Online Engagement in Higher Education: Upcoming Event
* Call for papers for second 2025 special issue of Higher Education Research & Development
* WIL lecturer role in Edith Cowan University, Perth
* Call for papers: Research in Education Curriculum and Pedagogy: Global Perspectives
* Call for participation in a Masters Thesis: Integrating research for undergraduate students?

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HERDSA SoTL SIG - March meeting - This Friday!
Friday, 15 March 2024 – 12.00-1.00 pm AEDT

In this week’s SIG, we'll build on the previous sessions by beginning to formulate a researchable question based on your areas of interest in SoTL. We will also touch on some initial aspects of methodologies. If you missed the previous meeting, we warmly welcome you to join us to kickstart your SoTL project journey.

Registration: https://unisq.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMpduuqqT8oE9eNBtwMqrc7Bvim1eNqfKsj

LinkedIn Group
Have you visited our LinkedIn group? If not, you might be missing out! This is where we want to continue our discussions between SIG meetings, share resources, and find our tribe. Come on over and join us! https://www.linkedin.com/groups/14343410/

Further information: Please feel free to contact the HERDSA SoTL SIG at herdsa.sotl.sig@gmail.com


HERDSA Special Interest Group Online Engagement in Higher Education: Upcoming Event
Wed 10th Apr 2024, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm AEST

Event Description: In 2008 the Australian Computer Society commissioned Tom Worthington to design an online course in green computing. This course formed part of the Australian Computer Society’s professional development program. This was later run at the Australian National University as a masters course, and is still offered fifteen years later through Athabasca University (Canada).

The course uses a conventional text-based distance education format, with no video, and no webinars. Why? What was the rationale? This presentation shares key design principles of this unique format that has positively impacted student engagement. As a means of facilitating student engagement nudging techniques have been employed.

This HERDSA Special Interest Group, Online Engagement in Higher Education, will discuss the factors that have improved online student engagement and consider implications and applications of their own online courses, including a coordinated nudging process. This event will provide insights for those looking to adopt a nudging approach to better facilitate student engagement and learning.

Join this to see how this works, and can be applied at your institution.

Further information: https://events.humanitix.com/teaching-green-computing-online-15-years-of...


Call for papers for second 2025 special issue of Higher Education Research & Development
Manuscripts by 30 June 2024

Educating For Societal Transitions
Special Issue Editors: Stephen Marshall, Giedre Kligyte, Mieke van der Bijl-Brouwer, Susanne Pratt, Alex Baumber

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. This call emphasises that universities cannot work in isolation but must engage collaboratively with other sectors of society. Importantly, it underscores a broader commitment to societal futures that goes beyond economic concerns, challenging the notion that the purpose of university education is to meet industry needs. What are the creative seeds of change emerging in higher education that challenge traditional university boundaries, foster partnerships with external stakeholders, and adopt a longer-term perspective



WIL lecturer role in Edith Cowan University, Perth
7th April 2024

Come and join the Work-Integrated Learning team in the School of Business and Law at Edith Cowan University. This lecturer role is a teaching and research position which will contribute to the design, delivery and administration of WIL academic units at undergraduate and postgraduate level. The WIL program in ECU's School of Business and Law has won two national teaching awards and this opportunity would suit someone seeking a challenge and wishing to contribute to innovative, quality and inclusive WIL practices.

Further information: https://ecu.nga.net.au/cp/index.cfm?event=jobs.checkJobDetailsNewApplica...


Call for papers: Research in Education Curriculum and Pedagogy: Global Perspectives
Submission deadline: 31st May 2024

Research in Education Curriculum and Pedagogy: Global Perspectives (RECAP) is a peer-reviewed, open access international journal to encourage scholarly dialogues and build a bridge between theory and practice. This journal serves as a forum for all relevant issues from a global perspective with a multidisciplinary approach and a portal for dissemination of outcomes. We invite submissions of original work from research, studies and insights from practice. The journal considers a broad range of topics related to education systems, policies and practices, changes and challenges to educational purpose and meaning.

Further information: https://recap.at-journals.com/


Call for participation in a Masters Thesis: Integrating research for undergraduate students?

This study is interested in academics’ perspectives on integrating research for undergraduate (UG) students, with participation consisting of a one-hour interview on this research topic. Through your networks, six study participants were identified in 2022 and their data is currently being analysed.  However, my new Supervisors feel an additional four participants at minimum would be beneficial and make the research output more robust.

I am targeting teaching and learning networks within universities to help identify participants willing to volunteer. A broad range of participants are welcome from across humanities and science-based disciplines.  This study would specifically benefit from speaking with academics who teach into or support undergraduate units or courses, and, who self-identify as having integrated research in support of their UG students learning outcomes.


This is a Master of Philosophy Thesis supported by the UWA School of Business, with Dr. Donella Casperesz as the Principle and Coordinating Supervisor (If required she can be emailed at: donella.casperesz@uwa.edu.au)

Further information:  Lucia Ravi <lucia.ravi@research.uwa.edu.au>


In the spirit of reconciliation HERDSA acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australasia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders past, present and emerging.