HERDSA Notices 13 November 2019

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* Academic Development SIG Virtual Cafe Chat, November 22
* Senior Lecturer, Learning Transformations, Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor, Learning Futures
* USQ World Access to Higher Education Day Online Seminar!
* Dean, Higher Degree Research, Australian National University (ANU)
* Call for Papers in JUTLP Special Issue ‘Advancing Non-Placement WIL Across the Curriculum’
* IJAD CALL FOR PROPOSALS | Special Issue (2021)
* Invitation to complete survey - A positive attitude toward teaching in higher education
* New online first articles in Higher Education Research and Development

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Academic Development SIG Virtual Cafe Chat, November 22

The Academic Development SIG is pleased to announce that we will hold another Virtual Cafe Chat on November 22, 3:00-4:30 pm New Zealand Daylight Time (1:00-2:30 Australian Eastern Daylight Time). It’ll be an opportunity to virtually meet colleagues interested in Academic Development from all over HERDSA. In this month’s Chat, we’ll be discussing professional development opportunities. As academic developers, we provide a lot of professional development, but what’s out there for us to stay current, fresh, and be recognised for it? Please join us for the discussion at https://otago.zoom.us/j/969371342

Further information: erik.brogt@canterbury.ac.nz


Senior Lecturer, Learning Transformations, Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor, Learning Futures
Closing Date: 8:30pm, Monday 25th November 2019

The new position provide an opportunity to lead strategic curriculum initiatives that cross disciplines and realise new synergies between research, education, industry and our communities, to offer transformative educational opportunities for all students with the capability and desire to succeed. This is an opportunity to join a vibrant young university as a key member of an energetic and creative team with strong leadership and a genuinely collaborative approach to research-led educational innovation.

This is a Full-Time, Ongoing Position based at Penrith Campus.

Previous candidates need not apply.

Position Enquiries: Associate Professor Simon Bedford, Acting Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning Futures),  (02) 9678 7178 or email s.bedford@westernsydney.edu.au


USQ World Access to Higher Education Day Online Seminar!
26 November 2019

Technology for access to learning – help or hindrance? A panel discussion

Technology is often touted as a tool for reaching a broader range of learners and enabling innovative pedagogical approaches. However, in 2019 we still have a digital divide in Australia. Internet speeds, affordability of personal devices, and digital literacy are all potential barriers to equitable participation in technology-rich higher education experiences.

Our panel will address the question of whether technology is an enabler for inclusive and equitable access to higher education, whether it is a barrier, and what higher education institutions in Australia can and are doing in this space.

Meet the Panel
• Timothy Randall – a USQ student studying a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws
• Sylvia Wilson-Kuhbauch – Senior and Principal Advisor for Education, Queensland Correctional Services
• Amber Marshall – Research Fellow, Digital Media Research Centre, Queensland University of Technology, and
* Shelley Kinash – Director, Advancement of Learning and Teaching, University of Southern Queensland

Join us on 26 November 2019 from 10.30 am – 12.00 pm (AEST), either in-person at our Toowoomba Campus, or online (https://wahed.usq.edu.au/panel-session/)

You are encouraged to participate in the discussion via Twitter. Tweet your questions during the session with the conference hashtag #WAHED2019 and the committee will pose them to the panel.

If you are unable to attend the panel session, you can follow along via Twitter using the hashtag #WAHED2019.

Further information: https://wahed.usq.edu.au/panel-session/


Dean, Higher Degree Research, Australian National University (ANU)
Applications close: 18 Dec 2019 11:55:00 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

ANU is seeking to appoint. The Dean, Higher Degree Research provides the academic leadership, strategic direction and oversight of the University’s higher degree research program and ensures the effective delivery of high quality, internationally benchmarked research training. The Dean has responsibility for strategic planning, developing and implementing research training policy and creating a vibrant, supportive and responsive environment in which research students flourish. The successful candidate will have a significant research profile with demonstrated success in supervising doctoral students, together with experience in leading research strategy, high-level influencing and communication skills and a collaborative leadership style.

Further information: For further information, please contact Christie O’Higgins, Manager, ANU Executive Search on 02 6125 2555 or executivesearch@anu


Call for Papers in JUTLP Special Issue ‘Advancing Non-Placement WIL Across the Curriculum’
31st January 2020

In recent years, WIL activity has extended beyond just placement to include a range of simulated, authentic or industry-based activities. While these non-placement learning activities are growing, the research that underscores their utility, innovation and evaluation presents an opportunity for further investigation. By focusing on research that specifically advances non-placement WIL, this special issue in the Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice (JUTLP) seeks to contribute to a broad understanding of WIL, and the diverse and innovative teaching and learning practices designed to build student career readiness. Examples may include (but not limited to) program evaluation, analysis of student learning, larger scale research projects, or industry partner perspectives relative to:

• Authentic industry projects
• Simulations
• Field work
• Creative studio work
• Digitally enabled WIL
• Other non-placement WIL experiences

We welcome authors to contact the guest editors to discuss the appropriateness of other topics related to the themes of this special issue. Submit your paper to this Special Issue by 31st January 2020.

Guest Editors: Bonnie Amelia Dean* bonnie_dean@uow.edu.au, Venkata Yanamandram* venkaty@uow.edu.au and Michelle Eady * meady@uow.edu.au

Further information: https://ro.uow.edu.au/jutlp/latestnews.html or contact Dr Bonnie Dean bonnie_dean@uow.edu.au


IJAD CALL FOR PROPOSALS | Special Issue (2021)
March 2020

Conversations on learning and teaching: changing conceptions and practice

Roxa and Mårtensson (2009) established that significant conversations about teaching and learning are important for academic development. These “backstage” conversations typically occur among small groups of trusted colleagues, and influence academic teachers’ everyday practices and conceptions of learning and teaching. Yet the best conditions for such conversations are not well understood, nor do we have a clear view of how contexts influence the pedagogical changes that emerge from them.

This special issue will explore the nature and influence of higher education teachers’conversations on teaching and learning. It aims to draw on research about teaching conversations within formal academic development activities, as well as informal
settings, including factors such as:
• Characteristics of conversation participants (early career or more senior academics, discipline, personal and social identities, etc.)
• Conversation sites and settings (within or outside of academic development programming, face-to-face or blended, etc.)
• Capturing the processes and products of these conversations (reflective activities, scholarship of teaching and learning, etc.)
• Meso- and macro-level contexts for the conversations (institutional and national contexts, etc.)

The editorial team for this special issue is Gabriela Pleschová (Comenius University,Slovakia), Torgny Roxå (Lund University, Sweden), Kate Thomson (University of Sydney,Australia), and Peter Felten (IJAD; Elon University, US).

You may submit a full-length scholarly article (up to 6000 words), a reflection on practice (1500 words), a reflection on research (1500 words), or a book review (1500 words). More details about paper types are on the IJAD website. We require full manuscripts to be submitted by 1 August 2020 in order to be reviewed and revised for publication in 2021.

If you wish, you may first submit a 500 word proposal by 1 March 2020 outlining your proposed submission (emphasizing how it relates to the special issue’s topic, the literature upon which you will draw, and your approach). The editorial team will provide brief feedback as an indication of the extent to which your proposed paper may fit the parameters of the special issue and you may then submit the full manuscript by 1 August 2020.

Authors are welcome to submit full manuscripts without going through the proposals process.

All manuscripts will go through IJAD’s double-blind review process as normal once they are submitted. As with regular IJAD articles, we have no prescribed methodologies and invite you to find creative ways to write about these themes.

Proposals due March 2020 | Manuscripts due August 2020 | Anticipated publication June 2021

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere. A guide for authors, Word template, and other relevant information can be found on IJAD’s homepage: www.tandfonline.com/ijad.

Proposals and manuscripts must be submitted online via IJAD’s ScholarOne site: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ijad

For inquiries about this Special Issue, please contact Peter Felten, pfelten@elon.edu


Invitation to complete survey - A positive attitude toward teaching in higher education

Universitas, the Croatian member of the ICED network kindly invites the network members to participate in a study by following the link http://limesurvey.srce.hr/456578?lang=en. The study focuses on teaching in higher education. We are interested in how the teaching professionals in higher education and the university teachers understand and describe positive relationship/passion for teaching. The study is part of the project “PROSO – The professional socialisation of junior researchers in teaching”, supported by the University of Rijeka. The project is a collaboration between the University and the Association for Higher Education Development “Universitas”.

The aim of this research is to identify, describe and understand the characteristics of junior researchers’ professional socialisation which are beneficial for developing positive attitudes towards teaching. The research will have a qualitative approach, which could ensure multiple perspective on the phenomenon. We hope that research results could serve as a starting point for discussion aiming to propose new guidelines for improving teaching in Croatian HE institutions. We would like to share the results of our study with the ICED network, and further discuss this topic with the members of the ICED community.

Thank you for considering our invitation.

PROSO research team:
Jasminka Ledić (jledic@ffri.hr)
Marija Brajdić Vuković (marija@idi.hr)
Ivana Miočić (ivana.miocic@uniri.hr)

Professor Jasminka Ledić
University of Rijeka, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Department of Education

Further information: Jasminka Ledić jledic@ffri.hr


New online first articles in Higher Education Research and Development

Longitudinal perspectives on students’ experiences of feedback: a need for teacher–student partnerships, David Carless, https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2019.1684455

Undergraduate time-use: a comparison of US, Chinese, and Russian students at highly selective universities, Natalia Maloshonok, https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2019.1684453

Comparison of Chinese Gaokao and Western university undergraduate admission criteria: Australian ATAR as an example, Alan Farley & Helen Hong Yang, https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2019.1684879

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