HERDSA Notices 16 November 2022

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* HERDSA Grants 2023
* Final 2022 - Online Engagement in Higher Education SIG - Lunchbox Catch-up and Membership
* Share your stories about HERDSA for the HERDSA 50 year history project
* Job Opportunity in Assessment Renewal at the University of Melbourne
* Early Career Academic Appointments in Education
* Threshold Concepts Conference 2023 Call for Papers
* Examining perceived impacts of COVID-19 on Australian higher education academics and researchers at different career stages

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HERDSA Grants 2023
Grants close on 28th February 2023

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 . In the 2023 round, up to six grants of AUD$5000 each are available (plus GST for expenses accruing in Australia). Priority for one grant will be given to applicants identifying as Indigenous/First Nations (e.g., Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander, Māori or Pacific Nations).

The call for 2023 HERDSA Grant applications is now open. Applications close at the end of February 2023. Successful applicants will be informed at the end of May 2023. Grant holders have one year to complete their projects. Grant progress reports are due end of January 2024 and final reports end of June 2024.

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


Final 2022 - Online Engagement in Higher Education SIG - Lunchbox Catch-up and Membership
Thursday November 24th 12:00-1:00pm AEDT

Join us for final Online Engagement in HE - SIG Lunchbox catchup.

Agenda includes
Technology to support engagement
- Using badges to enhance engagement (Dr Melissa Fanshawe - UniSQ)
Lightning Talk - Assoc Prof James Wood (Seoul National University- Wales)
Strategies to support student engagement:
- What are the effects of the medium on engagement? (Victor Renolds- La Trobe University)
- The CONNECT model: A model to CONNECT JCU postgraduate nursing students to the online course content, teaching staff and peers. (Dr Tracey Ahern - James Cook University)

Further information: herdsa.oesig@gmail.com


Share your stories about HERDSA for the HERDSA 50 year history project

HERDSA’s golden jubilee is an opportunity to celebrate the life and times of a Society that has grown from an original three elected members in 1972 to over 800 members and hundreds more associates attending HERDSA events each year.

The HERDSA Executive are keen to record a wide range of voices to showcase the people who make up the Society. If you have a story about HERDSA that you would like to share, you can contribute your memories to the HERDSA 50 year history project at https://www.herdsa.org.au/herdsa-50-year-history-project-survey

Some prompts for your anecdotes might be:

  • My favourite HERDSA memory is…
  • My HERDSA hero is…
  • A 'change my world' HERDSA experience was…
  • Something important I experienced with a HERDSA friend was..
  • If I could relive one HERDSA conference it would be…
  • A funny story I have about HERDSA is...

Further information: Peter.Kandlbinder@uts.edu.au


Job Opportunity in Assessment Renewal at the University of Melbourne
29 November

Are you an education researcher passionate about the potential for using ePortfolios to drive student learning and skill development?

The School of Biosciences at the University of Melbourne is looking for an educational researcher/designer interested in adopting and evaluating the use of ePortfolios to support student development of evidence-based data analysis, reasoning and critical thinking skills. The project will also involve supporting discipline experts to map their curriculum and design a suite of assessments that scaffold student skill development across biology-based undergraduate courses.

The position is a full-time Research Fellow grade 1 for 12 months.

For more information, please provide a brief summary that expresses your interest in this role and your relevant qualifications and experience to Dr Hayley Bugeja, School of BioSciences, University of Melbourne (h.bugeja@unimelb.edu.au), or Dr Elisa Bone, Centre for the Study of Higher Education, University of Melbourne (elisa.bone@unimelb.edu.au).

We look forward to hearing from you!

Further information: https://jobs.unimelb.edu.au/en/job/910716/education-research-fellow-in-a...


Early Career Academic Appointments in Education
Wednesday 30 November 2022, 11:55 pm AEDT

The Faculty of Education at Monash University is providing an exciting opportunity for early career academics in a variety of fields of education. Please click on the below link for further information and to apply.

Further information: https://careers.pageuppeople.com/513/cw/en/job/643914/early-career-acade...


Threshold Concepts Conference 2023 Call for Papers
January 16, 2023

The Call for Papers for the 9th Biennial Threshold Concepts conference is open until 16th January 2023. Please use the link to the Threshold Concepts blog for additional details. The dates for the conference are 4-6th July and the location is Charles Stuart University, Port Macquarie Campus, New South Wales, Australia.

**Please forward this to your networks.

Further information: https://thresholdconcepts.home.blog/


Examining perceived impacts of COVID-19 on Australian higher education academics and researchers at different career stages

Researchers from the University of Wollongong and Macquarie University are inviting academics and researchers working in Universities across New South Wales, Australia to participate in an anonymous survey study investigating the perceived impacts of COVID-19 on core workplace responsibilities (i.e., teaching, research, governance), wellbeing, job satisfaction and career development. The research team includes: Dr Elena Vasseleu (elenav@uow.edu.au), Dr Amanda Rita Gigliotti (agigliot@uow.edu.au), A/Prof Agnes Bosanquet (agnes.bosanquet@mq.edu.au) and A/Prof Steven Howard (stevenh@uow.edu.au).

Disruptions resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic continue to have lasting impacts on Australian Universities. While an emerging international literature base has sought to examine and highlight the nature and extent of impacts experienced by academics and researchers working within these institutions, there remains a need to better understand considerable and often disparate impacts to academics and researchers with diverse personal and professional circumstances. Collection of these data from a broad sample of academics will provide the opportunity to further examine whether and to what extent such impacts may differ by gender, academic discipline and career stage. Findings from this study may serve to replicate and reinforce findings from other interdisciplinary or international samples and may yield unique insights into the impacts experienced by academics and researchers working in Australian contexts.

This research project has been approved by the University of Wollongong Social Sciences Human Research Ethics Committee (2022/298).

For further information and to participate in this study please click the link below.

Further information: agigliot@uow.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.