HERDSA Notices 16 October 2019

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* Register for the Advancing Academic Development Event 2019 (sponsored registration)
* Workshops on Virtual (Non-Placement) Work Integrated Learning (Sydney, Melbourne, Perth)
* Job Vacancy - Digital Experience Curator, The University of Queensland
* Job Vacancy: Chief Executive, New Zealand (682070)
* Job Vacancy: Manager, Learning and Innovation at Swinburne University of Technology
* Opportunity for teachers and lecturers to visit China in a cultural exchange
* New online first articles in Higher Education Research and Development

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Register for the Advancing Academic Development Event 2019 (sponsored registration)
Registrations close Wednesday, 23rd October 2019

The 2019 Advancing Academic Development Event provides an opportunity for academic developers to network, share, and shape good practice across the sector. Keynote speakers include Dr Allan Goody, Past President HERDSA and President ICED, to present on Issues and Trends in Academic Development. Finalists in the 2019 Australasian Academic Development Good Practice Awards will share their innovative academic development practices. Professional development workshops will complement opportunities to network with academic developers from across the sector.

The Advancing Academic Development Event is supported by a CAULLT grant, UniSuper and by HERDSA Qld. Thanks to this generosity, there is no registration cost for Australasian institutional delegates.
To attend the Advancing Academic Development Event 2019 please complete and email the registration form found at https://www.advancingacademicdevelopment.net/publications-1 by close of business Wednesday, 23rd October 2019.

Professor Jillian Hamilton jg.hamilton@qut.edu.au or 07 3138 7548
Dr Andrea Adam andrea.adam@utas.edu.au or 03 6226 7116
Associate Professor Marina Harvey marina.harvey@unsw.edu.au or 02 9385 3062

Further information: https://www.advancingacademicdevelopment.net/


Workshops on Virtual (Non-Placement) Work Integrated Learning (Sydney, Melbourne, Perth)
23 October, 2019, 25 October, 2019, 30 October, 2019

Workshops on the OLT Virtual (Non-Placement) Work Integrated Learning project will be held in Sydney, Melbourne, and Perth.
The four-year project developed, implemented, and tested modules to support non-placement WIL for engineering students. Recommendations on implementing non-placement WIL in curricula will be discussed including identifying opportunities for incorporating engagement with practice, embedding aligned VWIL activities, reflection, and assessment, and recruiting industry professionals. Workshop participants will discuss and plan possibilities for developing and implementing non-placement engagement with practice at their universities.
For further information on the project: https://www.ecm.uwa.edu.au/vwil
Wednesday 23 October, 2019. 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Seminar Room 3310, Abercrombie Building (H70), The University of Sydney
To register: https://bit.ly/33mlNXV
Friday 25 October, 2019. 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Terrace Lounge, Ground Floor, Walter Boas Building, The University of Melbourne
To register: https://bit.ly/35ouum4
Wednesday 30 October, 2019. 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Margaret Fairweather Education Space, Hackett Hall, The University of Western Australia
To register: https://bit.ly/2MsfXxl

Further information: andrew.valentine@uwa.edu.au


Vob Vacancy - Digital Experience Curator, The University of Queensland
Applications close 27 October

The University of Queensland is seeking a Digital Experiences Curator to identify, recommend, develop and deliver Career Development and employability e-Learning solutions and digital resources.
The ideal candidate will have technical knowledge of online learning environments and experience integrating new and existing platforms and tools. They will also have experience supporting staff and students in the use of educational technologies to facilitate teaching and learning, including the design and delivery of training and professional learning materials.

Further information: http://search.jobs.uq.edu.au/caw/en/job/508522/digital-experience-curator


Job Vacancy: Chief Executive, New Zealand (682070)
Closing Date: Sunday 2nd November 2019

The New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology (NZIST) is the new entity responsible for ensuring equity and excellence for all New Zealanders in the area of vocational education. Its key functions include; improving outcomes for Māori and Māori communities in collaboration with Māori and iwi partners and stakeholders; improving the consistency of vocational education and training; meeting the needs of the regions of New Zealand and their learners, industries, employers and communities; ensuring that every learner receives what they need to be successful, and to improve outcomes in the tertiary education system as a whole.
Reporting to the NZIST Board Chair,the Chief Executive will drive the transformation required to create this new tertiary organisation grounded in a culture of holistic learner support and employer aligned delivery.

This represents a rare and exciting opportunity to lead the future growth and direction of vocational education in New Zealand.

Further information: https://www.sheffield.co.nz/Job-Search/Type/View/JobID/3422/Chief-Execut...


Job Vacancy: Manager, Learning and Innovation at Swinburne University of Technology
Applications close at 5pm, Sunday 3rd November 2019.

Swinburne University is seeking to appoint a Manager, Learning and Innovation for the Learning Transformations Unit to support the transformative learning agenda by taking responsibility for our Learning Technology Innovations projects and team. Working under broad direction, the Manager will develop, implement and review the strategy of the Learning Innovation area, working closely across learning design and technology domains, and providing broad oversight of the Learning Technology team.

For further information and a position description, go to https://swinjobs.nga.net.au/?jati=AABF49D4-E996-DD89-539E-ADB9EFDAF6D9


Opportunity for teachers and lecturers to visit China in a cultural exchange
July 2020

The JESIE Teachers Training Project (Jiangsu Education Services for International Exchange) started in 2004, and each year sends around 120 short-term, volunteer foreign teachers for 2-4 weeks, to train Chinese teachers and improve their teaching pedagogy and strategies. It's also a great chance for foreign teachers to experience a different culture, and understand our own international students a little better.

The dates for 2020 are July 3-15 or July 3-29. Applications are open now. Visit the website, www.teachinjiangsu.org or contact cath.fraser@toiohomai.ac.nz for more information.

Further information: www.teachinjiangsu.org


New online first articles in Higher Education Research and Development

A sense of belonging among Australian university students, Evianne L. van Gijn-Grosvenor & Penelope Huisman, https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2019.1666256

Towards a structural inequality framework for student retention and success, Ryan Naylor & Nathan Mifsud, https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2019.1670143

PhD by Publication: innovative approach to social science research, or operationalisation of the doctoral student … or both? Patrick O’Keeffe, https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2019.1666258

Legitimising transgression: design and delivery of a science Work Integrated Learning program that draws on students’ extant work in diverse, non-science fields, Susan Rowland, Deanne Gannaway, Rhianna Pedwell, Peter Adams, Robyn Evans, Hailey Bonner & Kai Sheng Wong, https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2019.1668364

Assessing students’ perceptions of fit between secondary and higher education: a validation study of the SPFQ, D. Noyens, T. van Daal, L. Coertjens, P. Van Petegem & V. Donche, https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2019.1662377

‘Collaborate to graduate’: what works and why? Kate F. Wilson & Kate Wilson, https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2019.1660311

Student perceptions of effective lecturers: the need to recognise the role of ethnicity and choice of discipline, Farzad Radmehr, Hon Luamanuvao Winnie Laban, John Overton & Leon Bakker, https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2019.1674789

Typical scope of time commitment and research outputs of Thesis by Publication in Australia, Shannon Mason, M.K. Merga & J.E. Morris, https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2019.1674253

Hanging tough: post-PhD researchers dealing with career uncertainty, Isabelle Skakni, María del Carmen Calatrava Moreno, Mariona Corcelles Seuba & Lynn McAlpine, https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2019.1657806

International fieldschool reciprocity: using a whole-of-university approach to create positive change in Northern Uganda, Paul G. Munro, Anne L. Bartlett, James T. Dhizaala, Stella Apecu Laloyo, Sebastian Oguti Oswin & Sarah Walker, https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2019.1657071

Curating care-full spaces: doctoral students negotiating study from home, James Burford & Genine Hook, https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2019.1657805

Persisting students’ explanations of and emotional responses to academic failure, Rola Ajjawi, Mary Dracup, Nadine Zacharias, Sue Bennett & David Boud, https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2019.1664999

Non-linear improvement in generic problem-solving skills of university students: a longitudinal study, Andis Klegeris, Patrick J. Dubois, Warren J. Code & Heather D. Bradshaw, https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2019.1659758

Conditions that enable effective feedback, Michael Henderson, Michael Phillips, Tracii Ryan, David Boud, Phillip Dawson, Elizabeth Molloy & Paige Mahoney, https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2019.1657807

Academics’ perspectives of the teaching and development of generic employability skills in science curricula, Mahbub Sarkar, Tina Overton, Christopher D. Thompson & Gerry Rayner, https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2019.1664998

Tensions for educational developers in the digital university: developing the person, developing the product, Claire Aitchison, Rowena Harper, Negin Mirriahi & Cally Guerin, https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2019.1663155

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