HERDSA Notices 17 February 2021

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* Announcement of HERDSA Grants Scheme: Call for Grant Proposals 2021
* Call for Nominations to the HERDSA Executive for 2021-2023
* HERDSA 2021 Conference - Early bird registration
* HERDSA Heroes in Higher Education Awards
* Virtual international conference - ISSOTL Connect
* Authentic Assessment for skill development as well as content learning
* Associate Professor/s – Monash Nursing and Midwifery 
* Conference Call: Teaching Culturally and Linguistically Diverse International Students in Open and Online Learning Environments
* Learning Community Journal submission call
* Delta Conference - First Announcement
* New online first articles in Higher Education Research and Development

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Announcement of HERDSA Grants Scheme: Call for Grant Proposals 2021
28 February 2020

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.

Four (4) 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).

The call for HERDSA Grant applications is made in November/December. Applications close at the end of February. Successful applicants will be announced by the end of April. Grant applicants have one year to complete the project. Final Grant Project reports will be due by the end of April 2022. Project grant holders are expected to present their findings at the first HERDSA Conference (June/July) following completion of the project and publication in, e.g. HERDSA Connect, RDHE or the HERD journal.

For more information about the Grants Scheme (Timeline, Eligibility, Expectations, Grant Funds Guide, Application and Assessment Process, Application Form and Templates) see the HERDSA website: https://www.herdsa.org.au/herdsa-grants-scheme
The link to the 2021 ‘Grant Application Form’ and other templates are available on this page.

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


Call for Nominations to the HERDSA Executive for 2021-2023
5pm AEST 5th March 2021

This is a call for nominations for HERDSA Executive positions for the period July 2021 – July 2023.

The current HERDSA Executive will complete a two-year term at the end of June 2021 and all positions (except the President) are declared vacant.

The Executive consists of a President, President-elect (1-year term), conference convenor and eight elected members. The positions of Vice-President and Treasurer are determined within the Executive. Members of the Executive become members of one of the four portfolios: Secretariat, Publications, Professional Development and Networks. The portfolios are supported by a number of Officers of HERDSA.

The full information is available on the HERDSA website at https://www.herdsa.org.au/call-nominations-herdsa-executive-2021-2023


HERDSA 2021 Conference - Early bird registration
Early bird registration closes: 16 April 2021

A reminder to register by 16 April 2021 to access the discounted early bird registration fee.

In the current environment, HERDSA recognises the difficulties facing many in the higher education sector. In order to support the professional development and network links of our members and colleagues, HERDSA is therefore subsidising the registration fee for casual and sessional staff and those who are unemployed for members and non-members.

Please visit the website for rates and further details: https://conference.herdsa.org.au/2021/registration/.

Further information: https://conference.herdsa.org.au/2021/registration/


HERDSA Heroes in Higher Education Awards
5pm on 14th May 2021

HERDSA is pleased to announce they will be giving 5 new awards this year called HERDSA Heroes in Higher Education. There are five awards of $500 each.

These awards recognise academic generosity in challenging times, with an opportunity to show gratitude by recognising the generosity of a colleague or team of colleagues, who have supported you or others in an unexpected/exceptional way during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This academic generosity may be in the areas of research, teaching, service, or academic development. The generosity received may be something “tangible” (e.g., outstanding support with shifting to online teaching and learning), or more “intangible” (e.g., helping you to feel a sense of belonging and connectedness in a time of isolation). Close of submission by
5pm on 14th May 2021

For full details on how to apply please visit https://www.herdsa.org.au/herdsa-heroes-higher-education-award

Further information: https://www.herdsa.org.au/herdsa-heroes-higher-education-award


Virtual international conference - ISSOTL Connect
February 24–26, 2021

ISSOTL Connect 2021 is a three-day online event that will feature pre-recorded sessions released at planned intervals, so you can connect where and when you are ready! This event will be more modest but no less inspiring than the annual ISSOTL conference) is designed to highlight the intellectual work of early-career SoTL scholars, including graduate students. While presentation is limited to ISSOTL members, attendance for ISSOTL Connect 2021 is open to anyone and everyone, and registration is free.

Further information: https://issotl.com/issotlconnect21/


Authentic Assessment for skill development as well as content learning
26 February 2021, 1-3pm Eastern Daylight Time, Australia

In this webinar, hosted by Monash University Malaysia, connect with colleagues in Malaysian and Australian universities during a presentation about how to develop authentic assessments in collaborations between academics, library staff, learning skills advisors and educational designers. The session will use the Models of Engaged Learning and Teaching (MELT) to underpin the conversation, and a specific example of authentic assessment to develop student thinking skills using MELT will be unpacked. The best known MELT is the Research Skill Development framework, adopted and used at Monash University Malaysia since 2015 to guide teaching and learning, assessment and curriculum design, especially in the schools of Arts and Social Sciences, Business, Engineering, Medicine and Health Sciences. Numerous examples of collaborations that have used various other MELT, such as the Work Skill Development framework (JCU) and the Digital Skill Development framework (Monash U) as the centrepiece for conversation will be presented.
The session will provide an opportunity for you to discuss how you may forge connections in order to develop
authentic assessments.

You might scan the Open Access MELT book, published by Springer, in advance: https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9789811526824
visit the MELT website www.melt.edu.au
Moderators: Dr Thaatchaayini Kananatu, Dr. Juliana French & Dr. Sharon G.M. Koh
Presenters: Lynette Torres, Esmael Yahya & John Willison

Further information: https://forms.gle/RjNriHtP4yzJAQB29


Associate Professor/s – Monash Nursing and Midwifery 
Closing Date: Wednesday 10 March 2021, 11:55pm AEDT

Monash Nursing and Midwifery (MNM) is seeking two outstanding candidates to join a dynamic and high achieving team. The successful candidates will capitalise and build on existing educational and research strengths and be a strong member of a committed team of academics within MNM.

As Associate Professor you will provide outstanding educational opportunities to our students and, as part of the Monash Nursing and Midwifery Team, contribute to growing collaborative research to place MNM at the forefront of translational research internationally.

This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a growing and progressive school which has continually advanced since inception. The successful applicant will provide academic leadership in both the research and educational endeavours of MNM and will contribute to the school through both professional and administrative activities and engagement with key internal and external stakeholders.

Further information: https://careers.pageuppeople.com/513/cw/en/job/613088/associate-professo...


Conference Call: Teaching Culturally and Linguistically Diverse International Students in Open and Online Learning Environments
Call for Proposals deadline March 19, 2021; Conference June 17 and 18, 2021

The University of Windsor (Ontario, Canada) will be hosting a two-day virtual research symposium, Teaching Culturally and Linguistically Diverse International Students in Open and Online Learning Environments June 17 & 18, 2021.

The Call for Proposals is now open (deadline of March 19th): https://www.uwindsor.ca/conference/international-teaching-online-symposi...

We invite proposals for concurrent scholarship sharing sessions. Emerging scholars and graduate students from all academic disciplines are encouraged to submit. Topics can be research or practice-based:

• Best practices for teaching in an open and online learning environment
• Ways to enhance international student learning online
• Ways to enhance international student satisfaction with online teaching and learning
• Other topics related to teaching international students in open and online learning environments

Because it is virtual, it is a wonderful opportunity to engage in international conversations!

Further Information: Dr. Clayton Smith (on behalf of the Research Symposium Planning Committee) Clayton.Smith@uwindsor.ca.

Further information: https://www.uwindsor.ca/conference/international-teaching-online-symposi...


Learning Community Journal submission call
Submissions due April 1, 2021

We are now welcoming article submissions for current and future volumes of the Learning Communities Journal, Center for Teaching Excellence, Miami University, USA.

Deadline for Volume 13 Submissions: April 1, 2021

For 2021 the editors of the Learning Communities Journal invite manuscripts in a new area, Social Learning Spaces. This cutting-edge topic is in development by Etienne and Bev Wenger-Trayner. Of course, we welcome our traditional topics about learning communities, communities of practice, and faculty and student learning communities. We also encourage colleagues in areas of business and industry to send manuscripts on the above topics of learning, practice, and community.
Manuscripts for regular issues may be submitted anytime. Submission guidelines http://celt.miamioh.edu/lcj/submission.php.

For further information, contact:
Honorary Associate Professor Jacquie McDonald
Higher Education Community of Practice Consultant
Acquisitions Editor Learning Communities Journal, Center for Teaching Excellence, Miami University, USA
Email: mcdonalj@usq.edu.au OR Gregg Wentzell, Editor-in-Chief, Learning Communities Journal, wentzegw@miamioh.edu

Further information: Email contact: Jacquie.McDonald@usq.edu.au


Delta Conference - First Announcement
Special Issue of iJMEST: submission deadline 6 April; suggested manuscript length: 6000-8000 words, excluding figures.

The first announcement of the 13th Southern Hemisphere Delta Conference on the Teaching and Learning of Undergraduate Mathematics and Statistics to be held on 22 – 25 November 2021 at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. For the first time, the conference will be conducted online. Delta attracts an international audience of academics interested in mathematics and statistics education, including disciplinary specialists, higher education theorists, and tertiary education practitioners across the mathematical sciences and engineering. Traditionally, the conference focuses not only on the dissemination of practical initiatives but also on research outputs, which are published as double-blind peer-reviewed articles in the special issue of the International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology (submission deadline is 6 April; Guest Editor: Tanya Evans) and as full papers in the conference proceedings (submission deadline is 13 August;)

Editors: Stephanie Budgett and Rosalind Cameron). Early-bird conference registration fee is NZ $120.

Further information: https://www.herengadelta.org/


New online first articles in Higher Education Research and Development

Peer learning and the undergraduate journey: a framework for student success, Sharmila Gamlath, https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2021.1877625

Stoking the Fires for Māori & Pacific Student Success in Psychology, Danielle Amare Kahurangi Waiari, Wern Tje Lim, Aliesha Polly Thomson-Baker, Maddison Kiri Freestone, Shauney Thompson, Sam Manuela, David Mayeda, Suzanne Purdy & Jade Le Grice, https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2020.1852186

Performing history: culturally sustaining pedagogies for indigenous students in the historical disciplines, Nancy November, Sean Sturm & ’Ema Wolfgramm-Foliaki, https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2020.1852183

Editorial - Ō tātou reo, Na domoda, Kuruwilang birad: Indigenous voices in higher education, Meegan Hall, Sereana Naepi & Susan Page, https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2021.1857640

Epistemological similarities, prestige hierarchies, and double major combinations, Oded Mcdossi, https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2021.1877627

Communities of practice as a solution for the implementation gap in internationalisation of the curriculum, Deirdre Ryan, Fiona Faulkner, Dominic Dillane & Robert V. Flood, https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2021.1877630