HERDSA Notices 18 December 2019

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* Wishing you all the very best of the season and a happy new year
* Announcement of HERDSA Grants Scheme: Call for Grant Proposals
* Position Vacant: Educational Designer UNSW 3+, UNSW Business School
* Open Call for Papers for Special Issue on Ethics in Engineering Education and Practice in AJEE
* Guide to Advance HE ‘Student engagement through partnership Framework’
* New online first articles in Higher Education Research and Development

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Wishing you all the very best of the season and a happy new year

On behalf of the members of the HERDSA Executive and myself, I wish for you all a restful and peaceful break from work and time with your family and friends. There has been much uncertainly in the higher education sector and across the world on so many levels, but I hope that you can find things to be grateful for and celebrate. All the very best as we head into 2020. I look forward to meeting many of you in Brisbane for the 2020 conference (Registration and abstract submissions are open). I hope too that you continue to engage with your branch activities and enjoy reading the Journal articles and HERDSA Connect.

Kindest regards Denise Chalmers (HERDSA President)

Further information: denise.chalmers@uwa.edu.au


HERDSA 2020 Abstract Submission Reminder
7 February 2020

A reminder that abstract submissions are open for the forthcoming HERDSA 2020 Annual Conference. Please refer to the abstract submission page on the conference website for instructions to authors and abstract formatting guidelines.

The final abstract submission deadline is 7 February 2020. Please note that there will be no extensions provided, so be sure to submit your abstract in advance.

Further information: https://conference.herdsa.org.au/2020/abstracts/


Announcement of HERDSA Grants Scheme: Call for Grant Proposals
29 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 2021. 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 2020 ‘Grant Application Form’ and other templates are available on this page.

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


Position Vacant: Educational Designer UNSW 3+, UNSW Business School
Applications close Sunday 12th January

In 2019, UNSW implemented its new academic calendar, UNSW3+. This saw extensive changes made to Business School processes across 2018 – 2019, but further 3+ related changes and challenges will emerge in 2020. The Educational Designer will work with colleagues across the Business School to implement initiatives to refine our approaches to teaching and learning for UNSW3+.

Responsibilities will include identifying, implementing and delivering against agreed projects designed to enhance the student experience and educational excellence in the 3+ environment and helping to build a digital mindset across the Business School, particularly in relation to courses and assessments.

Further information: https://external-careers.jobs.unsw.edu.au/cw/en/job/498677/educational-d...


Open Call for Papers for Special Issue on Ethics in Engineering Education and Practice in AJEE
Initial Submission Deadline: 1 March 2020

Researchers are invited to submit original manuscripts to the Australasian Journal of Engineering Education for a Special Issue on Ethics in Engineering Education and Practice.

The guest editors envision a range of empirical studies and explorations involving, but not limited to, topics such as:
• Pedagogical approaches / Curriculum design to teach ethics
• Development and validation of assessment instruments focused on ethics
• Ethics of the curriculum
• Competencies and attributes for ethical practice
• Moral development of engineering students, faculty and practitioners
• Ethics frameworks for engineering education and practice
• Humanitarian engineering, peace engineering, engineering for social justice
• Ethical challenges in engineering practice
• Cross-cultural perspectives on engineering ethics
• Intersections of ethics and sustainability

Further information: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/22054952.2019.1694301


8th University-Industry Interaction Conference
9-11 June, 2020 in Budapest, Hungary.

Learn, share, and expand your network at the 2020 University-Industry Interaction Conference, the leading global event in the field of university-industry engagement, entrepreneurial universities, and the future of higher education.

Its 100+ speakers provide insights into a wide range of university-industry interaction themes. The conference enables you to build more entrepreneurial & engaged institutions, more strategic industry partnerships, become connected with your local entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystem as well as benefit from a global network of thought leaders, practitioners and academics. During this three-day event we will focus on:

  • Developing more engaged and entrepreneurial universities
  •  A holistic perspective towards university-industry partnerships
  • The university as a launching pad for innovation
  • Supporting students and lifelong learners in preparing for the future
  • Driving local and regional growth through creating an innovation ecosystem
  • Structures and mechanisms supporting university-industry interaction
  • Upskilling knowledge transfer and engagement professionals

Through a mixture of presentations by academics and practitioners as well as hands-on workshops, a variety of plenary keynotes and panels you will be exposed to a wide mix of perspectives from around the globe allowing you to better tackle your challenges back home

For more information and registration visit https://www.university-industry.com/


Guide to Advance HE ‘Student engagement through partnership Framework’

'Student engagement through partnership: a guide to the Advance HE framework' by Mick and Ruth Healey is now available, at least if you are based in an Advance HE member institution. It focuses on developments and resources that have become available since the framework was published five years ago.

Further information: mhealey@glos.ac.uk; https://www.advance-he.ac.uk/news-and-views/student-staff-partnership-co...


New online first articles in Higher Education Research and Development

Higher education publication and institutional and national diversity, Sarah Rose Fitzgerald & Zhehan Jiang, https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2019.1699031

Understanding value in the student experience through student–staff partnerships, Mollie Dollinger & Jason Lodge, https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2019.1695751

Motivated or informed? Chinese undergraduates’ beliefs about the functions of continuous assessment in their college English course, Ying Zhan, https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2019.1699029

Gendered inequalities in competitive grant funding: an overlooked dimension of gendered power relations in academia, Finnborg S. Steinþórsdóttir, Þorgerður Einarsdóttir, Gyða M. Pétursdóttir & Susan Himmelweit, https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2019.1666257

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