HERDSA Notices 19 February 2020

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* Call for Nominations: HERDSA President
* ADCET / NCSEHE webinar: Supporting students with disability during and beyond higher education
* University Assessment, Learning and Teaching: New Research Directions for a Postdigital World
* Teaching induction MOOC
* Making news
* New online first articles in Higher Education Research and Development

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Call for Nominations: HERDSA President

Nominations for the position of HERDSA President are now open. The position of HERDSA President requires a three year commitment. For the first year, beginning at the 2020 conference in July, the successful candidate serves as President-elect. This one-year position enables the full induction of the incoming president into the current practices and systems of the Society before the full role of President is assumed at the conclusion of the 2021 conference. 

The nominee, proposer and seconder MUST be HERDSA members and reside in the Australasian region. Potential candidates are welcome to speak with the current President, Emeritus Professor Denise Chalmers [denise.chalmers@uwa.edu.au] or the HERDSA office manager, office@herdsa.org.au

If more than one nomination is received, an election will be held.

Details on how to nominate are avaialble online at http://www.herdsa.org.au/news/call-nominations-herdsa-president

Please forward to office@herdsa.org.au by March 10, 2020


ADCET / NCSEHE webinar: Supporting students with disability during and beyond higher education
5 March 2020

The NCSEHE will partner with the Australian Disability Clearinghouse on Education and Training (ADCET) for a webinar on Thursday 5 March, presented by NCSEHE Equity Fellows Tim Pitman and David Eckstein.

Through their year-long Fellowships, David and Tim are examining the ways in which Australia’s higher education institutions support students with disability to succeed in their studies and beyond. Tim is particularly interested in how students with disability from regional and remote parts of Australia are supported, whilst David is researching the practicalities of providing targeted careers education that enables their post-graduation success.

Join David and Tim, in the early stages of their research, as they outline their projects and discuss their next steps.

This webinar provides an excellent opportunity for students, support staff and other key stakeholders to engage with the researchers and provide feedback and advice as they undertake their research.

Further information: https://www.ncsehe.edu.au/event/adcet-ncsehe-webinar-students-disability...


University Assessment, Learning and Teaching: New Research Directions for a Postdigital World
Call for papers closes 23 March

To mark our fifth anniversary, Deakin University’s Centre for Research in Assessment and Digital Learning (CRADLE) is hosting a higher education research conference from 19 to 20 October 2020 in Melbourne. The conference aims to provide a focused forum for higher education research as a discipline. Cutting-edge conversations will centre around rigorous, high-quality conceptual and theoretical contributions exploring the future of higher education research in a postdigital age. Our keynote speakers are Professor Monika Nerland (University of Oslo) and Associate Professor Alyssa Wise (NYU).
We are calling for papers from researchers interested in conceptual, theoretical and empirical explorations of higher education in a postdigital world, aligned with CRADLE’s core themes:
• assessing for learning
• learning in a digital world
• learning through, and for, work.
We are particularly interested in research that advances theoretical, conceptual and methodological understandings. Categories: research papers, symposia, and rapid orals. See https://www.cradleconference2020.org/ for more details.

Further information: http://www.cradleconference2020.org/


Teaching induction MOOC

The free teaching induction MOOC, Contemporary approaches to university teaching, provides key introductory learning and teaching concepts and strategies for those in their first few years of university teaching (https://www.canvas.net/browse/swinburne/courses/contemporary-approaches-...). The self-paced MOOC is comprised of 11 expert-developed modules and several specialty modules and resources. Participants are encouraged to engage with the MOOC for two hours a week across the semester. However, the MOOC can be used as a just in time, just for me resource and used as and when needed. Topics include Planning for learning, Supporting online learning, Feedback for learning, Curriculum design etc.

Institutions providing learning and teaching professional development can learn how other universities are using the MOOC in the ‘How universities are using the MOOC’ section on the Fellowship website. https://www.caullt.edu.au/project-resources/olt-fellowship-and-mooc-avai...


Making news

Failing a subject isn’t just the student’s fault. Universities can and should help, Rola Ajjawi and Mary Dracup in The Conversation, https://tinyurl.com/vzysbe7

The part-time undergraduate puzzle, Adam Matthews in the UK HEPI blog, https://tinyurl.com/vxmttcj


New online first articles in Higher Education Research and Development

Frailty in transition? Troubling the norms, boundaries and limitations of transition theory and practice, Karen Gravett, Ian M. Kinchin & Naomi E. Winstone, https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2020.1721442

Early career researchers’ perceptions of collaborative research in the context of academic capitalism on the Chinese Mainland, Manhong Lai & Linlin Li, https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2020.1724898

Detecting contract cheating: examining the role of assessment type, Rowena Harper, Tracey Bretag & Kiata Rundle, https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2020.1724899

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