HERDSA Notices 21 April 2021

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* HERDSA 2021 - Registration reminder
* HERDSA conference 2021 - Student Voice
* Job opportunity - Lecturer, Work Integrated Learning
* National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education (NCSEHE) 2021 PhD scholarship
* Invitation for Research Participation – Perceptions of New Zealand academics of interdisciplinarity
* New online first articles in Higher Education Research and Development

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HERDSA 2021 - Registration reminder
Paper deadline or event date:Conference: 7—10 July 2021

Have you registered to attend the HERDSA 2021 Conference? Visit the conference website for details: https://conference.herdsa.org.au/2021/registration/.

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


HERDSA conference 2021 - Student Voice
May 31, 2021

Dear Colleagues

The HERDSA 2021 conference is seeking input for students on their experience of higher education. Can you please distribute the text below to your students and encourage them to add their voice to the HERDSA conference.

Thanks, Allan Goody on behalf of the conference committee.


Are you a student? Would you like to make your voice heard at the 2021 conference of HERDSA?
If so, read on!

HERDSA (Higher Education Research & Development Society of Australasia) is the premier scholarly society for people committed to the advancement of higher education and promotes the development of higher education policy and practice and the study of teaching and learning in Australasia. Members mainly come from Australia and New Zealand with HERDSA (https://www.herdsa.org.au/) communities in some of our near neighbours including Hong Kong and Singapore.

HERDSA always welcomes student participation in our conferences. This year We want to hear student's stories, your ideas and opinions about higher education and your experiences. Add your voice in a short video. A selection of the video statements will be played during the HERDSA 2021 conference(https://conference.herdsa.org.au/2021/).

Students from any country, discipline and academic level (eg Diploma, Bachelor’s, Master’s, PhD) are invited to submit a video.

The best video will receive a $250 book voucher kindly donated by Thomson Reuters. All selected videos will be included on the conference website.

Good image and audio quality and clarity of message will be factors in the choosing the videos to include in the conference, but our main aim is to have a diversity of student voices, topics and opinions.

The deadline to submit a video is May 31st. We will advise every one of the outcome before the conference.

Step 1: Go to https://flipgrid.com/fde6b1cc
Step 2: Sign in using your Google/Microsoft account if you have one. If you do not have one of these accounts or unable to enter using your email ID, enter as a guest using guest password: Herdsa2021
Step 3: Follow the instructions on this page that has the questions to prompt your response and how to record your video statement (max 45 seconds).

Watch this video for further support https://youtu.be/OuFgvsPjle0
If you have problems logging in, please contact manisha.thakkar@endeavour.edu.au

Further information: agoody56@gmail.com


Job opportunity - Lecturer, Work Integrated Learning
25 April

Reporting to the Manager WIL Academic Programs, as our new Work Integrated Learning (WIL) Academic you will be responsible for the co-ordination and teaching of work-integrated learning units of study. In collaboration with other areas of the University and Schools, you will contribute to the development and delivery of academic units within WIL, including placements, internships and projects designed to improve employability and career outcomes for students. This position will help ensure the WIL units incorporate current theories and innovative career practices and provide a program which prepares students for the workplace.

Job Details and Application - https://swinjobs.nga.net.au/?jati=A3463596-9E33-C84D-89DA-BF5E68722239


National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education (NCSEHE) 2021 PhD scholarship
Applications open: 10/03/2021 Applications close: 30/05/2021

Description/Applicant information
The National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education (NCSEHE) is a research and policy centre funded by the Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment, and based at Curtin University. The Centre engages in a diversity of activities but key to its operations is strengthening Australia’s research quality, capability and capacity within the HE equity field. Given our equity agenda we would welcome applicants from more diverse backgrounds who may have taken more circuitous routes through higher education due to financial, employment or caring responsibilities.

Faculty: Faculty of Business and Law
Course type: Higher Degree by Research
Citizenship: -Australian Citizen -Australian Permanent Resident-Permanent Humanitarian Visa

Scholarship base: Merit Based

Value: The scholarship pays a cash stipend of $27,500 (non-taxable) per annum and this is available for 3 years for full-time study only. The stipend can be used for living and study related expenses

How to apply
To apply, please send the following to Dr Cathy Drane, cathy.drane@curtin.edu.au
-Your CV (with digital copies of any authored scientific publications, if applicable),
-Details of BSc (Hons.) and/or MSc, including academic transcripts and thesis abstract (if applicable),
-A brief letter explaining your research interests, and
-The names and contact details of three references that can be contacted for a recommendation letter.

Further information: Enquiries: Dr Cathy Drane (NCSEHE) PH: 08 9266 7137 Email: cathy.drane@curtin.edu.au


Invitation for Research Participation – Perceptions of New Zealand academics of interdisciplinarity

Dear Colleagues,

The academic literature suggests that there is a growing need for inter- and transdisciplinary approaches to address complex contemporary challenges, such as climate change, poverty, equity and many more. And yet other literature suggests that Universities are not yet fully embracing such approaches.

This project invites academics in New Zealand to reflect on the extent to which there are barriers to interdisciplinarity in the academy, and to provide guidance for early career academics in embracing interdisciplinarity. Your participation is voluntary and completely anonymous for this first stage survey. If you choose to participate, please expect to spend approximately 10-20 minutes to complete this survey.


Thank you for considering this request. If you agree to participate in this first stage, you can click on the above link to be directed to the survey and receive more information. If you are eligible to be included in the second phase of the study, you will be advised at the end of the survey.

This research is part of a Masters degree in Educational Leadership. If you have any questions about this study, please do not hesitate to contact the student, Associate Professor Andy Connor (andrew.connor@aut.ac.nz) or the primary supervisor, Professor Jane Gilbert (jane.gilbert@aut.ac.nz).

This research was approved by the AUT Ethics Committee on 14th April 2021 and assigned reference 21/75.

At this stage, we regret that the research excludes academics outside of New Zealand. However, I invite you to contact me at the above email address if you would be interested in extending this to an international study.

Many thanks,


Further information: https://aut.au1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_72kGpG8u4766p5s


New online first articles in Higher Education Research and Development

Analogues of engagement: Assessing tertiary student engagement in contemporary face-to-face and blended learning contexts, Jana Lay-Hwa Bowden, https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2021.1901666

How do university students of different ethnic backgrounds perceive factors that hinder learning in STEM and non-STEM majors? Farzad Radmehr, Najmeh Niazi, Faezeh Rezvanifard, Danyal Farsani, Winnie Laban, John Overton & Leon Bakker, https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2021.1902949

Categorical difference as affective assemblage: experiences of Vietnamese women in the neoliberal university, Xuan Pham, David Bright, Deana Leahy & Rosie Welch, https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2021.1902948