HERDSA Notices 21 September 2022

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* HERDSA Tertiary Education Research New Zealand (TERNZ) Research Medal - call for nominations
* Share your stories about HERDSA for the HERDSA 50 year history project
* Call for Papers: Students as Partners in Sustainable Social Action
* New online first articles in Higher Education Research and Development

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HERDSA Tertiary Education Research New Zealand (TERNZ) Research Medal - call for nominations
The nominations are due on 3 October

The HERDSA TERNZ Research Medal recognises a team or individual who has contributed outstandingly to tertiary education research in New Zealand. Nominations have to be made by HERDSA members; however, eligible nominees are HERDSA members, academic developers, and/or active researchers in the field of tertiary education research. It is possible to self-nominate. The awards panel seek the following information: Up to 300 words explaining the significance of the individual’s or team’s contribution(s) to tertiary education research in New Zealand with supporting evidence (e.g., links to relevant publications, testament, accolades and so forth).

Further information: http://www.herdsa.org.nz/awards/herdsa-ternz-research-medal


Share your stories about HERDSA for the HERDSA 50 year history project

HERDSA’s golden jubilee is an opportunity to celebrate the life and times of a Society that has grown from an original three elected members in 1972 to over 800 members and hundreds more associates attending HERDSA events each year.

The HERDSA Executive are keen to record a wide range of voices to showcase the people who make up the Society. If you have a story about HERDSA that you would like to share, you can contribute your memories to the HERDSA 50 year history project at https://www.herdsa.org.au/herdsa-50-year-history-project-survey

Some prompts for your anecdotes might be:

  • My favourite HERDSA memory is…
  • My HERDSA hero is…
  • A 'change my world' HERDSA experience was…
  • Something important I experienced with a HERDSA friend was..
  • If I could relive one HERDSA conference it would be…
  • A funny story I have about HERDSA is...

Further information: Peter.Kandlbinder@uts.edu.au


Call for Papers: Students as Partners in Sustainable Social Action
October 30, 2022

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and Wilfrid Laurier University (Canada) invite paper proposals for the conference -- Equipping Student Leaders as Partners for Sustainable Humanitarian Action -- to be held between March 30 and April 1, 2023, in Waterloo, Ontario.

Established academics and emerging student researchers are encouraged to submit paper proposals related to empirical research, conceptual articles, literature reviews, case studies, or reflective essays focused on the process and nature of student-teacher partnerships. Papers that reflect collaboration between students and staff are encouraged. Further information about the conference concept is available at www.studentsaspartners.com. Proposals must be submitted through the website by October 30, 2022.

Among the questions that paper proposals might consider are:

- How can examples of student-led sustainable social initiatives inform the design of student-university/college partnerships for humanitarian action?
- What does “student-led” mean in practice when it comes to campus-based social action and what is the nature of student partnerships with faculty and staff?
- How does partnership with a faculty member or staff enhance student leadership learning?
- How should experiential learning opportunities be structured to best equip students to achieve their social action goals?
- What is the appropriate balance between student volunteer leadership and rewards in the form of payment or academic credit?
- How is power negotiated in the student-faculty/staff relationship when the long-term goal is sustainable social action?
- What conflicts have arisen in student partnerships for social action and how have they been negotiated?
- How have higher education institutions been able to support the outcomes of student social action that started in the classroom and what additional support is necessary to ensure the sustainability of an initiative?
- How can students help design pedagogical elements to further their learning and the action itself?

Post-Conference Publication

Papers selected for presentation at the conference will be considered for publication in a Special Section of the International Journal for Students as Partners (IJSaP) subject to further revision in light of feedback provided through the conference. Selection for presentation at the conference does not guarantee publication. Papers submitted to IJSaP must meet the journal criteria for the different genres (empirical research, conceptual article, literature review, case study, reflective essay, opinion piece), including word length limits and will go through normal blind review procedures (https://mulpress.mcmaster.ca/ijsap).

Please forward to colleagues who may be interested.

Further information: www.studentsaspartners.com


New online first articles in Higher Education Research and Development

Student confidence in learning during the COVID-19 pandemic: what helped and what hindered? Neil Guppy, Uwe Matzat, Jenilyn Agapito, Audon Archibald, Amy De Jaeger, Tania Heap, Ma Monica Moreno, Maria Mercedes Rodrigo & Silvia Bartolic, https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2022.2119372

A multi-phase mixed-method study defining dissertation writing enjoyment and comparing PhD students writing in the company of others to those writing alone, Cynthia Vincent, Émilie Tremblay-Wragg, Catherine E. Déri & Sara Mathieu-Chartier, https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2022.2120854



In the spirit of reconciliation HERDSA acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australasia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders past, present and emerging.