HERDSA Notices 23 November 2022

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* CALL for nominations for HERDSA Life Memberships
* HERDSA CONNECT magazine Spring Issue now available
* International Job Opportunity: Program Director for Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
* ICED webpage survey
* Exciting leadership role at JCU
* Call for participation: Empowering Learners for the Age of AI
* Job Opportunity: Dean, School of Education, LUMS, Pakistan
* 2023 Writing Retreat
* New online first articles in Higher Education Research and Development

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CALL for nominations for HERDSA Life Memberships
30th November 2022 deadline

Call for nominations for HERDSA Life Memberships

HERDSA life Members are individuals who have made a substantial, prolonged contribution to HERDSA through their service to the Society and/or have made a distinguished contribution to higher education. We are pleased to count many significant contributors in our list of life members (http://herdsa.org.au/content/life-members).

The HERSDA Executive is now calling for nominations for new life members. The Executive will review nominations and elect up to two new life members who will be recognised at the 2023 conference.

To nominate an outstanding individual for HERDSA Life Membership, please forward a short statement detailing the following:
• Name and Email of Nominee
• Name and Email of Proposer
• Statement of outstanding Contribution to HERDSA and/or higher education (approx. 500 words)

Please forward to office@herdsa.org.au by 30th November 2022

Further information: https://www.herdsa.org.au/life-members


HERDSA CONNECT magazine Spring Issue now available

The Spring issue of HERDSA CONNECT magazine features articles by David Boud and Sarah O'Shea along with conference photos, awards, accolades, ideas and reviews. Members who have not received hard copy in the mail should check their postal address details with the HERDSA secretariat <office@herdsa.org.au>. Non-members and members may download CONNECT from the website at https://www.herdsa.org.au/publications/herdsa-connnect/herdsa-connect-vo...

Further information: mbell@uow.edu.au


International Job Opportunity: Program Director for Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
25 November 

The Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University is seeking a globally-minded colleague to lead institution-wide efforts to promote and enhance the university's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and create an environment in which all members of the university are valued, have a sense of belonging, and can thrive. OIST is an international, English-speaking top research university and our faculty, students, and leaders come from all over the world. This position is a unique opportunity to develop and build an international framework for DEI in a highly diverse, multinational institution.

For further information, please see: https://www.oist.jp/careers/program-director-diversity-equity-and-inclusion

Further information: kathy.takayama@oist.jp


ICED webpage survey
30 November 2022

Dear Colleagues

The International Consortium for Educational Development (ICED) would be so grateful if you could spare 5-10 minutes of your valuable time. We want to enhance our website https://icedonline.net so we can better meet the needs of educational and academic developers globally.

ICED promotes educational and academic development worldwide. It has a biennial conference and a journal, the International Journal for Academic Development.

Your educational development professional association/network is a member of ICED. As a member, we are seeking your input on the redevelopment of our website. We want to make it more user-friendly and add value.

Here’s the link to the brief survey. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfqOhRPs9DEDArOMR-gX60nZk3p4Pbf...

The deadline is 30th November 2022.

Many thanks for helping us enhance the ICED website.

ICED Council's Website Project Team

Further information: Roz.Grimmitt@icedonline.net


Exciting leadership role at JCU
6 December

James Cook University is seeking to fill a new and exciting role in the Centre for Education and Enhancement. The Head, Academic Excellence will develop, lead and evaluate strategies and programs that build educators' capabilities in learning and teaching, focusing on inclusive and innovative educational design, embedded and holistic support, and best practice transition, retention, and equity initiatives. Working with a team of Academic Developers, Educational Designers and Digital Media specialists, this will be an exciting opportunity to deliver on a transformative education agenda for JCU.
Please see: https://www.jcu.edu.au/careers-at-jcu/vacancies Reference Number: 18120

Further information: DeanLTSE@jcu.edu.au


Call for participation: Empowering Learners for the Age of AI
6-8 December, fully online

The past year has resulted in incredible breakthroughs in AI technology. How these advancements impact learning and education is an area of paramount consideration. For example, one area that has received extensive media coverage of Generative AI and its capability to create images and videos from short text inputs. Similarly, AI now exists that can produce papers that challenge existing plagiarism detection software. For educators, advancements in creativity raise consequential questions about how education and teaching and learning are impacted.

The Empowering Learners for the Age of AI conference is now in its third year: https://empoweringlearners.ai. This year, over 130 speakers and 6 keynotes from around the world will explore learning, teaching, AI, creation, and innovation in the education sector.

Registration is free, and the event is entirely online, held in time zones flexible to all regions globally.

Please contact conference organisers at contact.graileai.2022@gmail.com for any questions.

Further information: https://empoweringlearners.ai


Job Opportunity: Dean, School of Education, LUMS, Pakistan
The deadline for receipt of applications is midday on Friday, 6 January 2023.

LUMS University, Pakistan, is seeking to appoint a new Dean to steer the school towards a growth agenda aligned with an overarching School and University vision. The Dean will craft and advance a strategic direction for the school that continues to foster an environment of sustainable and impactful research for faculty retention and growth, motivate and engage staff, and inspire students through a rich educational experience. Candidates are expected to demonstrate a passion for education leadership, research, teaching, and learning evidenced through a record of academic leadership, research achievement, and the development and delivery of programmes.
To download additional information, and to apply, please visit the website of the University’ recruitment partners Society.

Further information: https://www.society-search.com/search/job?q=&se=0&fn=0&lc=0&sa=0&id=5058


2023 Writing Retreat
9 to 15 July 2-23

Looking for: one-to-one mentoring on your academic writing from an experienced and successful senior academic; informative discussions about publishing, writing tools, academic careers, and your well being; the opportunity to write for 6+ uninterrupted hours per day? Join us in 2023 for a Writing Retreat near Cairns where you will be supported in achieving your writing goals. You will stay in an eco sanctuary set in a lush rain forest, a short walk to a secluded beach, enjoy a delicious daily menu, meditation, and gentle exercise as you unleash your creativity and write. All proceeds from this retreat go to support the Galupa Art School in North East Arnhem Land, where traditional art, strong Culture and good business meet to support women and children.

Further information: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/writing-and-reading-retreat-tickets-3719...


New online first articles in Higher Education Research and Development

Online ‘games’: conceptual discussion on the expectations of international students and lecturers in host universities, Ghazalossadat Fatemi, Richard O’Donovan & Eisuke Saito, https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2022.2146059

Academic performance of first-year university students: modelling the role of reading competence, Sara M. González-Betancor, Margarita Fernández-Monroy, Inmaculada Galván-Sánchez & Alexis J. López-Puig, https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2022.2142534

Student partners as co-contributors in research: a collective autoethnographic account, Mollie Dollinger, Joanna Tai, Trina Jorre St Jorre, Rola Ajjawi, Shannon Krattli, Daniella Prezioso & Danni McCarthy, https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2022.2139359

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