HERDSA Notices 24 May 2023

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* HERDSA Conference Accommodation bookings closing soon
* HERDSA Special Interest Group Online Engagement in Higher Education: Upcoming Event
* Call for papers for a Special Issue of Higher Education Research & Development
* Pre-conference workshops - open to all
* Roger Landbeck Professional Development Fund now open for applications
* HERDSA's journal Advancing Scholarship and Research in Higher Education
* Sharing our experiences in how to conduct IR in academic research
* University of Sydney Business School Learning and Teaching Forum
* Lecturer in Educational Development (Education-focused) at The University of Sydney Business School
* The PIE Live | Gold Cost - HERDSA discount
* Call for Papers and Reviewers - ASCILITE 2023
* New online first articles in Higher Education Research and Development

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HERDSA Conference Accommodation bookings closing soon
29 May 2023

If you are attending the HERDSA 2023 Conference on-site and still need to reserve your accommodation, please book by Monday 29 May 2023. A limited number of rooms have been reserved on behalf of conference delegates who are attending on-site at several hotels near the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre. To secure the conference accommodation rates, bookings should be made online as part of the registration process. If you need assistance with your booking, please email the conference organisers.

Further information: https://conference.herdsa.org.au/2023/accommodation/


HERDSA Special Interest Group Online Engagement in Higher Education: Upcoming Event
Wednesday, June 14 2023 12 - 1pm AEST

Understandings engagement, non-engagement and disengagement.
Wednesday, June 14 2023 12 - 1pm AEST

Our last session discussed methods of identifying non-engaged students in the online learning environment. In this session, we will focus on supporting these non-engaged students in the online environment. You will also be introduced to the concept of “nudging” and how this can be applied to re-engage at-risk online students.

If you are interested in attending online, please register via the link below.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Kind regards,

Further information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/understandings-engagement-non-engagement-an...


Call for papers for a Special Issue of Higher Education Research & Development
Papers due 28 June 2023

Call for papers: The Reshaping of Higher Education: Technological impacts, pedagogical change, and future projections

This special issue aims to share emerging and insightful theoretical, pedagogical, and analytical research examining the ongoing reshaping of higher education, catalysed and stimulated by technology. We are interested in work that considers how the fundamental nature of higher education is being influenced by significant change arising from dynamic and unpredictable national and global contexts, and how technology contributes to that changing context and the pedagogical responses made by learners, teachers, institutions and systems.

Special Issue Editors
Lia Blaj-Ward, Nottingham Trent University, UK
Neal Dreamson, The State University of New York, Korea
Stephen Marshall, Victoria University of Wellington, Aotearoa/New Zealand
Julie Nyanjom, Edith Cowan University, Australia
Massimiliano Tani, UNSW, Australia

More information: https://bit.ly/Higher_Education_Technology


Pre-conference workshops - open to all
4 July 2023

There are a number of great pre-conference workshops available to attend the day before #HERDSA2023 on Tuesday 4 July, on-site at The Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Gardens Point Campus. All other on-site conference events will be held at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre.You do not need to be attending the conference, or be a HERDSA member, to participate in the workshops as they are open for all. They are a great way to learn something new and network with other higher education professionals. For information about each pre-conference workshop including the intended audience, facilitators, aim and overview, view the website.

Further information: https://conference.herdsa.org.au/2023/pre-conference-workshops/


Roger Landbeck Professional Development Fund now open for applications
31 July 2023

The Roger Landbeck Professional Development Fund (RLPDF) aims at supporting early career researchers from the Oceania region in their development as researchers and in connecting with their home communities. The fund aims at supporting the creation of hubs of sharing or communities of practice among early career researchers. It recognizes the importance of two-directional knowledge flows between researchers and communities and honours the knowledge of those communities.

In the 2023 round two grants of up to AUD 5,000 (including GST for expenses accruing in Australia) are available. The call for applications closes on 31 July 2023.

Further information: https://www.herdsa.org.au/roger-landbeck-professional-development-fund


HERDSA's journal Advancing Scholarship and Research in Higher Education

HERDSA’s new journal Advancing Scholarship and Research in Higher Education is accepting article submissions. The journal has a developmental focus and prides itself on providing constructive reviewer feedback, assisting emerging researchers in navigating the hurdles of journal publishing. The journal’s ‘research in progress’ category targets publication of preliminary research results to facilitate early sharing of emerging work. The journal is open source and has no publication charges. Articles are published with minimal delay as soon as all revision and copyediting work is completed. For information about ASRHE please visit asrhe.org or contact the team at editors@asrhe.org.

Further information: https://asrhe.org


Sharing our experiences in how to conduct IR in academic research
30 May 2023 (12–1pm AEST / 2–3pm NZST)

How do we go about building useful insights to help universities understand how successful we are at our research endeavours? Planning, data, and analytics teams traditionally support educational institutional analytics, but the era of supporting academic research institutional analytics is here!

We invite you to join us in having a ConvAAIRsation about:

* how you do this at your institution
* sharing the pressing questions that you hope other institutions can help answer
* identifying how we can leverage each others’ experiences to learn to do better at building useful insights for our research communities.

Members: FREE
Non-members: AUD$47.66 (AUD$40 + GST and booking fee)

Further information: https://aair.org.au/event-location/aair/


University of Sydney Business School Learning and Teaching Forum
31 May 2023

The L&T Forum committee is pleased to announce that this year's Learning & Teaching Forum: The Joy of Learning and Teaching will be held on Wednesday, 31st May 2023. The Forum will be presented in mixed mode, utilizing both face-to-face and online platforms.

We will also be running a 2nd half-day online Business Education Research Seminar on Thursday, 1st June 2023.

Our confirmed keynote speaker for the Forum is Professor Nicola Whitton, Director of the Durham University Centre for Academic Development and Professor of Education. Professor Whitton is a prominent researcher and educator in the field of game-based learning and digital education. Nicola leads research on game-based learning and digital play in education. She also contributes to the development of digital education initiatives and strategies at the university.

Our themes are driven by the University of Sydney's 2032 Strategy and its commitment to delivering a transformational student-focused education.

Further information: https://ltf-business.sydney.edu.au/


Lecturer in Educational Development (Education-focused) at The University of Sydney Business School
Monday 05 June 2023

The Business Co-Design unit is seeking to make a Level B (Education Focused) fixed-term appointment to our educational design and development team, who are responsible for delivering programs of work to transform the educational and student experience at the Business School. You will be joining a team of experienced and innovative educational developers, learning designers and media specialists to lead curriculum and pedagogical work on key undergraduate and postgraduate programs.

How to apply
Please review position description and send applications to the link provided (including a cover letter, CV, and any additional supporting documentation).
For a confidential discussion about the role, or if you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out this application, please contact Lesley George, Recruitment Operations, by email to lesleyann.george@sydney.edu.au.
Applications close on Monday 05 June 2023 at 11:59 PM.

Further information: https://usyd.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/USYD_EXTERNAL_CAREER_SITE/job/L...


Call for Papers and Reviewers - ASCILITE 2023
The call for reviewers will close on 2 July 2023.

ASCILITE 2023 is taking place on 3 – 6 December 2023 hosted by the University of Canterbury at the iconic Te Pae Convention Centre, Christchurch, NZ. This year's event will be designed to be fully hybrid to maximise face-to-face and online engagement and interaction. The conference theme of “People, Partnerships and Pedagogies” focuses on the diversity of people, creating deeper partnerships and the complexity of digital.

Full details on submission types, sub-themes and presentation formats are available on the conference website call for papers. The call for papers opened on 1 April and closes on 2 July 2023.

Call for Reviewers

The 2023 Conference Organising Committee are inviting a large number of volunteers for the important work of reviewing conference submissions. The intellectual strength of ASCILITE conferences derives in part from the rigour of our peer review process and each submission will be blind reviewed by a minimum of two reviewers. If you are interested in participating, you will need to sign up within our OJS system,

Further details: https://2023conference.ascilite.org/call-for-reviewers/


The PIE Live | Gold Cost - HERDSA discount
24-25 July 2023

The PIE is a trusted, leading voice for the international education sector. The PIE shares knowledge, celebrates innovation and helps facilitate international collaboration. They offer a unique global lens on international education.

The PIE Live is coming to Australia in 2023. Here’s just some of the topics being discussed:
Building back better
Radical education delivery
Policy and politics
TNE and strategic relationships
Tech's role in achieving impact
Emerging markets update
The student mindset and more

HERDSA subscribers receive 10% off. Enter the code at checkout: PLA23HERDSA

Further information: https://thepielive.com/australia2023/en/page/agenda


New online first articles in Higher Education Research and Development

Troubling knowledge in Australian Indigenous Studies: how prior knowledge affects undergraduate student learning, Justine Grogan, Peter Innes, Jennifer Carter & Maria Raciti, https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2023.2209512

Securing work placements: strategies among international engineering students, Thai Vu, Subramaniam Ananthram & Sonia Ferns, https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2023.2209517

Is it the same, socially? Fully online learning and its impacts on social identification, academic performance and confidence, Riley Attard, Lillian Smyth, Lara Ollis, Krisztina Valter & Alexandra L. Webb, https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2023.2209521

Indonesian researchers’ scholarly publishing: an activity theory perspective, M. K. Sukirman & Muhammad Kamarul Kabilan, https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2023.2209522

Is teaching and learning in Chinese higher education classrooms internationalized? Perspectives from international students in China, Jasvir Kaur Nachatar Singh & Amrita Kaur, https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2023.2197196



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