HERDSA Notices 25 January 2023

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* HERDSA Grants 2023
* Learning Designer - Career Development Learning at Edith Cowan University
* Call for International Collaborative Writing Group Leaders 2023
* 2023 IPUTL Symposium Proposal Deadline Extension: Feb. 13
* Seeking a Dean of Education at prestigious LUMS University in Pakistan

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HERDSA Grants 2023
Grants close on 28th February 2023

HERDSA offers grants to HERDSA members to fund research and/or development projects on teaching and learning in higher education that directly align to the mission of HERDSA . In the 2023 round, up to six grants of AUD$5000 each are available (plus GST for expenses accruing in Australia). Priority for one grant will be given to applicants identifying as Indigenous/First Nations (e.g., Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander, Māori or Pacific Nations).

The call for 2023 HERDSA Grant applications is now open. Applications close at the end of February 2023. Successful applicants will be informed at the end of May 2023. Grant holders have one year to complete their projects. Grant progress reports are due end of January 2024 and final reports end of June 2024.

Further information: https://www.herdsa.org.au/herdsa-grants-scheme


Learning Designer - Career Development Learning at Edith Cowan University
30 January

A Senior Learning Designer role specialising in Career Development Learning is currently being advertised in the Centre for Learning and Teaching, Edith Cowan University. This is an exciting role with lots of scope for creativity, autonomy and making a difference.

Further information: https://s.ecu.edu.au/3GTcDau


Fully-funded PhD position: Developing learner profile of university students
appliations close 1 Feb 2023

The University of South Australia is offering a dynamic project-based PhD looking at how Learner Profiles can be utilized to support higher education teaching and learning. The position is available for both Australian and international applicants and the successful candidate will be provided with a full scholarship to cover the costs of living as well have covered tuition fees.

This project is part of an ongoing research partnership between the Centre for Change and Complexity in Learning (C3L) and several organisations, including Microsoft and Boeing, and local schools in South Australia, to develop learner profiles. You will be provided with numerous opportunities to develop collaborations with other national and international scholars too.

In this project, you will develop a multidisciplinary methodology using learning analytics and measurement theory to assess and report students’ graduate qualities development, which could then be used to drive feedback and support instructors’ decision-making in the classroom. 

Located within C3L, you will have access to an internationally prominent research lab in learning analytics. Its high-quality research culture, infrastructure and output provide an environment of research excellence that helps create opportunities for innovation, invention, mentoring and collegiality. 

C3L offers a strong team environment with a mix of interdisciplinary researchers with expertise in computer science, education, psychology, data science and engineering. This environment includes an excellent mix of senior and early career researchers to provide strong support and mentorship. C3L has demonstrated expertise in a range of methodological approaches at the intersection of learning analytics, technology and learning sciences, and is home to 7 of the top 12 cited scholars in learning analytics.

Further information: https://unisa.edu.au/research/degrees/developing-learner-profile-univers...


Call for International Collaborative Writing Group Leaders 2023
6 February

The International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSoTL) is hosting their 2023 annual conference in Utrecht, The Netherlands (8-11th November). Prior to the start of the main conference the International Collaborative Writing Groups will meet from the 5-7th November. These groups work to produce an academic article aligned with the theme “context matters”.

This year the ICWGS will be led by Barbara Kensington-Miller (New Zealand), Andrea Webb (Canada) and Earle Abrahamson (UK).
ISSoTL has just released the call for group leaders for approximately 5-7 writing groups.

If you would like to lead one of these international writing groups, which bring together academics (faculty, staff and students and those new to SoTL) please complete the application form by the 6th February. (see website link below for more information)

If you are interested in being a participant in one of the ICWGs, there will be a call in late February.

Further information: https://issotl.com/2023/01/16/call-for-international-collaborative-writi...


2023 IPUTL Symposium Proposal Deadline Extension: Feb. 13
Proposals due Feb. 13. Event is May 28-30.

The International Perspectives on University Teaching and Learning Symposium is May 28-30, 2023, at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, Florida, U.S. Proposals for conversation starter essays, pre-conference workshops, concurrent sessions and the special edition of Wiley Publishing’s journal “New Directions for Teaching and Learning” should be submitted to the symposium website by February 13. Early-bird registration is $700 until March 1, after which it increases to $750. Registrants are offered a discounted resort rate and park tickets. To submit a proposal and register for the symposium, visit www.auburn.edu/international/iputl. For questions or to be added to the e-newsletter contact list, email iputl@auburn.edu

Further information: https://www.auburn.edu/academic/international/iputl/index.php


Seeking a Dean of Education at prestigious LUMS University in Pakistan

LUMS 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.

Applications consisting of a full academic CV accompanied by a brief covering letter (2 to 4 pages) addressing the criteria in the Candidate Pack should be sent to Shehrazade Zafar Arif on shehrazade.zafar@society-search.com

Further information: https://soe.lums.edu.pk/node/13714


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.