HERDSA Notices 26 May 2021

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* HERDSA 2021 - Program now available
* HERDSA Webinar: Academic Integrity in Online Assessment
* HERDSA Webinar series 2021
* TATAL (Talking About Teaching And Learning)
* Job Opportunity: Lead Educational Advisor - Learning Futures – Western Sydney University
* Job Opportunity: Lecturer Learning Futures - Deakin University
* Call for Paper Proposals for a Special Issue on 'Pedagogies of Belonging in an Anxious World'
* Research on career support for students with disability – request for assistance with data collection
* New online first articles in Higher Education Research and Development

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HERDSA 2021 - Program now available

The HERDSA 2021 Annual Conference program is now available: https://conference.herdsa.org.au/2021/program/.
Register today to join us for the conference in Brisbane from 7—10 July 2021: https://conference.herdsa.org.au/2021/registration/.

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


HERDSA Webinar: Academic Integrity in Online Assessment
10 June 2021 11:00 am AWST/ 1:00pm AEST

Join the HERDSA WA Branch to hear from Dr Melissa Merchant, Dr Shannon Johnston, and Associate Professor Michelle Picard about academic integrity in online assessment. They will provide strategies and exemplars for preparing and supporting students and staff for online assessment that remains robust.

This free event is part of the HERDSA Webinar Series. See the website to register and for upcoming webinars as well.

Further information: https://www.herdsa.org.au/content/herdsa-webinar-series


HERDSA Webinar series 2021
June 18th 1-2pm AEST
Topic: An editor’s guide to publishing in HERD

Higher Education Research and Development (HERD) is a highly ranked international journal that publishes scholarly articles that make a significant and original contribution to the theory, practice or research of higher education. If you have ever wondered about what processes are used to select and publish articles in HERD, or if you would like to find out how you can become a reviewer in a higher education journal, then this is the workshop for you!

Please find all information on the HERDSA website at https://www.herdsa.org.au/content/herdsa-webinar-series. This is a free webinar and details for viewing are on the website.

Further information: https://www.herdsa.org.au/content/herdsa-webinar-series


TATAL (Talking About Teaching And Learning)
21st June - Workshop Registration closes, 23rd June- TATAL Online commences, 7th July- TATAL Workshop, 9th July -TATAL Breakfast

What is TATAL?
TATAL provides academic teachers with space and a place to reflect collaboratively on their teaching and their students’ learning. This is the 10th HERDSA conference TATAL with many groups formed at these pre-conference events still meeting regularly. Fourteen TATALers have now become HERDSA Fellows.

● HERDSA conference attendees:
If you are attending the HERDSA conference, workshop registration is completed during the conference registration process: https://conference.herdsa.org.au/2021/registration/

● Standalone workshop
If you are interested in the TATAL pre-conference workshop AS A STANDALONE WORKSHOP (i.e. if you are unable to attend the HERDSA conference but are able to attend the workshop in person), please complete this expression of interest form: http://bit.ly/TATAL-EOI. Further information regarding the standalone registration will be communicated to you in due course.

There is a maximum of 30 participants, so register early. Registration closes 21st June

For further information contact Mary-Ann Shuker m.shuker@griffith.edu.au or Nicole Reinke nbreinke@hotmail.com

Further information: See here for a video introduction to TATAL: https://youtu.be/-chNtaUqZ2s


Job Opportunity: Lead Educational Advisor - Learning Futures – Western Sydney University
Closing Date: 8:30pm on Thursday 3 June 2021

The Office of the PVC Learning Futures is seeking to appoint a Lead, Educational Advisor to provide leadership and management to our team of Educational Advisors. This is the key team for curriculum design and delivery, and the appointee will be expected to work closely with the Head of Teaching and Curriculum on delivering operational and strategic projects.

Full-time, Ongoing Position, Penrith Campus
HEW Level 9 $139,890 to $149,392 p.a. (comprising Salary of $118,209 to $126,238 p.a., plus Superannuation and Leave Loading)

Working at Western Sydney University means you will be part of an organisation that is ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide and is a research leader – with 80% of the University’s research being at or above world standard. We understand the key to your success is unlocking your true potential – just as we do with our students.

Our 3,500 staff members work together to enable a dynamic, inclusive and innovative culture that is distinctly research-driven and student-centred. The University is deeply embedded in the community and the region we serve, which is Australia’s fastest growing economy and one of the most culturally diverse areas in Australia.

This senior position will work with their team to plan, manage and participate in an effective program of curriculum and teaching renewal across the institution. The successful applicant will apply expert knowledge of higher education teaching, learning and course/unit development to build creative, research-based solutions to deliver these KPI’s. The role will also contribute to the professional learning activities that support staff in implementing polices in curriculum, teaching and assessment.

If this sounds like the opportunity you are looking for, please apply ensuring that you clearly address each selection criteria. The University conducts its business across multiple campuses and this position is required to travel to and work from multiple campuses as required.

Position Enquiries: Please contact Associate Professor Jo-Anne Chuck via email at j.chuck@westernsydney.edu.au

Closing Date: 8:30pm on Thursday 3 June 2021 Interview Date: 11 June 2021

For more information about this position and how to apply visit:

Further information: https://uws.nga.net.au/cp/index.cfm?event=jobs.listJobs


Job Opportunity: Lecturer Learning Futures - Deakin University
Closes 6 June 2021

Deakin Learning Futures collaborates with faculty teaching and support teams to continually enhance courses and build capacity for teaching and learning.

The Lecturer, Learning Futures will support and provide advice to academic staff on teaching and learning matters within the Faculty of Business and Law. Working collaboratively as a team member, the appointee will: provide specialist hands-on support for curriculum and learning design in Blended and Cloud-based courses; produce teaching and learning resources; undertake research; and promote scholarship of teaching, learning and assessment in higher education.

The first role - Lecturer, Learning Futures provides specialist expertise and professional development activities in the areas of curriculum development, learning design and assessment. Applying effective teamwork skills and collaboration, the appointee will report directly to the Manager, Business and Law Team, Deakin Learning Futures.

Second role - Lecturer, Learning Futures is part of the new Deakin Design 2021 Project, our strategic educational transformation initiative. The Deakin Design project addresses the university goal and associated step change project, to embrace premium digital assessment for authentic digital learning.

• Burwood Campus
• 2x Fixed-term positions till 23 December 2021
• Level B $99,346 + 17% Superannuation

For a copy of the position description, please see: https://careers.pageuppeople.com/949/cw/en/job/510726/2-x-lecturer-learn...

Please submit your resume, a short cover letter and responses to the Key Selection Criteria. For a confidential discussion regarding this position, please contact Associate Professor Harsh Suri, Business and Law Learning Futures Team Manager on harsh.suri@deakin.edu.au

Further information: https://careers.pageuppeople.com/949/cw/en/job/510726/2-x-lecturer-learn...


Call for Paper Proposals for a Special Issue on 'Pedagogies of Belonging in an Anxious World'
Proposals due: 23 July 2021

The Journal of University Learning and Teaching Practice (JUTLP) invites proposals for a Special Issue on Pedagogies of Belonging in an Anxious World to be published in July, 2022. The aim of this special issue is to enable critical examination, elicit important insights, and together, develop a more nuanced understanding of belonging in the higher education context. We invite authors to engage with the ways we design learning experiences and curricula that enable students to thrive in a supercomplex, uncertain and increasingly anxious world (Barnett, 2012, 2015). The issue will survey a range of themes and sub-themes and will solicit conceptual papers, papers with an educational practice or pedagogical thrust, and those which involve empirical research.

Proposals should include:
• Title
• Author/s: title, name, position, affiliation, email address
• Abstract, no more than 250 words
• Type of paper (eg. conceptual, practice-based case study or research paper)
• Proposed structure of the paper with section headings and sub-headings

Guest Editorial Team: Dr Nona Press, Dr Alisa Percy, Dr Martin Andrew, Dr Vikki Pollard, Emeritus Professor Ronald Barnett.

To inquire about this Special Issue, or to submit a proposal, please email Dr Nona Press [nona.press@qut.edu.au]

Barnett, R. (2012). Learning for an unknown future. Higher Education Research & Development, 31, 65-77. doi:10.1080/07294360.2012.642841
Barnett, R. (2015). Thinking and rethinking the university in the selected works of Ronald Barnett. Milton Park, UK: Routledge.

Further information: Full details available on the JUTLP website: https://ro.uow.edu.au/jutlp/latestnews.html#SI4


Research on career support for students with disability – request for assistance with data collection

The National Careers Institute has funded a project to investigate best practice career support for students with disability with the aim of establishing the first dedicated national Career Development Learning Hub for students with disability. This study has been approved by the Human Research Ethics Committee at Curtin University (HRE2021-0219) and is commencing data collection. 

We are seeking input from those who work in the field of disability support/careers. Interested? Take our short survey and find out more about this exciting project.

We are also interested in hearing from students of university, TAFE or VET who identify as having disability as well as their parents/carers. Please feel free to send them this invitation to participate.

Thank you for supporting this project.

Olivia Groves, on behalf of the research team
National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education, Curtin University

Further information: https://www.ncsehe.edu.au/national-career-development-learning-hub-stude...


New online first articles in Higher Education Research and Development

Working at a cultural interface: co-creating Aboriginal health curriculum for health professions, Robyn Delbridge, Loretta Garvey, Jessica L. Mackelprang, Nicole Cassar, Emily Ward-Pahl, Mikaela Egan & Anne Williams, https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/07294360.2021.1927999

Decolonising the indigenised curricula: preparing Australian graduates for a workplace and world in flux, Jonathan Bullen & Helen Flavell, https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2021.1927998

Investigating how students approach learning using generalizability theory, Scott Lightburn, Oleg N. Medvedev, Marcus A. Henning & Yan Chen, https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2021.1928002