HERDSA Notices 29 May 2024

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* HERDSA Webinar Series - Understanding Australian higher education: the private sector
* Developing a Signature Regional Pedagogy: A Caring HyFlex Model
* TELAS Reviewer Certification workshops
* Share Your Experience & Help Shape the Future
* Australian National Teaching / Education-Focused Academic Network event
* Instructional Skills Workshop Opportunity
* Guide to Developing Teaching Awards in Higher Education
* New online first articles in Higher Education Research and Development

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HERDSA Webinar Series - Understanding Australian higher education: the private sector
13th June 2024 12.00 - 1.00pm AEST

Join us for a coffee catch-up where we delve into the world of private higher education in Australia! Did you know that 10% of Australian higher ed students choose private Institutes, and these 134 teaching-focused Institutes consistently score higher in student satisfaction than public universities? Find out what makes private HE unique, what it's like to work in this sector, and more. This session aims to increase awareness of the diverse landscape of Australian higher education and explore the distinctive aspects of the private sector.

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

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Developing a Signature Regional Pedagogy: A Caring HyFlex Model
Thu 27th Jun 2024, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm AEST

The next HERDSA Special Interest Group: Online Engagement in Higher Education is pleased to present our next event - Development of a Signature Regional Pedagogy: A Caring HyFlex Model.

This event will explore care as an intentional strategy, highlighting the significance of interpersonal connections throughout the teaching and learning process. This innovative approach places human interaction above technology in courses, effectively surmounting geographical obstacles and presenting a novel method for course delivery. Register now.

Further information: https://events.humanitix.com/developing-a-signature-regional-pedagogy-a-...

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TELAS Reviewer Certification workshops
June 6/7

The Technology Enhanced Learning Accreditation Standards (TELAS) are a set of internationally benchmarked standards designed to assess the quality of online learning, particularly in relation to the tertiary sector. They provide institutions with the means to assess and evaluate the affordances of their online learning environments and thereby guide quality enhancements. For more information about TELAS visit our website.

Our workshop supports your knowledge of the standards and is the first step to being a certified TELAS reviewer. No matter what your role is at your institution, you will find these workshops informative and interactive

There are two upcoming workshops to choose from (each one split across two half days online);
Workshop 1 – Online (in Zoom) June 6 and 7 (10am – 1.30pm)
Workshop 2 – Online (in Zoom) August 1 and 2 (10am – 1.30pm)

For fees and registration, https://www.telas.edu.au/becoming-a-reviewer/workshops/

Any questions feel free to email TELAS Admin. admin@telas.edu.au

Further information: admin@telas.edu.au

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Share Your Experience & Help Shape the Future
9 June 2024

Calling all PhD students and graduates! We invite you to share your experience and thoughts on your PhD journey and professional career via a quick online survey. Your voice will help identify trends, challenges, and areas of improvement, informing decisions that impact PhD graduates' employability, including your own. Your input will help us better understand how to prepare PhD students for the world of work. The survey takes approximately 15 minutes to complete and is completely voluntary and anonymous.

TAKE THE SURVEY NOW!

Thank you for your valuable contribution.

Further information: https://eaecu.au1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cAduSq31VVgLl7o

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Australian National Teaching / Education-Focused Academic Network event
19th June 2024 at 1pm AEST

Are you a teaching/education-focused academic in Australia? Do you support, sponsor, or enable EF/TF academics? If so, join us for the launch of the Australian National Teaching / Education-Focused Academic Network.

Event 1: Free and online on 19th June 2024 at 1pm AEST

It will start with an inspiring discussion with Professor Kerri-Lee Krause, a tireless advocate for student engagement, first-year experience, equity and inclusion, and educational policy across the Australian tertiary sector. She will join us to discuss learner-centred leadership for education and teaching-focused academics at all academic levels and set the stage for you to co-create the aims and values of this network.

Register here:https://forms.office.com/pages/responsepage.aspx?id=pM_2PxXn20i44Qhnufn7...

Further information: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/14440884/

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Instructional Skills Workshop Opportunity
July 22-25, 2024

Dear Colleagues,

Are you interested in refining your teaching in a small setting with feedback from peers? If so, you will want to join the Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) program. Over four days, through an experiential learning-centered instructional program, you will engage with asynchronous lessons then come together synchronously to teach a 10-minute mini-lesson to peer colleagues.

The program is designed to expand your reflective practice, enhance your teaching, and develop your feedback skills. The underlying principles of the workshop are participatory learning, diversity of learning, adult learning, and the building of learning communities in classrooms. A handbook of resources is provided to augment the workshop. Upon completion, you receive a certificate that is recognized internationally at prestigious institutions and organizations.

Since 1979, the ISW has been supporting post secondary educators in enhancing their teaching in a respectful learning environment. Your facilitators have over 16 years experience as ISW facilitators and trainers (training other facilitators) and are skilled at creating a learning environment that is supportive and engaging.

Each offering of the ISW is available to 10 individuals. You can be at any stage in your career to benefit from this program. Admittance into the program will be on a first come basis. If you register and the program is full, you will be notified that you are on a waitlist.

The time frame for the program has been set so that most in different time zones can take part in this program.

If interested, please go to the following url to find out more and to register, or forward to colleagues at your institution: https://iteachhe.com/iteach-instructional-skills-workshop-isw/

Regards,
Cynthia

Further information: director@iteachhe.com

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Guide to Developing Teaching Awards in Higher Education

Dear Colleagues,

I am happy to introduce you to the "Guide to Developing Teaching Awards in Higher Education," a resource designed to elevate and celebrate the outstanding work of educators in post secondary education.

In the realm of academia, recognizing exceptional teaching is paramount, and this guide is your key to not only acknowledging excellence but also fostering a culture of continuous improvement and innovation in higher education.

This guide will be useful for you but also valuable for all academic units on your campus. Feel free to forward this email to all instructors and administrators on your campus, including graduate students, postdocs, adjuncts, and sessionals, so that they can take advantage of the guide and series of emails. If you are an educational developer and do not want to sign up for the follow up emails, please let me know and I will send you the guide for your own use.

Sign up to receive the "Guide to Developing Teaching Awards" and follow-up emails to embark on a journey towards excellence and inspiration.

To receive this free guide, please go https://iteachhe.com/guide-to-developing-teaching-awards-in-higher-educa...

Regards,
Cynthia
Director, ITeach: Certification in Higher Ed Inc. iteachhe.com

Further information: director@iteachhe.com

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New online first articles in Higher Education Research and Development

Co-authorship between doctoral students and supervisors: motivations, reservations, and challenges, Jiayu Wang, Cassi Liardét, Juliet Lum & Mehdi Riazi, https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2024.2354253

A systematic review of research on early career academics’ identity in neoliberal higher education from 2008 to 2022, Luyao Elva Zhang & Yang Frank Gong, https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2024.2354288

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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.