HERDSA Notices 5 August 2020

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* HERDSA webinar series (August)
* Expressions of Interest - HERD Associate Editor
* Transforming Assessment webinar 5 Aug 2020 "Adapting to COVID19 by ignoring proctoring..."
* Learning Advisor vacancies. Academic classified at USQ
* New CAULLT leadership webinar
* Seeking exemplars of intensive modes of study from your institution
* New online first articles in Higher Education Research and Development

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HERDSA webinar series (August)
Thursday 13th August (3pm NZST, 1pm AEST & 11am AWST)

HERDSA state Branch chairs have launched a webinar series guided by the theme ‘Supporting and Sustaining a Community of Online Practice in Higher Education'.

For the month of August, HERDSA ACT branch is presenting a panel discussion chaired by Dr Pam Roberts (CSU) with Ass Prof Naomi Dale (University of Canberra), Dr. Debbie Lackerstein (UNSW Canberra), Marie Fisher (ACU), Tess Snowball (ANU).
The title of the presentation is "Viral assessment practices – Tracking the journey of ACT universities in responding to the challenges of the pandemic".

Thursday August 13, 1pm AEST ((3pm NZST & 11am AWST)

Please check out the HERDSA website for webinar registration details and presenter biographies https://www.herdsa.org.au/.

Further information: paroberts@csu.edu.au


Expressions of Interest - HERD Associate Editor

Higher Education Research & Development (HERD) is seeking new Associate Editors (AEs) to work with the editorial team on managing the double-blind peer-review process for submitted papers. The AEs’ core role is to oversee the review process for approximately 8-10 manuscripts per year. This includes choosing, inviting and following up two expert reviewers and on the basis of those independent reviews, making a recommendation to the assigned Co-Editor. The AE term is three years, starting date to be negotiated, and with the possibility of renewing for a second term.

Applying to become an Associate Editor of HERD: To prepare a brief Expression of Interest in becoming an Associate Editor for HERD, please respond to the following selection criteria in a one-page letter and attach a one-page CV outlining your publications and contributions to research in the field of higher education.

Selection criteria for Associate Editors of HERD:

1. A record of publication in the field of Higher Education.
2. A record of reviewing for key journals and conferences in Higher Education.
3. An interest in fostering the field of Higher Education research.
4. Good time management and organisational skills.
5. Editorial experience (desirable but not essential).

Send your application to HERD’s Managing Editor, Emily Giles herd.giles@gmail.com

Further information: HERD’s Managing Editor, Emily Giles herd.giles@gmail.com


Transforming Assessment webinar 5 Aug 2020 "Adapting to COVID19 by ignoring proctoring..."
5 August

Next Transforming Assessment webinar 5 Aug 2020: "Adapting to COVID19 by ignoring proctoring: catalysing alignment of online teaching, learning and assessment".

This session will explore how University of Bergen adapted their assessments under COVID-19 conditions to better align teaching, learning and assessment by building on existing interdisciplinary collaborations.

Further information and registration (free) http://taw.fi/5aug2020


Learning Advisor vacancies. Academic classified at USQ
16 August

Two Learning Advisor (Academic classified) positions are available at USQ. The Learning Advisor will work within the Student Learning and Development team in Library Services, working closely with the College for Indigenous Studies, Education and Research (CISER) employees, including the Indigenous Student Support and Success team and in particular the Coordinating Indigenous Student Support and Success Officer and CISER Leadership. Working closely with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, the Learning Advisor will provide academic and structural advice and support on research techniques, academic writing and referencing and preparation for the successful completion of assessment tasks. This role is not a traditional teaching or course-coordination position.

Further information: USQ Jobs https://usq.nga.net.au/cp/?audiencetypecode=ext


New CAULLT leadership webinar
Thursday 20 August 2020, 1pm AEST

The second CAULLT leadership webinar is titled “Reflecting on higher education leadership during times of change” and led by a panel of experts from Deakin University. They are A/P Chie Adachi (Digital Learning), Prof Margaret Bearman (CRADLE), A/P Marcus O’Donnell (Cloud Learning Futures), A/P Barbie Panther (Teaching Capability) and Darci Taylor (CloudFirst CoDesign).

The five academics are starting an autoethnographic study examining their role as leaders of learning and teaching during this challenging time. In this presentation they will outline the process of collaborative reflection they are undertaking, explore the themes identified through the process and highlight the role of collaborative reflection for those in leadership positions during times of disruption.
Registration: https://www.caullt.edu.au/events/new-caullt-leadership-webinar/

Further information: secretariat@caullt.edu.au


Seeking exemplars of intensive modes of study from your institution

Are you working with intensive modes of learning and teaching and would you like to showcase your work as an exemplar in a HERDSA Guide?

We are developing a HERDSA Guide for publication in 2021 and intend to capture a range of initiatives as exemplars to showcase diversity in discipline, level (postgraduate/undergraduate/TAFE), types of subjects (capstone, lab, first year, final year, WIL units) and programs.

These exemplars will:
• interrogate the unique approaches adopted in relation to learning, teaching and assessment;
• outline the distinctive preparation undertaken by institutions, academics and students; and
• extrapolate lessons learned.

If your intensive mode of teaching and learning has been implemented for a minimum of a full academic year, and if you are interested in profiling your intensive offer, please respond by email to Gayani.Samarawickrema@vu.edu.au by Friday 14th August 2020 and we will contact you directly.

Sally Male, Trish McCluskey, Kaye Cleary & Gayani Samarawickrema

Further information: Gayani.Samarawickrema@vu.edu.au


New online first articles in Higher Education Research and Development

Driving enrolment intention through social media engagement: a study of Vietnamese prospective students, Long Nguyen, Vinh Nhat Lu, Jodie Conduit, Thanh Thi Ngoc Tran & Brett Scholz, https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2020.1798886

Academics’ perceptions and experiences of working with students with mental health problems: insights from across the UK higher education sector, Sara Spear, Yvette Morey & Tommy van Steen, https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2020.1798887

Understanding and expressing academic identity through systematic autoethnography, Kari L. Kumar, https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2020.1799950

Dropping out of master’s degrees: objective predictors and subjective reasons, Nir Rotem, Gad Yair & Elad Shustak, https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2020.1799951

Improving the understanding of written peer feedback through face-to-face peer dialogue: students’ perspective, Marlies Schillings, Herma Roebertsen, Hans Savelberg, Anne van Dijk & Diana Dolmans, https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2020.1798889

Female academics ‘feel less prepared for professorships’: Study attributes women’s feelings of unpreparedness at time of appointment to lack of confidence [reporting the findings of an article published in HERD], https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/female-academics-feel-less-pre...

Would you like to contribute to the editorial process of Higher Education Research & Development? HERD is currently recruiting Associate Editors. Contact Managing Editor, Emily Giles via https://www.herdsa.org.au/higher-education-research-development

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