HERDSA Notices 7 October 2020

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* HERDSA 2021 website now live!
* HERDSA webinar series (October)
* HERDSA-TERNZ Research Medal - Extended Deadline for Nominations
* International Journal for Academic Development - Call for Proposals Special Issue
* Attention: Staff who support regional students
* EAA and NAFSA launch Guide to Practitioner Research in International Education
* New online first articles in Higher Education Research and Development

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HERDSA 2021 website now live!

The HERDSA 2021 Annual Conference website is now live! Make sure you visit the site to find out the latest information on the 2021 conference, which will be held at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre from 7-10 July 2021. Registration for the conference will open on Tuesday 10 November 2020.

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


HERDSA webinar series (October)
Thursday 8th October (1pm AEST)

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 October, HERDSA QLD branch is hosting a webinar by Adrian Stagg titled
"Supporting Learning and Teaching Transformation with Open Education Practice"
Thursday, October 8th, 1 pm AEST

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

Further information: Sara Hammer Sara.Hammer@usq.edu.au

Upcoming webinars
12th November – Helen Sword (NZ)
10th December – Sustainability (TBC) Julia Choate, Vic
28th January 2021 Panel discussion (seven Universities share experiences of online learning, teaching and assessment during Covid-19), Anna Kwan Hong Kong


HERDSA-TERNZ Research Medal - Extended Deadline for Nominations
Nominations due 20 October 2020

The HERDSA New Zealand committee invites you to nominate a team or individual who has contributed outstandingly to tertiary education research in New Zealand. This includes tertiary education research itself and/or service to tertiary education research. While nominations have to be made by HERDSA members, eligible nominees are HERDSA members, academic developers, and/or active researchers in the field of tertiary education research. It is not possible to self-nominate.

Further details regarding the award and nominations are available on the following website:https://herdsa.org.nz/?page_id=72.

Further information: julie.timmermans@otago.ac.nz


International Journal for Academic Development - Call for Proposals Special Issue
February1, 2021

International Journal for Academic Development - CALL FOR PROPOSALS | Special Issue (to be published in 2022)

Academic Development in Times of Crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged academic developers to respond creatively to novel and evolving conditions that put extraordinary stresses on individuals, communities, institutions, and the higher education sector. Yet this is not the first time – nor will it be the last – academic development has confronted profound uncertainty related to the purposes, practices, and contexts of our work.

This special issue invites research, theory, and reflection on academic development in times of crisis.
We define crisis broadly to allow for both local and global issues, and to consider crises that may relate to public health, economic, political, social, climate, institutional, personal, ethical, or any other factors that disrupt the status quo in significant ways. Crises are crossroads that challenge existing systems and compel us to reconsider our assumptions; crises often present existential threats, and they might also be opportunities for positive change.

To understand how IJAD defines academic development, authors should read former editor Kathryn Sutherland’s 2018 essay on ‘Holistic academic development’ (IJAD 23:4) and also should consult IJAD’s statement on the aims and scope of the journal.
We are open to traditional -- and to novel -- approaches and genres for researching, analyzing, and representing academic development in times of crisis. This special issue is an opportunity to revisit not only what we do but also how and why we do it, including how our practice is shaped by specific contexts and circumstances that are often beyond our immediate control.

We encourage scholarly and creative submissions that offer insights, methodologies, and practices that are firmly grounded in a particular context and crisis but that also have implications for academic development more broadly.

You may submit a full-length scholarly article (up to 6000 words), a reflection on practice (1500 words), a reflection on research (1500 words), or a book review (1500 words). If you have questions about creative genres, please consult an IJAD editor. More details about paper types are on the IJAD website. We require full manuscripts to be submitted by 1 June 2021 in order to be reviewed and revised for publication in 2022.

We encourage submission of a 500 word proposal by 1 February 2021 outlining your proposed submission (emphasizing how it relates to the special issue’s topic, the literature upon which you will draw, and your intended genre). Proposals are strongly encouraged for creative genres. The editorial team will provide brief feedback as an indication of the extent to which your proposed paper may fit the parameters of the special issue and you may then submit the full manuscript by 1 June 2021.

Authors are welcome to submit full manuscripts without first receiving feedback through the proposals process. All manuscripts will go through IJAD’s normal double-blind review process once they are submitted. As with regular IJAD articles, we have no prescribed methodologies and invite you to find creative ways to write about these themes.

Proposals due 1 February 2021 | Manuscripts due 1 June 2021 | Anticipated publication June 2022

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere. A guide for authors, Word template, and other relevant information can be found on IJAD’s homepage: www.tandfonline.com/ijad.

Proposals and manuscripts must be submitted online via IJAD’s ScholarOne site: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ijad

For inquiries about this Special Issue, please contact Henk Huijser, h.huijser@qut.edu.au.


Attention: Staff who support regional students

This is a call to any staff who are in any kind of role which provides support to regional students (in HE but also in senior secondary schools).

If this is you, I would like to invite you to contribute your perspectives as part of my 2020 Equity Fellowship project, entitled "'You going to uni?': Exploring how regional people navigate into and through higher education(funded by National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education, Curtin University)

Participation involves a short anonymous survey (10-15 mins), or if you prefer an interview (phone or similar) that will be around 30-40 mins.

I'd LOVE to hear your experiences and perspectives.

Link to the HE staff information: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Info_StaffRegUni

For senior secondary school staff, link to information is: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Info_SchoolSTAFF

Further information: janined@uow.edu.au


EAA and NAFSA launch Guide to Practitioner Research in International Education

IEAA and NAFSA: Association of International Educators (USA) have jointly produced a Guide to Practitioner Research in International Education.

The guide is intended for anyone working in international education who is interested in conducting research and/or systematically reflecting on practice and sharing the insights to benefit others.

The guide focuses on opportunities to combine research with professional practice in the international education sector. It addresses:

- Varieties of Practitioner Research
- Resourcing Practitioner Research
- Ethical Issues in Practitioner Research, and;
- Dissemination

The guide was launched on Wednesday, 30 September.

‘It is great to see our two associations working together to enhance the internationalisation of education, we hope to continue to work closely with NAFSA and our other sister associations on a number of priorities in the face of a very challenging time for our sector’
- Janelle Chapman, Incoming IEAA President.


New online first articles in Higher Education Research and Development

From learner to teacher: (re)training graduate teaching assistants’ teaching approaches and developing self-efficacy for and interest in teaching, Alex Shum, Peter Lau & Luke Fryer, https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2020.1818063

Early career researchers’ perceptions of the benefits and challenges of sharing research with academic and non-academic end-users, Margaret Merga & Shannon Mason, https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2020.1815662

Toward a ‘new normal’ with e-learning in Vietnamese higher education during the post COVID-19 pandemic, Hiep-Hung Pham & Tien-Thi-Hanh Ho, https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2020.1823945

Students matter: the role of doctoral students in university–industry collaborations, Patrícia Santos, Luísa Veloso & Paula Urze, https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2020.1814702

International education in New Zealand: contemplating a new dawn following COVID-19’s darkest night, Chris Beard, https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2020.1825344

Economic ramifications of the COVID-19 pandemic for higher education: a circuit breaker in Australian universities’ business model? John Ross, https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2020.1825350