HERDSA: Conference - Improving the Quality of Teaching for
Wed, 6 May 1998 11:54:23 +1000 (EST)
Carol Davis from the Queensland branch posts this message:
I would like to invite you to the HERDSA Qld Conference at the Sunshine Coast University College 20-21 June 1998. There is information below and I hope to see you all on our sunny campus!
Please forward this information to other email lists that you think may be interested in this conference.
HERDSA QUEENSLAND CONFERENCE
Improving the Quality of Teaching For Learning
Sunshine Coast University College
Sippy Downs, Queensland
20-21 June 1998
HERDSA QLD Group wishes to acknowledge sponsorship of this conference by
SUNSHINE COAST UNIVERSITY COLLEGE
The biennial conference of the HERDSA Queensland Branch will be held at Sunshine Coast University College at Sippy Downs (near Buderim) on Saturday and Sunday 20-21 June 1998. The major themes of the conference include
* improving the quality of teaching for learning in higher education
* evaluation to improve teaching and learning
* language and literacy, learning assistance programs
* learning and technology
* secondary - tertiary interface
There will be plenary or keynote presentations and parallel sessions incorporating papers, discussion groups and workshops (25 or 50 minutes) in each theme. Posters will be set up on the first morning and a poster session will be allocated in the program. You are invited to submit an abstract in any of these categories indicating your chosen theme.
* Submission of Abstract 22 May 1998
* Submission of Paper for Peer Review (Submit at the conference) 20 June 1998
* Notification of Acceptance of Contributions to the Conference and payment
by 29 May 1998
* Submission of Revised Papers and Abstract 5 Oct 1998
* Proceedings Publication December 1998
* Associate Professor Tom Angelo University of Miami USA The 1998 National HERDSA Scholar is Assoc Prof Tom Angelo, Educational and Psychological Studies and Coordinator of the Higher Education program at University of Miami (FL). He will be the keynote speaker for the overall conference theme of Improving the Quality of Teaching For Learning. Further information about the 1998 HERDSA Scholar tour can be found at:
* Professor John Bain
Education, Griffith University
Professor John Bain has been Deputy Dean, Teaching and Learning in the Faculty of Education at Griffith University for the last few years. He has strong interests in teaching, learning and cognition. He is presently leading an ARC funded project investigating 'good practice' in university teaching and he has been involved with a number of CAUT/CUTSD projects.
* Professor Ian Lowe
Science, Griffith University
Ian Lowe is Professor of Science, Technology and Society at Griffith University. He principally researches the way policy decisions influence use of science and technology, especially in the fields of energy and environment. He has been involved in a wide range of government advisory bodies and is active in numerous professional and community groups.
The venue is the Sunshine Coast University College, Stringybark Road and Sippy Downs Drive, Sippy Downs (near Buderim). The conference offers you the opportunity to visit Australia's newest University and experience our innovative architecture. You will need to book your own accommodation if required. Maps and information are available from the Conference Organisers. The Mooloolaba area is suggested as it is right on the beach with numerous options for eating.
HERDSA Queensland Branch
HERDSA (The Higher Education Research and Development Society of
Australasia) is a professional association for those dedicated to improving the quality of teaching and learning in higher education. The Queensland Branch was formed in 1991 to undertake initiatives of special relevance in Queensland including:
* to encourage and promote quality teaching and learning in higher education
* to provide a forum for the exchange of information on higher education
* to develop and publish material for higher education teachers.
A ONE A4 PAGE camera-ready abstract should be submitted with the following
* 10 point Times New Roman font
* Title (bolded) and Authors, centred (Contact details, including email
address, on bottom of the page, if required.)
* margins left 3 cm all others 2 cm
* all diagrams etc must be contained on the one page with the requested
Papers submitted at the conference for the Proceedings will be peer-reviewed. Appropriately revised papers will be accepted for publication (December 98). It is envisaged that the publication will meet the requirements of the DEETYA category: E1 Published Conference Papers and will be available internationally.
Format requirements for submission at conference: 2500 words; max 10 pages including diagrams; 50-100 word biography; hard copy and electronic version required (with details of software versions). Format details for the final version will be sent to authors with review comments.
(paper, poster, discussion, workshop)
Conference Theme (for presentation):
Early-bird (before 29 May) $150
Members (weekend) $150
Day Registration $100
Students (weekend) $ 75
Please make cheques payable to Sunshine Coast University College.
Registration includes lunch and coffee breaks. Dinner is not included but a
social function will be under $25.
Credit Card payment option:
Card No: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Cards accepted (please circle): Mastercard Bankcard VISA
Name on card:
Amount: Expiry Date:
Please send registration and payment by 29 May 1998 to:
Dr Carol Davis
Sunshine Coast University College
Locked Bag #4
Maroochydore South DC Q 4558
fax 07 54 30 1231