[Herdsa] [HERDSA]:Extra News 16th Feb 2009
landbeck at ozemail.com.au
Sun Feb 15 06:54:12 EST 2009
Dear List Members
This is an extra posting to announce a new initiative.
HERDSA is pleased to announce a new initiative to support links with eminent
national and international scholars. Details are as follows:
This HERDSA activity is a 2-level visiting scholars scheme aimed at
facilitating the linkage of expertise in higher education research and
development from within and outside Australasia with HERDSA members. The
HERDSA LINKS program provides a space for the exchange of contact details
(Scholars Link) and provides some funding to facilitate access to visiting
scholars (HERDSA Scholars Funding Scheme).
Scholars Link provides a web-based platform for networking, linking and
communicating about local and international scholars. Interested groups are
invited to regularly check information about scholars on the HERDSA web site
for ideas of scholars or facilitators to invite to events they are hosting.
Interested institutions can contact the scholar directly to arrange visits.
Additions to the Scholars Link will be publicised via the HERDSA listserv.
There are 2 types of scholars listings on the website:
HERDSA members, HERDSA branches, and members from ASDUNZ or CADAD are
invited to submit names and contact details of scholars of higher education
research and/or development who are visiting Australasia. Activities or
presentations or possible linkages beyond a face to face activity, such as
webinars, conferences and workshops may also be registered.
The intention is to offer those scholars with a high reputation in
scholarship and research in higher education an opportunity to extend their
influence and standing. Australasian scholars of higher education research
and/or development who are interested in offering seminars or events are
invited to register as Local Scholars. These people may be HERDSA Fellows,
ALTC Fellows, members of the Ako Aotearoa Academy of Tertiary Teaching
Excellence or scholars who wish to indicate that they are prepared to be
contacted or invited to speak about their scholarship. Details of
Australasian scholars and a list of their possible workshops/presentations
will be added to the HERDSA website.
Scholars Link listings will be added to the HERDSA LINKS listings following
approval by the HERDSA Executive Scholar Portfolio Group on the basis of
evidence of scholarship activities (keynotes, workshops, etc), publication
record and CV. It is expected that local scholars using this publicity
mechanism would be HERDSA members or prepared to become HERDSA members prior
to being added to the list
An online form will soon be available from the HERDSA website to submit
details for consideration.
HERDSA Scholars Funding Scheme
The scheme provides opportunities for centres off the scholars' traditional
routes to have access to visiting scholars. It does this by making funds
available to capitalise on an International Scholar visiting Australasia or
a Local Scholar travelling within Australasia. These funds are to be used to
contribute to the additional costs of extending a scholar's tour to regional
centres or areas outside of an initial itinerary, e.g. to extend a
conference keynote speaker's visit past the conference date into a different
region. HERDSA branches will be encouraged to apply for funding to enable a
scholar to extend their visit. Events supported by HERDSA funds would be
open to HERDSA members and others.
In 2009, there is a total budget of $8000 allocated to the HERDSA scholars
funding scheme. There is an expectation that the applying institution will
also contribute towards the scholar's expenses.
Guidelines for allocation of funding
1. HERDSA funds are generally to be used to supplement costs to extend
the travel of a tour. Requests for up to $2000.00 will be considered for any
2. The members of the HERDSA Executive Scholar Portfolio Group (and a
NZ HERDSA executive member in the case where there is no NZ member on the
portfolio team) will decide on funds allocation on the basis of:
a. the Scholar's credibility, publication record, CV and keeping with
the HERDSA ethos of scholarship and research in higher education
b. breadth of activity (possible numbers of participants and the
potential number of HERDSA members participating)
c. the level of funding requested
d. the Scholars itinerary - which cities/ states/ regions/ countries is
the scholar already visiting
e. the amount of funding that has been allocated elsewhere, to ensure
an equal distribution of funds in a calendar year across the regions i.e.
across all Australia and New Zealand
f. equity considerations in terms of access for members in all branches
3. HERDSA will be acknowledged at events facilitated through this
scheme and the HERDSA logo included on any related publicity.
An online form will soon be available from the HERDSA website for
organisations and branches to apply for funding.
Please contact Deanne Gannaway at d.gannaway at uq.edu.au for a copy of the
form for inclusion on Scholars Link lists.
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