[HERDSA]: News on Wed 21 April 2010
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Wed Apr 21 17:25:40 EST 2010
Dear List Members
This week we have
Reminder about the HERDSA 2010 Conference
Podcast of HERDSA SA Event
Forthcoming Writing Workshops in Melbourne
Positions vacant in Christchurch and Adelaide
AUQA appointment of Audit Director
1) Reminder: HERDSA 2010 conference
The HERDSA 2010 conference on Reshaping Higher Education promises to be an
exciting, high quality event. Keynote and invited addresses and a plenary
session from the Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) complement
almost 200 papers, showcases, workshops and posters accepted for
presentation from delegates. Leading higher education researchers will join
leading educators for 4 days of discussion, debate, dialogue and
development. The conference venue, the Hilton on the Park Hotel in downtown
Melbourne, is a beautiful venue and has stunning views of the Melbourne
Cricket Ground (or as we call it here, 'The G'). Conference entertainment
includes dinner at the famous Etihad Stadium (formerly 'The Telstra Dome'),
overlooking the modern Docklands Precinct. Even the music will impress -
there is piano bar background entertainment for the Welcome Reception and
compulsory conference dinner dancing to the aptly named, 'Hip Cats' band
(I'm joking about the compulsory bit). Don't miss out on the early bird
registration, closing 3 May 2010:
Look forward to seeing you all there.
HERDSA 2010 Conference Convenor
2) Podcast of HERDSA SA Event available
The presentation by Associate Professor Aziz on the topic 'From classroom to
Prime Minister's Award' was really well received last week. I managed to
have it videotaped and a podcast of the event can be found at our HERDSA SA
Colleagues from the three South Australian universities who attended the
presentation made the following comments:
A very interesting and helpful session. Hearing the benefits of going
through the award process, (promotion/ critical reflection) beyond just the
award was great.
The presentation was very focused and extremely well delivered. THANK YOU!
This lecture cemented ideas but also introduced new ones.
A very worthwhile session
As being new in the Learning and Teaching area - I found this very useful.
Thank you very much.
Gave us insight about how and what he has done in achieving these awards.
If there are any problems accessing the site - please let me know.
>From Dale Wache HERDSA SA Branch Convenor Dale.Wache at unisa.edu.au
3) Forthcoming Writing Workshops in Melbourne
In May 2010, the Teaching and Learning Unit in the Faculty of Business and
Economics at the University of Melbourne will host a MasterClass presented
by Lotte Rienecker (Director, Writing Centre) and Peter Stray Jorgensen
(Senior Writing Consultatnt) of the University of Copenhagen.
Date, Time, Location, Fee
How to Support Academic Writing at Universities, Tuesday 18 May, 11:00-2:00,
Designing Theses and Research Papers, Thursday 20 May, 11:00-2:00, The Spot
Formative Feedback on PhD Drafts, Friday 21 May, 11:30-2:30, The Spot
613-614 , $30
Please note that the TLU is asking a small registration fee to cover the
cost of materials and catering.
To register for one or more of these workshops, please contact Jenny Pesina
jpesina at unimelb.edu.au
4) FORTHCOMING CONFERENCES (5)
4.1 The University of New South Wales, in collaboration with the University
of Sydney, is pleased to be hosting the 3rd Biennial Threshold Concepts
Symposium in Sydney, Australia on July 1 - 2, 2010.
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATIONS have been extended, and will now be closing on
Friday, 30 April 2010! So there is still time to get the "early bird" rate.
The theme of the conference is "exploring transformative dimensions of
threshold concepts" across one or more of the following dimensions:
We are very pleased to announce our keynote and featured speakers:
Professor David Perkins
Harvard Graduate School of Education
Professor Ray Land
University of Strathclyde
Professor Erik Meyer
University of Durham
Dr Mick Flannigan
University College London
Sponsorship opportunities can be found at:
We look forward to welcoming you to the 2010 Threshold Concepts Symposium in
Please do forward this information to any colleagues, organisations, and
mailing lists who may find it of interest.
General enquiries to thresholdconcepts2010 at unsw.edu.au
4.2 ePortfolios Australia Conference 2010 Update - Call for papers
The ePortfolios Australia Conference 2010
<http://www.flexiblelearning.net.au/content/e-portfolios-australia> , being
held in Melbourne from 3-4 November, will bring together national and
international educators and thought leaders to showcase current e-portfolio
practices and the ways e-portfolios
learners to transition between education and training, employment and
industry areas. Themed Widening participation - engaging the learner, the
conference will be one of the first cross sectoral e-portfolio events in
Australia with presenters and delegates from vocational education and
training (VET), higher education (HE) and adult and community education
Educators and organisations engaging with e-portfolios are invited to submit
abstracts for full papers, reports, case studies and posters.
Abstract submissions close 4 June, and should relate to one or more of the
key government educational initiatives
responsive learning and assessment practices
career pathways and lifelong learning
implementing e-portfolios: successes and sustainability.
For full information on submission requirements and due dates, visit:
http://flexiblelearning.net.au/e-portfoliosaustralia All enquires about the
submission process to: studenteportfolio at qut.edu.au
The ePortfolios Australia Conference 2010 follows the success of the VET
E-portfolios Showcase 09
<http://www.flexiblelearning.net.au/content/e-portfolios-showcase> , hosted
by the Australian Flexible Learning Framework (Framework
<http://www.flexiblelearning.net.au/content/e-portfolios-4> ); and past
Australian ePortfolio Symposia
<http://www.eportfoliopractice.qut.edu.au/symposium2/> , funded by the
Australian Learning & Teaching Council (ALTC).
Organisations supporting the ePortfolios Australia Conference 2010 also
include Queensland University of Technology; Curtin University of
Technology; Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations
(DEEWR); Australian Learning & Teaching Council, and Association for
Authentic, Experiential and Evidence-Based Learning (AAEEBL).
Following on from EAC2010 is:
Graduate Capabilites - Mapping, Assessing and Evaluating Achievement
A day associated with ALTC Graduate Employability-related Fellowship and
Friday 5 November 2010 - Angliss Conference Centre, Melbourne
Contact Professor Beverley Oliver at b.oliver at curtin.edu.au for more
information or visit: http://tiny.cc/b.oliver
4.3 Call for Papers
Pedagogical Research in Higher Education (PRHE) Conference - Liverpool,
Monday 25th - Tuesday 26th October 2010
This is a gentle reminder that the deadline for abstract submission is
Friday 30 April 2010 for the 3rd Pedagogical Research in Higher Education
(PRHE) Conference taking place in Liverpool on 25th to 26thOctober 2010.
Online abstract submission and further information is available from the
conference website at
Bringing together practitioners and those who are beginning their
pedagogical research with experienced researchers in an open and supportive
environment has been a consistent and much-valued feature of PRHE. As part
of this endeavour, we are delighted to have confirmed the following four
keynote speakers: Professor Randall Bass, Georgetown University, USA;
Professor Mick Healey, University of Gloucestershire, UK; Professor Jan
Meyer, Durham University, UK; and Professor Keith Trigwell, University of
The PRHE10 conference committee is now inviting abstracts for papers from
those who are currently researching learning and teaching in the higher
education context. Abstracts will be considered in the following areas which
relate to the overall theme of research-teaching linkages to enhance student
Active, experiential learning, or enquiry-based learning
Research informed curriculum initiatives
Assessment which encourages student enquiry
Students' perceptions of research teaching linkages
Academics' perceptions of research teaching linkages
Academic developers' perceptions of research teaching linkages
Comparative approaches (i.e. the disciplines, institutions,
Links with employability
This conference follows the ISSOTL Conference 2010, which is also in
Liverpool, UK, from the 19th-22nd October
4.4 Newport NEXUS Conference 2010 - Enhancing Research-Teaching Links in
14-16th June, University of Wales, Newport (UK)
The Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching is pleased to announce
that registration is now open for NEXUS 2010, comprising over 50 papers and
Professor Richard Noss (Teaching and Learning Research Programme)
Professor Brenda Smith (Higher Education Academy)
Heather Symonds (University of the Arts London)
Sir Adrian Webb
Professor Cynthia Weston (McGill University)
A provisional programme and registration form are available from the
conference website at http://celt.newport.ac.uk/nexus. The registration
deadline is Friday 21st May.
4.5 FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PAPERS
19TH ANNUAL MEETING OF THE SOUTHERN AFRICAN ASSOCIATION FOR RESEARCH IN
MATHEMATICS, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION
18 - 21 JANUARY 2011
Mathematics, Science & Technology - Bridge to the future
"Promotion of MSTE through interactive research"
IMPORTANT DATES (Please note: These deadlines cannot be changed)
Submission of full long papers (6000 words) 15 August 2010
Submission of extended abstracts for all other presentation types 15
Review feedback on long papers and abstracts 30 September 2010
Reservation of accommodation in student residence & full payment 30
Submission of ALL final papers and payment of registration by all
presenters 31 October 2010
Final (full) Registration with payment 14 November 2010
SAARMSTE CORRESPONDENCE DETAILS
Please address your SAARMSTE correspondence to:
The Conference Secretariat
North-West University, Mafikeng Campus
Private Bag X2046
Tel: +27 (18) 389 2081/ 2032 / 2451
Fax: +27 (18) 389 2342
Email: saarmste2011 at nwu.ac.za
5) POSITIONS VACANT
Educational Development Manager
Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology (CPIT)
A unique opportunity has arisen at CPIT for a Manager for a new Centre for
Educational Development (CED) - part of the Academic Division which also
includes Academic Evaluation, Library Learning and Information Services /
Education Resource Centre, Foundation, and Research and Technology Transfer.
Working in collaboration with our five Faculties the purpose of CED is to
facilitate the development of high quality, flexible and inclusive learning
experiences, and, of staff to enhance their teaching performance. CED staff
(predominantly educational designers and staff developers) are a group of
proactive, flexible, future focused and outward looking professional
If your leadership skills and management experience align with your passion
and energy to -support staff capability development, manage through teams,
and undertake research into educational design plus teaching and learning -
then ask us more about this key leadership position.
If you are interested in this position further information including the
full position description and information on how to apply can be found on
our website at www.cpit.ac.nz. Alternatively please contact the Human
Resources Division (03) 940 8623 / hr at cpit.ac.nz.
Applications close Friday 30 April 2010
POSITION 2 at University of South Australia
The National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education is seeking an
experienced and dynamic Research Fellow who will contribute to and enhance
the Centre's research program and profile. Your strong research record of
publications and grants will greatly assist you to manage research projects,
including the ALTC-funded 'Designing Socially Inclusive Learning
Environments and Experiences for Higher Education Students' project with
Professors Trevor Gale, Marcia Devlin and Sally Kift, and to design and
carry out high quality independent and collaborative research.
The Centre is funded by the Australian Government Department of Education,
Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) and is hosted by the University
of South Australia. This position will directly assist to engage in the
dissemination of new knowledge and facilitate discussion and debate about
student equity matters.
To be successful in this role you will hold a PhD in a relevant cognate
area, have a demonstrated ability to attract research grants and build
relationships with government, industry and community organisations. An
ability to effectively promote research to a wide audience is essential.
UniSA offers a supportive research environment for you to shape and grow
your research profile.
For further Information, please contact Dr Lalita McHenry on +61 8 8302 1458
or email lalita.mchenry at unisa.edu.au
Applications close: 9.00am Monday 3 May 2010
6) AUQA Appointment
AUQA is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Michael Tomlinson as an
Audit Director with the Agency.
More information about the HERDSA