[HERDSA]:News on Wed 28th April 2010
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Wed Apr 28 15:42:10 EST 2010
Dear List Members
This week we have
Early Bird Registrations for HERDSA 2010 close 3 May (5 days to go).
Forthcoming Conferences (5)
Invitation to the 50th Anniversary Oration of the Australian College
of Educators (QLD Branch)
Announcing a new journal: Journal of Teaching and Learning for
Call for submissions: Journal of University Teaching and Learning
IDP Database of Research on International Education-Updates for
1) HERDSA CONFERENCE 2010 NOTICE
Dear HERDSA 2009 Conference Delegate,
Early Bird registrations closing on 3 May 2010
The Conference Convenor and Organising Committee would like to advise you
that Early Bird registrations for the 32nd Annual HERDSA Conference, to be
held in Melbourne from 6 - 9 July 2010, will be closing on Monday 3 May 2010
at 11.55pm (AEDST).
The conference is shaping up to be a very exciting event. International
keynote and invited addresses and a plenary session from the Australian
Learning and Teaching Council complement the almost 200 papers, showcases,
workshops and posters accepted for presentation from delegates. The
beautiful Hilton on the Park Hotel in downtown Melbourne, where the
conference will be held, has stunning views of the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Conference entertainment includes dinner at the famous Etihad Stadium
overlooking the Docklands Precinct.
For registration details please visit
To view a provisional conference program please visit
For further information regarding HERDSA 2010 please contact Jodi Morgan at
jodi.morgan at deakin.edu.au
Events and Public Relations
Deakin University Melbourne Campus at Burwood Victoria 3125 Australia.
Phone: 03 9244 5435 International: +61 3 9244 5435
Fax: 03 9246 8226 International: +61 3 9246 8226
Email: jodi.morgan at deakin.edu.au
2) FORTHCOMING CONFERENCES (5)
Higher Education Conference 2010
June 8 & 9 Four Seasons Hotel
Early booking rate available until Friday, 14 May 2010
This two day annual conference will provide the premier symposium for the
Higher Education sector to discuss 2010-11 Federal Budget outcomes and how
they compare to the initiatives delineated in the 2009-10 Federal Budget.
Eminent higher education leaders will illustrate their goals for influencing
government's policy and structural directions and outline their strategies
for universities' funding and finance models. The conference will focus on
important issues for higher education in the national interest and will
provide the opportunity for speakers and participants to engage in a
stimulating debate around these themes.
To register or for further information, call 1800 032 577 or visit
HERDSA is endorsing this conference.
We invite you to the 2010 National Student Engagement Forum.
The Forum is to be held at La Trobe University's Bundoora Campus in
Melbourne on Monday 5 July 2010.
Registration and program details are online at http://ausse.acer.edu.au.
Hosted by the Australian Council for Educational Research and La Trobe
University, the 2010 Forum looks at how student engagement data can be used
for improving students' learning, and how evidence from surveys can be used
to enhance practice and quality improvement.
For further information please contact: ausse at acer.edu.au or +61 3 9277
Australasian Survey of Student Engagement
The Informa Higher Education Series presents the 5th Annual
University Governance and Regulations Forum
16th-17th August 2010 Sydney Harbour Marriott at Circular Quay
REGISTRATION AND ENQUIRIES ON-LINE
This page gives full details of the conference. A brochure can be
HERDSA is also endorsing this conference.
Members of HERDSA receive a 10% discount off the registration price
when booking using the registration form which can be downloaded.
Please fill out and send back to Informa Conferences by fax
+61 (0)2 9290 3844 or email to registration at informa.com.au or post to
GPO Box 2728, Sydney NSW 2001.
Australasian Higher Education Evaluation Forum (AHEEF) 2010
"Closing the Loop: implications for practice"
Thursday 25th & Friday 26th November 2010
Lincoln University is pleased to announce the eighth Evaluation Forum to be
held at Lincoln University, Christchurch, New Zealand from 25-26 November
2010. The forum has the overall theme " Closing the Loop: implications for
The Evaluation Forum provides an opportunity for academics, administrators,
managers and practitioners from domestic and international institutions to
gather and share knowledge and understanding in the niche discipline area of
evaluation in higher education. The Forum is an annual event that promotes
scholarship in higher education evaluation.
The Forum presents an ideal opportunity for networking across the higher
education sector - government and private providers alike - underpinned by
shared interests of quality in teaching and learning in a changing
For further information about the conference, registration and submission of
papers please follow the link:
or contact john.boereboom at lincoln.ac.nz
CALL FOR PAPERS
SRHE Annual Research Conference 14-16 December 2010.
Celtic Manor Resort, Newport. Wales UK
"Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge?: Exploring Meaning,
Identities and Transformation in the Academy
SRHE Postgraduate and Newer Researchers Conference 13/14* December 2010.
Celtic Manor Resort, Newport. Wales UK
*Optional additional half day 14 December 2010
"Transforming Identities in Globalised Higher Education? Newer Researchers'
I would like to invite you to contribute a paper and participate in the
Society's 2010 Annual Conferences. To download the Call for Papers for both
conferences and find all the information you need on the Conferences,
including procedures for the submission of papers and conference
registration, please take the following link to the SRHE Conference 2010
The deadline for the submission of papers is 24 July 2010 for the SRHE
Annual Research Conference (ARC) and 31 July 2010 for the SRHE Postgraduate
and Newer Researchers Conference (PGNR)
Each year the SRHE Annual Conferences have grown in size and reputation.
Attending these events and presenting research work at SRHE Conference has
now become a key date in the higher education calendar.
By very popular demand we are returning to the Celtic Manor Resort in
Newport, Wales. Recognising the financial pressures facing Higher Education
we have held our delegate fees (excluding UK VAT) at the 2009 prices, making
this a superb opportunity to participate in this major international higher
education event. Our knowledge of this excellent venue also means that we
have been able to include new elements in the programme, such as research
group meetings during the conference to extend networking opportunities, and
also to offer opportunities for delegates to explore links with some of the
local higher education institutions.
A considerable number of delegates at the 2009 SRHE Conferences rated these
events as the best they had attended and we hope to see all of you again
this year. We would also encourage, and welcome, new attendees from around
the globe. With nearly 40% of delegates attending and presenting work coming
from outside the UK, our conferences are truly international in perspective
We hope you will be able to attend this year and look forward to seeing you
in December 2010. I encourage you to submit your work and register for
conference as soon as possible.
If you have any queries or require any further information please email the
SRHE Conference Team at srheconferenceteam at srhe.ac.uk
With all good wishes
Helen Perkins, Director
Society for Research into Higher Education
44 Bedford Row, London WC1R 4LL
3) Invitation to the 50th Anniversary Oration of the Australian College of
Educators (QLD Branch)
TO: Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia
The Australian College of Educators (ACE), our College, celebrates its 50th
year of service to the educational community of Queensland this year. A
'signature' event is planned to recognise this contribution, incorporated in
a state-wide broadcast of the 2010 State Medallist Professor Neil Dempster's
oration, the launch of our historical publication Celebrating the First 50
Years: 1960-2010, and acknowledging new Fellows of the College.
Our State Branch Executive members cordially invite you and your members
across Queensland to participate in this special event and respectfully ask
that you once again circularise notice to your colleagues, encouraging
participation. We have invited the Premier, and Fellow of the College, the
Honourable Anna Bligh to present the Medal and Fellows' citations; and State
Librarian, Ms Lea Giles-Peters to announce our heritage book launch.
The details of the central event to which we invite you and local cohorts
are as follows:
Room G30 1.09, Building G30, Arts & Education 1 (Foyer Entry at Northern
End) Griffith University, off Smith Street into Parklands Drive, Southport
Order of Proceedings
6pm Arrival & Drinks
6.30pm College Awards
6.45pm Medallist & Oration
7.30pm Book Launch
15 July 2010 - 50th Anniversary Oration - Continuity and Change:
Estranged Companions in 50 Years of Australian Education
Professor Dempster's oration will examine significant shifts in Australian
education over the last fifty years from a personal as well as a national
perspective. He will chart some of the most significant developments in
policy and practice, but at the same time will put some supposed 'truths'
about the education of children and young people under the spotlight. He
will pose and respond to the question: Are there matters in the education of
the young where continuity with the past should take precedence over reform
or change efforts for the future?
In commenting on the first 15 years of "promise and performance" of the
College in Queensland, Chair and former Director-General of Education, Mr
George Berkeley, summarised the purpose to create a fellowship of teachers,
which will foster educational thought and practice and set before itself and
the community the ethics of high professional responsibility, and efforts of
the College as a group that can give leadership to a growing profession in a
new age. Over time, the College has encompassed and become the voice of all
educators; we thus remember, celebrate and enter this continuing 'new age'
for the profession.
I will be abroad at the time to attend the PASCAL (Place Management, Social
Capital and Learning Regions) International Observatory conference on
Heritage, Regional Development and Social Cohesion.
PLEASE NOTE: All registrations go directly to the ACE National Office in
Canberra to Ms Laura Cheail, laurac at austcolled.com.au
Detailed registration form available from Laura.
With Best Wishes.
Denise M Reghenzani PhD
ACE Queensland Branch
This event will be Queensland wide, with A.C.E. Regions hosting their own
local occasion, linking to the live broadcast. Contact Laura Cheail for
details of local venues.
4) Announcing a new journal: Journal of Teaching and Learning for Graduate
Robin Quin, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education), at Curtin University of
This is to let you now that we have launched a new journal: Journal of
Teaching and Learning for Graduate Employability. It is a peer-reviewed,
web-based journal. We have decided on continuous publication, ensuring that
papers have currency and authors are not faced with the long lead time
between acceptance and publication that characterises print-based journals.
As an e- journal it is available to anyone with access to the internet.
The Journal aims to provide a forum for the dissemination of research and
evidence- based practice in higher education teaching and learning for
graduate employability. Graduate employability is an issue of concern to
academics, career advisors, students and employers regardless of discipline
or profession. We see the Journal as a forum that will foster
interdisciplinary dialogue among researchers, teacher scholars, careers
staff and industry and professional practitioners.
For information on the foci of the journal and instructions for authors
please visit the website:
We have launched the new journal with an article by Mantz Yorke. Professor
Yorke is a leading figure in the domain of graduate employability and
co-author with Peter Knight of Learning, Curriculum and Employability in
Higher Education (2003) and Assessment, Learning and Employability (2003).
Professor Yorke's work is responsible for a revolution in thinking about
graduate employability that sees it not simply as a set of skills but as a
fundamental aspect of good curriculum design.
Readers can register (for free) at
5) Call for submissions: Journal of University Teaching and Learning
Practice Special Issue: Achieving Teaching-Research Connections in
Undergraduate Programs Special Edition Editor: Dr Meg O'Reilly
The Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice seeks contributions
to a Special Issue on Achieving Teaching-Research Connections in
The overarching aim for this special issue is to showcase the diversity of
approaches to linking teaching and research in undergraduate programs. The
Special Issue seeks to make a significant contribution to academic practice
and to recognise effective implementation across the broad range of
disciplines in academia.
For further information: http://ro.uow.edu.au/jutlp/latestnews.html
6) IDP Database of Research on International Education-Updates for April
The IDP Database of Research on International Education has been updated
with 108 new records. The latest entries can be browsed from the New
Additions page at:
See also http://twitter.com/idpdrie for international education publications
as they are identified.
Details of reports, articles, papers, theses and books always welcome at
ndrie at acer.edu.au
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