[Herdsa] : News on Thurs 11 Mar 2010
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Thu Mar 11 12:21:03 EST 2010
Dear List Members
This week we have
Forthcoming workshop (in SE Queensland)
News from AUQA
Resources on teaching-research links
News from Higher Education
1) FORTHCOMING WORKSHOP (in SE Queensland)
'CAPSTONE EXPERIENCES AND THEIR USES IN LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT: PRINCIPLES
Associate Professor Stephen Hundley
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Undergraduate Programs, and
Associate Professor of Organisational Leadership for Purdue School of
Engineering and Technology, Indiana University-Purdue University
This workshop is focused on the purpose of capstone experiences in higher
education and addresses the following questions:
How capstones developed over time?
How capstones can align with expected program and institutional learning
How to document learning effectiveness for both accountability and
improvement purposes via capstones?
Specific principles inherent in any capstone experience will be identified,
along with examples of effective capstone practices from a variety of
disciplines. Keys to the capstone experience-for students, academics,
administrators, and other stakeholders-will also be highlighted.
Date: Monday, 22 March, 2010
Time: 10:00 - 11:00 am followed by 30 minutes for discussion/question and
Venue: Queensland Bioscience Precinct (80), IMB Auditorium (Level 3) Open to
all who are interested - Registration REQUIRED:
For more info, contact Tori at v.andrews at uq.edu.au
2) FORTHCOMING CONFERENCES/SYMPOSIA
2.1 Tertiary & Higher Education Conference
Tuesday 16 & Wednesday 17 March 2010 Dockside, Cockle Bay, Sydney
For more information please contact events at hallmarkevents.com.au or call 02
2.2 Internationalisation of the Curriculum for Global Citizenship:
Policies, Practices and Pitfalls
Centre for International Curriculum Inquiry and Networking Conference.
17 - 18 June 2010
Oxford Brookes University , UK
The full programme for this conference is now on the website and
registrations are open.
We look forward to hosting you in a beautiful English summer!
Dr Valerie Clifford
Oxford Centre for Staff and Learning Development
Oxford Brookes University
Oxford OX33 1HX
+44 (0)1865 485922
Editor BeJLT (Brookes electronic Journal of Learning and Teaching)
Director Centre for International Curriculum Inquiry and Networking
2.3 CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS - Teaching and Learning Innovation Symposium,
June 6,7,8, 2010, Hong Kong.
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in collaboration with the Educational
Development Centre and the eLearning Advocates representing all Faculties
and Schools will host a symposium focusing on the innovative and
transformational aspects of using technology to enhance teaching and
The Symposium will include a keynote by internationally renowned speaker in
the area of eLearning Prof. Gilly Salmon.
The main symposium (June 7th) as a sponsored event is FREE to participants.
The Pre-Symposium networking events (on June 6th) and Post-Symposium
workshops (on June 8th) will have an associated cost which will be advised
The presentation formats are;
1. A short paper presentation
2. Presenting a "Work in progress"
3. Poster Presentation
(More information here - http://www.3c.edc.polyu.edu.hk/symposium/cfc.html)
Submission deadline: 30 April 2010.
Enquires to; Peter Duffy - etpeterd at inet.polyu.edu.hk
2.4 Australian Collaborative Education Network (ACEN) 2010 National
ACEN invites you to join us in Perth for our 2010 National Conference. The
ACEN 2010 National Conference, Work Integrated Learning (WIL): Responding to
Challenges, is hosted by Curtin University of Technology, Bentley, Perth
Western Australia. The conference runs from 29 September - 1 October 2010
and will focus on the themes of Assessing WIL. Evaluating Learning Outcomes.
Partnerships. Social Inclusion. International needs and opportunities.
Research in WIL.
The conference will attract delegates from Australia and across the region
Higher and Vocational Education -
Senior academics, leaders and managers involved in education development
Managers of work integrated learning and professional career educators
Curriculum developers, leaders, professors, lecturers, senior educators,
Work placement administrators, marketing and business development officers
Industry and professional bodies, graduate recruitment managers
Industry engaged in student workplace learning
Abstract submissions are now open with an extended deadline of submissions
being 31 March, 2010.
For more information visit the ACEN website, www.acen.edu.au.
2.5 Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) Canada
If you are planning to attend the 2010 STLHE conference June 23-26, 2010 in
Toronto, ON, we would like to encourage you to contact your choice of hotel
early to make sure you get a room! and mention STLHE2010 when registering to
secure the conference rate.
The City of Toronto will be hosting the G20 Summit on June 26 & 27, 2010 at
the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. With delegates arriving from all over
the world, the hotel rooms in the downtown core is predicted to be sold out
starting June 22 - 27, 2010.
Lists of on and off campus accommodations available at these links:
On Campus Accommodations:
Off Campus Accommodations:
Please visit the conference website www.ryerson.ca/stlhe2010 for all
The 2010 STLHE Conference Organizing Committee
2.6 The 9th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education will be held
from January 4 (Tuesday) to January 7 (Friday), 2011 at the Hilton Hawaiian
Village Beach Resort & Spa, in Honolulu, Hawaii.
The conference will provide many opportunities for academicians and
professionals from education related fields to interact with members inside
and outside their own particular disciplines. Cross-disciplinary submissions
with other fields are welcome.
For full conference details, visit our website at:
Submission/Proposal Deadline: August 14th, 2010
3) News from AUQA
3.1 Audit Report for Melbourne Institute of Technology was released,
Wednesday 10 March 2010.
The PDF or WORD versions of the Audit Report can be downloaded from the AUQA
Website, via the following link:
3.2 POSITION AVAILABLE - AUDIT DIRECTOR, AUQA
AUQA is currently seeking an Audit Director. The advertisement may be
perused on the AUQA website, via the following link:
A position description may be requested by sending an email to:
ed at auqa.edu.au
Applications close on Monday 22 March at 5.00pm (AEDT)
3.3 On 31 March 2010, AUQA will be holding a 'Symposium on Quality Assurance
and Cocktail Reception', in Melbourne, to celebrate '10 Years of AUQA'.
The invite is being extended to our media contacts, with a kind request for
you to advertise the AUQA Symposium through your outlets.
We would welcome your attendance. The invitation and tentative program, are
available online, via the following link:
If you wish to attend, please RSVP by Wednesday 24 March 2010, directly to:
Claire Gresty, Events and Travel Manager: c.gresty at auqa.edu.au
4) Resources on teaching-research links (supplied by Mick Healey and Alan
"We need to encourage universities and colleges to explore new models of
curriculum. .They should all: .Incorporate research-based study for
undergraduates (to cultivate awareness of research careers, to train
students in research skills for employment, and to sustain the advantages of
a research-teaching connection in a mass or universal system) ."
(Ramsden, 2008, 10-11)
Colleagues world-wide will find valuable resources and guides to developing
effective links between discipline-based research and the curriculum in the
resources developed by a recent Scottish QAA Enhancement Theme Process.
A range of disciplinary and institutional reports provide a range of
valuable resources to adapt to your contexts.
In addition the pioneering approach to quality enhancement by QAA Scotland
can be adapted by other national systems and indeed by individual
If you have not already looked at them, for a wider discussion of the
teaching research nexus see:
1 2005 Institutional Strategies to Link Teaching and Research York:
The Higher Education Academy (Jenkins A and Healey M) 66pp (ISBN
2 2007 Linking teaching and research in departments and disciplines
York: The Higher Education Academy (Jenkins A, Healey M and Zetter R) 96pp
3 2009 Developing undergraduate research and inquiry. York: HE
Academy (Healey M and Jenkins A) 152pp (ISBN 978 1 905788 99 6)
Mick Healey and Alan Jenkins
HE Consultants and Researchers
University of Gloucestershire; Oxford Brookes University
mhealey at glos.ac.uk; alanjenkins at brookes.ac.uk
5) News from Higher Education
The following two items I extracted from the excellent HERG newsletter
produced by Marcia Devlin at Deakin.
Many of you will be aware that the government has announced the launch of a
My University website.
The short media release can be found here:
The editor of University World News commissioned a feature article from me
(Marcia Devlin) on the My University proposal and you can find my article
Peter Kandlbinder has been regularly producing a 3 month digest of news in
higher education called `Headlines in Higher Education' for HERDSA News. Now
he has an online version at
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