[HERDSA]: The Weekly Email News Wed 3 Aug 2011 Part 2
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Wed Aug 3 22:05:27 EST 2011
Dear List Members
In Part 2 we have:
Appeal for a Book.
Appeal for Book Reviewers for IJAD
News of ALTC Project from Bev Oliver
Position Vacant at the University of Tasmania
Update of Research DataBase
AUQA Review Report
Appeal for Book
I am trying unsuccessfully to buy the book "Work based learning" - edited by Boud and Solomon, (2001) published by Society for research into higher education in the UK. I wonder if any members reading this message have a copy with which they are ready to part, or if you know of someone who is retiring who may have it in their library and be ready to part with it. If so, please contact me at kym.fraser at rmit.edu.au
Cheers - Kym Fraser
Appeal for Book Reviewers for IJAD
As the relatively new Book Reviews Editor for the International Journal for Academic Development (IJAD), I would like (as Ian Brailsford did for the HERD journal a couple of months ago) to build up a list of people interested in reviewing books for IJAD. Please email me at Kathryn.Sutherland at vuw.ac.nz if you would like to be added to a list of possible book reviewers for IJAD. In your email, please list your areas of expertise and the kinds of books you’re most interested in reviewing (ie, academic development focus only, student learning, higher ed policy and management, postgrad supervision, etc, or all of the above and more). I’ll then send an email to everyone who expresses interest with a list of books that I currently have available for review.
I look forward to hearing from some of you soon.
Book Reviews Editor, International Journal for Academic Development (IJAD)
News from an ALTC PROJECT posted by Bev Oliver
The ALTC National Teaching Fellowship (see http://tiny.cc/boliver) supports curriculum leaders of undergraduate programs to: articulate program level learning standards <http://boliver.ning.com/page/standards-rubrics-1> in capabilities such as communication, thinking, problem-solving, information literacy, self-management, teamwork and civic engagement; and use portfolio approaches to student assessment to evidence the achievement of those standards. Two items of note:
1. Forthcoming events: October Forums and workshops—registrations now open!
• Perth Forum, Wed 19 Oct
• Melbourne Forum, Tues 25 Oct (then a half day ‘hands on’ workshop on standards rubrics the following day)
• Brisbane Forum, Thurs 27 Oct (then a half day ‘hands on’ workshop on standards rubrics the following day)
Forum keynotes include: Dr Terrel Rhodes, Association of American Colleges and Universities; Prof Kathleen Blake Yancey, Florida State University; Prof David Nicol, University of Strathclyde; Jon Yorke, Curtin University. All details and registrations (now open) for these free events at: http://tiny.cc/boliver <http://tiny.cc/boliver> see Events
2. Colleagues from any higher education institution are warmly encouraged to engage in the activities associated with this Fellowship. Funding is available to colleagues in partner universities to support work on standards (Up to $2000 per undergraduate Bachelor degree program; up to $5000 per partner university*) Create and share standards rubrics for ONE or TWO capabilities for your undergraduate degree program. (* Partner universities include Curtin University, CQUniversity, Charles Darwin University, Deakin University, James Cook University, Monash University, Southern Cross University, University Notre Dame, University of Wollongong, University of South Australia, Victoria University). All details and application at: http://tiny.cc/boliver <http://tiny.cc/boliver> see Funding
Or contact: Prof Beverley Oliver, ALTC National Teaching Fellow, Curtin University (b.oliver at curtin.edu.au)
RESEARCHING HIGHER EDUCATION: A SYMPOSIUM
15-16 September 2011 in Auckland (Day 1 at AUT, Day 2 at UoA)
The symposium is an annual event held by HERDSA (NZ) on conducting research in higher education. The programme brings together experienced and new HE researchers to offer a mix of plenary sessions and practical workshops.
The symposium is free for HERDSA members. Non-members pay a fee of $145 that covers the symposium costs and automatically pays the HERDSA membership fee for one year.
For further information and the registration form, please see
The 10th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education will be held from January 5th (Thursday) to January 8th (Sunday), 2012 at the Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa and the Hilton Waikiki Beach Hotel 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.
Proposal Deadline: August 12th 2011.
For all conference details visit the website at
Educational Developer positions available at UTAS – further details, PD and application forms are available at:
Update of Research Database
The DE Hub Database of Research on Distance Education has been updated with 104 new records for July. The latest entries can be browsed from the New Additions page at:
New publications are also listed at http://twitter.com/distedres as noted.
The IDP Database of Research on International Education has been updated with 77 new records for July. The latest entries can be browsed from the New Additions page at http://www.idp.com/idp-today/research-database/new-additions.aspx
New publications are also listed at http://twitter.com/idpdrie
A sample of the titles this month follow below.
Broader implications from a downturn in international students.
IELTS as a predictor of academic achievement in a Master's program.
Management of student visas : Department of Immigration and Citizenship.
A guide to UK higher education and partnerships for overseas universities.
The economic role of international students fees in Australian universities.
Australia v. USA : Indian engineering students pursuing graduate degrees abroad, an analysis of factors influencing the choice and location of institution.
A sin of omission : New Zealand's export education industry and foreign policy.
Australia's international education as public diplomacy : soft power potential.
Expanding U.S. study abroad to India : a guide for institutions.
Evaluating locally-developed language testing : a predictive study of 'direct entry' language programs at an Australian university.
Determinants of participating in Australian university student exchange programs.
Internationalisation of higher education : integrating international students into Canadian academic environment.
Tracking Study Series of Asian Business Graduates. Report 2.
College application with or without assistance of an education agent :
experience of international Chinese undergraduates in the US.
Promoting your program in China : best practices.
Understanding the Chinese high school system : tips for recruiters.
More at http://www.idp.com/idp-today/research-database/new-additions.aspx
An Audit Report for Charles Darwin University has been released today, Wednesday 03 August 2011.
The PDF or WORD versions of the Audit Report can be downloaded from the AUQA Website, via the following link:
More information about the HERDSA