[HERDSA]: The Weekly Email News on Wed 10 Aug 2011
Landbeck at ozemail.com.au
Wed Aug 10 11:41:56 EST 2011
Dear List Members
This week we have:
An important announcement about a new publication.
An Indigenous Teaching Website.
New Zealand Teaching Award to a HERDSA Member.
Positions Vacant at the University of Southern Queensland.
News from Higher Education.
An important announcement about a new publication.
Free access to ebook version of HERD Anthology now available
The HERDSA Executive is pleased to announce that the ebook version of the Higher Education Research and Development Anthology is now available on the HERDSA web site. To access your copy of the ebook you simply need to log into the members area and select the HERD Anthology from the members menu. Alternatively, if you are logged in you can follow the link to
http://www.herdsa.org.au/?page_id=2144 The online version of the Anthology is free for all HERDSA members and the print version is available for order from the HERDSA Office at http://www.herdsa.org.au/?page_id=35
Chapters can be downloaded separately which is very convenient. Non HERDSA members who are subscribers to this list might consider joining to gain access to this valuable publication! You can join online through www.herdsa.org.au
Indigenous Teaching Website - posted by Christine Asmar
Christine Asmar's ALTC Fellowship on: "Indigenous teaching and learning at Australian universities: Developing research-based exemplars for good practice" is now complete - see http://www.indigenousteaching.com/
The web resources, useful for anyone teaching Indigenous students, or Indigenous curriculum, include:
- presentations and audios from a Forum on Indigenous Teaching;
- 15 suggested approaches to Indigenous teaching, with multiple exemplars.
Christine has funding for dissemination, so for workshops/seminars at your institution, contact:
Dr Christine Asmar
Senior Lecturer in Indigenous Higher Education
Murrup Barak – Melbourne Institute for Indigenous Development
Old Physics Building
The University of Melbourne, VIC 3010
T: (03) 9035 8806
E: casmar at unimelb.edu.au <x-msg://email@example.com>
W: www.murrupbarak.unimelb.edu.au/ <http://www.murrupbarak.unimelb.edu.au/>
Ako Aotearoa National Awards for Excellence in Teaching in New Zealand.
Recently the winners of the National Awards for Excellence in Teaching in New Zealand were announced and one of the awards went to Ksenija Napan, Senior Lecturer in Social Practice at the Unitec Institute of Technology in Auckland. Ksenija is a member of HERDSA and so we offer our congratulations to her. If any of the other award winners are also members of HERDSA my apologies fro not also recognizing you, please let me know and I will rectify this.
Full details of the award winners can be found at www.akoaotearoa.ac.nz
The WA Tertiary Education Summit.
The Informa Higher Education series is proud to present the inaugural WA Tertiary Education Summit, which will be held on the 15th and 16th November 2011 at the Citigate, Perth.
Western Australia’s population growth combined with a strong economy and resources boom is driving the state education and training agenda. With trends in demographic, social and economic growth set to continue how will the state respond to skill shortages and demands of the resource and export industries?
The WA Tertiary Education Summit will discuss the impact of the student demand model and strategies to rebuild the international student market, the shifting dynamics of Technical and Further Education (TAFE) and Higher Education (HE) and the challenges and opportunities for major players, including private providers.
Full details at
HERDSA members receive a 10% discount on the registration fee go to:
For those Postgraduate students in the Auckland area
Critiquing reviewed literature to ‘wow' the examiners.
A half-day workshop at the Woodhill Park Research Retreat
Saturday August 20th, 2011, 9.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.
Facilitated by Dr Jens J. Hansen, Director of the Woodhill Park Research Retreat
Email jens at woodhillpark.com or phone 09 411 7703. Only ten spaces are available and cancellations will not be possible unless there is a waiting list and we’re told well beforehand.
Dr. Jens J. Hansen
Woodhill Park Research Retreat
56 Woodhill Park Road
Auckland 0883, New Zealand
Ph. +64 9 411 7703 Mob. +64 21 172 8320
jhansen at woodhillpark.com
Creativity Workshop in New York City
October 21 - 24, 2011
The Creativity Workshop: Creative Writing, Memoir, Free Form Drawing, and
The Workshop is dedicated to helping educators from diverse disciplines
develop and nurture creativity in themselves and their students. Our Workshops
are held in inspiring locations all over the world and are available for CEUs
or 3 graduate level credits from the University of Iowa and University of
The Creativity Workshop was founded in 1993 by University of Iowa
International Writing Program Professor (1985-2000) Shelley Berc and
multimedia artist Alejandro Fogel.
The Creativity Workshop can help you
- Develop creativity in disciplines as diverse as mathematics, art and
creative writing, languages, and science.
- Recognize and nurture innovation and inspiration in yourself and your students.
- Use your creativity as a tool for a lifetime of learning.
- Get over writers block, be it essay writing, research, or creative writing.
- Combat the fear of failure and judgement when exploring new ideas.
- Discover the importance of play in developing original ideas and creative
- Use creative work in collaborative thinking, leadership, teamwork, and to
foster mutual respect in the classroom.
- Engage and focus innate curiosity to meet pedagogical needs, such as
problem-solving and analytical thinking.
- Understand and use metaphorical thinking to establish and articulate links
between diverse areas of knowledge.
Take advantage of a $50 Early Registration promotion for subscribers to
Conference Alerts for our workshops in New York City.
Contact: Ceci Glusman, Administrative Associate
Phone: 1 212 203-2152
Email: admin at creativityworkshops.com
7 Positions Vacant and seeking applications at the University of Southern Queensland (http://www.usq.edu.au/hr/jobs)
* Director (Learning Resources Development and Support) Level 10
* Director (Learning Teaching Support ) Level D
* Learning Systems Functional Analyst Level 7
* Learning Technologist Level 6 (Australian Digital Futures Institute)
* Lead Learning Technologist Level 8 (Australian Digital Futures Institute)
* Research Associate Level A (Australian Digital Futures Institute)
* Research Fellow Level B (Australian Digital Futures Institute)
News from Higher Education
More merger pain ahead in Canberra
By Andrew Trounson. The Australian 10 Aug 2011
THE Australian Education Union is calling for the release of an unpublished report that presented arguments against the proposed merger of Canberra Institute of Technology with the University of Canberra.
Skillsbook website provides a home for credentials
By John Ross. The Australian. 10 Aug 2011
THE internet contains a plethora of skills banks, resume generators, skills validation tests and career management services. But this afternoon a Hobart-based social research and software development company plans to unveil what it claims is the first internet application to put a value on a person's skills portfolio.
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