[HERDSA]: The Weekly Email News Wed 5th Oct 2011
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Wed Oct 5 10:24:38 EST 2011
Dear List Members
Once again the Weekly News will be in two parts because of the length of the items. In this first part we have news from the Editors of HERD, which will be a regular feature from now on. There are three items in Part 1.
1) REMINDER OF AN EVENT TODAY.
Reminder for Transforming Assessment Webinar:
Wednesday, 5 October 2011 "OpenLearn - Rationale behind the new Moodle 2.1 Quiz"
Presenter: Phil Butcher (Open University, UK).
Wednesday, 5 October 2011 at 16:30 Adelaide, South Australia time (the time zone = GMT +9.30). This is equivalent to 7:00AM UK time (GMT +1.00).
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2) NEWS FROM THE HERD JOURNAL - OCTOBER 2011
1. Call for Papers - Special Issue: The development of higher education as a research field
There is still time for HERDSA members to submit manuscripts that map the broader social, cultural, political and historical forces that have shaped higher education studies/research, either regionally or internationally. We are looking for a range of contributions, including conceptual and empirical analyses, critical reflections and case studies. Articles for consideration should follow the normal guidelines for submission to HERD.
Dates to Note:
* Manuscript submission due: 30 November 2011
* Anticipated Publication: late September 2012
Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere. A guide for authors along with other relevant information can be found on the journal’s homepage: www.tandf.co.uk/journals/herd. Submissions should be made online at HERD’s ScholarOne site: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/cher
For any further information or queries regarding this Special Issue, please contact the Editors, Bruce Macfarlane (bmac at hku.hk) or Barbara Grant (bm.grant at auckland.ac.nz).
2. Submit a piece for HERD’s Points for Debate
HERD aims to foster critical debate and discussion of higher education research, practice and scholarship. In 2012, it will launch a new section of the journal titled Points for Debate – an opportunity for readers of HERD and the higher education community to raise critical questions, advance thoughtful commentary, or to offer a provocative view on matters related to research and practice in higher education. We welcome pieces up to 1000 words, and in alternative forms (for example, a cartoon, creative fiction, poetry, play-script etc). The Points for Debate pieces may be stand-alone or act as a response to an article published in the journal. Although submissions will not be double-blind peer-reviewed, they will be reviewed by members of the HERD editorial team, and may be solicited through invitation. If you have an idea for a piece or would like to submit something, contact the HERD Points for Debate Editor, Tai Peseta, at t.peseta at latrobe.edu.au.
3. Tai’s pick (from HERD Vol 30/5)
There are fascinating gems afoot in the most recent issue of HERD – a Special Issue – imaginatively titled Internationalising the Home Student. It is a bumper issue with something for everyone no matter what your particular curiosity on internationalisation is: graduate attributes, global perspectives, curriculum, student and staff experiences, or the practical business of university teaching. Added to these is Glynis Cousin’s piece, Rethinking the concept of ‘western’. It does what fine scholarly inquiry should do: it offers the higher education community a specific set of conceptual resources with which to look anew at the assumptions underlying our pedagogical practices. And, those conceptual resources are perhaps further afield than we might normally look. By inviting us to engage with the ‘shelf-life’ of the concept of western, Cousin’s essay pushes us into cultural territory where we might not know what to do, how to act, or even to imagine how we can be in our encounters with others. I found it a stimulating and exciting essay, one which I hope will generate spark and conversation. Please note that HERD publishers, Taylor & Francis will permit free access to the Cousin article in a week’s time for a fortnight. Don’t miss out! Be sure to visit the journal’s website at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/carfax/07294360.html
5. HERD Editors’ Meeting
The six HERD editors met in Auckland recently to assess the HERD journal’s health and to plan a number of exciting developments. Over the next 6 months, HERD members may like to look out for:
* A call for contributions to a Special Issue with a focus on new methodologies in HE research
* Increased guidance and resources for authors in reviewing their draft manuscripts
* Greater diversity in article types
* Resources on writing book reviews
* Report on highly cited HERD articles for each year
3) CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
New Co-Editor Position for the International Journal for Academic Development
Expressions of interest are called for a new fourth Co-Editor position on the International Journal for Academic Development (IJAD). We are looking for a Co-Editor who is from a region other than North America, Europe/UK or Australia/New Zealand.
The appointment will be for three years and the appointee will work collaboratively with the three on-going Co-Editors, Dr Barbara Grant, Dr David Green and Prof Mick Healey, and their Associate Editors. The appointee will also be expected to recommend an Associate Editor from their region, although not necessarily the same country, to join the team.
Three issues of IJAD are published annually through Taylor & Francis (http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/1360144X.asp). The manuscript submission and review process is managed through Taylor & Francis’ on-line system, ScholarOne.
Applications from individuals who would like to join the team are welcome. Expressions of interest should address the following criteria:
1) Active scholar in academic/educational development, with a record of publications in this area.
2) Resident in a continent not otherwise represented in the editorial group (ie not Australia/New Zealand, North America or UK/Europe).
3) Experience in editing and publishing and awareness of issues associated with editing an international journal
4) Superior organisational skills.
5) Demonstrated ability to work well with others e.g. joint publications, grants, member of a national network etc.
6) Access to a network of academic development researchers and/or relevant practitioners who can join IJAD's pool of reviewers.
7) Commitment to the goals of the journal’s parent organisation, the International Consortium for Educational Development (ICED): http://icedonline.net/
8) Access to the necessary infrastructure to support the editorial process.
9) Membership of one of the member networks of ICED.
1) Familiarity with on-line manuscript management systems.
2) Ability to start by 14 November 2011.
Written expressions of interest should be brief, address the selection criteria and include a Curriculum Vitae of the applicant.
They must be submitted no later than Friday 21 October 2011 to the President of the Council of ICED, Professor James Wisdom, at JamesWisdom at Compuserve.com<mailto:JamesWisdom at Compuserve.com>
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