• The HERDSA Fellowship Scheme offers you with an opportunity to be part of a vibrant community of practitioners and researchers interested in improving teaching and learning in tertiary education.

  • Welcome to HERDSA

    It is almost mid-year which means the annual HERDSA conference is soon upon us.  We hope to see many of you in Fremantle to reflect on the current shape of higher education and how we can participate in shaping higher education into the future. We all continue to face the challenges of uncertainty and constant change. In Australia we face the uncertainly that comes with a federal election. Plus we are preparing for the closure of the Office for Teaching and Learning and its grants and fellowship programs and wonder how we can continue the good work funded by those programs.  The conference committee has put together a broad program of speakers, panels and concurrent sessions. And Fremantle, with its many restaurants, cafes and historical precents, has been named as one of the cities to visit in 2016. 

    On behalf of the HERDSA Executive and the conference planning committee I welcome you to Western Australia and if you cannot make it to the conference, I hope that we see you at one of the many events that your local branches organise throughout the year.

    Allan Goody, HERDSA President

  • HERDSA News April 2016




    Educating for uncertainty

    Gardner Campbell offers his ‘gentle’ manifesto


    The very long tail that doesn’t wag the dog

    Owen Hicks challenges the global representation of rankings systems


    Plus Community, Perspectives, Reviews & Showcases


    Download online from http://herdsa.org.au/publications/herdsa-news


    Follow us on twitter @herdsanews



Funds are available for local networking activities. To apply for funding such as colloquia, fora, post-conference presentations, network meetings, or speakers contact the HERDSA President or your local network contact.

Special Interest Groups

HERDSA encourages the development of Special Interest Groups (SIGs) by facilitating opportunities to meet like-minded colleagues at each HERDSA conference. HERDSA members can join the inaugural STEM Education SIG or initiate a new one. There is a Facebook page for communication between interested researchers.

HERDSA Fellowship Community

HERDSA Fellows and Associate Fellows become part of a vibrant network of scholars who are able to engage in professional development and serve HERDSA and the broader tertiary education community.

For further information, contact the HERDSA Office on +61 2 97713911 or email:office@herdsa.org.au.



Current Issue:  Higher Education Research & Development, Volume 35, Issue 3, June 2016


A new guide was launched at the 2015 Annual HERDSA Conference


HERDSA Review of Higher Education

Volume 2 launched at the 2015 Annual HERDSA Confernce. Download free online.


Volume 38 No. 1 now available. Download free online

HERDSA Conference Proceedings

Research and Development in Higher Education: Learning for Life and Work in a Complex World Vol. 38 is now available. Download free online

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