HERDSA Notices 7 February 2023

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* Call for nominations for HERDSA President
* HERDSA Webinar: From Classroom Innovation to Scholarly Insight: A Journey through the 5C’s of SoTL Research in Teaching and Learning
* HERDSA Webinar: What is Talking about Teaching and Learning (TATAL)?
* Deakin University Postgraduate Research (DUPR) scholarships with CRADLE - applications open now!

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Call for nominations for HERDSA President
1st March 2024

Nominations for the position of HERDSA President are now open. The position of HERDSA President requires a three year commitment. For the first year, beginning at the 2024 conference in July, the successful candidate serves as President-elect. This one-year position enables the full induction of the incoming president into the current practices and systems of the Society before the full role of President is assumed at the conclusion of the 2025 conference in July.

The President of HERDSA is an important voluntary role which has major responsibility for governance of the Society and effective leadership of the Executive Committee. The role includes strategic guidance of the various Executive portfolios (Secretariat, Publications, Professional Learning, Networks, Communications, Memberships), chairing of Executive meetings and oversight of the various society activities. The President represents HERDSA at international and national forums and liaises with senior leaders. The nurturing of collaborative alliances with government authorities and other higher education societies forms a further part of the role.

HERDSA is seeking an individual who has a strong association with the Society, experience in leadership and effective communication skills. An understanding of higher education and its development is an advantage. Sponsorship from the candidate’s institution is recommended, as the position requires considerable time commitment and requires a dedicated leader who takes strong responsibility for the role. Potential candidates are welcome to speak with the current President Professor Kogi Naidoo. (office@herdsa.org.au)

The nominee, proposer and seconder must be HERDSA members.

If more than one nomination is received, an election will be held.

The current President Professor Kogi Naidoo is eligible to serve another term as President.

The Nomination Form can be requested from HERDSA by emailing office@herdsa.org.au.

Nominations should be in the following format.
• Name, Email and signature of Nominee
• Name, Email and signature of Proposer
• Name, Email and signature of Seconder

The nominee should also provide a single page statement outlining:
• Name, role and institutional affiliation
• Short biography (100 words maximum)
• Personal statement

Please forward to office@herdsa.org.au by 6 March, 2024

Further information: office@herdsa.org.au


HERDSA Webinar: From Classroom Innovation to Scholarly Insight: A Journey through the 5C’s of SoTL Research in Teaching and Learning
Friday 16th Feb 2024 - 12.00 AEST

Join us for an interactive workshop where we'll guide you through the 5C’s - Common Ground, Complication, Concern, Course of Action, and Contribution - to help you conceptualize, develop, and potentially publish your Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) research project. Whether you're exploring innovative practices, addressing identified challenges, seeking improvement, or delving into student feedback and engagement, this session will empower you to contribute valuable insights to the educational community. Bring your ideas and ongoing projects, and let's workshop together on transforming your teaching endeavors into impactful research contributions
Presenters: A/Prof Dr Alice Brown and A/Prof Kwong Nui Sim

Further information: https://www.herdsa.org.au/herdsa-webinar-series


HERDSA Webinar: What is Talking about Teaching and Learning (TATAL)?
Wed 17th April, 2024 - 13.00 - 14.00 AEDT

What is Talking about Teaching and Learning (TATAL)? How does it work? What can participants get out of it? This webinar provides an overview of the TATAL initiative. Now in its 16th year, TATAL continues to help teachers, researchers, academic developers, administrators and institutional leaders (as well as others) engage in supportive, collegial discussions about teaching and learning in higher education. Find out more about TATAL in this HERDSA webinar.

Presenters: Robert Kennelly, Maria Northcote, Mei Li

Further information: https://www.herdsa.org.au/herdsa-webinar-series


Deakin University Postgraduate Research (DUPR) scholarships with CRADLE - applications open now!
Expressions of Interest close 5pm, 4 March 2024

This is your opportunity to undertake a PhD with the Centre for Research in Assessment and Digital Learning (CRADLE). If you’re a domestic or international student specifically interested in the areas of assessment and/or digital learning in higher education, you can apply for a scholarship to undertake your research with CRADLE.

If successful, you will be awarded on a full-time basis, based at CRADLE’s Melbourne CBD location, Deakin Downtown. To be competitive for a scholarship, you should already have an H1, first class, or 80%+ grade in your previous studies, especially in the research thesis component, or equivalent demonstrated high quality research experience.
Our team of leading higher education researchers includes Alfred Deakin Professor David Boud, Professor Phillip Dawson, Professor Margaret Bearman, Professor Rola Ajjawi, and Dr Joanna Tai.

Potential topics for consideration include:
• Effective feedback for learning – including feedback literacy
• The implications of generative Artificial Intelligence for assessment and feedback in higher education
• Academic integrity and assessment security in online assessment
• Developing evaluative judgement
• The role of the social world in feedback and assessment (e.g. culture, relationships, emotions, and power)
• Digitally mediated learning from the university to the workplace
• Diversity and inclusion in assessment and feedback design and practice

Further information: https://blogs.deakin.edu.au/cradle/research-with-us/cradle-phd-scholarsh...


In the spirit of reconciliation HERDSA acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australasia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders past, present and emerging.