A keynote address A/P Angela Carbone (Monash) gave at the Evidence-based Teaching conference 2016 in Melbourne has been published in The Conversation.
The Council of Australian Directors of Academic Development (CADAD) is the peak professional body of Directors who have responsibility for academic development within their university. It seeks to enhance its members' capacity to be key strategic advisers in academic development.
Strategic Plan 2014-2016 [PDF]
CADAD conference 17 & 18 March 2016: all presentations are on the community page
Next CADAD conference: 3 & 4 November 2016, ACU, 8-10 Berry Street, North Sydney.
Registration form (here)
Campus Map (here)
Members are invited to contribute ideas in a survey for an online program for new, or would be, educational developers. A group of researchers from several countries (including representatives of CADAD and HERDSA) plans to design a series of online courses which could be taken individually or combined to create a program. The deadline is 16 September. More information and link here.
Dr Robert Kordts-Freudinger is conducting a survey on HE teachers' emotions and needs more participation. He has conducted similar surveys in Europe and would like to compare results with Australasian teachers. The deadline is 31 August. More information and links here.
Members are invited to participate in a National Symposium which is the the culminating event for the Office for Learning and Teaching-commissioned project Shaping the 21st Century Student Experience at Regional Universities. The event will be held at the University of Technology Sydney, Aerial Function Centre on 8 September 2016. More information and links here.
The CADAD executive has responded to the Australian Government's Driving Innovation, Fairness and Excellence in Australian Higher Education paper. It addresses three main areas: the important role of learning and teaching, the proposed evaluation of HEPP and strategies for advancing the capactity of academic staff to support learning to retain students. The full submission is here
The Australian Learning Analytics Summer Institute has made its first call for participation. It is being held on Sunday 27 November at the University of South Australia in conjunction with ASCILITE 2016. More information here
The Council of Australian Directors of Information Technology has published the findings of its latest survey identifying the top 10 issues relating to the strategic utilisation of technology. It brings together the views of 38 Australian and New Zealand higher education CIOs and shows how the prorities have changed over the past three years. The link is: https://www.caudit.edu.au/news/2016-caudit-top-ten-released
HERDSA has published a new occasional paper, The era of universal participation in higher education: Australian policy problems in relation to cost, equity and quality, by Belinda Probert. Free download. More information here.
The CADAD executive has made a submission to the National Innovation and Science Agenda Engagement and Impact Assessment Consultation Paper. The consultation paper seeks the views of stakeholders on a framework for developing a national assessment of the engagement and impact of university research. The full CADAD submission is here.