CSU has a vacancy for a Learning Spaces Educational Lead (Lecturer level B) which is a new position. The deadline in 8 February. More information here.
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 3 & 4 November 2016: presentations are on the Community Page (login needed)
Next CADAD conference and AGM: 6 & 7 April 2017, University of Canberra
Bond University is searching for a technology focused Learning & Teaching specialist to assist and support academic staff to provide superior learning experiences to students. Deadline is 21 December. More information here
Sandy Graham and Patricia Jensen from Alverno College, Milwaukee, will be visiting Australia for HERDSA 2017. They are available for workshops, particularly on assessments, at individual universities. More information 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