The Faculty of Education and Arts is providing dedicated support to strengthen research on the Ourimbah Campus. The role of Ourimbah Director of Research Development has been created to provide leadership and to ensure the necessary mentoring and development activities are available to new and on-going academic staff.
In semester one 2013 the Acting Ourimbah Director of Research Development is Professor Lisa Adkins. In semester two 2013 Professor Hilary Carey will return to this role.
|Professor Lisa Adkins
Acting Ourimbah Director of Research Development (semester 1, 2013)
|Professor Hilary Carey
Ourimbah Director of Research Development (semester 2, 2013)
Semester 1 2013 Activities
- Speed Mentoring
- Ourimbah Research Strengthening Workshops
- Australian Studies Research Network
- Central Coast Faculty Research Seminar Series
Effective mentoring does not have to be time intensive nor delivered in a one-on-one setting. These Tuesday lunchtime sessions are designed to ‘prime’ individuals in a collective setting. Staff can attend all three sessions or simply drop-in for the ones that best fit their current needs.
WHERE: Humanities Building H01.09, Ourimbah Campus
SPEED MENTORING #1 - Tues 12 March, 1-2pm
Preparing a research-focused SSP application
This session is for those planning to submit an application in the current academic year but it is also designed for those who wish to plan effectively for a research-focused SSP leave in coming years.
SPEED MENTORING #2 - Tues 26 March, 1-2pm
Preparing for promotion
This session is for those who may be planning a promotion application in the current academic year but it is also designed for those at levels A and B who want to learn more about the process and want to plan towards their next promotion in coming years.
SPEED MENTORING #3 - Tues 30 April, 1-2pm
Balancing research and teaching
This session offers practical ideas about how to combine research and teaching activities more effectively so as to make sure research doesn’t get ‘back-burnered’ during semester-time. It will be particularly helpful for those at levels A and B, new(er) appointees, and those looking for new ideas to try.
These Friday morning workshops are designed to build active researchers’ skills and confidence and to enhance their overall research planning. A variety of presenters will be featured.
WHERE: Humanities Building H01.09, Ourimbah Campus
Ourimbah Research Strengthening workshop #1 - Fri 12 April, 11am – 1pm
When Research Works for Women
This workshop presents practical advice for women researchers in particular who may be looking to build their research profiles. Based on Australian research into ‘what works’ for women in research the workshop offers practical guidance on developing and sustaining your core research activities.
Ourimbah Research Strengthening workshop #2 - Fri 17 May, 11am – 1pm
Getting Grant Ready
This workshop is for those who are seeking to apply for research funding (internal and external) and for those seeking to gain insight into the grant-writing process and to learn more about ‘the grant cycle’. Presenters will be current members of ARC’s College of Experts.
Ourimbah Research Strengthening workshop #3 - Fri 31 May, 11am – 1pm
This workshop is for staff who seek to deliver a positive student experience in their teaching while maintaining and enhancing their research activities. ‘Smart teaching’ is a blanket term describing a coordinated set of initiatives designed to transform teaching cultures and re-organise teaching activities to meet the demands of the current moment. The types of initiatives involved are designed to foster a more robust and reflective teaching culture focused on continued improvement and upgrading. At the same time, they should enhance the capacity for staff participation in research activities by building a teaching culture less dependent upon current time-intensive and labour-intensive practices. (N.B. the content is different from Speed Mentoring #3)
The Australian Studies Research Network is convened by Dr Nancy Cushing from the History discipline at the University of Newcastle and Dr Lisa Ford who is based in Australian Studies at the University of NSW. It is financially supported by both institutions. The Network brings together scholars from within and outside of the academy working in all areas of Australian Studies.
The Network was launched in 2012 and its key activity is a monthly seminar series on Friday evenings at History House on Macquarie Street, Sydney. The Network creates opportunities to showcase research being conducted at the University of Newcastle and to provide networking opportunities with colleagues across the disciplines at other universities in the Sydney region as well as independent scholars.
This research seminar series features presentations from staff from across FEDUA. It is convened by Dr Margot Ford and held on Thursdays 4 - 5.30 during semester time.
To offer a paper contact Dr Margot Ford on 02) 4349 4413 or firstname.lastname@example.org.