Research Newsletter


NAEEA RESEARCH AND COLLABORATION SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP LAUNCH

The launch of the National Association of Enabling Educators of Australia (NAEEA) Research and Collaboration Special Interest Group was held at UON Sydney on Wednesday 28 June with participants from across Australia. ELFSC Director, Associate Professor Seamus Fagan, launched the Special Interest Group and Dr Andrew Harvey, Director of the Centre for Higher Education Equity and Diversity Research (CHEEDR) at La Trobe, gave the keynote address.

SIG Co-Convenors Dr Anna Bennett and Professor Penny Jane Burke (CEEHE) held the inaugural SIG meeting following the launch. For further information about the SIG please get in touch with Anna: anna.bennett@newcastle.edu.au


RESEARCH RETREAT 2017: THURSDAY 13 JULY (DON'T FORGET!)

HB15 Lecture Theatre (9am-12pm) & The Glasshouse (12pm-4.30pm)

RSVP Essential for Catering purposes

The Research Retreat is an annual event which aims to engage ELFSC staff in thinking about enabling research. The morning session provides an opportunity for all teaching staff to hear about projects conducted by peers in ELFSC and other faculties at UON. A guest speaker external to UON has also been organised for this year: Associate Professor Sarah O’Shea from the University of Wollongong. The afternoon session for ongoing staff is intended for further presentations including by NRC project holders and staff undertaking doctoral studies. It is also an occasion for strategic discussions about the ELFSC research agenda and how staff might develop their research capacity and research collaboration.


SAVE THE DATE:  THURSDAY 21 SEPTEMBER

WORKSHOP - Lighting the path(way):Articulating curriculum design principles for open access enabling programs

Join Dr Bronwyn Relf and research colleagues for a workshop that showcases the findings of their OLT grant.

Time and venue to be advised.


HERDSA Conference

Penny Jane Burke, Cathy Burgess and Anna Bennett presented Continuing Professional Development (CPD) online resources and short films at the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA) conference in Sydney on Thursday 29 June, with NCSEHE's Sue Trinidad introducing them. The website hosting the teaching resources is based on research funded by both NCSEHE and CEEHE. The link to the website will be provided as soon as the whole suite of short films and think pieces are completed in the next month. Michelle Picard also presented a paper at HERDSA about discipline-specific e-portfolios to enhance visibility and impact of teaching-focused academics.


Please get in touch with ELFSC Research Manager Jo Hanley if you have any research news or project updates for future newsletters.


CONFERENCES 2017

AARE http://www.aareconference.com.au/

Theme: Education: What’s politics got to do with it?

26-30 November, Hotel Realm, Canberra

NAEEA http://scu.edu.au/naeeaconference2017/

Theme: Enabling Learning, Enabling Teaching

29 November-1 December, SCU, Gold Coast

Full papers and all other submissions (i.e. abstracts for posters, workshops and showcase presentations) due 31st JULY.