Two innovative new academic posts at the University of Sydney in Educational Development

The University of Sydney Business School is a globally impactful Business School with over 14000 students at our state of the art campus in the centre of Sydney and is a key faculty within the University of Sydney. We are delivering a new initiative called Connected Learning at Scale which is designed to transform the teaching and learning experience for our students through innovative delivery models, agile uses of technology and cutting edge approaches to connected pedagogy, all located within our large core face-to-face programs. This project will be using innovative approaches to educational transformation that will engage our students in connected approaches to education, support learning through the community, engage in critical conversations around learning and teaching spaces and support our approach to designing innovative pedagogies that may include students as producers, gamification/playful learning and other emerging models and practices. Both of these posts are key parts of a large new team being recruited at the USBS.

*Post 1 – Researcher – Learning, Technology and Innovation (Level A research academic A$73-98k pa plus superannuation, loadings and other benefits) (3 year contract)*

This post will provide critical data to inform the on-going design and development of these projects, including learning analytics, learning technology design and implementation and student and staff use of technology. The post will support the development and implementation of rigorous frameworks for critical evaluation of pedagogical and technological change projects happening at the School. They will co-ordinate the ethics application process as well as reporting on ethics compliance. They will undertake data collection and analysis across a range of student and staff cohorts to provide the team with insights into the effectiveness of the project in transforming the student experience.

For more information, including descriptions and how to apply, see http://tiny.cc/mmbw5y

*Post 2 – Senior Lecturer – Educational Development (education focused) (Level C academic A$127-147k pa plus superannuation, loadings and other benefits) (3 year contract)*

The Senior Lecturer Educational Development will have a leading role in a new faculty strategic initiative that will transform the student experience in core units for our internationally regarded undergraduate and postgraduate programs in Commerce. Addressing the challenges of teaching and learning at scale, this project will be the central hub for strategic pedagogical change, working with academic staff, professional staff support teams, students and the wider University to ensure the successful delivery of this initiative. The successful candidate will work closely with the faculty, senior leadership and other members of the team to effectively co-ordinate and implement complex educational change projects. They will design teaching and learning enhancements, curriculum innovation, staff training, academic reward and community engagement initiatives to better support the ongoing development of our teaching and learning community. They will provide leadership for the successful evaluation of the projects including supporting rigorous pedagogical and evaluative research and the dissemination of these findings to the School, the University and the wider sector.

For more information, including descriptions and how to apply, see http://tiny.cc/ndcw5y

For an informal conversation in the first instance, including conversations about potential visa sponsorship, you can contact Peter Bryant (peter.j.bryant@sydney.edu.au) or Elaine Huber (elaine.huber@sydney.edu.au)


 Applications close 30th May 2019 

Further information: elaine.huber@sydney.edu.au

ISSOTL19-Call for Proposals Extended Deadline: April 15

  Call for Proposals Extended Deadline: Monday, April 15 @ 11:59pm
Submit a Proposal   Conference Theme  
The spirit of civic engagement is woven in the fabric of Atlanta.
The legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is an imposing presence, as
are the Center for Civil and Human Rights, President Jimmy Carter’s
Presidential Library and Museum, and the AIDS Quilt.
At a time when we are witnessing a return of willful ignorance in the United States and even around the world, this is the ideal backdrop
for engaging in powerful discussions about the role of SoTL in the
world. If ignorance is the problem, thoughtful conversations about education and the role of SoTL are part of the solution.

HFR Collaborateur scientifique à 60% – assessment for learning

A l’automne 2019, la Faculté des sciences et de médecine de l’Université de Fribourg ouvre, en collaboration avec
l’hôpital fribourgeois (HFR), un programme d’études de degré master en médecine humaine. Hormis l’accent porté
sur la médecine de famille, le programme se caractérise par un dispositif d’évaluation formatrice innovant
(« assessment for learning »), construit sur une large palette d’évaluations formatives et visant à développer les
compétences d’autonomie et de pratique réflexive des étudiant-e-s.
Pour accompagner la mise en place des dispositifs d’assessment, la section Médecine engage
une collaboratrice scientifique ou un collaborateur scientifique (60%)
Tâches et Compétences
En tant que collaborateur/trice scientifique au Med-Office de la section Médecine, vous êtes intégré-e à l’équipe
en charge des examens et collaborez étroitement avec l’Unité de pédagogie médicale (Prof. Raphaël Bonvin) et les
personnes en charge de la mise en place du curriculum.
Vous assumez notamment les tâches suivantes :
− Développement et mise en place d’un dispositif d’évaluation formative, comprenant le support pédagogique
aux enseignant-e-s, l’accompagnement dans l’élaboration des instruments, la supervision du déroulement des
sessions d’évaluation, l’évaluation des résultats et le feed-back aux étudiant-e-s
− Mise en place d’un système de progress testing
− Conduite d’analyses quantitatives et qualitatives des résultats des évaluations (édumétrie) visant à évaluer la
performance du programme et à en assurer la qualité
− Accompagnement des procédures de promotion sommatives, menées sur la base du portfolio de l’étudiant-e
Exigences
Vous avez achevé une formation universitaire, de niveau master (médecine humaine, psychologie, sociologie,
sciences de l’éducation ou autre). Vous êtes familière / familier avec les approches psychométriques et vous êtes
au bénéfice de compétences en matière de recherche qualitative. Vous montrez un intérêt particulier pour les
questions en lien avec l’évaluation, la formation et la pédagogie médicales.
Taux d’occupation
60%
Compétences linguistiques
Français ou allemand avec de très bonnes connaissances de l’autre langue
Maîtrise de l’anglais scientifique
Entrée en fonction
1er juillet 2019 ou à convenir
Renseignements
Université de Fribourg, section Médecine

  • Dr méd. Isabelle Charrière (Med-Office) ; Isabelle.charriere@unifr.ch; tél.: +41 26 300 85 80
  • Dr Sabine Morand (Med-Office) ; sabine.morand@unifr.ch; tél.: +41 26 300 86 00
  • Prof. Raphaël Bonvin (Pédagogie médicale) ; raphael.bonvin@unifr.ch; tél.: +41 26 300 94 50
    Adresse d’envoi et délai
    Dr méd. Isabelle Charrière, Section Médecine, Université de Fribourg, Chemin du Musée 8, CH – 1700 Fribourg
    ou par mail à : isabelle.charriere@unifr.ch. Délai : 13 mai 2019

EUA Webinar

Dear SFDN Members

The following webinar may be of interest to some of you.

EUA webinar: Approaches to cooperation and exchange in learning and teaching on a European level

28 March 2019

Time: 14:00 To 15:00

This webinar will explore how university cooperation and peer-learning on learning and teaching can be implemented at a European and national level and provide information on outcomes of one of such activities: EUA’s Learning & Teaching Thematic Peer Groups.

See: https://eua.eu/events/89-eua-webinar-approaches-to-cooperation-and-exchange-in-learning-and-teaching-on-a-european-level.html Best wishes

Contemporary approaches to university teaching – a teaching induction MOOC


Dear SFDN members,

Enrolments for the free 2019 Contemporary Approaches to University Teaching MOOC are now open athttps://www.canvas.net/browse/swinburne/courses/contemporary-approaches-university-teaching. This course will run until 23 June, with enrolments open until 7 June.

Contemporary approaches to university teaching provides key introductory learning and teaching concepts and strategies for those in their first few years of university teaching. The self-paced MOOC is comprised of 11 expert-developed modules and several specialty modules and resources. 

In 2018, 1,851 staff from 50 countries enrolled in the Contemporary Approaches to University Teaching MOOC. One Australian college, 15 Australian and two New Zealand universities are using the MOOC, as well as the Malaysian campus of one of the Australian universities. Ten of the Australian universities have imported the MOOC and have or will shortly customise the MOOC to suit their institution’s context. To see how other universities are using the MOOC, visit the ‘How universities are using the MOOC’ section on the Fellowship website https://www.caullt.edu.au/project-resources/olt-fellowship-and-mooc-available/

Further information: kfraser@swin.edu.au

Conference on writing analytics at zhaw in 198 days

https://writinganalytics.zhaw.ch/ Digital technologies transform writing and reading fundamentally and lead to new forms of literacy, media use, writing habits and competence profiles. Keeping pace with these developments is a challenge for not only writers in academic settings but also writing teachers. There are simply too many innovations and too little guidance to help select what might be useful for writing classes or seminars. Similarly, for writing researchers, is it a great challenge to react to new research needs and provide adequate methodologies and research strategies. New research settings, media, data collection opportunities and analytic methods have to be created and applied, which, in turn, lead to new research perspectives, discourse communities and exchange forums. In light of these challenges, this conference aims to bring together various disciplines, covering composition and writing research, corpus and computer linguistics, media studies, psychology and educational technology, to provide a setting where knowledge, research results and methodological concepts can be exchanged.

Educational Developers Caucus online Conference

Educational Developers Caucus (EDC) Conference 2019

Positive Resilience and the Future of ED(C)

February 19th to 22nd 2019.

SFDN colleagues are invited to join virtually at the EDC fully online Conference.

Details:  https://edc-conference.com/home/2019-conference/

Please register. https://edc-conference.com/home/2019-conference/registration/

Keynotes:  On Tuesday February 19th Joan McArthur Blair and Jeanie Cockell will get the ball rolling with their keynote address – Appreciative Resilience and Educational Development.

Throughout the 4 days there will be workshops and showcase items (available asynchronously as well as synchronously) for your enjoyment and intellectual stimulation. Full details can be found here: https://edc-conference.com/home/2019-conference/schedule/

Educational Developer Job in Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, China

JApplications are invited for Lecturer/associate professor in the multidisciplinary topic of Educational Developmentwithin the Educational Development Unit, one of the key academic units in the Institute of Leadership and Education Advanced Development (ILEAD) at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU). XJTLU is a joint venture university established in 2006 by the University of Liverpool, UK and Xi’an Jiaotong University, China, situated within the city of Suzhou.

Role Overview

A key responsibility of this post is to support delivery of the institutional academic development programmes, primarily the PGCert in Teaching and Supporting Learning in Higher Education (commencing 2018-19), as well as other CPD initiatives.

Responsibilities include:

  • Support the implementation, across the institution, of the University’s vision for Learning and Teaching.
  • Delivery of modules on the CPS programme.
  • Delivery of modules on the PGCert programme from the start of the academic year 2018-19 onwards.
  • Support the development of an institutional academic development framework and ready relevant documentation for approval by the respective committees at XJTLU and the University of Liverpool, as well as accreditation by the Higher Education Academy (HEA).
  • Provide expert and specialist advice and guidance to academic staff in developing excellence in teaching with a primary view of enhancing the student learning experience at XJTLU.
  • Develop collaborative networks to identify and disseminate good practices in teaching and learning and evaluates their effectiveness.
  • Recommend, lead and facilitate the effective sharing of good practices in assessments and other student evaluation.
  • Act as a consultant/coach to academic staff seeking to enhance the quality of their teaching.
  • Maintain and develop resources, including websites and other tools that facilitate national and international good practice in learning and teaching.
  • Work closely with staff in other professional services to promote the use of appropriate technologies, facilities and methods in learning and teaching.
  • Work collaboratively with the ILEAD, to contribute to achieving the strategic ambitions of the University in relation to academic enhancement and excellence in learning, teaching and research, and to contribute to achieving the ILEAD’s ongoing operational objectives.
  • Keep up-to-date with changes and developments in related policies and procedures.
  • Reflect on your own professional practice and keep abreast of current developments in learning and teaching through engagement with the wider community via subject associations, attendance and presentations at conferences, colloquiums and personal development days.
  • Willing to engage in personal development and training and change the focus of the role, where appropriate, to meet the changing needs of the University.
  • Engage with relevant committees, working groups and forums to raise awareness of pedagogic principles, share examples of best practice and highlight developments in the field.
  • Carry out any other duties as required, commensurate with the role position.

Key Qualifications:

  • PhD degree in educational development or related area
  • Experience in educational development in higher educational institutions

The salary range for the position is 21,611 – 39,867 RMB/month. In addition,members of academic staff are entitled to accommodation and travel allowances,medical insurance, and relocation expenses. Overseas staff may receive a tax“holiday” of up to three years, depending on nationality and personalcircumstances.

Applications should be received by 1st February 2019. Informal inquiries should be addressed to the Head of ILEAD Dr. Xiaojun Zhang (xiaojun.zhang@xjtlu.edu.cn) or Charlie Reis, Programme Director of the PGCert (charlie.reis@xjtlu.edu.cn).

SFDN Conference

Dear SFDN members,

The 2019 Conference page is now active on the website. The keynote speaker will be announced soon!

As you know, the 2020 ICED global conference – the leading international conference for sharing research and good practice in faculty development – will be hosted in Switzerland at ETH Zurich.  The success of this event will depend, in part, on maximising Swiss participation at the ICED conference.  The SFDN annual conferences are an excellent preparation ground for participating in an event like the ICED global conference – therefore we would ask every SFDN member to consider submitting a proposal for the SFDN conference, perhaps as part of a process of building towards a submission for the ICED conference in 2020.

We would also encourage you to share the call for papers with others in your institutions who are engaged in innovative teaching or in developing innovative programmes.

The best ICED conferences not only attract faulty developers but also bring together teachers and administrators who are involved in teaching and curriculum innovation.  We would therefore ask all SFDN members to help broaden our community by sharing the call for papers with people who are interested in teaching and learning innovation, even if they have not previously attended an SFDN or ICED event.

For all the above-mentioned reasons, we would like to ask you to strongly consider submitting a paper for the SFDN 2019 Conference and we thank you in advance for being active and loyal SFDN members!

Stay tuned for a very exciting keynote speaker announcement for the upcoming SFDN Conference!

The SFDN Board