Herdsa 2011

HERDSA 2011 program: Day Two - Tuesday 5 July 2011

Time Activity


New Members' Breakfast
Location: Nielsens Room

08:00 - 17:00


08:55 - 10:30

Welcome to Country
Conference Opening and Welcome
Keynote 1 - Professor Ann Austin
Sponsored by Southern Cross University

Location: Doral Room

10:30 - 11.00

Morning tea

11:00 - 12:30

Concurrent sessions 1A-1H




Session 1B


Session 1C


Session 1D


Session 1E


Session 1F


Session 1G

St Andrews

Session 1H



11:00 - 12:30
Is content a dirty word? A discussion on knowledge, research and professional development in academic development

Tai Peseta, Barbara Grant, Lorraine Stefani, Catherine Manathunga, Jan McLean, Angela Brew, Ian Solomonides, Tony Harland


Concurrent ALTC Showcases
11:00 - 11:45
Coalface subject coordinators – the missing link in the academic supply chain
Judy Nagy, Jacqui McDonald

Welcome to 2012: Australian academic developers and student driven university funding
Peter Ling, Kym Fraser, David Gosling

Talent pushing talent in a university wide honours college
Cor Suhre, Ellen Jansen

A student pathway project in first year biology and its systemic impact
David Crabbe, Amanda Gilber

Regulating quality and standards in higher education: How does Australia stack up?
Jeanette Baird

Student-centred teaching at the Royal University of Bhutan
Maureen Bell

The tertiary research milieu: Agile management for positive engagement
Jennie Billot, Andrew Codling

Educational Journeys: The challenges of VET to Higher Education transition
Janice Catterall, Janelle Davis



Programme approval and accountability: Exploring the service gap
Maggie Stewart, Shelley Paewai

Building peer assistance capacity in faculties to improve student satisfaction of units
Angela Carbone

Maintaining standards: Teaching writing in conjunction with disciplinary concepts
Kerry Hunter, Harry Tse

This thing called blended learning – a definition and planning approach
Geraldine Torrisi-Steele



Leading on the edge of chaos: Mergers in higher education
Linet Arthur

VET in Higher Education: A future for regional Australia?
Barbara Cram


11:45 - 12:25

ALTC ‘Promoting Excellence Initiative’ Strategies - Success stories in enhancing and supporting quality learning and teaching at Australian universities
Dionne Amato Ali, Judith Lyons, Helen Stephenson, Tania Stevenson

Learning and teaching from the edge to centre stage: Critical factors in embedding sustainable university-wide engagement in external awards and grants funding initiatives
Georgia Smeal, Deborah Southwell, Rae-Anne Locke

Tuākana learning community: Enhancing academic success for Māori and Pasifika students
Robyn Manuel, Catherine Dunphy, Geremy Hema

The student voice hidden in the quality and standards
Kelly E Matthews

How content creation for iTunesU enhances the understanding of science in physiology and communication students
Hardy Ernst, John Harrison




Peer review of teaching: Moving learning and teaching practice from the edge, by developing a public culture of academic practice
Kathleen McEvoy, Susan Shannon,

Students' perceptions of the development of critical thinking skills, or "Mrs Cleaver goes back to school"
Linda Bowden, Kathryn Sutherland

12:30 - 13:30

HERDSA Branch lunches (Restaurant)
Program Leader's lunch (Doral)

13:30 - 15:30

Concurrent sessions 2A-2H




Session 2B


Session 2C


Session 2D


Session 2E


Session 2F


Session 2G

St Andrews

Session 2H



Challenges of a collaborative writing assessment
Theda Thomas

Concurrent ALTC Showcases
13:30 - 14:10
Unpacking industry awareness and knowledge: How can it be used for course curriculum development - what does it mean?
Paul Adams

Lessons from the Promoting Excellence Initiative project: The influence of context
Miriam Brooker, Rick Cummings, Judy Nagy, Georgia Smeal, Margaret Mazzolini, Marcia Devlin


Concurrent Roundtables

Writing a PhD by publication: Has the traditional thesis reached its use-by date?
Cally Guerin

Improving the student experience by moving evaluations on-line
Alison Kuiper, John Boereboom, Hamish Paton

Assessing and assuring graduate learning outcomes in and across disciplines
Clair Hughes, Geoffrey Crisp, Barrie Simon

Developing an understanding of effective, high-quality excellent teaching
Marcia Devlin, Angela Carbone


Does relocating to university have adverse health effects for country kids?
Sharron King, Robyne Garrett, Alison Wrench

Applying theory to practice in an undergraduate public health course
Jon Edwards, Ruth Crowther

Interactive scenario-based learning on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) for first year students in physiology using a smart phone delivery platform
Hardy Ernst, John Harrison


Implementing a mentoring programme in a New Zealand polytechnic environment
Janet Walke, Lesley Petersen

Student experiences of critical thinking development
Rob Wass, Tony Harland


A vertically-integrated approach to assessment in the BSc Biomedical Science major
Kay Colthorpe

Preparedness, first-year experiences and outcomes: A comparison between students in domestic and international degree programmes in a Dutch university
Ellen Jansen, Cor Suhre

Making ALTC’s Learning and Teaching Academic Standards work for the discipline of biochemistry
Susan Rowland, Eileen Yeo Chung, Christopher Smith, Elizabeth Gillam

Showcasing Teaching Excellence: What can we learn from top commerce teachers?
Vicky Mabin, James Richard, Heike Schaenzel, Marina Dobrovolskaya

Getting real: How Māori academics are making academic development work for them
Meegan Hall

Developing novice learners' critical thinking skills in two politics units
Sara Hammer, Phil Griffiths


Authentic assessment: A framework for contrasting assessment performance requirements with engineering practice
Karen Whelan

14:15 - 14:55
Good practices in practice-based education
Joy Higgs

Dissemination in grants projects: Lessons for achieving seismic shifts and tectonic change
Deanne Gannaway Tilly Hinton, Bianca Berry, Kaitlin Moore

Concurrent Roundtables

The pathway to PhD entry via a coursework masters
Margaret Kiley

Widening participation: Challenges and approaches to improve outcomes for first generation students
Sharron King, Ann Luzeckyj, Sheila Scutter, Russell Brinkworth, Carol Nairn, Lesley-Anne holder

Research and teaching: Integration or an interruption?
Sylvia L. Edwards, Peter O'Shea, J. Sheard, J. Hurst, W. Brookes, B. Lakshminarayanan

What do learning analytics really tell us about student learning and how does the data inform practice?
Jason Lodge, Debra Bath, Calvin Smith, John Bourke

Integrating peer-assisted learning and case-based learning in a professional course
Yvonne Hodgson, Charlotte Brack, Robyn Benson

Undergraduate awareness, experiences and perceptions of research in a southern New Zealand university
Rachel Spronken-Smith, Martine Darrou, Romain Mirosa



Development of the new academic: The case for blended delivery
Boris Handal, Elaine Huber

Enabling distributed leadership for learning and teaching: The Self Enabling Reflective Tool (ASERT)
Sandra Jones, Marina Harvey, Geraldine Lefoe, Kevin Ryland, Annette Schneider

Mentoring engagement in LAMP: An embedded peer mentoring program for international students
Ruth Hills, Michelle Barker, Peter Woods, Ray Hibbins, Arthur Poropat, Sally Borbasi


Redefining assessment practices in higher education
Geoffrey Crisp


PASS provides holistic support through pro-active personal tutoring, pastoral safety net and mentoring for success
Susan Robbins

Evaluating a doctoral skills programme longitudinally
Ian Brailsford, Susan Carter, Stephanie Cook, Frances Kelly, Li Wang

Characteristics of assessment tasks that provide opportunities for student demonstrations of achievement of discipline benchmarking statements
Clair Hughes, Anne Bennison



Peer mentoring for indigenous staff at the University of Auckland
Matiu Tai Ratima, Barbara Kensington-Miller

International students’ expectations and experiences over one semester of English language enhancement
Ian Walkinshaw, Ben Fenton-Smith, Rowan Michael, Pamela Humphries, Michael Haugh, Ana Lobo

15:30 - 16:00

Afternoon tea

16:00 - 17:00

Concurrent sessions 3A-3H




Session 3B


Session 3C


Session 3D


Session 3E


Session 3F


Session 3G

St Andrews

Session 3H



Students’ experiences of feedback – what can we learn?
Angela McLean, Carol Bond, Helen Nicholson

Applying for a HERDSA Fellowship: Taking your higher education to the edge
Kogi Naidoo, Robert Kennelly, Janet Taylor


Higher Education Research & Development (HERD): Meet the new editors
Barbara Grant, Catherine Manathunga, Mark Barrow, Tai Peseta, Bruce Macfarlane, Ian Brailsford

An exploratory investigation into first year student transition to university, Angela Bowles, Alexandra Dobson, Ron Fisher, Ruth McPhail

Guiding student personal and professional development: The veterinary mentor program
Blaise Webster, Gary Hamlin, Lee Fitzpatrick, Darryl Krook

PBL curriculum re-design: A multiliteracies perspective
Susan Bridges

Building leadership capacity for community of practice facilitators: Edgy professional development
Jacquelin McDonald, Ari Palani

Digital 'Māori Mapping': Enhancing learner engagement through a student-built atlas
Ocean Mercier, Peter Adds, Meegan Hall


The shape of academic leadership in higher education: Emerging patterns and paradoxes
Carol Cardno

Exploring the parallel universes of staff and student transitions in higher education
Helen Corkill, Sam Elkington, Lesley Lawrence

An evidence-based framework for quality: Bringing the best from informatics in healthcare to quality in higher education @ Sydney Nursing School
Melinda Lewis, Stuart Newman

A multi-disciplinary study of the benefits students gain from engaging research experiences
Kirsten Zimbardi, Paula Myatt

Identification of Indicators and Measures of Impact on Teaching Preparation Programs in Higher Education, Denise Chalmers, Allan Goody, Veronica Goerke, Sue Stoney, Di Gardiner

The intellectual life and scholarship of Ronald Barnett
Peter Kandlbinder, Tai Peseta

17:00 - 18:00

Poster Session

Location: Upstairs Foyer


HERDSA Fellows Workshop
HERDSA Fellows Dinner

*Please note that this program is indicative only and subject to change. Pre-conference workshops incur additional fees and require registration. If you have already registered to attend the conference and would now like to register to attend pre-conference workshops please download and complete the pre-conference workshop registration form.

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