HERDSA Prizes & Awards

There are four awards and prizes which are associated with the annual HERDSA conference.

1. Taylor and Francis Prize: Best Paper by a New Researcher

Applications are invited for this prize which will be presented at the annual HERDSA Conference. the purpose of the award is to foster original research by encouraging new and less experienced researchers. A prize of AUD$1000 will be awarded to the paper written by a new researcher (or researchers) which makes a significant contribution to research in the field of tertiary education. The papers will be judged by the Executive Editor of HERD and/or members of the editorial team.

Names of Winners Paper/Presentation Topic
Lennie GEERLINGS
MPhil Interdisciplinary Candidate at
James Cook University (Singapore)
Globalisation and Deterritorialisation: an Example of an Academic Discipline in the Malay Archipelago

2. HERDSA Prize for Best Scholarly Paper

This award of AUD$500 and one year’s free membership to HERDSA, is open to all papers accepted for presentation as a full refereed paper. Papers to be considered for this award will be nominated by reviewers which the HERDSA Executive Committee will judge.

Name of Winner Paper/Presentation Topic
Professor Paula BARON
(Professor)
La Trobe University
&
Dr Lillian CORBIN
(Associate Professor)
University of New England, Australia
The Academic Role: Service, Compliance, Freedom

3. HERDSA Prize for Best Paper Presentation by a Student

Applications are invited for this prize ($450), which will be awarded at the annual HERDSA Conference. The purpose of the prize is to encourage students to disseminate their work at national and international higher education conferences. Applicants must be presenting a full refereed paper or showcase at the HERDSA conference in order to be eligible for this prize.

Presenters will be judged on their ability to effectively communicate as well as on the academic content of their presentation. Members of the HERDSA Executive New Scholars portfolio will judge.

Name of Winner Paper/Presentation Topic
Siaw Wee CHEN
(PhD Student)
The University of Hong Kong
Critical thinking: Contesting Perspectives from University Academics

4. HERDSA Prize for Best Poster

All posters are eligible for this prize of $300. The purpose of the prize is to promote and recognise excellence in the ability to visually communicate ideas, findings or outcomes related to tertiary education.

Posters will be assessed by all conference delegates – on both the ability to visually communicate as well as on the academic content of the poster. Conference participants can vote using hard copy voting form provided.

The best poster prize will be awarded to the poster that receives the highest number of votes, with a runner-up prize to the second-highest poster.

Names of Winners Paper/Presentation Topic
Prize winner

Elaine LAM
(Graduate Attributes Ambassador, HKBU AND
Undergraduate Student, Department of Government and International Studies)
Panda WONG
(Graduate Attributes Ambassador, HKBU AND
Undergraduate Student, Faculty of Arts)
Peter LAU
(Senior Programme Officer, Centre for Holistic Teaching and Learning)
Dr Theresa KWONG
(Principal Teaching & Learning Officer, Centre for Holistic Teaching and Learning)
Hong Kong Baptist University
Assessing Cross-cultural Competence in Co-curricular Programmes: A Case Study of Using ePortfolio and Institutional Rubrics
1st runner up

Dr Sam LAU
(Director)
Dr Vicky LEE
(Associate Head)
Helia HAI
(Lecturer and Over-in-charge of Student Development Section)
Dr Lorraine YEUNG
(Lecturer and Course Coordinator)
Dr Karen WOO
(Lecturer and Course Coordinator)
Hong Kong Baptist University College of International Education
Educating the New Tech-Driven Generation: A Case Study in Hong Kong

For further information about any of the awards and prizes, contact the HERDSA Office:office@herdsa.org.au.

 

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