Learning Academy members of the HERDSA Executive

Staff of the Learning Academy, Assoc. Professor Kogi Naidoo (Director) and Dr Deb Clarke (Senior Lecturer Workplace Learning) were elected to the Executive Committee of the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA). Currently, Kogi is the Treasurer and Awards and Prizes portfolio lead while Deb is the Project Officer for the HERDSA Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Modules of which she is an author. With the incoming executive, the portfolios of each executive member will alter based on the needs of HERDSA members and executive expertise.

Established in 1972 to promote the development of higher education policy, practice and the study of teaching and learning, HERDSA is a scholarly society for people committed to the advancement of higher and tertiary education. HERDSA offers an Annual Conference during which issues and challenges in higher education are showcased in key note addresses, roundtable discussions, poster and showcase presentations. A highlight of the HERDSA Conference are the social and network opportunities such as the new to HERDSA professional buddies program and breakfast, the Special Interest Group (SIG) meetings (with drinks), the welcome presentation, and of course the conference dinner with the presenting of prizes and awards.

Kogi was the inaugural Fellow of HERDSA (awarded in 2003) and Deb is currently an Associate Fellow. The Learning Academy supports University staff applying for HERDSA Fellowships. Should you be interested in finding out more or applying for a Fellowship contact Kogi Naidoo or Matthew Larnach.

Further information on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning modules is available on the DLT website. Deb is currently facilitating a series of workshops based on these modules for Division of Learning and Teaching Staff.

Contributed by Ellen McIntyre, DLT News, Division of Learning and Teaching.