Graduate Research Policy and Impact Officer

Graduate Research Policy and Impact Officer

University of South Australia, Adelaide

Seeking an outstanding and dynamic individual to join the Graduate Research Development team based in the Research and Innovation Services (Mawson Lakes campus)

Accelerate your strategic experience in an innovative research-connected environment

Salary range: $85,467 – $96,150 per annum + 17% super + leave loading

For the full position description and to apply please visit the website.

‘Service Learning and the Sciences’

‘Service Learning and the Sciences’

Service Learning and the Sciences

In person or by livestream!

You are invited to be part of a special event examining what Service Learning and the Sciences looks like in Australia.

Featuring a Keynote presentation by Professor Deborah Boege-Tobin of the University of Alaska, and joined by video link by colleagues from Cornell University in the US, this session involves a transdisciplinary panel of science experts. Researchers from Cornell University, Griffith University and the University of Queensland will delve into discussions on the rapidly expanding area of Service Learning and the Sciences within Australia.

Attendees will have a chance to engage in interactive conversations between specialists in Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences, Marine Biology, Biomedicine, Environmental Science, and Aviation and Engineering, highlighting how Service Learning provides disparate science disciplines with the opportunity to engage in impactful community engagement and research.

Keynote presentation by Professor Deborah Boege-Tobin

Prof Boege-Tobin will talk about the importance and impact of community engagement and share her experience delivering a Service Learning Program at the University of Alaska. In The Semester by the Bay program students not only engage with partners to thoroughly learn the techniques and equipment required for undertaking real scientific research, but also hone their scientific communication skills by presenting their projects to the greater community. Prof Boege-Tobin’s experiential education framework with trained critical examination, the building of skill sets, and reflection will be discussed as a meaningful way to enhance pedagogy.

Presented by Griffith University Service Learning

Tuesday 28 May, 2019 10.00 am – 1.00 pm AEST

Nathan campus, Central Theatres, Lecture Theatre 2 1.02 (N18), Nathan campus

Includes morning tea and tea/coffee on arrival.

Speakers

Professor Deborah Boege-Tobin

Professor Deborah Boege-Tobin

University of Alaska

Deborah Boege-Tobin’s work as a professor of biological sciences focuses on undergraduate research and experiential education primarily in marine biology, training students and citizen scientists to record and analyse key aspects of animal behaviour, using tools of the trade, to better understand marine mammals.

Associate Professor Chris Schaffer

Associate Professor Chris Schaffer

Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering, Cornell University

Chris B. Schaffer is an associate professor in the Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering at Cornell University. He received his undergraduate degree in physics from the University of Florida and his Ph.D. in physics from Harvard University, where he worked with Eric Mazur.

Dr Richard Kiely

Dr Richard Kiely

Senior Fellow, Office of Engagement Initiatives, Cornell University

In 2002, Richard received his Ph.D. from Cornell University. In 2005, he was recognised nationally as a John Glenn Scholar in Service-Learning for his longitudinal research that led to the development of a transformative service-learning model (See Kiely, 2004, 2005, 2011).

Panel

Professor Fran Sheldon

Professor Fran Sheldon

Griffith University

Professor Fran Sheldon is currently the Dean (Learning & Teaching) in Griffith Sciences and a member of the Australian Rivers Institute.

Professor Susan Rowland

Professor Susan Rowland

University of Queensland

Susan is a teaching-focused academic in the School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences at the University of Queensland and is Deputy Associate Dean Academic (Future Students and Employability) for the Faculty of Science.

Dr Deanne Skelly

Dr Deanne Skelly

Griffith University

Dr Deanne Skelly is currently the Deputy Dean (Learning & Teaching) in Griffith Sciences.

 Associate Professor Niru Nirthanan

Associate Professor Niru Nirthanan

Griffith University

Associate Professor Niru Nirthanan is Program Director, Biomedical Science in Griffith Health.

‘Research and Scholarship in WIL’ – symposium

‘Research and Scholarship in WIL’ – symposium

Presented by Griffith University Service Learning

Join us for an interactive symposium to facilitate discussions and identify opportunities for research and scholarship in work-integrated learning (WIL).

In person or by livestream!

Work-integrated learning (WIL) is a powerful pedagogy that transcends the traditional boundaries of academic work and deeply embeds the university into the community. Despite this, it is still not clear how best to put WIL to work in a research environment. Ideally, university teaching and learning should be informed by scholarship and research, but these represent significantly under-utilised and under-explored areas in WIL.

This symposium will explore the relationship between work-integrated education (WIE) and work-integrated learning (WIL), and research and scholarship from a range of perspectives.

Tuesday 28 May • 1.30 pm – 3.30 pm AEST

Nathan Campus, Central Theatres, Lecture Theatre 2 1.02 (N18) Map

Panellists

Professor Stephen Billett

Professor Stephen Billett

Griffith University

Professor Stephen Billett is from the School of Education and Professional Studies. He is internationally-renowned for his research on learning through and for work, and will offer perspectives on developing occupational and workplace capacities.

Professor Ruth Bridgstock

Professor Ruth Bridgstock

Griffith University

Professor Ruth Bridgstock is Deputy Director, Curriculum Transformation in Learning Futures. She has research expertise in higher education learning & teaching and graduate employability, including evaluating WIL outcomes.

Dr Karsten Zegwaard

Dr Karsten Zegwaard

University of Waikato

Dr Karsten Zegwaard is the Director of Cooperative Education at the University of Waikato.

He is also the editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Work-integrated Learning.

Professor Jacqueline Ewart

Professor Jacqueline Ewart

Griffith University

Professor Jacqueline Ewart is from the School of Humanities, Languages and Social Science. She will offer perspectives in WIL in the context of a particular discipline (journalism).

Research Conversations

Research Conversations

The ACEN NSW/ACT Chapter and ACEN National Research and Scholarship sub-committee invites you to join us in WIL Research Conversations! This is a friendly, informal gathering of like-minded practitioners and scholars interested in furthering our knowledge of WIL scholarship, research and practice. The group aims to meet face-to-face through Zoom (similar to Skype), to discuss thoughts, insights and practical applications related to a nominated WIL journal article or topic.

PROGRAM

May 2019 Quality in WIL

In this session, Dr Theresa Winchester-Seeto will be joining us to spark conversation around quality in WIL programs. This discussion will be driven by the recently released Australian Council of Deans of Science report titled “Quality and Standards for Work integrated Learning” (Winchester-Seeto, 2019).

Friday, 31 May

12pm – 1pm (AEST)

June 2019 Research Methods 1: Methodologies

Dr Jenny Fleming is our guest speaker this session, discussing methodologies in WIL from her recent paper in IJWIL titled “Methodologies, methods and ethical considerations for conducting research in work-integrated Learning’ (Fleming & Zegwaard, 2018).

Friday, 28 June

12pm – 1pm (AEST)

July 2019 Research Methods 2: Qualitative Analysis Workshop

In this workshop, Dr Anna Rowe and Dr Theresa Winchester-Seeto will take us through some practical advice and tips for analysing qualitative data through NViVo.

Friday, 26 July

12pm – 1pm (AEST)

REGISTER

Anyone can participate! Any ACEN member in Australasia can join us.

Registration: https://forms.gle/FxRrudeA7xgJSCRV8

Please note that places are limited. Participants will be sent an email prior to the session to confirm their attendance. This email will contain a copy of the article to be reviewed and details of how to join the session.

CONTACT

For any questions, please contact Dr Bonnie Dean, University of Wollongong bonnie_dean@uow.edu.au

We look forward to meeting you, sharing ideas and learning from one another!

New IJWIL articles published

New IJWIL articles published

New IJWIL articles published!

The International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning has published new articles:

  • David W. Drewery, Lauren A. Cormier, T. Judene Pretti, Dana Church: Improving unmatched co-op students’ emotional wellbeing: Test of two brief interventions
  • Marina Harvey, Greg Walkerden, Anne-Louise Semple, Kath McLachlan, Kate Lloyd: What we can learn from the iReflect project: Developing a mobile app for reflection in work-integrated learning
  • Elena Lisá, Katarína Hennelová, Denisa Newman: Comparison between employers’ and students’ expectations in respect of employability skills of university graduates
  • Craig Cameron, Christine Dodds, Cynthia Maclean: Ethical risks in work-integrated learning: A study of Canadian practitioners
These can now be viewed from https://www.ijwil.org.
Community Engagement Coordinator UTS Shopfront

Community Engagement Coordinator UTS Shopfront

UTS Shopfront at the Centre for Social Justice and Inclusion, University of Technology Sydney, is hiring a Community Engagement Coordinator (Level 7). They’ll manage internal and external partnerships to deliver multiple, pro bono, community projects across all UTS Faculties working with a small, friendly team as part of UTS’s international award-winning community engagement program.

Applications close 16 May.

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