Registration Brochure & Form - HERDSA 2013 conference

Registration Brochure & Form - HERDSA 2013 conference


Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia Inc.

Connections in Higher Education



Registration Brochure

Connections in Higher Education


The Higher Education Research and Development Society of

Australasia Incorporated (HERDSA) promotes the development

of policy and practice in higher education. Membership is open to

anybody interested in the promotion and enhancement of teaching,

learning and academic practice in tertiary and higher education.

The 2012 conference is the 35th annual conference in the Society’s

prestigious series. It will be proudly hosted by the University of Tasmania

and will attract delegates from Australasia and around the world.

The main theme for the 2012 HERDSA International Conference is

Connections in Higher Education. Conference delegates will explore

the policies, research, leadership and student outcomes we should

be pursuing in higher education world-wide to establish and sustain

our connections with the entire sector. The conference will focus on

the following sub-themes:

• Creating and sustaining peer connections

• Establishing community connections

• Enriching interdisciplinary connections

• Connections for student success

• Connecting with research

The conference will be of relevance to leaders, policy makers,

academics, teachers, researchers, tertiary institution managers,

support staff and students in the higher education sector and in

government. The 2012 HERDSA conference is expected to attract

350 – 400 delegates from Australia and overseas.

We hope you can join us for HERDSA 2012 and enjoy the picturesque

city of Hobart and the many attractions Tasmania has to offer.

Conference Committee

Dr Natalie Brown, Co-Head, Centre for the Advancement of

Learning and Teaching (CALT), University of Tasmania –


Prof Susan (Sue) Jones, School of Zoology, ALTC Discipline

Scholar for Science – Co-convenor

Ms Tracy Douglas, Lecturer and First Year Co-ordinator, School

of Human Life Sciences, University of Tasmania

Ms Rebecca Shaw, Finance and Projects Offi cer, CALT,

University of Tasmania

Dr Jane Skalicky, Head, Student Learning and Academic

Development, Student Centre, University of Tasmania

Dr Gary Williams, Co-Head, CALT, University of Tasmania

Photographic Acknowledgments: Tourism Tasmania.© Chris McLennan, Richard Eastwood, Southern Cross Television,

Bluescope Steel, John de la Roche and Garry Moore.



HERDSA will be hosted by the University of Tasmania.


Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia Inc

The Offi ce for Learning and Teaching (OLT) was established in

November 2011 by Senator the Hon Chris Evans. The OLT

promotes and supports change in higher education institutions

for the enhancement of learning and teaching.

Its responsibilities include: providing grants to academics and

professional staff to explore, develop and implement innovations

in learning and teaching and to develop leadership capabilities;

commissioning work on issues of strategic signifi cance to the higher

education sector to inform policy development and practice in

relation to learning and teaching; managing a suite of awards to

celebrate, recognise and value teaching excellence and programs

that enhance student learning; funding fellowships and secondments

for leading educators to address signifi cant national educational

issues; disseminating resources on innovations in learning and

teaching; supporting the development of effective mechanisms

for the embedding of good practice in learning and teaching in

Australian higher education; encouraging collaboration and sharing

of good practice for improved student learning outcomes; and

facilitating networking and professional development opportunities

for academics and professional staff.

The Offi ce for Learning and Teaching is part of the Department of

Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education.

Offi ce for Learning and Teaching

Conference Secretariat

Conference Design Pty Ltd

228 Liverpool Street

Hobart Tasmania 7000 Australia



P: 03 6231 2999

F: 03 6231 1522


P: +61 3 6231 2999

F: +61 3 6231 1522


Keynote Speakers

Dr Kathy Takayama

Dr Takayama is the Director of the Sheridan

Center for Teaching & Learning and Adjunct

Associate Professor in the Department

of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and

Biochemistry at Brown University. Kathy holds

a BS in Biology from MIT, and a PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular

Biology from Rutgers Medical School. As a scientist exploring the

genetic responses of marine bacteria to the fl uctuating ocean

environment at the University of New South Wales, Kathy also

became intrigued by her own classroom environment as a ‘research

laboratory’ and thus began her journey in science education and in

the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL).

She was selected as a Carnegie Scholar by the Carnegie Academy

for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in 2003 and is a

founding member of the International Society for the Scholarship

of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL), serving as the fi rst Regional

Vice President (Australasia) of ISSOTL. She has received numerous

teaching awards, including the David White Award for Excellence

in Teaching (Australian Society for Microbiology), the Australian

College of Educators Teaching Award, and the UNSW Vice

Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence. She was a founding

member of the US National Science Foundation Biology Scholars

Program, and created and co-chaired the NSF Biology Scholars

SoTL Residency. In 2008 she was named National Academies

Education Fellow in the Life Sciences by the US National Research

Council. She serves on the Editorial Board of the International

Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, and is Research

Editor of the Journal of Microbiology and Biology Education.

She has recently co-authored a book chapter with historian David

Reichard entitled ‘Exploring Student Learning in Unfamiliar Territory:

A Humanist and a Scientist Compare Notes’. Currently, she is Co-

Principal Investigator on a two-year study funded by the Teagle

Foundation on Engaging Evidence to Improve Student Learning

through Faculty Development at the Departmental Level.

Professor Elizabeth (Liz) McKinley

BSc (Chem)(Otago), MEd, PhD, (Waikato)

Dip Tchg

Elizabeth McKinley, of Ng ti Kahungunu ki

Wairarapa and Ng i Tahu descent, has worked

extensively in Maori education in New Zealand.

In secondary schools she specialised in teaching science, and

for fourteen years held lecturing and management posts at the

University of Waikato before joining the University of Auckland in

2005. Liz was appointed the Director of the Starpath Project for

Tertiary Participation and Success in 2007, where she has been

responsible for project leadership and a team of researchers. The

aim of the Starpath Project is to transform educational outcomes

for Maori and Pacifi c students, and students from low decile schools

with academic ability and potential, who are currently underrepresented

in degree level tertiary education.

Mr Jarrod Green

Jarrod Green graduated from the University of

Tasmania (UTAS) in 2011 with a Bachelor of

Arts and Bachelor of Science combined degree

with First Class Honours in Chemistry and a

University Medal. Jarrod worked with the UTAS Peer Assisted Study

Sessions (PASS) Program throughout his undergraduate degree, fi rst

as a PASS Leader facilitating study sessions in Chemistry and then as

a senior PASS Mentor, a role dedicated to the ongoing support and

training of interdisciplinary teams of PASS Leaders. In 2009 Jarrod

was awarded a National Outstanding Senior PASS Leader Award

in recognition of excellence and contribution to student learning.

During his Honours year, Jarrod also worked as a laboratory

demonstrator in the fi rst year Chemistry course at UTAS. Jarrod is

now studying towards a Master of Science Communication degree

at the Australian National University and is a member of the Shell

Questacon Science Circus, an outreach program that takes science

shows and exhibitions to schools and communities in regional and

remote Australia. 2

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Provisional Program

Monday 02 July 2012

Exhibition Set-up



Welcome Reception

Tuesday 03 July 2012

Offi cial Opening

Plenary and Concurrent Sessions


Government House Reception

Wednesday 04 July 2012

Plenary and Concurrent Sessions


Conference Dinner

Thursday 05 July 2012

Plenary and Concurrent Sessions


Conference close (half day)

This program is provisional; session and function times may

change. Please check the conference website for updates to the

conference program.

Social Functions

Welcome Reception

Date Monday 2 July 2012

Time 1800 – 1900

Venue Exhibition Area, Hotel Grand Chancellor

Cost Inclusive of full registrations – Additional tickets $50

Dress Smart Casual

The Welcome Reception is a great opportunity to catch up with

interstate colleagues, meet new delegates for the fi rst time and

visit the exhibitors.

Government House Reception

Date Tuesday 3 July 2012

Time 1800 – 1900

Venue Government House

Dress Jacket and Tie/ Cocktail Dress

Transport Coaches depart at 1730 from the Hotel Grand


His Excellency, The Honourable Peter Underwood, AC, Governor

of Tasmania, and Mrs Underwood will host a reception for

delegates at Government House to mark the conference.

Tasmania’s Government House is regarded as one of the best

Vice-Regal residences in the Commonwealth and is one of the

largest in Australia. Invitations for the Reception are issued by

Government House. There is a limit to the number Government

House can accommodate and delegates who register early will be

given preference.

Conference Dinner

Date Wednesday 4 July 2012

Time 1900 – 2400

Venue Federation Ballroom, Hotel Grand Chancellor

Cost Inclusive of full registrations – Additional tickets $110

Theme 80s Theme

At HERDSA 2011, conference delegates went back to the 70s;

now we’re taking you forward a decade to celebrate all things 80s.

Think fl uoro, leg warmers, BIG shoulder pads, Rubik’s cube, MTV,

Madonna, Michael Jackson’s moonwalk and Pacman to name but a

few. Get your dance moves ready to party the night away to ‘That

80s Band.’



Registration Fees

All attendees must register individually for the conference.

Full Registrations By 7 May 2012 After 7 May 2012

Member $875 $995

Non-Member $1020 $1140

Member Student*/Retiree $630 $750

Non-Member Student*/Retiree $720 $840

Day Registrations By 7 May 2012 After 7 May 2012

Day Member $295 N/A

Day Non-Member $345 N/A

Day Student*/Retiree $195 N/A

*Full-time students only. Please fax or email a copy of your student

ID to Conference Design.

Payment Policy

All payments must be received within 14 days of registering. Accounts

that are not paid before the conference will incur a $50 processing

fee. All accommodation accounts must be settled on checkout.

Confirmation of Registrations/Tax Invoices

A tax invoice/confi rmation will be emailed once your registration

has been processed. All prices are quoted in Australian Dollars

(AUD$) and include GST.

Registration Entitlements

Full registration

• All conference sessions except the Pre-Conference Workshops

• Morning and Afternoon Teas

• Lunches

• Conference Handbook

• Satchel

• Welcome Reception

• Conference Dinner

• Non-member fee includes $145 Annual Membership of HERDSA

• Non member student/retiree fee includes $90 Annual

Membership of HERDSA

Pre-Conference Workshops

The following workshops will be held on Monday 2 July 2012. The

price to attend each workshop is $75 per person and includes either

morning or afternoon tea (lunch is by own arrangement). HERDSA

Fellows are entitled to attend one workshop free of charge. If you are

a Fellow and wish to attend a workshop at no cost, please email Please note that the TATAL Workshop is free

of charge for all to attend. Further details of the Pre-Conference

Workshops are available on the website.

Morning Workshops (0900 – 1200)

Workshop 1 - Creating connections that matter: A workshop for

early career academics (and anyone who works with ECAs) –

Dr Kathryn Sutherland

Workshop 2 - Stumbling blocks or stepping stones Talking about

Transition – Prof. Liz McKinley and Dr Irena Madjar

Workshop 3 - Providing effective feedback for student learning –

Dr Iris Vardi

Workshop 4 - Communities of practice leadership roles and activities

that create and sustain peer connections – A/Prof. Jacquelin McDonald,

Dr Cassandra Star, Tony Burch, Prof. Milton Cox and A/Prof. Judy Nagy

Afternoon Workshops (1300 – 1600)

Workshop 5 - Increasing your research productivity and impact –

Prof. Shelda Debowski

Workshop 6 – Making time at HERDSA 2012 to TATAL (Talk about

Teaching and Learning): A pre-conference workshop and three inconference

sessions - Dr Coralie McCormack, Robert Kennelly, John

Gilchrist, Dr Jesmin Islam and Dr Lee Partridge

Workshop 7 - Experiencing and evaluating an inquiry-oriented activity:

How was it for you – A/Prof. Les Kirkup, Katrina Waite, Jenny Pizzica

and Andrea Mears

Workshop 8 – Peer learning for the next decade – Dr Jacques Van

Der Meer and Dr Jane Skalicky

Day registration

• Conference sessions on the nominated day

• Morning and Afternoon Tea on the nominated day

• Lunch on the nominated day

• Conference Handbook

• Satchel

• Tuesday registration includes attendance at the Welcome

Reception on Monday evening 4

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Payment Options

Credit Card Payments

The conference accepts Visa, MasterCard and American Express.

Payments will appear as ‘Conference Design Pty Ltd’ on your


Cheque Payments

Please send your cheque made payable to Conference Design

(HERDSA2012) with a completed registration form or invoice


EFT Payments

Please fax or email remittance advice when the payment has been


BSB: 017 324

Account #: 1085 82575

Account Name: Conference Design

Conference Account


ANZ, Sandy Bay Branch

Swift Code: ANZBAU3M

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations that are notifi ed in writing by 30 April 2012 will be

eligible for a refund less $150. Cancellations notifi ed after this date

will not be eligible for a refund but another person may attend the


Conference Cancellation or


The members of the Committee and Conference Design Pty Ltd

do not accept any liability for losses incurred in the event of the

conference being cancelled or postponed due to an unforeseen

event or any other event that renders performance of this

conference inadvisable, illegal, impracticable or impossible. An

unforeseen event shall include, but shall not be limited to: an Act

of God; infectious disease outbreak, industrial disruptions, service

provider failures, governmental restrictions and/or regulations; war

or apparent act of war; terrorism or apparent act of terrorism;

disaster; civil disorder, disturbance, and/or riots; curtailment,

suspension, and/or restriction on transportation; or any other



Rooms have been reserved for delegates at the following hotels

and can be booked when registering. All rates are per room, per

night and do not include breakfast, unless otherwise specifi ed. If you

have any questions or require alternative arrangements please email

Conference Design.

Accommodation Bookings

You will need to provide credit card details when booking

accommodation. Your credit card details will be forwarded to the

hotel to guarantee your booking. In the event of a cancellation or

a ‘no show’ a cancellation fee may be charged to your card by the


Accommodation Accounts

You will need to settle your hotel account, including any incidental

expenses, when checking out. Any pre-payments we receive prior to

the conference will have been forwarded to your hotel.

Accommodation Cancellation

Cancellations must be advised in writing to Conference Design at

least 14 days prior to your arrival. Cancellations received within

14 days of arrival or ‘no-shows’ will attract a penalty of at least

one night’s accommodation.

In the event the conference is cancelled no refunds will be issued.

All available funds, after cancellation expenses, will be credited

towards a future conference held by HERDSA.



Hotels and Rates

All accommodation is within a few minutes of the

Conference Venue.

General Information

Delegate List

A delegate list will be supplied to all Conference attendees including

exhibitors and sponsors. Please email Conference Design if you do

not wish to have your details included on the delegate list.


While we have endeavoured to ensure all information is accurate, all

details provided are subject to change without notice.

Hotel Grand Chancellor (conference venue)

1 Davey St, Hobart, TAS, 7000

$185 Mountain View Standard

$220 Harbour View Standard

$240 Superior Harbour View

The hotel has a restaurant, bar, gym, indoor pool, sauna, masseuse,

hair salon, art gallery and parking. All rooms have internet access

and either a view of the harbour or the city and mountain

The Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel

1 Macquarie St, Hobart, TAS, 7000

$193 Studio Apartment

$283 2 Bedroom Apartment

The Old Woolstore Apartment provides restaurant, bar, business

centre, fi tness room and internet access. Studio apartments feature

a kitchenette, while the 2 bedroom apartments have full kitchen

and laundry facilities.

Zero Davey Boutique Apartment Hotel

15 Hunter St, Hobart, TAS, 7000

$179 Davey Apartment

$229 Water View Apartment

Located on the waterfront at Sullivans Cove. Studios all have a

kitchenette, while the apartments feature a full kitchen. Reception

7am – 9pm. Facilities include broadband access, sauna, mini

gymnasium, undercover parking, laundry in each room, continental

breakfast pack available

Hobart Macquarie Hotel

167 Macquarie St, Hobart, TAS, 7000

$99 Standard Room

$130 Executive Room

Hobart Macquarie is within easy reach of the CBD and Salamanca

area. Facilities include bar, restaurant, free parking, spa and sauna.


Dress throughout the conference is neat casual. Dress for each

function is indicated in the function description.


The registration fees do not include insurance of any kind. It is

recommended delegates make arrangements for appropriate

insurance cover, including travel insurance. The Committee and

Conference Design do not take responsibility for any delegate

failing to take adequate insurance cover.

Name Badges

Name badges will be issued when registering at the conference. For

security purposes the conference name badge must be worn at all

times during the conference and social functions.


Limited undercover parking is available at the venue at a cost and a

number of commercial car parks are located nearby.


Conference Design Pty Ltd have gathered and recorded personal

information necessary for your attendance at the Conference.

Personal information will be stored and disseminated in accordance

with the National Privacy Principles.


The conference and social functions are non-smoking.

Special Requirements

Please note any special requirements, for example dietary or mobility,

when registering for the conference. All special requirements will be

forwarded to the venue. For pre-arranged special dietary requirements

please make yourself known to the waiting staff at all functions.


Tasmania has a maritime climate with mild days and cool nights. As

Tasmania’s weather is varied and changeable we suggest you bring

clothing that can be layered, as well as a warm, waterproof outdoor

jacket. Visit the Bureau of Meteorology website for more information. 6


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Registration Form

Tax Invoice

Conference Design Pty Ltd

ABN 72 050 482 507

Title: _____________ Family Name: ___________________________________ Given Name: _____________________________

Member (please provide membership #): ________________________________ Organisation: _____________________________

Postal Address: _____________________________________________________________________________________________

Suburb/Town/City: ____________________________________________ State: ________________________ Postcode: ________

Telephone: (W) ______________________ (M) ________________________ Facsimile: ________________________________

Email: _____________________________________________________________________________________________________

Name Badges

Delegate: ________________________________________

Accompanying Person (if attending any social functions):


Special Requirements

Please advise if you have any special requirements; for example

dietary or mobility: ________________________________



2012 HERDSA Registration Fees

Please complete a registration form for each full time and

day delegate.

Full Registrations By 7 May 2012 After 7 May 2012

Member $875 $995

Non-Member $1020 $1140

Member Student*/Retiree $630 $750

Non-Member Student*/Retiree $720 $840

Day Registrations

Tuesday ❏ Wednesday ❏ Thursday ❏

Day Member $295

Day Non-Member $345

Day Student*/Retiree $195

There are no early and late fees for day registrations, but we

encourage you to book early.

*Full-time students only. Please fax or email a copy of your

student ID to Conference Design.

Pre-Conference Workshops – Monday 2 July 2012

Morning Workshops 0900 – 1200

❏ Workshop 1 $75

❏ Workshop 2 $75

❏ Workshop 3 $75

❏ Workshop 4 $75

❏ Additional Workshop (1000 – 1200) Free of charge

Pre-Conference Workshops – Monday 2 July 2012

Afternoon Workshops 1300 – 1600

❏ Workshop 5 $75

❏ Workshop 6

❏ Workshop 7 $75

❏ Workshop 8 $75

Free of charge

Please see page 3 of the Registration Brochure or visit the

conference website for further details of the Pre-Conference

Workshops. Please note that if you are a HERDSA Fellow you

are entitled to attend one workshop free of charge. If you are a

Fellow and wish to attend a workshop at no cost, please email

Social Functions

Monday 2 July 2012 1800–1900

Welcome Reception

I will be attending

Yes ❏ No ❏

Full Registrants inclusive

Additional tickets ______________ x $50 = $_____________

Tuesday 3rd July 2012 0730–0845

New Members Breakfast

I will be attending

Yes ❏ No ❏

This breakfast is available to all delegates registering at the full

Non-Member rate including Non-Member Student/Retirees.

Tuesday 3rd July 2012 1800–1900

Government House Reception 2012

I will be attending

This function is only available to full registrants

Wednesday 4 July 2012 1900–2400

Conference Dinner

I will be attending

Yes ❏ No ❏

Yes ❏ No ❏

Full Registrants inclusive

Additional tickets_____________ x $110 = $_____________


The Hotel Grand Chancellor (Conference Venue)

❏ Mountain View Standard $185

❏ Harbour View Standard $220

❏ Superior Harbour View $240

The Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel

❏ Studio Apartment $193

❏ 2 Bedroom Apartment $283

Zero Davey – Boutique Apartment Hotel

❏ Davey Apartment $179

❏ Water View Apartment $229

Hobart Macquarie Hotel

❏ Standard Room $99

❏ Executive Room $130

Arrive: ___________________________________________

Depart: __________________________________________

Sharing with: ______________________________________

All accommodation costs are per room per night

and are room only.

Accommodation Guarantee

Credit care: the credit card details will be passed onto the

hotel as a guarantee and guests will need to pay on checkout.

See the website for conditions.

Card Type ❏ Visa ❏ Mastercard ❏ Amex

❏ Use the same card listed under the payment options

Card Holder: _____________________________________

Card Number: ___________________________________

Expiry Date: _____________________________________

Signature: ________________________________________

Payment Summary

HERDSA Registration

Pre-Conference Workshops

Additional Social Functions

$ ___________________

$ ___________________

$ ___________________

A $50 processing fee will apply to all payments received after

the conference. You are responsible for ensuring payment is

made by your organisation. A tax invoice/confi rmation will be

sent to you.

Payment Options

❏ Cheque made payable to Conference Design

(HERDSA 2012)

❏ Credit card

Card Type ❏ Visa ❏ Mastercard ❏ Amex

Card Holder: _____________________________________

Card Number: ___________________________________

Expiry Date: _____________________________________

Signature: ________________________________________


Date: __________________Reference: _________________

BSB: 017 324

Account #: 1085 82575

Account Name: Conference Design


ANZ, Sandy Bay Branch

Swift Code: ANZBAU3M

Send the completed form to:

Conference Design Pty Ltd

228 Liverpool Street

Hobart TAS 7000

T 03 6231 2999

F 03 6231 1522


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