Tuesday, 7th July Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia 2015

7:30AM - 6:00PM
Level 1 Foyer 1
8:00AM - 9:00AM
Meeting Room 103
8:00AM - 9:00AM
Meeting Room 112
9:00AM - 10:00AM
Meeting Room 105-106

  • Opening by the Conference Chair Professor Beverley Oliver, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education), Deakin University, Victoria, National Teaching Fellow (Assuring Graduate Capabilities)
  • Welcome to country
  • Welcome by the President of HERDSA Dr. Allan Goody, Higher Education Consultant


10:00AM - 11:00AM
Meeting Room 105-106
Sponsored by:

  • Professor Sally Kift (Panel Moderator), Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), James Cook University
  • Professor Philippa Levy, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Student Learning), The University of Adelaide
  • Dr Helen Chen (Keynote speaker), Stanford University
  • Bennett Merriman, Director, Business Operations, Event Workforce
  • Zyl Hovenga-Wauchope, ACU

 Please click here to view the panel members bios and photos

11:00AM - 11:25AM
Level 1 Foyer 1
11:25AM - 11:45AM
Meeting Room 112
Chair: Anna Lichtenberg
12:15PM - 1:00PM
Meeting Room 112


Want to join others with similar research interests?

This workshop will include the following:

  • An opportunity to meet other researchers and discuss topics of shared interest
  • An explanation of SIGs and how they will work
  • A description of how to set up a SIG and the relevant Terms of Reference
  • SIG leader and member responsibilities
  • The chance to start a SIG with advice from HERDSA facilitators

1:00PM - 2:00PM
Level 1 Foyer 1
1:00PM - 2:00PM

Room 101= New South Wales

Room 102= Australian Capital Territory 

Room 103= Victoria

Room 104= West Australia

Room 107= Queensland

Room 108= South Australia

Room 111= Tasmania

Room 112= New Zealand



4:00PM - 4:30PM
Level 1 Foyer 1
4:30PM - 5:30PM
Meeting Room 105-106
Chairs: Rachael Hains-Wesson & Julia Choate
5:30PM - 5:45PM
Meeting Room 105-106
5:45PM - 7:00PM
Level 1 Foyer 1
6:00PM - 6:40PM
Meeting Room 105-106

The Pecha Kucha offers the opportunity to poster authors to highlight their study by giving a short presentation.

Presentations in this session:

The Science Threshold Learning Outcomes: Design resource or quality assurance mechanism? - Elizabeth Johnson - abs# 321
Interprofessional learning strategic development of undergraduate programs in medicin and health - Karin Kjellgren - abs# 322
A university’s competitive edge: Developing graduate capabilities using 360QP quality enhancement - Rose Nash - abs# 328
Encouraging and recognising learning for life not just career - Christopher Picone - abs# 336
The complexity of designing for student diversity - Linda Rowan - abs# 339
Filling the learning analytics gap for high-stakes exams - Mathew Hillier - abs# 319
Introducing a new version of synchronous communication software for teaching and learning: a Digital Learning team facilitates change through professional development - Gail Fluker - abs# 312
Keeping up with the Joneses? Acknowledgement, adoption & adaptation of technology by academics - Diane Phillips - abs# 335
An investigation into the readiness of learning analytics - Eva Heinrich - abs# 317
Digitally literate graduates = success in life and work - Sabina Robertson - abs# 338
One size does not fit all: Tailoring educational programs for professional development in biomedical PhD research cohorts - Caroline Owen - abs# 333
Teaching and learning on the edge of academe - Andrea Dodo-Balu - abs# 310
From CRAAP to correct: Judging accuracy and reliability of information - Christine Oughtred - abs# 330
Engaging with everyday challenges: Supporting university students to be productive, responsive adults - Abi Brooker - abs# 306
On becoming a professional: The role of Emotional Work-readiness - Sue Bandaranaike - abs# 302
Self-reflective strategies for acquiring metacognition to survive and flourish in a complex future - Inge Venter - abs# 343