SYDNEY SCHOOL OF EDUCATION & SOCIAL WORK
Thursday 18 January 2017
STAFF BULLETIN
   
Share
Back to top ^
STAFF NEWS
Academic Orientation Programs
The New Academic Orientation program is scheduled on the Friday of O-week – Friday, 2 March (room – pending approval) – 9.15 to 2.00pm.
 
Are you able to populate the template with your new staff details please? I will then send a formal invite on behalf of Annamarie to our new starters.
Copy of New Academic Orientation_Template_s1 2018

The New Academic Orientation program is scheduled on the Friday of O-week – Friday, 2 March (room – pending approval) – 9.15 to 2.00pm.
 
Are you able to populate the template with your new staff details please? I will then send a formal invite on behalf of Annamarie to our new starters.
Copy of New Academic Orientation_Template_s1 2018

Also, the Sessional Teacher Orientation will take place on Wednesday, 28 February 10.00 to 1.00pm (New Law School Lecture Theatre 104).

For more information, http://sydney.edu.au/arts/teaching_learning/academic_support/orientation.shtml. A more detailed email on the Sessional Teacher Orientation and the Teaching Development Program (TDP) will be sent very soon.
 
Please let me know if you need anything further.
 
TANYA DOULAVERAS | Staff Support and Development Officer |
Teaching and Learning | Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Tertiary Mentoring 2018
If you have allocated hours for tertiary mentoring in your 2018 workload please read this email carefully.
2018 HMHE Calendar
Primary Calendar 2018
Secondary Calendar 2018

As you know, a review of Professional Experience has been proposed for early in 2018. We in OPE are hopeful that the review will help us to find constructive solutions to the long-running difficulties we have had in finding places for all of our students in a timely fashion.

If you have allocated hours for tertiary mentoring in your 2018 wo
workload please read this email carefully.
2018 HMHE Calendar
Primary Calendar 2018
Secondary Calendar 2018
 
As you know, a review of Professional Experience has been proposed for early in 2018. We in OPE are hopeful that the review will help us to find constructive solutions to the long-running difficulties we have had in finding places for all of our students in a timely fashion.
 
One improvement that we wish to trial before the review reports back relates to tertiary mentoring. USYD students report to us how much they appreciate the tertiary mentoring they receive from our own faculty members. With that in mind I want to allocate faculty members to tertiary mentoring as a priority before allocating casual tertiary mentors.

Attached are the professional experience calendars for 2018. Please email me stating:
  1. number of hours for tertiary mentoring that you have claimed
  2. professional experience placements in order of preference: 1(most desired)-3 (least desired)
  3. a guide to geographical locations that are optimal to you (this may be because they are close to uni and/or close to home)
DR DEBRA TALBOT  |  Lecturer, Director Professional Learning & Director Professional Experience 
Sydney School of Education and Social Work
Concur Support
The Concur team has agreed to provide additional training and support to staff in FASS to address any concerns regarding approval, access and procedures.    Roda Castro from the Concur team will be available on from Monday to Friday in Rm 328 (Dean’s Unit), Education Building A35. 

Please feel free to contact Roda if you have any queries.
Library Unit of Study - Request for Reading List - Semester 1, 2018
Dear Course Coordinators and Education Support Officers,
  • Education Support Officers - please distribute this email to relevant staff in your department.
  • Coordinators - please read through this email and action it as necessary.
 The University Library has started processing reading lists for semester 1, 2018. We invite you to submit your unit of study reading list for semester 1, 2018.

Dear Course Coordinators and Education Support Officers,
  • Education Support Officers - please distribute this email to relevant staff in your department.
  • Coordinators - please read through this email and action it as necessary.
 The University Library has started processing reading lists for semester 1, 2018. We invite you to submit your unit of study reading list for semester 1, 2018.
 
If you have already submitted your reading list for semester 1, please disregard this email.
 
Your list will be processed using the new eReserve platform and your students will access the list directly from their LMS site. The Library will provide more information and training on eReserve to your Faculty/School in coming weeks.  We look forward to assisting you in connecting your students to their learning resources.
 
Where to send your list:
Please submit your reading list or communicate with us at: library.uos@sydney.edu.au.
 
The deadline for submission is the 5/2/18. 
Submitting by this date will ensure that your reading list is completed before the start of semester. For lists submitted after the 5/2, we will endeavour to get as much of your reading processed, commencing with the first 4 weeks by the start of semester and progressing from there.
 
What we need from you:
§  Please indicate if you would like your previous Library Catalogue reading list transferred to your eReserve site. Please include any updates or changes you would like to make.

§  If you have a new list, please send it to us with correct citations listed in weekly order, as this allows for fast processing. Also specify whether individual readings are Required or Optional.
 
§  Importantly, identify any items that need to be ordered - it takes a minimum of 6-8 weeks to acquire new material.
 
What you can expect from us:
§  An email acknowledging receipt of your list within 24 hours.
 
§  An email from the staff member who is processing your list. This will be your point of contact for issues or questions that may arise.
 
§  A progress update after 2 weeks.

§  An email upon completion of your list.
 
§  For further information, consult our information page: http://usyd.libanswers.com/unitofstudy/ and don’t hesitate to contact us at the email above.

The Unit of Study Team.
2018 Calendar
The 2018 wall calendar is now available for download from the intranet.  To open and print click on 2018 Calendar
Back to top ^
SAFETY HEALTH AND WELLBEING
Emergency Procedures
Please take some time to remind yourself of emergency
procedures by clicking on the website.
Click on Emergency Procedures for A35 Education Building.
Back to top ^
UPCOMING EVENTS
Critical Theory, Ed and SW reading group #8
Date: Friday 16 February 2018
Time: 10-11am
Location: Education Building Room 438, University of Sydney

Welcome to 2018, readers and friends! We are looking forward to an engaging and energetic season of discussion and mutual learning around interesting theoretical texts.
Date: Friday 16 February 2018
Time: 10-11am
Location: Education Building Room 438, University of Sydney
Welcome to 2018, readers and friends! We are looking forward to an engaging and energetic season of discussion and mutual learning around interesting theoretical texts.

For our first gathering in 2018, we welcome you to join us for a discussion of Linda Tuhiwai-Smith's landmark work "Decolonizing Methodologies". We will be focusing on chapter 1 - "Imperialism, History, Writing and Theory"


 
For those of you with institutional access, this text should be available through the library website. If you don't have access to this chapter, please email Remy for a copy: remy.low@sydney.edu.au

We look forward to seeing you, whether for the first time or again, in February. All welcome!
2018 Sydney Environmental Humanities Lecture Series
The series includes one lecture each month from February to October and will be hosted by the Australian Museum.  Click on Workshop Flyer
The series includes one lecture each month from February to October and will be hosted by the Australian Museum.  Click on Workshop Flyer

For more information on the series and to book tickets please Click on Read more...

This series is being co-organised by the University of Sydney, Macquarie University, Western Sydney University and the University of New South Wales.
 
Tickets for staff and students of the four partner universities are available at the reduced rate of $8 with the discount code: ENVHUM18.  

Please also find attached a flier for a writing workshop (open to staff and PG students) with Professor Tom Griffiths on 16 February (which is being held as a side event to his lecture in the series). Places are very limited so please follow the instructions in the attached if you are interested in attending.

Thom  
2018 Lecture Series
Venue:      Hallstrom Theatre, Australian Museum, 1 William Street, Sydney, NSW, 2010

6:00-6:30  Welcome, drinks and refreshments
6:30-7:30  Lecture
 
Schedule
15 February 2018
Tom Griffiths: “Radical histories for uncanny times” 
 
8 March 2018
Deborah Bird Rose: “Gifts of Life in the Shadow of Death” 
 
23 April 2018
Mike Hulme: “Cultures of Climate” 
 
24 May 2018
Oron Catts: “Living Biological Objects on the Pedestal” 
 
14 June 2018
Alice Te Punga Somerville: “Taupata, taro, roots, earth: the (Indigenous) politics of gardening” 
 
12 July 2018
Catriona Sandilands: “Feminist Botany for the Age of Man” 
 
23 August 2018 Kim TallBear:
“American Dreaming is Indigenous Elimination” 
 
6 September 2018
Jason W. Moore: “‘We Have Mixed our Labor with the Earth’: Work, Cheap Nature, and the Violence of Real Abstraction” 
 
18 October 2018
Bruce Pascoe: “Dark Emu"

A/Prof Thom van Dooren
Associate Professor, Department of Gender and Cultural Studies
Australian Research Council Future Fellow (2017-2021)

School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
e: thom.van.dooren@sydney.edu.au
Back to top ^
CRLI EVENTS
Westmead Learning Spaces Event
Explore the alignment of space, educational theory & practice

Click on Flyer.


Explore the alignment of space, educational theory & practice

Click on Flyer.

A number of Centre for Research on Learning and Innovation (CRLI) Learning Spaces SIG members have been involved in the redevelopment of University of Sydney learning spaces at Westmead.

The WECC Level 1 is an exciting project that pushes both spatial and philosophical boundaries. Officially opened in November 2017, the WECC will become part of the learning landscape at Westmead during 2018.



We will spend the first hour exploring the space and the second hour doing a design challenge in the Cabaret Theatre, pictured above. During this visit we will be shooting footage for a  short CRLI video and, whilst certainly voluntary, your participation will be most welcome.
  • When: Thursday 8th February 2018, 10 am to 12 noon
  • Where: Meet in the Huddle, Level 1 Education Block, Westmead Hospital, cnr Hawksberry Road and Darcy Road, Westmead.
  • RSVP by email: to Pippa Yeoman, PhD, Sydney School of Education & Social Work - pippa.yeoman@sydney.edu.au and Stephanie Wilson, PhD, The University of Sydney Business School - stephanie.wilson@sydney.edu.au
  • We will send a confirmation email with more details about location and parking.
CRLI Feedback
Interested in research on learning and innovation? We are looking for input for the Centre for Research on Learning and Innovation (CRLI) event content and timing so we can plan our 2018 schedule of events and seminars. Our events bring together researchers and practitioners from a variety of backgrounds and with a shared interest in fostering knowledge about learning and innovation.
Interested in research on learning and innovation? We are looking for input for the Centre for Research on Learning and Innovation (CRLI) event content and timing so we can plan our 2018 schedule of events and seminars. Our events bring together researchers and practitioners from a variety of backgrounds and with a shared interest in fostering knowledge about learning and innovation.

Please fill in our short feedback form at http://bit.ly/CRLISeminars18 You can choose to review anonymously or give your contact details at the end. (We do not get your log-in details.) This questionnaire will help us set subjects and times for next year and should take less than 3 minutes to complete.
Back to top ^
PUBLICATIONS
Publication by Honorary Research Fellow
Kuiper, A.C., (2017). Learning and teaching cultural communication; challenging and transforming cultural identities. Journal of Transformative Learning, (4) 1, 22-32. 

Click on Abstract.



Publication by Professor B Paltridge
Paltridge, B. (2017). What is a good research project? In K. Kimura & J. Middlecamp (Eds.), ELT research and practice: Voices from the far edge (pp. 215-225). Phnom Penh: IDP Education (Cambodia).

Click on Chapter.
Back to top ^
RESEARCH
Changes in SSESW’s Procedures to Arrange a Thesis Proposal | Introduction of electronic submission

Dear HDR Students and Supervisors

The following changes are in effect in the SSESW’s Procedures to Arrange a Thesis Proposal Review Meeting from this week of 12.12.17;

Dear HDR Students and Supervisors

The following changes are in effect in the SSESW’s Procedures to Arrange a Thesis Proposal Review Meeting from this week of 12.12.17;
  1. Prior to arranging the Thesis Proposal Meeting, the supervisor must perform the First Year Integrity Check by examining a Turnitin report for the draft thesis proposal. The supervisor must discuss the results of the report with the student and address any concerns raised before proceeding to arrange the thesis proposal meeting.
  2. A request to organise Thesis Proposal Review meeting should be submitted by email to Thesis Proposal Review Coordinator, Associate Professor Paul Ginns (paul.ginns@sydney.edu.au).
  3. A Coordinating Supervisor should send to Paul two documents:
  • A completed Thesis Proposal Review Meeting Request Form (attached
  • An electronic version of the thesis proposal (one PDF file). Printed copies are no longer needed.
  1. Panel members will receive an electronic copy of the proposal only.
The rest of the thesis proposal review process remains the same. The Thesis Proposal Meeting Guidelines could be found on the SSESW’s Postgraduate Research page (Please, note “Procedure to Arrange a Thesis Proposal Review Meeting” has not been updated yet in these guidelines. Please, follow the procedure described above when submitting your request).

If you have any questions about the thesis proposal review, please contact Thesis Proposal Review Coordinator, Paul Ginns.

Lina Markauskaite, Acting HDR Coordinator
Paul Ginns, Proposal Review Coordinator
Reporting your publications
A reminder to academic and honorary staff and HDR students that details of your new publications should be sent to Camilla Pilgrim for entry into the University’s IRMA database.
A reminder to academic and honorary staff and HDR students that details of your new publications should be sent to Camilla Pilgrim for entry into the University’s IRMA database.
 
Academic staff and HDR students, once your publications are in IRMA they will automatically display on your profile. Please check your profiles to see if any publications are missing.

Honorary staff, publications will be added to IRMA and to your honorary profile.
 
The University’s central Research Support are currently verifying and assessing 2017 research publications. ERA eligible publications are:
 
Traditional research output types:
 
● books - authored research
● chapters in research books - authored research
● journal articles - scholarly, peer reviewed
● conference publications - full paper refereed, published in full

Non-traditional research outputs:
  • ● creative works – must have a research statement, detailing the research contribution and significance etc.
  • ● commissioned/solicited research reports for external bodies - published/publicly available
 Please provide a DOI or link to the journal article online and a link to online conference proceedings where available.

All ERA eligible publications go through a verification and assessment process by the University to ensure they meet the ERA definition of research. Publications which are not eligible – e.g. edited books, articles in professional magazines, edited journals etc. – can also be added to IRMA so they display on your profile.
AARE Quantitative Research Methodology Summit 2018
Reserve the dates!
Workshop series 1: Wed July 11th- Fri July 13th 2018, Monash University, Clayton, Melbourne (3 days)

Workshop series 2: Nov 2018 (exact dates TBC) at ACU, North Sydney, prior to the AARE conference in Sydney Dec 2-6     (3 days)
For more information click on AARE workshops.

Back to top ^
TEACHING AND LEARNING
USS and closing the loop
The USS results will be available for Coordinators to review from Sunday 10 December. In support of learning and teaching quality assurance, Unit of Study Coordinators are encouraged to share the USS results with all teaching staff involved in the delivery of a unit of study.

The USS results will be available for Coordinators to review from Sunday 10 December. In support of learning and teaching quality assurance, Unit of Study Coordinators are encouraged to share the USS results with all teaching staff involved in the delivery of a unit of study.

The USS results will be available for Coordinators to review from Sunday 10 December. In support of learning and teaching quality assurance, Unit of Study Coordinators are encouraged to share the USS results with all teaching staff involved in the delivery of a unit of study.  

Part of the process of reflecting on USS results is considering how to respond to student feedback. Unit of Study Coordinators are expected to enter a short response into the USS portal by 26 December. Students are informed when this act of ‘closing the loop’ has occurred. 

Currently, as a Faculty, we have a poor record of formally acknowledging student feedback through the USS portal. Some staff use other means of providing feedback to students such as focus groups, the unit of study template section about feedback, or exit surveys. However, these good practices are not recorded so our faculty figures for closing the loop are reported as below 20%. To show students we value their voice we need to improve our practices.

Why should we close the loop? 
It’s a way to let your students know their feedback is valued and to show that their opinions have contributed to improvements in learning for others. 

It’s also an opportunity for staff to reflect on student feedback from the USS and synthesise it with evidence from a range of sources. For example, other evidence from students, peers, self-reflection, and current literature on effective teaching and learning in higher education.
Information on Canvas
The Faculty’s Education Design team have developed an Accessibility Checklist and a Canvas Checklist to assist coordinators the transition from Blackboard to Canvas.
The Faculty’s Education Design team have developed an Accessibility Checklist and a Canvas Checklist to assist coordinators the transition from Blackboard to Canvas.


The Faculty’s Education Design team have developed an Accessibility Checklist and a Canvas Checklist to assist coordinators the transition from Blackboard to Canvas.The Faculty’s Education Design team have developed an Accessibility Checklist and a Canvas Checklist to assist coordinators the transition from Blackboard to Canvas.

Both will assist coordinators to ensure they have followed and completed every step to make their Canvas site engaging for all students.

We would also like to remind staff that the Faculty’s Educational Designers are here to assist you with any eLearning questions. You can also utilize the Thursday’s Brown Bag sessions 12 to 1pm in the FASS eLearning room 322 Brennan MacCallum (A18).

The Faculty’s Teaching and Technology Innovation team together with Education Innovation are in the process of developing a suite of eLearning sessions for hands-on training with Canvas. More information to follow.
Back to top ^
JOBS, NOTICES & MISCELLANEOUS
Inclusivity "Walking the Talk"
Randa Habelrih, a mother of an adult son with autism, Richard Habelrih, recently posted a story online about her son's experience working as an actor on the Sydney Uni campus in the Sydney School of Education and Social Work.


Randa Habelrih, a mother of an adult son with autism, Richard Habelrih, recently posted a story online about her son's experience working as an actor on the Sydney Uni campus in the Sydney School of Education and Social Work.

The video production was for the new Open Learning Environment unit, OLET1135 "Disability Awareness and Inclusivity" co-led by Michelle Bonati and Ilektra Spandagou, with a team of experts in disability across campus.  In addition to hiring both actors with and without disabilities to create engaging videos, the team has included a reference group of persons with disabilities to provide feedback regarding the content of the unit of study. The OLE will be offered in Semester 1 and Semester 2 in 2018 for 0 and 2-credits.


Michelle Bonati, PhD | Associate Lecturer in Special and Inclusive Education
Sydney School of Education and Social Work
2018 Oxford Education Research Symposium
WE ARE PLEASED TO INVITE YOU AND YOUR INSTITUTION TO THE 2018  EDUCATION RESEARCH SYMPOSIA  AT OXFORD.

Our meeting dates for 2018 are:

  • 21, 22 & 23 March – Merton College, Oxford, UK
  • July 30, 31 – 1 August, Oxford, UK
  • 5, 6, & 7 December 2018 – Oxford, UK
WE ARE PLEASED TO INVITE YOU AND YOUR INSTITUTION TO THE 2018  EDUCATION RESEARCH SYMPOSIA  AT OXFORD.

Our meeting dates for 2018 are:
  • 21, 22 & 23 March – Merton College, Oxford, UK
  • July 30, 31 – 1 August, Oxford, UK
  • 5, 6, & 7 December 2018 – Oxford, UK
You are invited to submit an abstract if you wish to present a paper at the symposium, or you may attend as an observer. The Symposia are forums for the presentation of papers and discourse by scholars who have an interest in the theory and practice of universal education.

Major fields included are Administration and Leadership, Secondary Instruction, Assessment and Evaluation, Early Childhood Education, Language Arts and Literacy Education, Economics of Education, School Governance, Financing Education, Systems, Special Education, and Pedagogy. The listing is not intended to be exhaustive. Please also see our list of suggested topics.

Notations for the meeting:

* Papers presented will be subsequently peer reviewed by external readers for inclusion in Symposium books or journal articles.
* Focus on educational excellence emphasising best practices in teaching, learning, and training.
* Latest in the Education Reform Movement.
* Evaluation methods to improve student outcomes.
* School efficiency and accountability through performance measures.
* Improving school quality through effective supervision.
* Scientific evidence for quality teaching.

Conference Oxford has hundreds of affordable bedrooms in Oxford colleges available, offering splendid views of college quadrangles and gardens. See details on our website.

Abstract submission deadline is 5 March.
Early registration deadline is 14 February.

Abstracts are accepted on a rolling basis.

Visit our website for more information or contact us at conferences@oxford-education-research-symposium.com or oxford.academic.symposia@gmail.com.

To ensure that you receive further communication from us, please save conferences@oxford-education-research-symposium.com to your contacts folder

Follow us on Twitter@OxfordSymposia2

Unsubscribe
Back to top ^