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Exploiting the new academic

I was having a conversation with a colleague recently about the changing expectations for our new hires – generally those coming in at Level A/B – and we were questioning how many of our current stars (research and/or teaching) would have met those expectations coming straight out of a PhD or a postdoc. It got…

HERDSA keynote – Liz McKinley

The final keynote for HERDSA 2012 was presented by Liz McKinley, Auckland on making connections with under represented students in our institutions; social justice education. Again, the sense of identity comes to the fore of our discussion – what is the other? What is the sense of connecting with those that we consider to be…

HERDSA presidential address

Shelda Debowski, as HERDSA president, presented the closing presidential address for the HERDSA conference, discussing the changes in academic life, the increasing focus in research outcomes, and the casualisation of the workforce as it becomes more and more difficult to earn a permanent position within our universities. Shelda spoke about how we are becoming more…