HERDSA is a scholarly society for people committed to the advancement of higher and tertiary education.

At this year’s HERDSA Conference held in Auckland in early July, UOW staff members Professor Sarah O’Shea, from UOW’s Faculty of Social Sciences and WATTLE, and Dr Janine Delahunty from our Learning, Teaching and Curriculum (LTC) team were presented with the inaugural Higher Education Research and Development Article of the year award for their article Getting through the day and still having a smile on my face! How do students define success in the university learning environment?’┬áThis is an impressive achievement worthy of attention.

At this same conference, UOW’s Jindaola program, presented by Jade Kennedy (LTC), won the peer review vote for best poster. The ‘Community building in Higher Education communities of practice’ workshop co-facilitated by Dr Alisa Percy (LTC) and Jade Kennedy, attracted high attendance and much interest. The workshop reflected on social learning communities and incorporated the experiential learning processes of Jindola (yarning circle).

For further information about HERDSA and next years opportunities, visit HERDSA Conference 2020.