HERDSA 2022 Program Picks

It’s been a long time coming, but I’m so thrilled to attend (and present at) my first HERDSA conference! This will also be my first ever in-person conference. So, I thought I'd take a moment to share with you what I’m most looking forward to at HERDSA 2022 - happening both on-site and virtually! 

The program for the poster presentations are available at this link. The below does not include keynotes and panel discussions. +Please note that my program picks reflected below are for the on-site program unless otherwise indicated.

Monday, 27 June (Pre-conference workshops)

  • Workshop 2: I’m beginning to publish in higher education – what next?
    Host(s): Dr Wendy Green, University of Tasmania; Assoc Prof Susan Blackley, Curtin University; Assoc Prof Eva Heinrich, Massey University
    Room: Wadawurrung 2
    Time: 8:30a-12p
  • Workshop 7: Improving feedback practices: The role of learner-teacher relationships and digitally enabled learning design
    Host(s): Assoc Prof Rola Ajjawi, Deakin University; Prof Elizabeth Molloy, The University of Melbourne Assoc; Prof Kelly Matthews, The University of Queensland
    Room: Gunditjmara 2
    Time: 1p-4p

Tuesday, 28 June

  • Professional learning for changing academic practices: To be or not to be (in academia)? Inward calling and academic hazards in aspiring academics’ career prospects

Host(s): Ms Pham Ai Tam Le, Melbourne Graduate School of Education
Room: Meeting Room 103
Time: 10:30a-10:55a


  • Teaching, learning and the student experience: Improving learner engagement through narrative digital storytelling

Host(s): Dr Pranit Anand, Queensland University of Technology
Room: Meeting Room 106
Time: 11:30a-11:55a


  • Values, justice and integrity: Anti-racism as a critical graduate competency: Developing students’ capacity to recognise the mechanism of structural

Host(s): Ms Jessica Genauer, Flinders University
Room: Meeting Room 104
Time: 11:30a-11:55a


  • +Virtual 1.2: Feedback vs feedforward: which matters more to students?

Host(s): Dr Jeffrey Lim, The University of Sydney
Time: 11:30a-11:55a


  • Teaching, learning and the student experience: Authentic assessment in the digital world: A critical scoping review

Host(s): Assoc Prof Rola Ajjawi, Deakin University
Room: Meeting Room 105
Time: 1:30p-1:55p


  • Pathways and partnerships: Does industry and external engagement matter for PhD careers?

Host(s): Dr Peter Bentley, Innovative Research Universities
Room: Meeting Room 102
Time: 1:30p-1:55p


  • Professional learning for changing academic practices: The role of scholarship of teaching and learning in professional learning and development of academic staff

Host(s): Dr Ekaterina Pechenkina, Swinburne University of Technology
Room: Meeting Room 103
Time: 2p-2:25p

Wednesday, 29 June

  • Teaching, learning and the student experience: How do we improve student feedback literacy? A scoping review of intervention studies

Host(s): Miss Tegan Miller, Deakin University
Room: Meeting Room 105
Time: 11:30a-11:55a


  • Teaching, learning and the student experience: Approaches to designing feedback processes for student uptake: Differences in practices based on academics’ teaching contexts and conceptions of feedback

Host(s): Dr Kieran Balloo, University of Southern Queensland
Room: Meeting Room 105
Time: 12p-12:25p


  • Roundtable 3C: Developing teacher feedback literacy through relational feedback practices

Host(s): Miss Ameena Payne, Deakin University
Room: Meeting Room 104 – Table #3
Time: 12p-12:25p


  • Roundtable 3C: Innovative online assessments for the dynamic digital world

Host(s): Miss Corina Raduescu and Dr Amanda White, The University of Sydney Business School
Room: Meeting Room 104 – Table #4
Time: 12p-12:25p

  • Supporting the development of Indigenous early career researchers

Host(s): Dr Michelle Locke, Western Sydney University
Room: Meeting Room 103
Time: 12:30p-12:55p


  • Roundtable 3C: Our mentor-mentee relationship: Creating a shared story while getting to know each other

Host(s): Dr Nira Rahman, The University of Melbourne
Room: Meeting Room 104
Time: 12:30p-12:55p


  • Professional learning for changing academic practices: Lend your ears to ‘Tales of Teaching Online’ – podcasting as a way of sharing innovation and building engagement

Host(s): Dr Joanne Elliott and Assoc Prof Chie Adachi, Deakin University
Room: Meeting Room 103
Time: 2:45p-3:10p


  • Professional learning for changing academic practices: Professional learning through purposeful, reflective fellowship writing – changing more than just practice

Host(s): Dr Paula Myatt, Griffith University
Room: Meeting Room 103
Time: 4p-4:25p

Thursday, 29 June

  • Teaching, learning and the student experience: Inner qualities versus inequalities: Measuring and tracing change in postgraduate students of Indigenous public health

Host(s): Ms Sally Fitzpatrick, School of Population Health
Room: Meeting Room 106
Time: 10a-10:25p


  • Teaching, learning and the student experience: Making talk work: Using a dialogic approach to develop intercultural competence with students at university

Host(s): Dr Johanna Einfalt, University of the Sunshine Coast
Room: Meeting Rooms 105 + 106
Time: 1:45p-2:10p


  • Innovation and research: Re-defining feedback literate students: Feedback barriers and students’ strategies for overcoming them

Host(s): Dr Judit Kibedi, The University of Queensland
Room: Meeting Room 104
Time: 2:15p-2:40p

Social program

Information on the social program is available at this link.

Tuesday, 28 June

  • New to HERDSA breakfast
    Time: TBA
    Venue: MCEC

Wednesday, 29 June

  • Conference Dinner
    Time: 7p-11p
    Venue: River’s Edge Events Melbourne

These choices reflect my preferences, interests and career stage and may be quite different to your own.

If you haven’t already be sure to check out the HERDSA 2022 Annual Conference program which is available at this link!