About the Herdsa New Zealand Branch

HERDSA New Zealand has members from more than 15 tertiary institutions around the country. Our aim is to promote, assist and advance tertiary education in New Zealand. Our particular focus is building a community of tertiary educators and facilitating the improvement of teaching, research and policy. We will represent the interests of members, provide opportunities for networking and professional development, recognise and reward outstanding contributions to tertiary education in New Zealand, and encourage cooperation with other organisations and agencies who have similar interests in tertiary education. We run an annual conference (Tertiary Education Research NZ) when we are not hosting the Australasian HERDSA Conference, as well as regular workshops and seminars. We offer the TERNZ medal to recognise and reward outstanding contributions to tertiary educational research in New Zealand.

The HERDSA (NZ) committee meet approximately once a month.

To join Herdsa go to the main Herdsa website and register to join.

To join HERDSA (NZ) send the membership form to the chairperson.

HERDSA NZ Committee 2017

Name Organisation
Barbara Kensington-Miller (Chair) Centre for Learning and Research in Higher Education (CLeaR), University of Auckland
Rob Wass (Deputy Chair) Higher Education Development Centre, University of Otago
Luk Swiatek (Secretary) Communication and Public Relations, Massey University
Erik Brogt (Treasurer) Academic Development Group, University of Canterbury
Ashwini Datt Centre for Learning and Research in Higher Education (CLeaR), University of Auckland
Clinton Golding Higher Education Development Centre, University of Otago
Eva Heinrich School of Engineering & Advanced Technology, Massey University
Giriraj Singh Shekhawat (Raj) School of Population Health, University of Auckland
Jennie Billot Researcher Development, AUT University
John Milne Ako Aotearoa
Julie Timmermans Higher Education Development Centre, Otago University
Julia Hallas Centre for Learning and Teaching, AUT University
Kathryn Sutherland Centre for Academic Development, Victoria University of Wellington
Nell Smith Centre for Learning and Teaching, AUT University
Tanya Evans Department of Mathematics, University of Auckland
Tony Harland Higher Education Development Centre, University of Otago

TERNZ conference 2018

Previous TERNZ conferences

Upcoming events

Herdsa conference 2019

Past events

Academic Development Symposium 2017

Awards

HERDSA - TERNZ Research Medal

The HERDSA (NZ) committee is seeking nominations for the 2018 TERNZ-HERDSA medal for sustained contribution to the research environment in New Zealand. Consider nominating yourself or someone from your research community. The 2018 nomination form is available here. The deadline for submissions is 15 October.

For more information contact:
Dr. Lukasz (Luk) Swiatek, L.Swiatek@massey.ac.nz, 04 979 3712 | Ext: 63712
School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing, Massey University
Secretary of the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia, New Zealand
The 2018 nomination form is available from this link.

Previous medal winners