Early Career Academic Forum

Every year, the Early Career Academics of ANU – NECTAR – meet to discuss the challenges they are facing and the skills/support they need most. Featuring direct collegial discussions with the University Executive.

This year, the Forum will be held on 24th & 25th July at the National Museum of Australia. Click here for the preliminary program.

Registrations are now closed. If you would like to attend, please contact the NECTAR office and we will see whether we can fit you in.

Program Highlights:

Tuesday, 24 July

  • Workshop: Indigenous perspective inclusive/sensitive pedagogy
  • World Cafe style Morning Tea with discussions around teaching and assessing, challenges faced by Early Career Academics and many more.
  • Roundtable with Marnie Hughes-Warrington, DVC (Academic), and Grady Venville, PVC (Education).
  • Workshop: ANU Teaching and Learning Vision with Grady Venville
  • Research Presentation on ECA Employability
  • Panel: Job Security. Confirmed panel members: Joanne Tompkins (Executive Director, ARC), Mike Calford (Provost, ANU), Denise Ferris (Head, School of Art & Design) and Lyndall Strazdins (National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, ANU).

Wednesday, 25 July:

  • Panel: Overturning the obstacles of sexual misconduct, harassment, hostility and practices of inequity within the university. Confirmed panel members: Dean of Staff, Alyssa Shaw (PARSA President), Renee Hamilton (Universities Australia) and Jamiyl Mosley (Head of Burton and Garran Hall).
  • Roundtable with VC Brian Schmidt.
  • AGM
  • Workshop: “What to do when things go wrong” with Gail Frank (Adviser to staff, ANU).

We look forward to seeing you there!