Welcome to NECTAR, ANU’s Network for Early Career Teachers, Academics & Researchers

NECTAR is an independent space created by, and for, Early Career Academics at ANU.  It is a direct channel of communication between early career academics and the University Executive, effecting changes that ensure ANU continues to be an attractive workplace for early career academics.

Attending NECTAR events and joining in project development are great ways to meet early career academics from right across ANU. Build support networks, develop your ideas, build confidence, and acquire some of the skills and knowledge to become a future leader.

ANU staff are invited to learn more about NECTAR, what we do and how you can get involved.

 

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Latest News

Applications for the 2016 Gender Institute student prizes for undergraduate and graduate work completed in 2016 are open. Prizewinners will be announced in March 2017. Read more about the application process here. Prizes will be awarded to ANU students under the following categories:

  • Undergraduate Honours Thesis $500
  • Masters Thesis $500
  • PhD Thesis $1000
  • Journal article published in 2016 by an ANU graduate student $500

Applications close 16th December 2016.

Applications are invited from EMCRs and final year PhD/Masters students to undertake a 3-month policy-focused internship with the Academy of Science in early-2017. Interns will gain experience in a range of science policy and advocacy activities and will have the opportunity to undertake a policy-focused project of mutual interest. The internships are based in Canberra, and a stipend is available for successful applicants. Applications close COB Friday 20 Jan, 2017. More here.

We now have video & podcast links recording highlights from the NECTAR 2016 Retreat sessions for:

  •  The NECTAR 2016 Retreat Roundtable with ANU Vice-Chancellor, Professor Brian P. Schmidt
  • The Teaching & Learning session led by Glen O’Grady, Director of the ANU Centre for Higher Education, Learning and Teaching (CHELT).

VC Roundtable Highlights (Videos)

NECTAR 2016 Roundtable with ANU VC, Professor Brian P. Schmidt: How can ECAs make a difference?

NECTAR 2016 Roundtable with ANU VC, Professor Brian P. Schmidt: PhD and postdoctoral internships

NECTAR 2016 Roundtable with ANU VC, Professor Brian P. Schmidt: Short term contracts and parental leave

NECTAR 2016 Roundtable with ANU VC, Professor Brian P. Schmidt: Training PhD students for alternative careers

NECTAR 2016 Roundtable with ANU VC, Professor Brian P. Schmidt: Small grants and ECA support

NECTAR 2016 Roundtable with ANU VC, Professor Brian P. Schmidt: Gender equity, research funding and quality of publications

Teaching & Learning with Glen O’Grady (videos)

NECTAR Teaching & Learning session with Glen O’Grady (CHELT): Understanding your TPI results

NECTAR Teaching & Learning session with Glen O’Grady (CHELT): Explaining the TPI model: What kind of teacher are you?

NECTAR Teaching & Learning session with Glen O’Grady (CHELT): Five different teaching approaches: The TPI model

NECTAR Teaching & Learning session with Glen O’Grady (CHELT): The importance of teaching philosophy statements for evidence of teaching

NECTAR Teaching & Learning session with Glen O’Grady (CHELT): How do I evidence capability in teaching and learning?

Or you can listen to the podcast versions here

Enjoy!

From the NECTAR Team

Check out the News Archive for more.

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Regular NECTAR Events

The NECTAR lunchtime business meetings are open to all ANU Early Career Academics, to discuss and progress ECA issues at ANU.

NECTAR lunchtime meetings are held fortnightly on alternating Wednesdays/Thursdays, 12-1:00pm at Fellows Cafe, University House. For the latest meeting dates see the NECTAR events calendar menu at the homepage.

All final year PhD and Early Career Academics are invited to attend.

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Please join NECTAR and your early career academic colleagues to catch up on all the latest on the first Thursday of every month. The first drink is on us! Join us from 4:30-6pm, Fellows Bar, University House

The final 2015 ‘First Thursday’ drinks was held on Thursday 5th November, 2015; there will be no ‘First Thursday’ event in December 2015 or January 2016. The First Thursday drinks will resume on Thursday 4th Feburary 2016, 4.30-6pm, University House. Join us to welcome in the new academic year in 2016!

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