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The NECTAR Retreat 2017 

Tue 20 – Wed 21 June

Please save the date. Registrations open.

Proudly presented by NECTAR, The Network of Early Career Teachers, Academics and Researchers of The Australian National University, an independent space built by Early Career Academics.

Full program will be loaded here, soon.

For further information please contact the NECTAR Coordination Team on nectar@anu.edu.au

Did you miss the NECTAR 2016 Retreat? NECTAR 2016 Retreat resources now available

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

Get publish ready! ANU Library “Publish and prosper” small group session

Want to navigate the world of scholarly communications and get publish-ready?
We can help you!

The ANU Library has recently created Publish and prosper, the first module of its Small Private Online Course (SPOC) designed to enhance your scholarly publishing knowledge and capabilities.

Please join us for an informal, interactive seminar exploring topics such as publication ethics, predatory publishers, finding a best-fti publisher, peer review and copyright.

The sessions will be facilitated by our resident expert, University Librarian Roxanne Missingham, who has over 180 articles published and is passionate about scholarly communications. There will be an opportunity to ask questions throughout the session.

For those unable to attend, feel free to follow along and engage on Twitter using #scholcomms #scholpub

Speaker: Roxanne Missingham, University Librarian,
Chief Scholarly Information Officer, Scholarly Information Services
The Australian National University

Date & Time: Thursday 25 August 2016, 11am–12pm
Location: Graneek Room, Chifley Library, ANU

Registration required: ilp@anu.edu.au
Session will include light refreshments

Presented by ANU Library
anulib.anu.edu.au

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Springer Nature Author Symposium for ECRs at the Australian National University

Looking to get published? In cooperation with the ANU Library, Springer Nature is hosting an Author Symposium on Book and Journal Publishing.

The Symposium is aimed at early career researchers. Springer’s Senior Publishing Editor for hard sciences, cell biology & biochemistry, Dr Thijs van Vlijmen, will present on the following topics:

An introduction to Springer Nature

  • Australia in a global scientific context
  • Journal publishing with Springer
  • Academic book publishing with Springer – how it works
  • An ANU author’s perspective on publishing with Springer

The Symposium will be held in McDonald Room Menzies Library on Tuesday 13th September from 10:30-12:00

Bookings are required and can be made via the registration link on the ANU Library website.

There will be opportunities for discussion with Thijs van Vlijmen after the Symposium. Space is limited, so please do reserve your spot ahead of time.

ANU Indigenous Studies HDR students/ECR writing retreat at Mount Stromlo

A full day writing retreat will be held on Saturday August 20th for ANU Indigenous Studies HDR students and Early Career Researchers!

The session will be 9-5 at Mount Stromlo and include morning/afternoon tea, lunch, tea and coffee. Thanks to NECTAR and PARSA, there is no cost to this event however spots are limited to 25 people.

The session will run similar to the thesis bootcamp with a series of writing blocks throughout the day and time to discuss your research and ideas with peers along the way. If you are interested in coming please forward an abstract of your research, and any dietary requirements to either Annick (annick.thomassin@anu.edu.au) or Annie (annie.teone@anu.edu.au) by July 31st.

Please feel free to forward this to anyone who might be interested.

2016 NECTAR Retreat Program Now Available!

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NECTAR 2016 ANU EARLY CAREER ACADEMIC RETREAT, 7-8 June 2016

Read the outline below, and the full retreat program is now available here!

When: Tuesday 7th and Wednesday 8th June, 2016.
Where: Peninsula Room, National Museum of Australia, Acton.

The annual NECTAR ANU Early Career Academic Retreat is a key opportunity for ANU Early Career Academics from across all Colleges of the University to come together to hear about, discuss and develop topics of relevance to early career academics, including final year PhD candidates continuing with academic careers.

Over the course of the two days, retreat attendees will be able to hear from and dialogue with academic and professional experts on a range of topics related to early career academics, to learn about a range of early career academic support, and to connect with and workshop ideas with fellow ANU Early Career Academics.

This year’s retreat includes a fantastic line-up of workshops and guest speakers on a range of topics including:

  • Mentoring and career navigation
  • Impact and engagement inside and outside academia
  • ECAs and the funding environment
  • Career pathways outside university
  • Teaching approaches, opportunities and training
  • A round-table discussion with ANU Vice-Chancellor Prof Brian Schmidt … and much more!

Retreat registration is free, and includes all workshops and catering for each day! We strongly encourage participants to join us both days.

Please RSVP on Eventbrite by Tuesday 31st May at the latest to assist us with preparations.

Contact the NECTAR Coordinator for further information on x57165 or nectar@anu.edu.au

We look forward to seeing you there!

From the NECTAR Team

It’s here again! The annual NECTAR ANU Early Career Academic Retreat, 7-8 June 2016

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The ANU Network for Early Career Teachers, Academics & Researchers (NECTAR) warmly invites all ANU Early Career Academics and final year PhD students to the

5th Annual NECTAR ANU Early Career Academic Retreat on 7-8 June, 2016.

To be held at the National Museum of Australia, we have a fantastic line-up of workshops and speakers on issues that matter to Early Career Academic staff and final year PhD students at ANU, including:

  • Mentoring and career navigation
  • Research impact and engagement
  • ECAs and the funding environment
  • Career pathways outside university
  • A round-table discussion with ANU Vice-Chancellor Prof Brian Schmidt … and much more!

Retreat registration is free, and includes all workshops and catering for each day! We strongly encourage participants to join us both days.

Please RSVP on Eventbrite by Tuesday 31st May at the latest to assist us with preparations.

Contact the NECTAR Coordinator for further information on x57165 or nectar@anu.edu.au

We look forward to seeing you there!

From the NECTAR team

ANU CMBE ECA workshop: ‘Know Your Institution’

ANU CMBE ECA Workshop: ‘Know Your Institution’ — An initiative of the CMBE Early Career Academic Development Committee

Date: March 24
Time: 2-4pm
Venue: Slatyer Seminar Room, RN Robertson Bldg (46)

RSVP Essential, by March 17 to science.events@anu.edu.au

Purpose: If you want to get something done, or understand why a particular decision affecting you has been made, you need to understand how your Institution works, and who to consult. This workshop aims to provide ECAs with an overview of the University’s administrative structure, and the lines of responsibility of key members of the leadership team.

Members of the University’s Executive, Office of the Vice Chancellor, and CMBE’s leadership team will join together at this workshop to provide you with an overview of their areas of responsibility, and will answer your questions about how it works and who is responsible for what.

Speakers:
1. Professor Marnie Hughes-­‐Warrington, DVC-Academic
2. Professor Jenny Corbett, PVC Research & Research Training
3. Mr David Akers, CoS General Manager
4. Ms Liz Eedle, Executive Officer to the VC.

What do they do, and why?
What are the best and worst parts of their jobs?
Do YOU aspire to a position like this?

Further Info: http://intranet.science.anu.edu.au/news-events/events/knowing-your-institution-panel-discussion

Dedoose Workshop — Analyzing qualitative and mixed-method data using technology – Monday, February 8th

Dedoose workshop: Analyzing qualitative and mixed-method data using technology

Presented by Dr Eli Lieber, with support of ANU Crawford School of Public Policy and NECTAR, ANU Early Career Academic Network

Date: Mon, Feb 8
Time: 2 – 4 pm
Venue: Barton Theatre, Level 1, Crawford School (Bldg No. 132), ANU
Register: dedoose.eventbrite.com.au

Dedoose is an intuitive, low-cost, cloud-based analysis tool for the management, integration, and analysis of text, video, audio, survey, and other data.
• Equally useful for those working from traditional qualitative or more comprehensive mixed-methods perspectives.
• Perfect for individuals/teams, students or experienced academic researchers in any discipline.
• Dedoose analytic features and interactive data visualizations support efficient and credible research.
In this introductory session, Eli will discuss technologies for managing qualitative and mixed-method data; provide a brief overview on the history and driving factors behind the development of Dedoose; and tour the typical tasks and the key Dedoose Workspaces. Participants will gain a fuller appreciation for the history and evolution of these technologies, a solid introduction to Dedoose functionality, and a clearer sense of how Dedoose features can be of value to their work.
You are invited to bring your laptop and follow along with Eli as he demonstrates Dedoose functionality.
Please visit dedoose.eventbrite.com.au for more info.