NECTAR Retreat 2017

Register now, limited places, don’t miss out!

NECTAR Retreat is ANU’s Early Career Academic Retreat

20 -21 June 2017 at the National Museum of Australia, Peninsula Room

  • Be heard,
  • Take charge of your own network, and
  • Lead the future strategy of ANU!
Program highlights

(Full program available here.)

  • Roundtable discussion with Professor Brian Schmidt, ANU Vice-Chancellor
  • Direct collegial discussion with both ANU’s Deputy Vice-Chancellors!
  • Strategic directions: What does it take to see your vision realised?

With Professor Graham Durant, Director of Questacon; Professor Joanne Tompkins, Executive Director (Humanities and Creative Arts), ARC, and Dr Tony Willis, Executive Director, NHMRC.

  • Workshop on innovation in teaching with Glen O’Grady, Director CHELT
  • Engaging with industry to advance your vision through strategic partnerships

With Professor Michael Breadmore (1 of only 3 Australians in Analytical Sciences top 40 under 40) and world leading anthropologist Professor Genevieve Bell

  • Engaging with the public as an expert, Dr Rod Lamberts, Deputy Director CPAS
  • How to improve supervision at ANU and develop a culture of mentoring, with ANU’s new Dean of Higher Degree Research, Professor Imelda Whelehan  

Register for the NECTAR Retreat, by 16 June!

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NECTAR Retreat SAVE THE DATE

I am pleased to announce…

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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

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

NECTAR 2015 Retreat Guest Speaker Video Clips – Prof Aidan Byrne

With the kind permission of our guest speakers, NECTAR has now prepared and published several short video clips comprising highlights from guest speaker presentations at NECTAR’s 2015 ANU Early Career Academic Retreat, 10-11 June.

A video clip of highlights from Prof Aidan Byrne’s presentation is now available, at the following vimeo link: https://vimeo.com/137803525, or you can watch it below:

In a previous post, video clips featuring Prof Ian Chubb, Prof Anne Kelso and Dr Fiona Jenkins were made available. To access these, please visit the following links:

Prof Ian Chubb, Australia’s Chief Scientist, at the 2015 NECTAR@ECA Retreat, https://vimeo.com/137804423, or you can watch it below:

 

Prof Anne Kelso, CEO of NHMRC, at the 2015 NECTAR@ANU ECA Retreat, https://vimeo.com/137803845, or you can watch it below:

Dr Fiona Jenkins, Convenor of the ANU Gender Institute, at the 2015 NECTAR@ANU ECA Retreat, https://vimeo.com/137804165, or you can watch it below:

We hope you enjoy these clips!

From the NECTAR Team

NECTAR 2015 Retreat – Prof Ian Chubb, Prof Anne Kelso & Dr Fiona Jenkins: Guest Speaker Video Clips Now Available

With the kind permission of our guest speakers, NECTAR has now prepared and published several short video clips comprising highlights from three guest speaker presentations at NECTAR’s 2015 ANU Early Career Academic Retreat, 10-11 June: those by Prof Ian Chubb, Prof Anne Kelso and Dr Fiona Jenkins. To access these, please visit the following links:

Prof Ian Chubb, Australia’s Chief Scientist, at the 2015 NECTAR@ECA Retreat

https://vimeo.com/137804423

Prof Anne Kelso, CEO of NHMRC, at the 2015 NECTAR@ANU ECA Retreat:

https://vimeo.com/137803845

Dr Fiona Jenkins, Convenor of the ANU Gender Institute, at the 2015 NECTAR@ANU ECA Retreat

https://vimeo.com/137804165

We hope you enjoy these clips!

From the NECTAR Team

ARC CEO Prof Aidan Byrne’s presentation at the 2015 NECTAR Retreat

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Professor Aidan Byrne
Chief Executive Officer, Australian Research Council (ARC)
BSc and MSc (Auckland), PhD (ANU)

Professor Aidan Byrne was an invited keynote speaker for NECTAR’s 2015 Early Career Academic Retreat, held 10-11 June 2015. NECTAR was delighted that Professor Byrne could speak to us at the retreat.

Professor Byrne has kindly made available a copy of his presentation slides which you can now access from the ARC website on the presentations page. (See the entry: 10 June 2015: NECTAR Early-Career Academic Retreat – The Australian National University – (30 pages, 2MB, PDF) – (30 pages, 4MB, Powerpoint). In his presentation, Professor Byrne highlighted the ARC’s DECRA grant scheme for Early Career Researchers and recent changes to the scheme including new rules reflecting understanding of the career interruptions that are increasingly part of post-PhD life, and also provided advice for building a research career.

Professor Aidan Byrne is CEO of the Australian Research Council. He was appointed in July 2012. Professor Byrne is a welcomed force at the ARC to help deliver its key priorities and deliverables.

Previously the Dean of Science and the Director of the ANU College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Professor Byrne brings with him a wealth of industry knowledge and expertise particularly in the Physical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering.

Professor Byrne completed a BSc and MSc degrees at the University of Auckland before commencing a PhD degree at the ANU in 1981. Following the completion of the degree in Department of Nuclear Physics he held positions with the University of Melbourne and spent over two years in Bonn, Germany as a von Humboldt fellow. He returned to the ANU in 1989 as a Research Fellow and in 1991 commenced a joint appointment between the Department of Physics, in the Faculty of Science and the Department of Nuclear Physics, Research School of Physical Sciences and Engineering. He was Head of the Department of Physics from 2003 to 2007.

His research interests involve the use of gamma-rays as probes to determine the structure of heavy nuclei and as probes in the examination of the atomic level structure of materials (especially semiconductors); he has published over 200 papers.