Herdsa 2011

Call for contributions


The 2011 Conference has been conceived collaboratively with colleagues from universities throughout Queensland. The theme, Higher Education on the Edge, has been chosen to provide a lively and challenging forum for ideas and debate about the continuities and discontinuities that come with being on the edge of great change in our sector.

We want to hear the voices of academic staff, researchers and professional staff who find themselves at the front lines of a rapidly diversifying higher education workforce. At the same time the conference is designed to push some of the more traditional higher education boundaries by encouraging representation from colleagues in the vocational education and training sector, from schools and private providers. Also important will be the representation of colleagues from business, industry and the private sector. Senior institutional leaders and policy makers will have an important role to play in our Conference as we consider both the policy and the practical implications of what it means to engage with higher education ‘on the edge’.

We encourage undergraduate and postgraduate students to participate as we explore the many significant changes in the student experience and academia.

The call for contributions (PDF 369kb) will seek submissions in five research domains as follows:

  1. Academic practice, work and identities
  2. Learning, teaching, assessment and curriculum
  3. Quality and standards in higher education
  4. Leadership, management, governance and policy in higher education
  5. Student pathways, experiences, expectations and outcomes

Participants will have the opportunity to engage with the Conference Theme and Research Domains in a number of ways. We are particularly keen to feature the following:

The Conference will also feature international keynote presentations, workshops, refereed papers in concurrent sessions organised according to the Research Domains and, where relevant, by sector; and showcase sessions and posters.

PLEASE NOTE: This year an EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (EOI) STAGE FOR FULL REFEREED PAPERS was introduced . These were due on November 26, 2010. The call for EOIs for full refereed papers has now CLOSED.

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