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EAIR, The European Association for Institutional Research, is a unique international association for higher education researchers, practitioners, managers and policy-makers. Read more

Call for Proposals 2015 EAIR Krems Forum

From here to there: Positioning Higher Education Institutions

The Forum will be hosted by Danube University Krems.

W e are delighted to invite you to submit a paper to the 37th Annual EAIR Forum, which is to be hosted by the Danube University Krems, in Krems, Austria. The theme of the 2015 EAIR Krems Forum is “From here to there: Positioning Higher Education Institutions”. The Forum opens on Sunday 30 August 2015 and closes on Wednesday 2 September 2015. It will be held at the University’s Krems Campus.

You may submit more than one proposal but only one (per main author) will be accepted. There are different types of proposals: single-slot papers, double-slot papers, and other proposals (roundtable/panel, workshop, special interest group). Read more

WHO DO WE THINK WE ARE?

The question is clear, a tad facetious, and always current; the answer is nothing short of a challenge. After 36 years of existence, some organizations are long in the tooth, others find ways to constantly re-invent themselves. EAIR is not immune to the question: If EAIR did not exist, what difference would it make to members, non-members, and other stakeholders?  What we know for sure is that a company that does not cater products or services tailored to its customers is doomed to self-inflicted euthanasia. A little bit of fear is rarely a bad motivator. What we also know is that the field of knowledge and learning is neither entirely similar to nor different from private enterprise. We, as a community, have been gullible at times, hanging our hats on fads imported from the private sector that had little traction in educational institutions (think of TQM and re-engineering as examples). Read more