The Impact of Higher Education: Addressing the challenges of the 21st century

EAIR 35th Annual Forum 2013, Rotterdam, the Netherlands, 28-31 August 2013
The Forum will be hosted by the Erasmus University Rotterdam.

Call for Proposals

The Call for Proposals is now CLOSED

The EAIR Forum 2013 Rotterdam Programme Committee invites you to submit your paper proposal for the EAIR 35th Annual Forum "The Impact of Higher Education", which will take place in Rotterdam, the Netherlands at the Erasmus University Rotterdam from Wednesday 28 August till Saturday 31 August 2013. You are welcome to submit more than one proposal but only one (per main author) will be accepted.

POSTERS are also welcome. Posters are well suited to give overviews of facts, figures and the conclusions drawn from the research. Posters will be displayed to attract the viewers’ attention and a presentation is scheduled at the Forum to quickly communicate its ideas and relevance. This year, for the third time, there will be an EAIR Best Poster Award, voted by the participants of the EAIR Stavanger Forum. The winner will be given a one-year free subscription of the EAIR publisher, Routledge education journal list.

Forum Registration
All Speakers at the EAIR Forum will be required to register for the Forum and to pay the registration fee to present their proposal at it. EAIR members will receive a reduction on the Forum registration fee. The details of the registration fees for the EAIR Forum Rotterdam 2013 will be given in due course.

Young Forum speakers 35 and under (main authors only)
For young professionals and academics (aged 35 and younger at the time of the Forum) who are working in universities, polytechnics and other higher education institutions and other organisations in the higher education fabric (ministries, quality assurance agencies, etc.). EAIR is offering the opportunity to participate at a reduced registration fee (50% of the normal fee), if the submitted proposal is accepted.

…and EAIR Outstanding Paper Award (35 and under speakers)
Moreover, young (35 and under) colleagues are invited to participate in the EAIR Outstanding Paper Award competition. The winner will be given a one-year free subscription of a journal of Routledge's education journal list. Please take note of the criteria. CRITERIA

Proposal: Monday 4 March 2013 (notification of acceptance by email by early April 2013 latest).

Posters: 01 May 2013.

EAIR Outstanding Paper Award: to submit the "full article" paper latest 28 July 2013.

Accepted proposals and posters will be published on the Forum website: to submit the "full article" before 4 August 2013.

General Information

Accepted Proposal - Publication of Presentations on the Forum website in "Full" paper format:
If the proposal is accepted, you will be invited to write a detailed "full" paper (including the abstract and outline) of 30,000-50,000 characters (approximately 3,000-5,000 words). The paper should be written on the basis of the accepted proposal. EAIR will publish all full papers on the Forum website which is only accessible to the Forum participants and EAIR members.

The abstract of the accepted presentation will be published in the Forum Final Programme.

The deadline for submission of these presentations to the EAIR Secretariat is 04 August 2013.

Available Timeslots
You will normally be given a timeslot of 20 minutes to present the ideas set out in your paper allowing 10 minutes for questions and discussion. You are also encouraged to propose other formats such as roundtable/panel discussions, workshops, special interest groups, poster presentations, best practice sessions, etc.

Forum language
The language is English. Please use the "British English" spelling.

Proposal Form

The title of the proposal should not exceed 120 characters (approximately 12 words) and should accurately reflect what is being proposed.

Please submit an abstract that must not exceed 1,500 characters (approximately 150 words). Anything exceeding the 1,500 characters will not be included in the abstract. The abstract should clearly indicate the core idea and objective of your presentation.

The outline is a "free format" which should clearly state your objective and your engagement with the subject and the Track and Forum theme. It should not exceed 10,000 characters (approximately 1,000 words).

When drafting your outline, please consider to include the following:
• an introduction in which the proble or issue the proposal addresses is set out, and how that problem/issue relates to the Track theme;

• a paragraph in which the background of the problem or issue is outlined (including reference to relevant literature);

• a description on how you approach or analyse the problem or issue (this could be a "research methods" section);

• the results of your investigation;

• a reflection on the findings (e.g. how do your findings relate to previous research) and the implications or relevance of your work;

• a final paragraph with conclusions.

Categories and Keywords
In order to assist the Forum participants to select the presentations which they are interested in, we will request you to indicate the character of your proposal by ticking one or more categories on your proposal submission form; Academic (theoretical or discursive), Academic (research-based), Case study of practice, Policy oriented, or Other. In addition please also provide between 1-5 keywords that will highlight the Forum participants the content of your proposal. The list of keywords will be provided for your selection in the on-line proposal form.

We kindly request you to follow the instructions carefully. Proposals that do not meet the expectations set out in the guidelines will unlikely be accepted by the Programme Committee. Please do not hesitate to contact EAIR Secretariat if you have any questions.

We are pleased to inform that the Editor of the EAIR's journal TEAM (Tertiary Education and Management, published four times a year) is happy to consider papers presented at the EAIR Forum Rotterdam 2013. For more information of the TEAM journal please see (go to webpage).

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact the EAIR Secretariat before submitting the proposal.


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