New SRHE journal “Policy Reviews in Higher Education” – call for papers!

RPRHSRHE has launched a new journal on higher education, published on Routledge, titled “Policy Reviews in Higher Education”.

The journal is set to be published two times a year, with a broad scope of policy related issues in higher education

The scope of the new journal is described in the announcement as: The journal aims to open up a space for publishing in-depth accounts of significant areas of policy development affecting higher education internationally. Authors from a range of disciplinary backgrounds are encouraged to analyse higher education from fresh perspectives, including drawing on concepts and theories from other academic fields. Policy here is conceived as relevant to all areas of higher education activity, including transnational education, university governance and leadership, quality assurance and enhancement, academic work, curriculum development and student learning, occurring at the local, regional, national and international levels. Comparative analyses across higher education systems are particularly encouraged. (…) The journal is interested in receiving submissions across a wide range of topics. These may be relevant to higher education at the international, national, institutional, departmental and local levels.

SRHE pre-conference seminar at ECER about European higher education

srheECER 2014 will be held at University of Porto in coming September. As a pre-conference event, SRHE is holding a one day seminar themed “European higher education – exploring effective strategies for turbulent times”. The event takes place Monday 01 September 13.30-18.30.

The organizers state the aim of the seminar to:

  • bring together colleagues from various European countries to discuss how higher education can cope with turbulent times and how to move forward.
  • bring insights into and examples from various European countries on current developments in higher education.
  • provide a meeting point for emerging researchers to discuss current issues and network with established researchers in the field of higher education.

The event includes a keynote speech by Professor Rosemary Deem (Royal Holloway, University of London, UK) and four parallel sessions:

Call for papers: SRHE Conference 2013

SRHESRHE 2013 conference will be held 11-13th of December 2013. The main event is accompanied with a Newer Researcher Conference on 10th of December 2013. The conference will take place at Celtic Manor, Newport in South Wales, United Kingdom.

The theme of the conference is “Experiencing Higher Education: Global Trends and Transformations“, and is outlined as following:

Presentations and discussions will explore global trends and examine what research into higher education tells us about the impact of these changes, with a particular focus on how higher education experiences are now evolving in a global context and embracing new technology.

Contributions are expected in the following research domains: Academic practice, work, careers and cultures; Higher education policy; Learning, teaching and assessment; Student experience; Management, leadership, governance and quality; The Digital University.

The deadline for submission of proposals for the SRHE Annual Research Conference is 28th June 2013. (more information about the guidelines and requirements can be found on the conference website).

Please note that the deadline for the Newer Researchers conference abstracts is on 15th of July 2013 and follows a different structure (more information can be found here).

Call for papers: SRHE conference “Higher Education as if the World Mattered”

SRHE SRHE has issued a call for papers on to the conference “Higher Education as if the World Mattered”, to be held 25 and 26 April 2013 in The University of Edinburgh in Scotland, UK.

Keynote speakers include: Professor Melanie Walker (Free State University, South Africa), Professor Monica McLean (University of Nottingham, UK), Professor Jon Nixon (Hong Kong Institute of Education, and University of Sheffield, UK), and Professor Ray Land (Durham University, UK).

The questions that have been stated as the focus of  the event include: To what extent and how do higher education policies and practices make a difference to this world? What are present priorities and how could things be otherwise? To what extent does higher education address community and environmental concerns? To what extent are participants encouraged to make a contribution to the world?

Proposals for papers addressing these issues are expected in two parts:

  • Part 1 Abstract: a 150 word summary of the proposal which will be printed in the published conference programme and also made available at conference on the CD Rom.
  • Part 2 Outline: a maximum 1000 word paper (not including references)

The deadline for submission is 1 March 2013. All proposals must be submitted via email to fsmit@srhe.ac.uk. 

For more information, see conference website.

SRHE awards and call for papers for newer researcher conference

Society for Research in Higher Education has announced that they are opening a second round of their annual research awards for new  research in higher education.

Up to four awards with £10 000 each will be awarded, under three main themes:  Higher Education Policy, Higher Education and Society, and Higher Education Practice. It is possible both to apply is a individual and as a group. Please note that you have to be member of SRHE to be eligble for the award. If the applicant is a group, the proposer must be a member.

In addition, additional £5,000 awards will be dealt for innovative research, exploring new or emerging area of higher education.

Application deadline 1st September 2012.  More information can be found on SRHE website.

In addition, the call for papers for SRHE Newer Researchers Conference on 11 December 2012, that takes place before the full conference. This year, the overarchig theme is “What is Higher Education For? Shared and contested ambitions“. You can read more about paper requirements by downloading the call for papers (pdf) or the conference website. Note that the deadline is: 15 July 2012.