2017 EAIR Forum Porto Call for Proposals

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The Forum will be hosted by University of Porto

2017 Call for Proposals for Posters still OPEN Submission Deadline – 1 MAY 2017

TO SUBMIT YOUR PROPOSAL CLICK ON PROPOSAL FORM

Call for Proposals – General Information

You may submit more than one proposal but only one (per main author) will be accepted. You will normally have a timeslot of 20 minutes to present the ideas set out in your paper plus 10 minutes for colleagues to comment on the ideas presented. There is a possibility that your presentation will be part of a new and/or different presentation format. For now there are 4 presentation formats for your proposal submission: (1) 30 minutes’ presentation, (2) Poster presentation, (3) Other format (workshop/panel/round table).Please indicate the nature of your proposal when submitting online. Poster proposals are also very welcome because they are typically well suited for giving overviews of facts, figures and conclusions drawn from research. They will be displayed in the best position to attract the attention of Forum participants: there will also be a session during the Forum for poster presenters to communicate key ideas and relevance.

Forum Registration

All Speakers at the EAIR Forum are required to register for the Forum and pay for the Forum registration fee. EAIR members will receive a reduction in the Forum registration fee. For young professionals and academics (aged 35 and younger at the time of the Forum) who are working in higher education institutions and other organisations in the higher education fabric (ministries, quality assurance agencies, etc.) EAIR is offering a 50% reduction of the normal Forum registration fee, if the submitted proposal is accepted.

All authors (including all their co-authors) that are aged 35 and younger are encouraged to submit their paper proposal for the EAIR Outstanding Paper Award. Please tick the box at the end of the proposal form, if you want to participate in this competition.

Submission Deadlines

  • Proposals: NOW CLOSED (notification of acceptance by April 2017).
  • Posters: 1 May 2017.
  • Final Papers: 31 July 2017.

Proposal Form

The title of the proposal should not exceed 120 characters (approximately 12 words) and should accurately reflect what is being proposed. The abstract must not exceed 1,500 characters (approximately 150 words) and anything above this limit will be excluded. The abstract should clearly state the core idea, aims, and objectives and give an indication of key findings, if available, of your presentation. The outline is a “free format” which should clearly state your objective and your engagement with the subject and with the Track and Forum theme; it should not exceed 10,000 characters (approximately 1,000 words). When drafting your outline, please consider the following format:

  • an introduction in which the problem 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 Forum delegates to decide which presentations they want to attend, we would like to ask you to indicate the character of your proposal by ticking one or more categories on your proposal submission form. We would like to know whether your submission is research, about curriculum development or an opinion piece. Please check the appropriate ‘radio buttons’.  In addition, we would also like to know which one of the four categories your submission fits best: Academic or a Case study of practice or Policy oriented or Other.

In addition please also provide between 1-5 keywords that will reflect the contents of your proposal. The list of keywords will be provided 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 the EAIR Secretariat eair@eairweb.org  if you have any questions.

Full Paper Information

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 and according to formatting rules of EAIR. 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 proposal will be published in the Forum Programme. The deadline for submission of these full articles to the EAIR Secretariat is 31 July 2017.

Paper Presentation and Language

You may submit more than one proposal but only one (per main author) will normally be accepted. You will normally have a timeslot of 20 minutes to present the ideas set out in your paper plus 10 minutes for colleagues to comment on the ideas presented. There is a possibility that your presentation will be made part of a new and/or different presentation format like a Panel Presentation or Round Table discussion. For now there are 3 presentation formats for your proposal submission: (1) 30 minutes’ presentation, (2) Poster presentation, (3) Other format. Please indicate the nature of your proposal when submitting online. All submitted proposals are being peer reviewed by the Track Chairs before they are accepted for presentation at the Forum. The Forum language is English.

Important Publication Options for TEAM

Interesting and high-quality full papers may be considered the Programme Committee for a Special Issue of the association’s journal Tertiary Education and Management (TEAM), http://www.eairweb.org/publications/team/ .

Authors will receive a notification after the Forum with further details.

‘Tertiary Education and Management’ – TEAM for short – is the journal of EAIR. TEAM has been published since Spring 1995. It is published four times a year and exclusively only for EAIR members at no extra charges. The articles submitted will be evaluated by independent reviewers, the best articles will be selected for publication in TEAM.

The publisher of ‘TEAM’ is Routledge Taylor & Francis Group Routledge Taylor & Francis Group, United Kingdom.

If you are interested in submitting your article please click here http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/rtem

Please do not hesitate to contact the EAIR Secretariat  for any questions.

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