Call for Submissions

Submission Information

All submissions will undergo a peer review process by the Conference Organising Committee. The Committee will allocate accepted submissions to the program, taking into account the quality of each abstract, the balance of the program and the relevance to the overall conference theme: Enabling Excellence through Equity.

Enabling Excellence through Equity will assume a strength based approach to exploring staff and student equity and showcase the richness of knowledge, skills, culture and experiences that individuals bring to our institutions. Equity may be explored through the following sub-themes:

  • Intersectionality
  • Diverse genders, sexes and sexualities
  • Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander, Maori, Pacific Islander, First Nations and First Peoples
  • Disability, ability, accessibility and mental health
  • First in family
  • Refugee and CALD

This conference seeks to explore evidence-based practice in staff and student equity by exploring equity through the following conference streams:

  • Pre-Access and Widening Participation
  • Access and Enabling: Exploring Teaching, Learning (including TEL) and Co-Curricular experiences
  • Transition and Engagement
  • Completion, Transition Out and Employability
  • Collaboration and Partnership: Between staff and students, across the organisation, with community organisations etc.
  • Leadership, organisational development and workplace diversity

We invite academic papers that underpinned by strong evaluation and research practices, as well as practitioner led papers.

Session Types

Presenters may elect to deliver in the following formats:

  • Showcase presentation: 30 minutes including questions. Participants will be able to ask questions of both presenters at the end of the session. Authors are requested to submit a 250 to 350 words abstract, clearly outlining their initiative, methodologies and outcomes.
  • Poster presentation: Posters will be presented during morning tea breaks and the purpose of a poster is to present information in a concise and visual manner. Posters provide a talking point and an opportunity for collegial engagement for members of the EPHEA and NAEEA conference communities. Poster presenters are requested to submit a 250 to 350-word explanation about the structure of their posters, as well as the initiative, and outcomes.
  • Refereed Papers: 30 minutes including questions. Attendees will be given opportunity to ask questions at the end of the session. Authors are requested to submit a full paper, not exceeding 10 pages including title, abstract, body and references.A selection of authors will be requested to submit a paper to be featured in a special issue of the Student Success Journal.

    Click here for the Refereed Paper Template.

Submission Deadline

Abstracts are due Friday 31 May 2019 through the online submission portal.

Notification of Acceptance of Abstracts

Abstracts are subject to blind-peer review by members of the program committee. Notification of whether the abstract has been accepted for presentation will be sent to the presenter/s on or before Friday 5 July 2019.

Author Confirmation of Attendance and Registration

Successful presenters will be asked for their audio visual requirements at this time and instructed to confirm their attendance via paid registration no later than Friday 30 August 2019.

Please Note: Presenter/s must be paid registrants of the conference in order to present a paper.

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