CALL FOR PAPERS: ENOHE ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2024

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Call for papers and posters

ENOHE Annual Conference

Universidade da Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal

12-14 June 2024

From Plato’s Academy to Portugal:  Democracy, diversity, and the role of the ombudsperson in higher education

ENOHE’s 2022 conference took place in Athens, Greece, close to the site of Plato’s Academy – arguably the first ‘university’ in Europe.  The 2023 conference took place in Prague, Czech Republic – where in 1989 a student demonstration sparked the Velvet Revolution. ENOHE’s 2024 conference will take place in Covilhã, Portugal – 50 years after the Carnation Revolution and Portugal’s transition to democracy.  With democratic principles and transparent governance procedures on the agenda for higher education institutions, how do the roles of the ombudsperson and students’ associations ensure equity, fairness, diversity and inclusion in higher education?  How are the needs and expectations of students balanced against the requirements of their institutions – and what part does the ombudsperson play in balancing the dynamics of power?

 
ENOHE’s 2024 annual conference will include plenary and working sessions on these topics and – for the first time – poster sessions.  A complementary social programme will also be available.

WE NOW INVITE PROPOSALS FOR SESSIONS AND POSTERS; please see below for details

The conference format:

ENOHE and the University of Beira Interior (UBI) are delighted to be working together on the 2024 ENOHE Annual Conference to be held in Covilhã, Portugal.  The in-person-conference will take place over three days, 12 – 14 June, with plenaries, workshops, round table sessions and poster shows. 

Call for papers:

We invite contributions from speakers who will each deliver a short and focused talk for 10 to 15 minutes (suggested maximum of 20 slides), sharing the time slot with two or three other speakers, with time for discussion after the speakers’ presentations.

 
The organizers may place the speakers into cognate or complementary groups, so please ensure that you will be able to attend the full conference as you will be allocated to a session slot nearer the time.


Session proposal format:


Your proposal must include:

Session title*: this should succinctly reflect your proposed topic

Abstract*:  a succinct description of the session to allow delegates to assess whether it will meet their needs (maximum 100 words)

Presenter(s): name* of lead speaker (and co-speakers if appropriate), your e-mail address, mobile phone number, name of institution*, country*, a short description* (maximum 50 words) of your function within your institution and your photo*

Category*: for example, historical review, case study (practice-oriented or policy-oriented), discussion, workshop, poster

Topic: Describe briefly how your proposed topic fits into the overall theme of the conference

Proposal format: Details of the points you propose to cover, the methods you propose to use in e.g. a discussion group or workshop, etc. (maximum 200 words)

*Information in bold and marked * will be published in the conference program if your proposal is accepted.

Poster proposal format:

Poster title*: this should succinctly reflect your proposed topic

Abstract:  a succinct description of the session to allow the Conference Planning Committee to assess it (maximum 100 words)

Presenter(s): name(s)*, e-mail addresses, mobile phone number, name of institution*, country*, a short description (maximum 50 words) of your function within your institution

Topic: Describe briefly how your proposed topic fits into the overall theme of the conference

*Information in bold and marked * will be published in the conference program if your poster proposal is accepted.

Deadline and timeline:


The deadline for receipt of proposals is Wednesday 10 January 2024. You will be advised no later than 9 February of the decision on your proposal.

You submit your proposal here: https://forms.office.com/e/sFVAKttirk

For further information: Please email conference2024@enohe.net .

If you have not previously attended or presented at an ENOHE conference and would like further information before submitting a proposal, please contact conference2024@enohe.net .