About the Conference
Higher Education Close-Up is a peer reviewed biennial international conference, focused on issues relating to in-depth research into higher education. This year we celebrate 20 years of HECU, since the first HECU conference in 1998! HECU9 takes place at the Vineyard Hotel in beautiful Cape Town, South Africa from 15-16 November 2018. It follows on from the successful HECU8, held in Lancaster in July 2016. Higher Education Close Up is a virtual network of the Society For Research into Higher Education.
We are pleased to announce that Professor Penny Jane Burke, Dr Tristan McCowan and Professor Aslam Fataar have agreed to present keynote presentations at the conference.
|Proposal submission deadline
||02 July 2018 midnight UTC
|Notification of proposal outcome
||23 July 2018
|Early bird registration deadline
||16 August 2018
|Full paper upload
||15 October 2018 midnight UTC
The theme for HECU9 is “Contemporary Higher Education: Close-up research in times of change”.
In the past 20 years since the first HECU conference, the higher education landscape has changed dramatically, and the theme for HECU9 gives an opportunity to reflect on these changes, and on the ones that continue to shape and challenge our thinking about the field. Close-up research is distinguished by a “fine-grained” approach, in the sense that it reveals a detailed picture of an area rather than presenting information which is more comprehensive, less nuanced, but drawn from a wider social field. Each of the keynote speakers has provided a think piece, which raises questions about different aspects of this theme. We ask that conference participants submit proposals for papers that in some way respond to these questions so that an interactive conversation can develop before, during and, we hope, after the conference.
The Call for Proposals outlines this process in more detail
The Higher Education Close Up discussion list is at: http://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/lists/HIGHER-EDUCATION-CLOSE-UP.html. Please join this list for conference announcements and to participate in ongoing discussions of in-depth higher education research.
Details on registration will follow. In the meantime, details of submitting proposals and the criteria for assessment are available by clicking 'Call for Papers' above. Deadlines are also available on that page.