Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Fwd: Call for Papers - HEA STEM 2nd Annual Conference

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Subject: Call for Papers - HEA STEM 2nd Annual Conference
Date: Wed, 5 Sep 2012 12:15:21 +0100
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Dear Colleagues    The Higher Education Academy's second annual learning and teaching STEM conference entitled "Where practice and pedagogy meet" will take place on 17-18 April 2013 at The University of Birmingham.    Higher education has changed dramatically over the past ten years with advances in technology, the changing expectations of students, growing diversity and the increasing variety of higher education institutions.  This conference aims to disseminate evidence based, effective practice and to examine how this impacts on STEM disciplines.     The Conference will explore the relationship between pedagogy and practice across the full range of HEA STEM disciplines (see below for the full list of HEA STEM disciplines).     Areas for consideration at the conference will include, but are not limited to;    o	Improving the employability skills of STEM graduates;  o	Innovative approaches to teaching and assessing large classes;  o	Giving effective feedback to students;  o	Growing diversity in the student population;  o	Practices in peer mentoring;  o	Impact of information technology in learning and teaching;  o	Students as partners.    Important dates/deadlines:  5 September 2012 - call for, full papers, abstracts for oral presentations, abstracts for posters and workshops submissions;  21 November 2012 - deadline for the submission of full papers, abstracts for posters and workshops;  17 February 2013 - deadline for the submission of camera-ready papers;  1 March 2013 - at least one presenting author must be registered.    Review process  The HEA STEM Conference Committee is responsible for handling the review process for the conference. The Conference Committee consists of an Editor-in-Chief (Conference Committee chair), nine Editors and external reviewers.    Presentations  Presentations should describe the purpose, methods, and conclusions of your work. We are pleased to accept submissions under 4 options: to present as full papers, as oral presentations, as poster presentations, or as workshops.    (Please note, last year's conference was hugely popular and the number of presentations we can accept for inclusion in parallel sessions is restricted).    Option 1 - Full paper presentation   Each presenter will be allocated 20 minutes to present, including time for questions / discussion.  Submissions should occupy no more than 5 A4 pages; accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings.    Option 2 - Oral presentation  Each presenter will be allocated 20 minutes to present, including time for questions / discussion.  Submissions should be in the form of an abstract and should be a maximum of 300 words.    Option 3 - Poster presentation   Poster sessions at the conference will consist of posters displayed for informal browsing with opportunities for individual discussion with authors. Submissions should be in the form of an abstract and should be a maximum of 300 words.    Option 4 - Workshop  Workshop sessions will be up to one hour in length.  Submissions should include the title of the workshop and the motivation and description of the objectives of the workshop.  Submissions must not exceed one A4 page.    Submissions should be made through the Easychair website:    Conference website and submission guidelines:    Hope to see you in Birmingham!    Karen Fraser  Academic Development Officer STEM      T +44 (0)1904 717500            M +44 (0)7720 968853      The Higher Education Academy, Innovation Way, York Science Park, Heslington, York, YO10 5BR - Twitter@HEAcademy      STEM Subjects  Biology, Zoology, Genetics, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Biophysics and Biochemistry, Others in Biological Sciences, Psychology, Forestry, Food and Beverage studies, Agriculture, Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy, Forensic and Archaeological Science, Geology, Ocean Sciences, Others in Physical Sciences, Human Geography, Physical Geography and Environmental Science, Mathematics and Statistics, Operational Research, Computing, General Engineering, Mechanical, Production and Manufacturing Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Naval Architecture, Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Chemical, Process and Energy Engineering, Others in Engineering, Materials and Minerals Technology, Maritime Technology, Others in Technology, Architecture, Building, Landscape Design, Planning (Urban, Rural and Regional), Others in Architecture, Building and Planning.       


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