Tuesday, 8 November 2016

FW: Assessment in HE Call for Proposals 6th International AHE Conference 28 & 29 June 2017, Manchester, UK:


The AHE Conference is a key event for all those interested in research and development of assessment practice and policy.  We are delighted to advise you that the call for proposals for the 6th International AHE Conference 28 & 29 June 2017 is now open. This event is to be held at the Macdonald Manchester Hotel, Manchester, UK.


Conference 2017 proposal submission guidelines

We invite you to submit proposals for this conference on any of the themes listed below in the context of higher education assessment. The suitability of submissions will be decided by an anonymous peer review process. We look forward to another exciting conference and value the time you will spend on your submission; we look forward to reading about your work. See below for guidance on submissions…


The deadline for submission of proposals is 09 January 2017.  Please submit your proposals online here

For further information on AHE network, previous conferences and seminars please follow this link


Conference Formats

The formats are designed to promote dialogue focused on research, innovation or policy development in assessment in higher education:


·        Poster & Pitch: this popular format involves an A0 poster plus a three minute pitch in a themed room followed by time for the audience to interact with individual presenters. These sessions attract a special interest audience and provide great networking opportunities. Poster & pitch may focus on research or practice exchange.

·        Research Presentation: this is a standard research presentation of 20 minutes maximum followed by at least 10 minutes for discussion.

·        Practice Exchange: this is presentation of innovation and development of practice in assessment including scholarly engagement with relevant literature. It involves a 15 minute presentation with 15 minutes for discussion.


The submission of proposals will be in the form of a 400 word abstract. You should include a list up to 5 key references to accompany your abstract.


Conference themes:

The themes should be interpreted broadly, as they are not intended to limit potential contributions. When submitting proposals, delegates will be asked to

nominate the theme to which they feel their work best relates (themes in full).

·        Exploring approaches to assessment and feedback in higher education

·        Enhancing assessment and feedback at programme and institutional level

·        Cultivating assessment literacy

·        Integrating digital tools and technologies for assessment

·        Developing academic integrity and academic literacies through assessment

·        Assessment for Social Justice


The deadline for submission of proposals is 09 January 2017.  Please submit your proposals online here

For further information on AHE network, previous conferences and seminars please follow this link


The AHE conference is leading the development of assessment for learning in higher education


Linda Shore

Research Office and Graduate School

FG29, Calva Building

University of Cumbria

Fusehill Street

Carlisle CA1 2HH

Tel: 01228 616338 EXT 6338


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