15 October 2010

Call for Papers: Women’s Perspectives on Student Development

Post date: 15 October 2010
Deadline: 1 November 2010

Women’s Perspectives on Student Development
Toronto, March 3-5th 2011, Hart House

You are invited to take part in the first Women’s Perspectives on Student Development Conference to be held in Toronto, Ontario March 3-5th, 2011.

The Centre for the Study of Students in Postsecondary Education (CSS) at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE/University of Toronto) would like to invite you to submit an abstract for our ‘Women’s Perspectives on Student Development Conference’.

CSS is dedicated to the knowledge and understanding of student issues within Canadian Postsecondary Institutions. Since 2007, the Centre has engaged in research centralized on student learning, development, impact and outcomes within postsecondary education. As such, we are launching this conference to celebrate the accomplishments of female scholars whose research focuses upon these pillars of exploration and knowledge.

Submissions are encouraged from all participants within and outside of institutions such as faculty, students, staff, foundations, government, research organizations, non-profits, etc... Please register early as space is limited.

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Conference Sub-Themes:

* Student Engagement

(Social, Emotional, Academic, Co-Curricular)

* Student Experience

(Teaching and Learning, Peer Relationships, Diversity, Gender, Retention, Time-to-Graduation, Debt Load, Mobility)

* Student Affairs

(Student Services, Registrar, Advising, Specialized Programming)

* Inclusion

(Programming, Accommodation, Identification)

Presentation Formats: (Poster Presentation and Concurrent Session)

*Submissions are accepted on the basis that presenters are registered and attend the conference.

* Poster Presentation

Poster presentations will include posters on topics related to one or more of the conference sub-themes. A 500 word abstract must be submitted for consideration by reviewers. Each submitted proposal will be reviewed by 2-3 accomplished scholars across Canada. Please note that if accepted, presentations in this category will not be considered refereed papers.

The abstract submitted should contain eight labelled sections:

3.Contact Information: E-mail, phone number and address
4.Institutional Affiliation
5.Conference sub-theme(s) addressed
7.Research/evaluation method

Poster Guidelines

The dimensions of the poster is 6' (height) by 4' (width). The poster should be oriented in portrait layout with a banner displaying your poster title, name, institution and email address positioned at the top-centre.

* Concurrent Session

Concurrent sessions will include papers on topics related to one or more of the conference sub- themes. A 500 word abstract must be submitted for consideration by reviewers. Each submitted proposal will be reviewed by 2-3 accomplished scholars across Canada.

Concurrent Session Guidelines

Each paper session will be 75 minutes in length and combine brief presentations with an interactive activity that engages all participants. Session leaders are encouraged to use discussion, application, feedback, group and individual work, and role playing. All presentation rooms are equipped with computer and powerpoint technology. It is expected that presenters will speak for 20-25 minutes, engage participants in an activity connected to their session for 30-35 minutes, and allow 10-15 minutes for questions and discussion.


* Abstract submissions will be accepted until November 1st, 2010.
* Decisions on accepted abstracts will be made by November 30th, 2010.
* Full Papers for accepted abstracts are due by December 15th, 2010. Selected scholarly papers will be included in the subsequent Conference Proceedings Document.

*Full, finished papers must be submitted for blind peer review. Papers should range between 5000-7000 words in length, excluding abstract (500 words), references and all appendices. All papers must use APA formatting and style guide. Longer papers will not be accepted.

* Cancellations and fee recovery can be made until January 3rd, 2011. After this date no refund will be issued.

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Step one of the submission process

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