Call for contributions for RAISE16

Dear Colleagues
We invite you to submit contributions to the Researching, Advancing & Inspiring Student Engagement (RAISE) Conference for 2016. Please pass on to non-members of the list.
We particularly welcome submissions from students (students pay very low delegate fees and student presenters are eligible to apply for a bursary for support the costs).

RAISE 2016 – ‘Excellence’ in Student engagement

Dates: 8 – 9 September 2016

Location: Loughborough University


The conference aims to offer a forum and platform showcasing practice and research about, student engagement (SE). Staff in all roles, all students, and others interested in university and college higher education are welcome to contribute. We can accept a range of modes of submission (including remote participation and contribution – subject to practicality)

With the imposition of a Teaching Excellence Framework imminent in the UK we note with some dismay that SE is almost absent in the proposed criteria for excellence. This is despite widespread recognition in the sector of the critical importance of SE in student learning, good teaching and assessment design and practice, and the wider student experience and outcomes. Therefore our main theme in 2016 focuses on ways of evaluating SE, and evidencing the impact. The focus, scope and methods of evidencing initiatives to enhance SE form the sub-themes, but NB we always have a general stream, to ensure we can include exciting new ideas, practices or policies on SE which lie outside the main themes.

Full details on themes and how to submit:

To contact us raise

Important dates
5 February 2016 First call for contributions
25 March 2016 Deadline for contributions submission
12 May 2016 Announcement of acceptance to contributors
23 May 2016 Conference registration opens with ‘early bird’ rates
1 July 2016 Deadline for ‘early bird’ rates
29 July 2016 Conference registration last day
8-9 September 2016 Conference

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