Ethics in higher education strengthens values-driven decisions, behaviour and actions of teachers, students and leaders within and through higher education institutions in order to build just, peaceful and sustainable societies led by leaders with integrity. Furthermore, advancing ethics in higher education contributes to the achievement of the United Nations' 2030 Agenda through the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), especially SDG 4 and with UNESCO's World Declaration on Higher Education for the Twenty-first Century.
The aim of the conference is to embed ethics more deeply into higher education institutions and provide resources for ethics education in order to build strong institutions and responsible leaders and citizens.
The main target group for this conference are teachers, policy makers, researchers, vice-
chancellors, ethics institutions and other stakeholders that are involved in ethics education.
The beneficiaries are students and society as a whole by virtue of the impact made upon teachers and other education professionals as agents of positive and ethical change in society.
Join us in our effort to:
- Promote ETHICS in a way in which participants are Empowered, Transformed and developed Holistically to live, teach and lead with Integrity, Competence and Sustainability.
- Create a three-day marketplace for exchange and learning on the latest academic developments, practical tools and solutions to ethical issues in the higher education sector.
Get the opportunity to:
- Share your expertise (as an academic or professional) on managing and/or teaching ethics in higher education.
- Present your paper or effective practice to other education professionals and have the chance to make it relevant and applicable in many different contexts.
- (Re)connect with peers, potential partners and clients.
Call for papers and workshop concepts
Experts are being invited to contribute to the conference academic tracks and workshops by submitting their academic papers and/or workshop concepts. Note that there will also be the possibility to display materials in the exhibition space.
Submission of abstracts and workshop concepts
The focus in the programme is not only on the latest academic developments, but also on effective practices in the field. Successful academic papers will be presented in the academic tracks and workshop concepts will be delivered in the workshop tracks to enhance knowledge and skills. Abstracts submitted for the academic tracks can be comprised of theoretical advances and can also bring in case studies, e.g. successful programmes on ethics in higher education, integrating ethics within curricula/governance or other relevant practices, etc.
The academic tracks and workshops are grouped under three main themes, policies, skills and resources. Submissions can be made for one or more of the themes.
- Addressing integrity in higher education
- Ethics standards and structures
- Ethics, governance and institutional change
- E-learning and ethics
- Quality management and assessments tools
- Innovation in ethics education: didactics
- 21st century skills: The necessity of future ethical leadership
- Course materials and curriculum development
- Applied ethics
- Publication and research ethics and methodologies
Format for presentations at the conference
The papers prepared and accepted for the academic tracks are to be delivered in an oral presentation (15 minutes), accompanied by an interactive session (15 minutes), the two-page abstract should include the elements given in the table below.
The workshop tracks would be delivered over 40 minutes with the format chosen by the submitter, the two-page abstract should include the elements given in the table below.
|Academic track||Workshop track|
|1. A descriptive title of the lecture;||1. A descriptive title of the workshop;|
|2. A clear statement of the topic and its significance for ethics in higher education;||2. A clear statement of the focus and its significance for ethics in higher education;|
|3. The research methodology and key findings;||3. A description of the main objectives, target groups, activities and key outcomes;|
|4. A one-paragraph biographical description of each author, including institutional affiliation(s) and contact information;||4. A one-paragraph biographical description of the workshop designer/s, including institutional affiliation(s) and contact information.|
|5. A description of the interactive session, including learning goals and - activities;||5. A description of the workshop session, including learning goals and - activities;|
|6. Name/s plus one-paragraph biographical descriptions of those giving the oral presentation and facilitating the session.||6. Name/s plus one-paragraph biographical descriptions of those giving the workshop and facilitating the session.|
Exhibition area: To deliver a display or an interactive, visual contribution to the conference, submit a one-page abstract that includes:
- A descriptive title of the material to be exhibited;
- A clear statement of the focus and its significance for ethics in higher education;
- A description of the main visual elements and activities for participants,
- Name/s plus one-paragraph biographical description/s of those instigating the exhibition.
Submission process and deadlines
- All abstracts and concepts for the academic and workshop tracks and exhibition area must be submitted in Microsoft Word format (.doc or .docx).
- For uniformity, please prepare the two-page document in single-space, 12 point, Times New Roman font.
- Submissions are to be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Deadline for submission is 15 April 2018
- All submissions will be reviewed. Notification of acceptance will be announced via e-mail four weeks after the deadline
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