Abstract submissions will close on the 1st of October and notification of the outcomes of the review process are expected to take place by the end of October. Late abstract submissions for posters might be accepted (please check with the conference convenor).
Guidelines for proposals
1. Pre-conference workshops and Special Interest Groups
These will be 2 to 3 hours and proposals should be sent to the conference convenor.
2. Submission of abstracts for parallel sessions
The TERNZ conference accepts proposals from researchers interested in any aspect of research into tertiary education. Each session is 45 minutes and will typically involve no more than 10 minutes for the researcher to present their work and 35 minutes in which to discuss the substantive issues that arise from it. Please think of this as a developmental exercise in which both the researcher and the participants are there to build new ideas and advance understanding. The timings above are indicative only so please be creative in how you run your session. However, it is important to say that we wish to avoid the paper presentations typical of many conferences [See Philosophy].
When you submit an abstract to TERNZ it will be peer reviewed. Recommendations for inclusion in parallel sessions will be made by referees and the final programme structure decided by the conference organising committee.
TERNZ works to prioritise giving space to ideas and the development of knowledge by exploring new research and developing it further in successive parallel sessions and host groups. The host groups occur regularly during the conference [See Philosophy]. Participants stay in these throughout the conference. The structure of TERNZ limits the number of presenters. However, all participants play an important role, regardless of whether their research has been included in the parallel sessions.
3. Posters / research and teaching showcase
The reception on the evening of Wednesday 28th November will include exhibition items such as research and teaching examples and posters. We would like to encourage anyone who has recently undertaken either research or teaching using original or engaging approaches to submit their ideas for inclusion in the exhibition. Submissions can be in the form of a poster, a display or technology-based showcase.
Presenters are strongly encouraged to reconceptualise their work in creative ways to incorporate a) active learning approaches and b) interactive engagement with display and presenter. The submissions will be displayed during the reception and subsequently in the social spaces where participants circulate.
There is no limit to the number of submissions in this category but presenters will need to specify whether they require technical support or other resources. Participants will be asked to vote for their favourite poster/showcase and the winning display will receive a prize.
The abstracts submitted for posters will be peer reviewed and accepted abstracts published in the proceedings.