February 15, 2017

Call for Papers: ENOHE 2017 Strasbourg

The European Network of Ombudsmen in Higher Education is seeking proposals for presentations at its 13th Annual Conference set for June 28 - 30, 2017 in Strasbourg, France. The theme will be, "Higher Education Ombudsmen as Beacons -Towards a fair and transparent European Higher Education Area." The conference will be co-hosted by the European Parliament
, European Ombudsman, and the European Ombudsman Institute.
The Conference Planning Committee seeks proposals for presentations (including papers, workshops and participants at roundtables) for sessions lasting 75 minutes.  Proposals should indicate: title (this should accurately reflect what is being proposed); format (presentation as part of a roundtable, best practice / special project session, or interactive workshop); category (case study, practice- or policy-oriented or other); and abstract (indicating core idea and objective, less than 300 words).

The ENOHE 2017 Conference will be divided into six separate strands: 

Part One: Challenges 

Current Challenges for Higher Education Ombudsmen 
  • New starters 
  • Ombudsmen in universities 
  • Ombudsmen in national schemes 
  • Ombudsman Offices under threat (by university administration and probably others, too) ‘Ombudspersons’ and Diversity on Campus 
  • Sexual harassment 
  • “Disability” – “Special Needs” 
  • Mental Health 
  • Vulnerable groups (migrants, refugees, ethnic profiling, religious discrimination) 
Are Students Customers, Consumers or Co-learners? The Impact of Labelling 
  • Working with universities: Ombudsmen and their environment(s) 
  • “Consumerism” and student satisfaction (‘Helicopter’ Parents, and much more) 
Part Two: Responses 
Ombudsmen and Agenda Setting in Higher Education 
  • What Needs Analysis suggests 
  • Adopting the Innsbruck Descriptors 
Ombudsmen as a Profession: Innovative Approaches 
  • Mediation, Conflict management and adjudication. 
  • Diversity – innovative approaches / Good Practice Frameworks 
  • Reporting, Confidentiality, Naming and Shaming 
Professional Development thru Crowd Intelligence 
  • Using National and International Networks (ENOHE, ENRIO European Network of Research Integrity Offices, CEDU / Conferencia Estatal de Defensores Universitarios, REDDU / Red de Organismos Defensores de los Derechos Universitarios, ACCUO / Association of Canadian College and University Ombudsmen, IOA / International Ombudsman Association) 
  • Good practice for ombudsmen: Internships and other mechanisms 
  • Initiatives in the European Higher Education Area (AESOP and others). 
The deadline for suggested proposals is Monday 20 March 2017 but earlier submissions are very welcome. Please send your proposals to hello@enohe.net.

Related posts: ENOHE Publishes Proceedings of Joint Conference with ACCUOENOHE Newsletter Marks DecennialENOHE Posts Agenda for 2014 ConferenceENOHE Posts Agenda for 2015 Conference; HiOA Ombuds Recaps ENOHE Conference; ENOHE Members Adopt Resolution Re Independence; ENOHE Seeks Administrative Home for 2017; ENOHE Posts Agenda for First Webinar; ENOHE Posts Report from 2015 Conference.

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