AERA Call for Proposals, San Antonio 2017

The Call for Proposals for the American Association of Educational Research (AERA) annual conference in San Antonio, TX is now available, with a submission deadline of July 22, 2016. The conference page is

Higher education is represented by Division J Postsecondary Education, which has its own entry in the Call for Proposals. Division J proposals are submitted to one of several sections:

Section 1: College Student Learning and Development

Section 2a: College Student Access

Section 2b: College Student Success & Outcomes

Section 3: Organization, Management, and Leadership

Section 4: Faculty, Curriculum, and Teaching

Section 5: Policy, Finance, and Economics

Section 6: Society, Culture, and Change


Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE) Call for papers 2016

From the SRHE website:

Exploring Freedom and Control in Global Higher Education
SRHE International Research Conference: December 7th-9th 2016

SRHE Newer & Early Career Researchers Conference: December 6th

Reminder: Submission Deadline: Friday 24th June

The Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE) is now inviting research contributions to the 2016 SRHE International conferences.

The theme for SRHE Conference 2016 is an exploration of issues around freedom and control in global higher education.  The conference theme seeks to investigate some of the tensions between freedom and control which have emerged as higher education has expanded and internationalised within a competitive market environment. What are the implications of this tension between freedom and control for those studying, working, managing and leading in higher education?  What are the key points of challenge, and what new possibilities are created?

This leading international conference is highly participative, and promotes the dissemination and exchange of ideas in a variety of formats, across a range of research domains and drawing from a multi-disciplinary research base.

You are invited to contribute to this debate on any aspect of your research interests by:

– presenting a paper
– forming or participating in a symposium or ‘round table’
– submitting a poster on any aspect of your research interests
– participating as a delegate

The linked SRHE Newer & Early Career Researchers Conference on Tuesday 6th December is aimed at postgraduate and early career/newer researchers, and provides an opportunity to share and discuss work within the higher education research community in a supportive and developmental environment.

New Report on Federal Spending on Postsecondary Education

The  Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO) of Canada today released a much anticipated report on postsecondary funding. The report, Federal Spending on Postsecondary Education, is available for download on the PBO website. Included on the site is a link to the data as a downloadable Excel file, and an interactive chart. A brief summary of the report, from the website: “This report analyzes federal spending on postsecondary education in Canada over the past 10 years; and, where possible, analyzes the distributional impacts of federal programs.  It also provides forward projections to 2020-21 taking into account recent Budget 2016 announcements.”

What is the PBO’s audience and mandate? The PBO’s What We Do page says, “The PBO’s mandate is to provide independent analysis to Parliament on the state of the nation’s finances, the government’s estimates and trends in the Canadian economy; and upon request from a committee or parliamentarian, to estimate the financial cost of any proposal for matters over which Parliament has jurisdiction.”