CHER 2017 Conference

Date: August 28-30, 2017

VenueRuusupuisto, Alvar Aallon katu 9, 40600 Jyväskylä, Finland

Call for proposals: Open from February 6 to March 17, 2017.

Registration deadline: August 11, 2017

The 30th Annual Consortium of Higher Education Researchers (CHER) conference will focus on multiple and often complex relations and relationships internal and external to higher education institutions. Political in this context refers not only to definitions, uses and users of power but more broadly to a variety of relationships among different actors and agencies responsible for making, executing or resisting decisions concerning HEIs.

The conference aims to open fresh perspectives to HEIs as political institutions consisting of a variety of conflicting definitions and practices on how to organize, plan and implement academic and managerial decisions and processes. Similar variety may occur with the multiple relationships HEIs have in their networks, formal agreements and practical cooperation with the actors and agencies of surrounding societies.

Conference tracks will include the following ones: academic work and workers; leadership and management; teaching, learning and students; HEIs in society.

The conference will be organized by the Higher Education Studies Team at the Finnish Institute for Educational Research, the University of Jyväskylä, in cooperation with CHER.

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