Call for Papers, Workshops & Panels

The 2018 HEIT conference is being held concurrently with the European Universal Design conference in Dublin from October 30 to November 2, 2018. There will be some crossover in sessions with universal design especially around questions of design, access, diversity and inclusivity. We are branding this combined conference as UDHEIT 2018 Congress. All researchers and practitioners on higher education issues are invited to attend.

The HEIT conferences are part of a collaboration between UOIT, Durham College, the Institute of Technology, Blanchardstown, the Institute of Technology, Tallaght, and the Dublin Institute of Technology. The location alternates between Ireland and Canada. The HEIT conferences have been held in Dublin, Ireland, in March 2015 and in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada in November 2016. We are returning to Dublin for this third conference in 2018.

We welcome papers, panels and workshops on any aspect of higher education. Our sessions and papers have clustered around nine major topic areas that focus on change in higher education and we are using these themes to organize the 2018 meetings.

  • System and Institutional Design and Transformation
  • Progression, Transfer and Recognition
  • Teaching and Learning in a Digital Context
  • Curriculum Development and Transformation: Skills, Learning Outcomes and Universal Design
  • Supporting Student Access and Success
  • Internationalization, Globalization and Exchange in Higher Education
  • Cultural and Personal Identities
  • Partnerships and Community Engagement
  • Work Life, Careers and Professional Development

Abstract submission is now closed!

Important Dates

Call for Abstracts & Workshops:
Deadline Extension: February 19, 2018
Notification of Outcome: March 15, 2018

Full Paper Submission: June 30, 2018

Camera Ready Copy Due: August 31, 2018

Please see the combined Universal Design & Higher Education in Transformation Congress website for more information on the connections between higher education and universal design.