The 4th Summer School on Higher Education 30th-31st August 2017, Jyväskylä


The fourth Summer School on Higher Education
Making the big decisions in PhD – research ethics and social responsibility in higher education research

Call for Papers: Deadline for applications 31st March 2017

Time: 30th - 31st of August 2017

Place: University of Jyväskylä, Ruusupuisto, Alvar Aallon katu 9

Keynote speakers:
Prof. Rosemary Deem, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK

Evening workshop convenor:
Dr Henriikka Mustajoki, University of Helsinki, Finland

Welcome to the fourth Summer School on Higher Education, organised for the first time as an international summer school. The theme of this year Summer School is research ethics and researchers’ social responsibility, understood in the broadest sense. The summer school addresses the big decisions faced by all PhD students in the course of their PhD: how to plan, execute and follow through a research project in an ethical manner.  The keynote and the evening workshop, as well as the student papers focus on any or all of following themes through which research ethics can be approached:

- Integrity and good scientific conduct in higher education research: This theme may address for example IRB processes prior to conducting the research, or ethics in the publication process.

- Reflexivity in research process: This theme invites participants to reflect upon their role in their own research: in planning the research project, formulating the research questions, collecting and analysing data.

- Researcher’s social and global responsibility: What is a worthwhile objective to study?  How do we as researchers impact on the world? How can we ensure that we do no harm?

The summer school provides PhD students an opportunity to present and get feedback on their own research as well as to meet senior researchers and other PhD students from the field of higher education research.  The format of the summer school is based on students presenting their own papers, commenting on papers by other students and receiving feedback also from senior colleagues. Each paper will be commented by a student discussant and senior discussant. The language of the summer school is English.
PhD students may receive credits for presenting a paper in the summer school. However, each student must negotiate this with their supervisor in advance. Recommended credit amount for participation is 3 ECTS credits.

Practical information:

The summer school is organised at the University of Jyväskylä, Ruusupuisto-building.
Participation in the summer school is free of charge. Accommodation is offered free of charge for one night in two person room in hotel Alba, close to the summer school venue.
Participants of the summer school (18-20 persons) will be accepted based on relevance of the abstract to higher education research and the topic of the summer school as well as quality of it. The abstract (max 1000 words) should comprise out of short description of theoretical background, data, methods as well as expected results. The abstracts should address at least one of the abovementioned themes in research ethics.
The Summer School is organised by Finnish Institute for Educational Research (FIER) and Consortium of Higher Education Researchers in Finland (CHERIF) with the support of the Consortium of Higher Education Researchers, CHER.
Important dates:
- The deadline for the applications is 31st March 2017

- Applicants will be notified of acceptance by 2nd of May 2017

- The participants are asked to submit the full papers (3-5 pages) by 1st of August 2017

Application form, instructions on writing an abstract and a paper as well as the updated program can be found on our web page:
Scientific Leader:
Terhi Nokkala, Senior Researcher
University of Jyväskylä,
Finnish Insitute for Educational Research
tel. 040 805 4270
Further Information:
Katarzyna Kärkkäinen, Doctoral Candidate
University of Jyväskylä,
Teacher Education Department
tel. 040 805 4258