11th Conf on Quality on Postgraduate Research (April 2014, South Australia)

Dates: 9-11 April 2014
Location: Adelaide, South Australia
Website: http://www.qpr.edu.au/?page_id=6804
Deadline for submissions: TBD
QPR  Quality in Postgraduate Research  enters its third decade with its 11th biennial conference, which will be held in the beautiful setting of Adelaide, South Australia, from April 9th to 11th 2014. QPR is the worlds longest-standing conference on doctoral education. Anyone with an interest in this area is invited to attend, and proposals are invited for papers and posters.

QPRs purpose is to bring together scholars, practitioners, policy-makers, and managers and university leaders involved in the development and delivery of doctoral education.

To celebrate our third decade we return to our roots rejecting a narrow managerial focus to address quality throughout the postgraduate system. Papers are therefore invited in areas including, but not limited to:

– the student experience
– supervision practice and the pedagogy of supervision
– assessment
– research degrees outcomes
– the management of research degrees
– governmental and institutional policy on research training
– research degrees and the employability and research skills agenda
– the research and scholarship of doctoral education.

Comparative studies are particularly invited.


The conference will be held adjacent to Adelaides CBD in its heritage-listed parklands in the National Wine Centre of Australia. Paper submissions are now open through the EasyChair system and registration and venue details will soon be available from our web page. See: https://www.easychair.org/account/signin.cgi?conf=qpr2014

To join the mailing list to receive email notifications about the conference, go to http://www.qpr.edu.au/?page_id=6804.

Note that the conference organisers are actively seeking special editions of appropriate journals which would showcase papers from the conference.

The conference organisers invite proposals for Special Interest Groups (SIGS) in specific aspects of the scholarship, practice, policy and management of research degrees with the aim of creating active discussion groups and building enduring communities of practice to further QPR-related interests both at and between our conferences.

Proposals for SIGS should be made to Alistair.McCulloch@unisa.edu.au by 22 November 2013.  A small honorarium is available to aid the establishment of up to 3 additional SIGS. One successful doctoral writing SIG is already in operation. Details can be found here: http://doctoralwriting.wordpress.com/

About Fil Salustri
I'm a design methodologist and Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada. Adjectives that describe me include: secular humanist, meritocrat, and long-winded. Some people call me a positivist too, as if that were a bad thing. Go figure. My real home page is http://deseng.ryerson.ca/~fil.

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