How to submit your abstract
Abstracts are submitted electronically via the abstract submission zone (link below). All abstracts must conform to the requirements outlined below. Please ensure you have viewed the forum themes before submitting an abstract.
- Abstracts should be limited to 250 words
- Authors must submit a separate abstract for each presentation put forward for consideration
- A biography (150-word limit) of the presenting author must be entered at time of submission
- Abstracts should be received by the call for abstracts Deadline, outlined on the Important Dates page
- Abstracts sent by fax or email will not be accepted
Presenters will be requested to provide permission to reproduce their abstract in forum proceedings and their presentation on the forum website after the forum.
Authors are invited to submit their abstracts under the following forum themes:
- The Evolving Role of the Institutional Researcher
- Justifying the Value of Higher Education and Research
- Evidence Based Strategic Planning and Implementation
- Benchmarking for Continuous Quality Improvement
- Informing Learning and Teaching through Evaluation and Surveys
- Realising Benefits – The Role of Institutional Research in Enterprise and Transformation Projects
- Compliance and Government Reporting Reform
- Business Intelligence, Analytics, Visualisation and Modelling – the Foundations of IR
A number of significant awards will be chosen by a panel of judges from presented abstracts and full papers at the 2018 AAIR Forum.
Abstract Submission Categories
- 40 Minute Presentation and Discussion Session
Presentations share research, innovative applications, creative and effective practices, and professional work products. The role of the presenter(s) is to convey information about the session topic. Presentation slides and handouts are frequently used. At least 10 minutes should be reserved for questions and audience participation. Sessions may be led by one or more presenters.
- Workshop Presentation (80 minutes)
Workshop sessions are the preferred format for development of skills and knowledge among participants and must have clearly articulated expected learning outcomes. Workshop facilitators will need to have skills in group facilitation, and interaction should be integral in the session. Facilitators will be asked to provide a short, written report on workshop outcomes.
Abstract and Paper Preparation
All abstract submissions will be subject to review. Authors should ensure that the following criteria are met in their abstract submission:
- The topic is relevant and important to the chosen theme
- Subject matter is original or innovative
- Presentation adds to the knowledge of delegates
- For workshops, anticipated outcomes of the workshop are clear.
All accepted abstracts will be published in the forum handbook exactly as they are submitted. Abstracts will not be proof read or edited by the Forum Managers or Forum Organising Committee. It is the responsibility of the presenting author to ensure that the abstract is submitted correctly. The Forum Managers will not be held responsible for abstract submissions not received via the online submission process, or for submission errors caused by internet service outages, hardware or software delays, power outages or unforeseen events. Faxed or mailed abstracts on diskettes/CD will not be accepted. If you are unable to submit via the website, please contact the Forum Managers via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
You will be required to submit all authors’ biographies when submitting your abstract. Please ensure that biographies are written in the third person.
Authors whose abstracts are accepted for inclusion in the forum program will be advised from the Advice of Acceptance to Authors due date (anchor link to Important Dates) and at that time will receive detailed instructions regarding the requirements for full paper submission, if applicable.
- Presentations share research, innovative applications, creative and effective practices, and professional work products. The role of the presenter(s) is to convey information about the session topic. Presentation slides and handouts are frequently used. At least 10 minutes should be reserved for questions and audience participation. Sessions may be led by one or more presenters.