2015 Hawaii Women in Higher Education Conference
WHEN YOU EDUCATE A WOMAN
MAY 21, 22, 23, 2015
9am – 5pm
Location: Pacific Womens College, Honolulu HI 96825
The first semi-annual Hawaii Women in Higher Education Conference (HWHE) is a regional conference dedicated to the advancement of collaborative research and innovative programs benefitting Hawaii’s women academics and professionals in Higher Education. This platform of collaboration and growth promotes women in higher education who are involved with educating women students throughout the Hawaiian Islands, Polynesia, Pacific Islands and Pacific Rim.
The goal of HWHE is to provide an opportunity for women academicians and professionals from Hawaii, the Hawaiian Islands, Polynesia, the Pacific Islands, and the Pacific Rim working in various higher education fields with cross-disciplinary interests to bridge the knowledge gap, promote research excellence and innovative program development and improve instructional skills. The HWHE invites research papers that encompass innovative and entrepreneurial approaches to higher education; conceptual analysis; design implementation and performance evaluation.
Registration Fee received on or before May 1, 2015*.
Non-Refundable Registration Fee: $149 USD
Kama'aina Registration Fee: $129 USD (must present proof of Hawaii residency)
Student Registration Fee: $109 USD (must present proof of student status)
Registration Fee received after May 1, 2015*.
Non-Refundable Registration Fee: $169 USD
Kama'aina Registration Fee: $149 USD (must present proof of Hawaii residency)
Student Registration Fee: $129 USD (must present proof of student status)
Registration Fee received after May 1, 2015*.
Non-Refundable Registration Fee: $189 USD
Kama'aina Registration Fee: $169 USD (must present proof of Hawaii residency)
Student Registration Fee: $149 USD (must present proof of student status)
CALL FOR PAPERS & PRESENTERS
Papers to be reviewed and considered for presentation at the Hawaii Women in Higher Education Conference, should be relevant to the focus of the conference – women (teachers and students) in higher education in Hawaii, the Hawaiian Islands, Polynesia, and the Pacific Islands.
The topics in HWHE include but are not limited to the following areas:
To present a paper at the Hawaii Women in Higher Education Conference, an abstract of the proposed paper must be submitted. Papers for the program are selected based on the abstract.
Also use this form to request a place on the program for panel discussions, forums, technical subcommittee meetings, or any other special event that may not have a prepared paper.
If you have any questions, please call the Conference Manager, 808-277-6510 or send us e-mail HWHE@PACIFICWOMENSCOLLEGE.ORG
ALL PAPERS SUBMITTED MUST BE THE ORIGINAL WORK OF THE AUTHORS SUBMITTING THE PAPER
A brief abstract of 100-175 words must be submitted on the form provided below. If possible, develop the abstract by addressing the major aspects of your paper as described below.
Description of the paper: summarize the scope and nature of the work upon which the paper is based.
Application: describe the possible application of knowledge provided in the paper to a particular area of higher education. If the paper describes a case history point out the general value to be gained from the work
Guidelines for Authors
Carefully review this document! Authors should note that a manuscript for inclusion in the 2015 Hawaii Women in Higher Education Conference journal is required for each paper accepted for presentation at the conference.
Deadline for receipt of manuscripts is APRIL 15, 2015:
All papers submitted for the conference journal will be peer reviewed. If your abstract has been accepted you are required to pass the peer review in order to be accepted for the conference program.
The Conference Committee will base its initial review solely on the basis of the information submitted in the abstract, therefore it is very important that you take the necessary time to fully develop a coherent and concise abstract.
Any expenses incurred by authors for travel, lodging, food, meeting registration fees, or other incidental expenses are solely the responsibilities of the authors.
ALL PAPERS SUBMITTED MUST BE THE ORIGINAL WORK OF THE AUTHORS SUBMITTING THE PAPER.
Authors of all papers for the conference will be notified by e-mail about the status of their submissions.
An English language manuscript is required for each paper selected for the meeting. The manuscript, including tables, figures, and references, should preferably not exceed 5,000 words. Papers must meet a 3,500 word minimum criteria. If selected, the paper will be included in the Hawaii Women in Higher Education Conference Journal for the meeting. You must provide high-quality copies of any figures or tables (preferably 300 dpi if in electronic format). Illegible illustrations will not be used. All papers must be submitted using APA style formatting and citations.
We use Microsoft Word for Windows, Google Docs and Adobe PDF. All files must be PC-compatible - No exceptions.
If your abstract is accepted, you should carefully examine, review, spell check and grammar check the document. All submissions must be error free. An electronic copy of the manuscript, including all illustrations, and a signed and notarized publications agreement must be received at HWHE@PACIFICWOMENSCOLLEGE.ORG before the specified dates above.
In addition to the written paper, a PowerPoint slide presentation is required (this is due by APRIL 15, 2015). The presentation should be one hour in duration (45 minutes for the presentation; 15 minutes maximum for questions).
Evaluation of Your Abstract
The following guidelines are observed by the Conference Committee when initially selecting papers.
§ The paper must not have been published or circulated previously--this includes publication in periodicals or other professional journals.
§ The paper should contain new knowledge or experience in some field of higher education
§ The paper must be grammatically correct and should be of interest to a reasonable number of people working in higher education. It may be theoretical or may present the results of studies, or it may state or analyze a problem. The paper may also be a review-type paper, but it must be of significant value to the educational field it addresses.
§ You need to get company or institutional clearance before you submit the abstract. Prospective authors should provide information on any clearance problems when the abstract is submitted.
Theoretical papers and application papers presenting solutions to problems will be selected from various fields. Program time is limited, so when weighing its decision, the Conference Committee will emphasize the quality of the contribution and its value to higher education.
Commercialism and Copyrights
Commercialism: while it is appropriate at times to mention commercial trade names, language that is commercial in tone must not be used. Using such terms in an abstract may result in a negative review by the Conference Committee. Excessive commercialism in the text of papers submitted for the meeting and the Conference Journal is cause for removal of the paper from the program.
Copyright: The Hawaii Women in Education Conference Journal is published in the United States. Therefore, in accordance with US copyright laws, HWHE must receive and maintain on file a notarized publications agreement, signed by all authors of the papers. Government employees must also submit a publications agreement form to guarantee that the paper is an original work, but the form need not be notarized, and submittal of the form by government employees does not transfer copyright to HWHE if the paper were prepared in the course of government employment. For authors in countries where there are no notaries, you must include a publications agreement that includes the signature of a witness who verifies your signature.
HAWAII WOMEN IN HIGHER EDUCATION CONFERENCE
OFFICIAL ABSTRACT FORMAT
DEADLINE: MARCH 1, 2015
PAPER TITLE: (6-10 words or less)
Please list full names and complete addresses as you want to appear in the Conference Journal. All HCWHE correspondence will be with the primary author.
Full Name (indicate Ph.D., Ed.D. etc):
Full Name (indicate Ph.D., Ed.D. etc
Full Name (indicate Ph.D., Ed.D. etc):
Abstract (A brief abstract of 100-175 words must be submitted on the form provided below.)
Keywords (Please provide 5 to 10 keywords that best describe the nature of your paper.)
Has this paper been previously published? When? Where?
Audio-Visual requirements for presentation:
Length of presentation: (not more than 60 minutes total)
Additional needs or comments:
Proposals from those who would like to facilitate a panel discussion are welcomed. The proposals may address any of the topics falling within the scope of the conference themes.
Panel Discussions provide an opportunity for public discussion amongst a selected group of panelists. Central to the success of a panel discussion is the choice of a good topic as the focus for discussion and panel lists who bring differing perspectives and are confident in making clear arguments in a live situation. Panels should comprise of three to five scholars who present their arguments; a discussant offers critical comment on the arguments made and the discussion is opened up to the participating audience.
The proposal must include:
Panel Chair(s) (if necessary)
Speakers Name, Affiliation and Email
Objective and motivation
The HWHE will set aside space for those who wish to pursue discussion of a particular topic or issue. Interested individuals should submit a proposal not more than 400 words, on or before APRIL 30, 2015. In addition, the proposal should indicate the duration of the panel discussion (preferred duration is 45 minutes).
All accepted Panel Discussion proposal will be published in the Conference Proceedings. If you are interested in organizing Panel Discussion for the HWHE, please email your proposal to HWHE@PACIFICWOMENSCOLLEGE.ORG . Submissions should be in MS Word format.
We understand that some presenters will not be able to make the trip to Hawai to present their research paper mainly due to financial restrictions on travel. Therefore, with the use of Skype, authors of accepted papers have the same publication opportunities as regular presenters. Research works submitted without the participant attending the conference in person, but presented via video conferencing are refereed and published (if accepted) in the conference proceedings. Conference fees are the same for both virutal or face-to-face presentation.
You can submit a research paper, case study, work in progress and report for virtual presentation under the open call for papers via email to
HWHE@PACIFICWOMENSCOLLEGE.ORG . Please reference HWHE virtual presentation in your submission.
SESSIONS SPEAKERS PARTICIPATION
The HCWHE invites speakers to share their knowledge on issues or subject matters of the research work. To be a session speaker, you need to email:
1. Presentation Title
2. Scope (300 words)
3. Objective and Motivation (200 words)
4. Name, Affiliation and Email
If you are interested in giving a talk without submitting a paper, please email your proposal to HWHE@PACIFICWOMENSCOLLEGE.ORG on or before APRIL 30, 2015. The proposal will be reviewed by the Steering Committees. After acceptance, you will receive a feedback on any modification required. All accepted proposals will be published in the proceedings.
Session Chairs are asked to:
All participants of each of the sessions should feel free to consider themselves as discussants
The panel discussion members and session speakers are responsible for meeting the costs of their registration, travel and accommodation.
All the accepted papers will appear in the proceedings and modified version of selected papers will be published in a special HWHE conference journal.
Additional Information for Authors
Dress for the Meeting - Business, Casual, or Aloha attire.
Format of Presentations:
Paper sessions will consist of two presentations in a 60 minute session. The session will be divided equally between the presenters.
Workshop presenters will be given the full 60 minute session.
Panel sessions will last 60 minutes and it is the presenters’ choice how that time is split between panelists.
Poster sessions will last 60 minutes and consist of a large group of presenters. Poster sessions allow attendees to speak with the presenters on a one-to-one basis. If you are scheduled for a poster session, the following supplies will be provided to present your research on:
Equipment that will be provided by the conference and setup in all presentation rooms: (excluding poster sessions):
Limited equipment available on a sign-out basis:
REGISTRATION & FEE In order to ensure that monies are applied towards the correct participant, please note your full name on all payments, documents and correspondence.
Checks, Cashier's Checks and Money Orders can be made payable to: Pacific Womens College HWHE
*Non-refundable fee must be received by the early bird deadline of May 1, 2015 to receive the $49 discount, this includes completion of wires and bank transfers by this date.
**Please note that wire transfers may take up to 2-3 weeks to clear. Participant will be notified immediately once monies have been applied.
All attendees, including paper presenters, speakers, panel conference participants, and session chairs must register and pay the registration fees. The registration fee is per presenter/attendee and will cover:
Please complete the conference registration form. To pay for registration fees, you may use Paypal, a check, money order, wire or bank transfer. Contact the Conference Manager for details. Pacific Womens College, 808-277-6510
We cannot accept any responsibility or liability for losses or damagers of any type, to conference delegates or their companions, either during, or as a direct or indirect result, of the conference. All delegates and companions are advised to review their own insurance policies and obtain any additional coverage charges as may be needed or desired.
Conference attendees may use any hotel in Waikiki, Honolulu, on the island of O`ahu. Excellent rates are available through www.hotwire.com or contact the hotel directly for reservations for those coming from off island.
Please allow extra time when driving to the conference as traffic can sometimes be an issue on our island.
The committee will try and find special conference rates for attendees and post them on the Pacific Womens College website as they become available.
Conference rate: TBD
Dr. Carol Parker, Conference Chair, Pacific Womens College, Honolulu, Hawaii
If you are would like to serve as an organizing committee member, session chair, with registration or take part in the peer review process as a reviewer, please contact Dr Carol Parker HWHE@PACIFICWOMENSCOLLEGE.ORG or firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
Pacific Womens College
PO Box 25304
Honolulu HI 96825
Can your organization sponsor HCWHE? If YES contact the Conference Manager and your organizations active logo will be display on the conference webpage and in HCWHE conference brochures.
Hawaii Women in Higher Education Conference Program:
2015 Advertising Rates:
(***All ads are FULL COLOR and will be placed in the conference program, which every attendee will receive. Artwork for ads are due no later than APRIL 15, 2015. Email artwork to Dr. Carol Parker: HWHE@PACIFICWOMENSCOLLEGE.ORG Preferred file types are: PDF, TIFF, Adobe Photoshop)
2015 Conference Sponsorship Opportunities:
Conference Bags ($750) - Have your company logo imprinted onto the conference bags for great exposure during and after the conference. These cloth bags will have your company/university logo (one-color) imprinted on one side, along with the conference title/year. (Artwork due by APRIL 15, 2015)
Conference Portfolio ($1000) – Provided to each conference attendee, these conference theme inspired 3-ring zipper binders will be used for many years to come. Have you company logo imprinted on the front, along with the conference title/year. (Artwork due by APRIL 15, 2015)
Coffee/Refreshment Breaks ($250 each)- Sponsor the daily refreshment breaks for the conference attendees to keep them going strong. Break sponsorships are available on a per day basis for October 12 & 13. Signage will be provided to display your company/university as the break sponsor. (Artwork due by APRIL 15, 2015)
Print Station ($250)- Sponsor the conference print station that allows attendees to print session handouts, boarding passes, emails, etc. Signage will be provided to display your company/university as the print station sponsor. (Artwork due by APRIL 15, 2015)
Internet Cafe ($250) - Our 5-10 computer internet cafe allows attendees to surf the web and keep in touch with email while at the conference. We will display your logo as the desktop background on each computer along with providing signage that boasts your company/university as the sponsor. (Artwork due by APRIL 15, 2015)
Continental Breakfast ($250 each) - Daily continental breakfast provides the conference attendees with an excellent meal to start the day. Breakfast sponsorships are available on a per day basis for October 12 and 13. Signage will be provided to display your company/university as the breakfast sponsor. (Artwork due by APRIL 15, 2015)
Conference Bag Inserts ($250) - Insert your promotional materials directly into each attendees bag for excellent exposure. All promotional materials must be approved by the conference prior to acceptance of the materials. (5 available) (Promotional Materials due by APRIL 15, 2015)
Badge Holder Lanyards ($300) - Have a small company logo imprinted onto the badge holder lanyard of each attendee. These lanyards will provide great exposure as attendees wear their name badges daily. (Artwork due by APRIL 15, 2015)
To sign up for any of the above items
(Ads / Exhibit Booths / Sponsorships) contact:
Dr. Carol Parker
Skype - pacificwomenscollege
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