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In 2018 we are holding the conference concurrently with the European Universal Design conference so there will be some crossover in sessions with universal design especially around questions of access, diversity and inclusivity. We are branding this combined conference as UDHEIT 2018.
The next Higher Education in Transformation (HEIT) conference will be held in Dublin, from October 30 to November 2, 2018. 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 HEIT conferences alternate between Ireland and Canada. The first HEIT conference was held in Dublin in March 2015. UOIT and DC hosted the second HEIT conference in Oshawa in November 2016. We are returning to Ireland for the third conference. Our sessions and papers have clustered around nine major areas of interest that focus on change in higher education:


  • 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

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