February 21-24, 2016
AIEA invites the submission of proposals for its 2016 conference at the Palais des Congres de Montreal on February 21-24 in Montreal, Canada. Pre-conference workshops will be held February 20-21. The conference will begin in the afternoon of February 21 and end in the afternoon of February 24. Session proposals should describe a 75-minute process that leaves at least 35 minutes for discussion. AIEA strongly encourages session proposals that include 2-3 presenters (maximum is 3 presenters), at least one whom is an SIO; with the exception of round-tables, which should include only 1-2 facilitators and no formal presentation. No single-presenter sessions will be considered.
Please note that session presenters are required to register for the conference. We recommend taking advantage of early registration for discounted rates.
This Call for Session Proposals contains the following information:
The tendency to see the local and the global as separate and distinct phenomena has a long history in the academy. And yet today, local-global connections have become apparent for communities and academic institutions alike. In this century of clear and present globalization, colleges and universities are increasingly recognizing that local and global are part of the same system, that one cannot be understood without reference to the other, and that the local communities in which they are located,—urban, rural, and regional—must now be viewed as globally embedded.
As we gather for 2016 AIEA conference, how might our institutions become more effective regional leaders and stewards for enhancing the quality of life and educational, economic and cultural development for our communities? In answering this question, the imperatives are clear: higher education institutions must consider and communicate the ways in which global forces shaped the communities in which they are located in the past, and are reshaping them in the present. They must understand and connect with the international linkages that increasingly connect these localities with others. And they must prepare all graduates, no matter their discipline or profession, to operate in a globalized world with skill, wisdom, and responsibility.
To address these imperatives, and to address ways to build a better community, nation and world, it is fitting that we do so through conversations with global scholars and practitioners gathering in 2016 in Canada, a country noteworthy for coining the term internationalization two decades ago, that is, Knight’s classic definition (of internationalization) as the process of “integrating an international and intercultural dimension into the teaching, research and service functions” of a college or university (Knight 1994). This broadened view of international education matched an emerging awareness of the globalization that was visibly reshaping lives, communities, and professions everywhere and heralded a shift calling for international efforts to spread across all aspects of an institution and to be integrated with each other.
Progress has been made these past 20 years, but the urgency of our task and the difficulties associated with the university global leadership role have also increased. Higher education is increasingly challenged to demonstrate its relevance in the face of stagnant economic growth, a world that is increasingly interdependent and therefore often increasingly competitive, and revolutionary advances in communication that bring the far away and unfamiliar closer in time but not necessarily in understanding. A repositioning of global learning in the higher education curriculum and a more intentional engagement with the international dimensions of the communities in which all our academic institutions reside can provide some answers to this challenge.
The following subthemes are strongly encouraged:
There are two types of sessions for which proposals may be submitted:
1) Panel Discussions:
2) Facilitated Roundtables:
A. Identification and biography
B. Full Session Description
Include a content outline describing the major theme(s), challenges, lessons learned, successes and failures, application possibilities for other institutions, etc. that will be addressed in this session. In addition, please include the goals of the session, take-aways for leaders, and the methodologies to be used in the session. Remember to include a minimum of 30 minutes for discussion in the panel discussion format session. If there is more than one presenter, explain what each presenter will discuss. Please be as complete as possible and remember that the content needs to have wide applicability, comparative perspectives and an analysis of "lessons learned" useful to higher education leaders.
Facilitated Roundtable sessions must describe the topic in detail, the questions posed to participants, and desired outcomes. It should be clear from the description that there is no formal presentation or slideshow planned. For the Facilitated Roundtable sessions, explain what each presenter will discuss, how the discussion will be moderated, expected outcomes and how outcomes will be collected and distributed. You are also asked to state learning objectives for the session in 50 words or less.
C. Additional Comments
** IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR SESSION PROPOSERS
Be sure to save a copy of the proposal, as well as your Reference number, before submitting it to AIEA! Once you have successfully completed your submission, you will receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please use the Support link located near the upper right of the site—this email system will be the primary mode of contact with session chairs through the conference.
After you finish reading the Form Overview thoroughly, click on the “Create New” button at the bottom of this page to get started submitting your proposal online. Be sure to have all information ready to enter, including an abstract (75 words), a session outline and description (500 words), chair and presenter bios (75 words) and contact information, and other information.
At the bottom of each page, click “Next” to continue to the next section and click “Save” to save any information entered throughout the form. If you click “Save” and there is incomplete information, you will receive an error message at the top of the form indicating which sections are missing or are not meeting the criteria set within that field. The best practice is to click “Save” on every page so you can see the errors on that specific page. If you wait until the end to click “Save,” you will still receive the error message, but you will need to navigate back to the page the error is on.
At the end of the form, you will click “Edit and Review” for one more review of the information you entered. You can either “Edit” your information and return to the form to update, or you can click “Finalize” to officially submit your proposal. You will know your submission was successful when you receive an electronic acknowledgement. If this acknowledgement is not received, please return to www.aiea-cfp.com and review your incomplete submission(s) within your profile.
If you are entering more than one proposal, you will need to return to www.aiea-cfp.com to submit another proposal.
If you encounter technical difficulties, please use the Support link at the upper right of the site.
Proposals will be reviewed by the Conference Advisory Committee and evaluated with the following criteria foremost:
Note again that sessions should not promote marketed products, programs, universities or services in any way.
Session proposals should NOT be a “show and tell” but rather a focus on challenges, trends, and lessons learned, with ample time for discussion.
We will NOT accept proposals that promote a product, program, university, or service. Sponsorship opportunities exist for those with services, programs or products available on the market to assist in this effort, but these services, programs, and products are not acceptable topics for sessions.
The Conference Planning Committee will have to choose among many proposals, some of which may be similar, and will seek balance among topics and areas of importance to the membership. Proposals of equal merit cannot in all instances be selected when the result would be an imbalance in the conference’s overall coverage of topics, audiences, and regions.
Please also note that proposers may be asked to collaborate with others who have proposed a similar session on a combined session.
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August 15, 2015 – deadline for submitting proposals