Over 50 sessions have been selected to be presented at the upcoming 2009 AIEA conference on a wide variety of topics (on themes listed in the Call for Sesson Proposals below). Registration is robust with participants from over a dozen different countries registered thus far. Countries include Australia, Austria, Germany, India, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Netherlands, Peru, Turkey, Singapore, United Kingdom, and United States. Click on the registration link to the left to register today for this dynamic conference!
Call for Session Proposals:: International Education: Engaging Communities
AIEA invites the submission of proposals for its 2009 conference at the Omni Hotel at the CNN Center in Atlanta, Georgia, on February 22-25. Pre-conference workshops will be held February 22-23. The conference will begin in the afternoon of February 23 and end in the afternoon of February 25.
The Deadline for Proposals was Monday, October 6, 2008. AIEA is no longer accepting proposals. Many thanks to all who submitted proposals - AIEA was overwhelmed by the number of submissions from all over the world.
Conference Theme: International Education: Engaging Communities
The theme of the 2009 AIEA conference is “International Education: Engaging Communities.” International education consists of a plethora of diverse and cross-cutting communities and as the international landscape changes each of these communities is faced with different issues and challenges. Moreover, in the past decade, the complexity, interconnectivity, and scope of these communities have increased dramatically; a trend that most agree will continue and even accelerate. As international education administrators, we must be able to understand and respond to these challenges.
Proposals are invited to address the following subthemes:
1. Rules of Engagement: Legal and Ethical Issues related to International Research, Education and Travel Abroad, International Contracts and Agreements, Recruitment, and Outreach.
2. Student Engagement: Best practices to facilitate active student learning and service including successful student learning assessment models in education abroad.
3. Engagement Principles: Best practices of International Collaboration with an emphasis on process, challenges, and successes.
4. Intra-Institutional Engagement: Best practices in strategic planning, internationalization of the curriculum, faculty involvement, and integration of international students.
5. Engaged Leadership: The roles of the President/Chancellor, Provost, Deans, and Senior International Education Officers in internationalization.
6. Engaging the Funding Community: Finding and cultivating donor partners/organizations in support of International Education programs and initiatives.
Specific Areas of Interest: Based on feed-back from the 2008 AIEA conference, we are particularly interested in sessions focusing on:
1. International Student Recruitment: Ethics, How-to, Challenges, Best Practices
2. Fund-Raising for Internationalization
3. Liability and Lawsuits
4. Risk Management
5. Assessment: Student Learning in International Education
6. Professional Development: International Education Administrators
7. International Collaboration: Specifics of joint/dual degree programs, branch campuses, 2+2 programs.
8. International Agreements: Best Practices, Legalese, Step-by-Step
9. Campus Internationalization: All aspects (curricular, co-curricular, partnerships, administration issues, etc).
10. Research Directions in International Education
11. Future Trends in International Education: Regional Perspectives
12. International Education as a Business: Trends
13. International Alumni Engagement
In response to suggestions from the AIEA membership, the conference committee decided to create several new session formats.
1. 90 Minute Moderated Panels: Multiple speakers with a appointed moderator (Proposals by invitation only)
2. 75 Minute Sessions: No more than 3 presentations (including 30 minutes of discussion)
3. 45 Minute Sessions: No more than 2 presentations (including 15 minutes of discussion)
4. 45 Minute Roundtables: 1-2 Moderators with specific theme(s)
Guidelines for Submitting a Proposal
* Interactive: We ask that all sessions be designed to include significant time for discussion
* Multiple Perspectives: We are interested in sessions that include multiple institutions and diverse perspectives. Student perspectives are most welcome.
* Regional Diversity: We are interested in sessions that include perspectives from institutions and presenters located outside of the United States
Information Requirements of Proposal
Name and contact info of person submitting the proposal
Session Title, Abstract and Full Description (see note below)*
Name, Contact Details, and Biography of Chairperson
Names, Contact Details, and Biographies of all proposed speakers (see note below)
Conference subtheme category
Note: The abstract and bios submitted are the ones that will be printed in the conference program, should the proposal be selected. Please pay careful attention to word limitations of no more than 75 words for the abstract and 75 words for the bio. Biographies are to be a maximum of 75 words. They may include presenter/s positions, career facts, and major work accomplishments. The biography should be written in the third person and consist of full sentences. Abstracts are to be a maximum of 75 words. Proposals submitted without an abstract, full description, or complete bio information on all presenters will not be considered.
* FULL SESSION DESCRIPTION (500 word detailed description of your proposed session). Include a content outline which describes 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, include the goals of the session and methodologies to be used. Remember to include time for discussion. 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 go beyond "here’s what we do" to wider applicability, comparative perspectives and "lessons learned."
How to submit an Electronic Proposal: Click here to access the online proposal. If unable to access, please cut and paste the following link: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=keSs9H46Wp5e6_2b4LcRsHFw_3d_3d
Online proposal fields must be complete in order to continue with the proposal submission - if you are unable to continue with the submission, it is most likely because you did not provide the necessary information required.
If a hard copy of the proposal is necessary for completion or if technical difficulties are encountered, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Proposals will be reviewed by the Conference Advisory Committee and evaluated on the following criteria:
- Connection / Applicability to the Conference themes
- Originality and quality of the proposed session
- Relevance to domestic and international audience
- Extent of Multiple Perspectives
- Diversity of Presenters
Questions and Contact Information: AIEA Secretariat, email@example.com, 919-668-1928