Summer conference opportunity

* Students, faculty & staff are welcome! *

2015 CAA Global Education Conference

The Colonial Academic Alliance (CAA) will host its annual Global Education Conference at Towson University in Maryland on June 18th and 19th.  Take advantage of this opportunity to learn about best practices in the field and network with faculty members, professionals, and students with an interest in international education. All faculty, administrators, and students are invited to attend and present to explore the conference theme – “Globalization: Connections and Partnerships”.  The conference is open to individuals from CAA member and non-member institutions and organizations.

Conference sessions will focus on international research, education abroad, international student and scholar services, international admissions and enrollment management, English as a Second Language instruction, international leadership, and internationalization of the curriculum. Goals for the conference include building connections and encouraging cooperation among educators at CAA institutions; promoting awareness of the important contributions of international education both within and beyond our institutions; and strengthening learning outcomes for students in international education through the communication of best practices and procedures among institutions and through inter-institutional collaboration.

Call for Proposals

Session proposals are now being accepted for 20 minute presentations and/or the poster session on topics related to all aspects of international education. Suggestions for session topics include but are not limited to global learning outcomes, recognition of international initiatives in promotion & tenure, online learning and pedagogy for ESL, international recruitment strategies, implementation of immigration regulations, programming for international students, engagement of international and domestic students, working with sponsored populations, challenges and opportunities associated with hosting visiting scholars, Generation Study Abroad, funding models for study abroad, international grants, and data collection and assessment.
Proposal submission deadline: Extended to May 20, 2015.

Conference Information

The registration fee ($50 for CAA members, $75 for non-CAA members) includes all presentations, lunch both days, an evening reception, breakfast, and two coffee breaks. Lodging is available in the TU West Village complex, directly adjacent to the conference venue.

Conference details, online registration, housing reservations, and the session proposal form are available at the conference website:  http://colonialacademicalliance.org/2015-global-education-conference/.

Conference registration deadline: June 1, 2015.

For more information contact Liz Shearer at lshearer@towson.edu or Lindsey Interlante of the Colonial Academic Alliance at linterlante@colonialacademicalliance.org. We hope to see you at the conference!

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