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Call for Proposals: 2019

Opening Doors to Increase Diversity in Study Abroad

Submit A Proposal

The CIEE Annual Conference features concurrent sessions, workshops, and a poster fair. Submit a proposal that reflects fresh ideas, research, experiences, and knowledge that address the new realities of study abroad. Submit a proposal by February 19, 2019.

Proposals should reflect the theme of: Opening Doors to Increase Diversity in Study Abroad in the following areas:

Maximizing Student Learning

  • Generation Z student learning styles
  • Academic disciplines – including but not limited to: business, environment pre-med/health, STEM
  • Intercultural development – intentional experiential learning and reflection
  • Language learning – myths, outcomes, and open questions
  • Online learning/educational technology
  • World religions and comparative religious studies abroad

Designing Innovative Programs

  • Pre-departure and re-entry, particularly for diverse students
  • Program assessment and evaluation – closing the feedback loop
  • Service learning – ethics and accountability
  • Short-term programs – measuring the impact
  • Student research abroad
  • Study away/domestic programs
  • Thematic and interdisciplinary studies abroad

Creating a Global Campus

  • Minority Serving Institutions – improving access to international education
  • Campus internationalization – what’s next?
  • Community colleges
  • International education advocacy and leadership
  • Professional development and supporting faculty/administrators new to study abroad

Meeting Student Needs

  • Supporting diverse and first-generation students as trailblazers and future global leaders
  • Emotional and mental health services for students
  • Global safety – crisis management and response
  • Supporting students of faith

Session Proposal Criteria

Over two-and-a-half days of the conference, sessions are the venue for presentations and discussion of ideas around the conference theme and other relevant topics in study abroad. Proposals should include a comprehensive outline for a 75-minute session, including 15-20 of audience participation and engagement. There should be no more than four presenters and no fewer than two presenters, including the chair.

Session Proposal Guidelines:

  • Session title and description (300-500 words)
  • Target audience
  • Chair and presenter information, including professional contact information (affiliation, title, email, address, etc.) and a brief bio (75 words or less)
  • Outline learning objectives/goals, content, and takeaways participants can readily use
  • Include outline of audience engagement or activity

Session proposals will be reviewed and rated on a scale of 0-5 based on how well they:

  • Represent collaboration or perspectives of both faculty and international offices.
  • Exhibit diversity in speakers and perspectives. Proposals that include varying institutions, organizations, and/or students are preferred.
  • Align with CIEE’s Annual Conference theme and are unique to the CIEE Annual Conference.
    Present practical information that participants can readily apply.
  • Demonstrate innovative ideas, unique and thought-provoking topics, current research or theories, or recognized best practices. If submitting a proposal based on a case study, include independent research to support or disprove your theory.
  • Engage the audience

Poster Fair Proposals

Our Poster Fair is designed to offer an opportunity for one-on-one meaningful discussion and visual presentation based on your research and ideas related to topics on international education – a perfect venue to present on case study findings from a single institution. Poster Fair proposals should include a comprehensive outline for a 30-minute visual presentation. Proposals that invite audience participation and engagement are preferred. Be creative – alternate methods of presentation, such as handouts or laptop presentations, are encouraged.

Poster Fair Proposal Requirements:

  • Poster title and description (300-500 words)
  • Presenter information, including affiliation, contact information, and a brief bio (75 words or less)

Pre-Conference Workshop Proposals

These half- or full-day interactive workshops are designed to engage and provide participants with an in-depth look into relevant topics in the field of study abroad. If you have an idea for an engaging and educational workshop, email conference@ciee.org with the workshop format and description, outline of activities and attendee participation, target audience, list of workshop facilitators, and timeframe.

FAQ's

CALL FOR PROPOSAL TERMINOLOGY

Chair: The chair of a session or poster proposal is the organizer of the session and can also be a presenter. The chair person will serve as the primary point of contact to the CIEE Conference Team.

Presenter: A presenter is a member of the session panel or poster presentation who will present and is not the chair.

HOW DO I KNOW MY PROPOSAL WAS RECEIVED?

Once you’ve completed the proposal submission process, you’ll receive a confirmation email from conference@ciee.org. If you don’t receive your confirmation email, please check your spam filters and junk folders. If you’re still unable to locate the message, please contact the conference team at 1-844-411-3751 or by email at conference@ciee.org.

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I NEED TO UPDATE A PROPOSAL THAT HAS ALREADY BEEN SUBMITTED?

Please contact conference@ciee.org with the update that needs to be made.

HOW ARE PROPOSALS REVIEWED?

CIEE’s selection committee is comprised of Academic Consortium Members – professionals in the field of international education – and CIEE staff to review and evaluate each proposal based on the outlined criteria above.

WHEN WILL I HEAR IF MY PROPOSAL HAS BEEN ACCEPTED?

The proposal review process takes approximately two months from the submission deadline date.

HOW WILL I HEAR IF MY PROPOSAL HAS BEEN ACCEPTED?

Notifications will be emailed to the individual who originally submitted the proposal. Notifications will come from conference@ciee.org. If you don’t receive the email, please check your spam filters and junk folders. If you’re still unable to locate the message, please contact the conference team toll-free at 1-844-411-3751 or by email at conference@ciee.org.

Conference Registration

Registration opens in May 2019.

Who Should Attend:

  • Academic department heads
  • College and university presidents
  • Deans of international and student affairs
  • Career development professionals
  • Faculty
  • Graduate students
  • International student admissions staff
  • Multicultural affairs and inclusion officers
  • Representatives from international associations
  • Resident staff
  • Study abroad advisors

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