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 firstname.lastname@example.org with the workshop format and description, outline of activities and attendee participation, target audience, list of workshop facilitators, and timeframe.
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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I NEED TO UPDATE A PROPOSAL THAT HAS ALREADY BEEN SUBMITTED?
Please contact email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.
Registration opens in May 2019.
Who Should Attend:
- Academic department heads
- College and university presidents
- Deans of international and student affairs
- Career development professionals
- Graduate students
- International student admissions staff
- Multicultural affairs and inclusion officers
- Representatives from international associations
- Resident staff
- Study abroad advisors