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Call for Proposals: 2019

Opening Doors to Increase Diversity in Study Abroad

The Call for Proposals has closed. Thank you for all of the submissions!
Proposals are being reviewed and notifications will be sent out in late March.

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.

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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