This year’s Higher Education Partnership conference will focus on how to encourage Inclusion and Sustainability in the field of international education as frameworks for cross-cultural programs and partnerships.
We hope to call attention to the ways in which partnerships and exchange programs between universities, community colleges, technical schools and other higher education institutions can be inclusive of diverse participants, communities, groups, and geographic regions. We encourage a deep exploration of the term “sustainable” both in the temporal sense of successful long-term programs and partnerships, as well as the environmental sense of eco-friendly and “green” initiatives in international education.
The 2019 Conference Committee is seeking proposals that resonate with our 2019 theme and reflect the best thinking and practice in the field, especially where efforts to be more inclusive and sustainable have led to replicable success. Individual presentations, panels, workshops, training seminars and other formats are welcome. Proposals may also address one or some of the key-words below:
How can the higher education community promote programs that cover a variety of topics and experiences and also include program participants from diverse regions and communities? How can vulnerable communities gain access to programs in international education? How can programs in international education consider the diverse needs of participating countries?
What opportunities in international education are available to women and marginalized groups? How can we promote STEM and international programs for all groups. How can programs in international education be inclusive of people who identify as LGBTQI+?
In a region in which woman and children from migrant communities face many challenges, how can the international education community support and provide opportunities for this vulnerable group?
How can the international education community be strengthened and expanded across borders to include more communities across the Americas? How do programs in international education foster new leadership opportunities for community members? What sort of innovative spaces can facilitate collaboration between communities across the western hemisphere?
THIS LIST IS NOT EXHAUSTIVE AND OTHER SESSION TOPICS ARE WELCOME.
PREFERENCE WILL BE GIVEN TO PROPOSALS THAT INCLUDE SOME OR ALL OF THE FOLLOWING FEATURES:
Interactive audience participation
Training component, in addition to information sharing
Coordinated group presentations involving representatives from multiple institutions and countries