Knowledge Crossing Borders: Building a Global Future through Research and Innovative Practices (CIESUP/KCB 2012)

Venue: West Chester University

Location: West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States

Event Date/Time: May 29, 2012 End Date/Time: Jun 03, 2012
Abstract Submission Date: Sep 01, 2011
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Higher Education: Building a Global Future Through Research and Innovative Practices

CIESUP/Knowledge Crossing Borders Conference 2012
West Chester University
West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA
co–organized by:
West Chester University of Pennsylvania, USA and Universidad Nacional at Heredia, Costa Rica

Pre–Conference Learning Institutes: May 29, 2012
Conference: May 30 - June 1, 2012
Cultural Exchanges/Programs: June 2 - June 3, 2012

Deadline for Proposal Submission: September 1, 2011

In an increasingly global and technological world, geographic and intellectual borders are being blurred, reconstructed, and reinstituted. The resulting paradigm shift is creating opportunities and challenges for nations and for institutions of higher learning. Political, economic, and socio-cultural issues surrounding the production, dissemination, access, ownership, and consumption of knowledge are receiving ever-increasing scrutiny across all academic disciplines.

The International Higher Education Congress sponsors seek to build a sustainable future through transformative global partnerships in higher education. The conference theme — Knowledge Crossing Borders: Building a Global Future through Research and Innovative Practices — is both broad and timely and includes the research, pedagogical, outreach, and administrative functions of institutions of higher education. The conference will examine how knowledge transactions across regional and international borders create both difficult challenges and transformative opportunities for cooperation, change, creativity, and innovation.

Conference participants will actively explore and develop common interests and intersecting scholarly work linking two or more of the participating countries and institutions.

We are seeking conference workshop papers that focus on border-crossing perspectives in broad contexts. Topics may include, but are not exclusive to, the following tracks of inquiry:

Technology and Science
Best Practices in Higher Education
Globalization and Transnationalization in Higher Education
Funding Models for Higher Education

Proposals may be submitted for the following structures:

- Individual presentations not to exceed 20 minutes
- Entire concurrent sessions or workshops that may be structured with up to three presentations for a total of 60 minutes of presentation and 20 minutes of audience response
- Poster sessions which will include at least 60 minutes of presenter’s scheduled presence, for dialogue with conferees concerning the project portrayed


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