Higher Education Streams

 
Date
Samll Symposiums-Panels-Streams organized as part of the
4th Annual International Symposium on “Higher Education in a Global World”, 6-9 July 2020, Athens, Greece
Abstract Submission Information
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6-9 July 2020
Higher Education in a Global World: Policy Implications in Education and Criminal Justice
Academic Responsible:
Dr. Natasha Johnson, Educational Policy Studies, College of Education and Human Development, Georgia State University, USA.
Dr. Thaddeus L. Johnson, Criminology & Criminal Justice, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University, USA.
Today’s college graduates are entering an increasingly integrated, international world. While offering a multitude of exciting opportunities, this equally presents a variety of challenges. Faculty are challenged by the responsibilities imbedded in managing and delivering globally oriented curricula. Correspondingly, higher education leaders are recognizing the need to develop international strategies for their institutions. Particularly relevant to the emerging education and criminal justice disciplines, many leaders are still developing the knowledge and perspective required to inform theory and influence practice. In the ongoing effort to expand international research, networks, and collaborative projects, it is the responsibility of institutions of higher education to create environments in which students can appreciate the complexity of global integration and develop the necessary skills to successfully navigate this sphere. International outreach and collaboration, particularly in the education and criminal justice sectors, have the potential to enrich and expand a wide array of institutional cultures. While global contexts certainly vary, higher educational leaders and policymakers face similarly pressing needs to understand the shape and scope of new trends and developments in internationalization. They are also called upon to further their understanding of specific countries and regions where opportunities to engage are currently unfolding. Therefore, the topics covered by this panel – including the ensuing implications – are useful for higher education stakeholders worldwide, specifically those in education and criminal justice, as these tenets resonate beyond the scope of any one discipline.
Deadline: 9 March 2020
Abstract Submitting Form
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6-9 July 2020
Predatory Academic Publishing and the Role of Oligarchic Big Private Publishing Companies
Academic Responsible:
Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos, President, ATINER, Honorary Professor, University of Stirling, UK & Professor, MLC Management & Law College of Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Deadline: 9 March 2020
Abstract Submitting Form
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6-9 July 2020
Applied Research & Social Innovation
Academic Responsible:
Dr. Natasha Mrkic, Instructor & Intercultural Engagement Consultant, Langara College, Canada.

As we talk about education trends in a global context, terms such as Applied Research and Social Innovation are increasingly taking the front stage. This stream will explore growing ecosystems that combine makerspaces, work-integrated learning, and innovative educational programming frequently offering partnerships between educational institutions, community, government grants, research funds, and industry partnerships. This is an ideal opportunity to present your examples and/or research and converse with colleagues exchanging ideas that could potentially build this community of practice internationally. Academic capitalism affects all higher education institutions, and with declining education funding and pressing social issues an opportunity is created for an emerging educational system which is applied and socially innovative.
Deadline: 9 March 2020
Abstract Submitting Form
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6-9 July 2020
Higher Education and the Strategic Process of Internationalization
Academic Responsible:
Dr. Natasha Mrkic, Instructor & Intercultural Engagement Consultant, Langara College, Canada.

How are we Internationalizing Higher Education? Are institutions working in isolation or in collaboration with partners from other countries? What happens to international students once they are in their host country? Do they stay or do they study and then leave? Do institutions encourage their own students and faculty to go on exchanges abroad where they learn new skills or engage in work-integrated learning experiences? We live in a “Global Village”, yet what are we doing in our local institutions to meet the educational needs of all students, staff, and the communities we serve? A sample of the numerous questions often repeated by Educators worldwide acknowledging that we have an opportunity to help create intercultural communities in which there is understanding and respect for all cultures. Join this stream to present papers that demonstrate examples, issues, lessons, challenges, institutional collaborations, and / or ideas related to higher education internationalization and / or interculturalization.
Deadline: 9 March 2020
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