Higher Education Streams

 
Date
Panels and Streams organized as part of the
3rd Annual International Symposium on “Higher Education in a Global World”, 8-11 July 2019, Athens, Greece
Abstract Submission Information
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8-11 July 2019
Higher Education in a Global World: Policy Implications in Education and Criminal Justice
Stream Leaders:
Dr. Natasha Johnson, Educational Leadership, Department of Educational Policy Studies, Georgia State University, USA.
Mr. Thaddeus L. Johnson, Doctoral Student & Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology, 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: 27 May 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
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8-11 July 2019
Applied Research & Social Innovation
Stream Leaders:
Dr. Natasha Mrkic, Instructor & Social Innovation Coordinator, 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: 27 May 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
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8-11 July 2019
Assessment and Evaluation for Higher Education in a Global World
Stream Leaders:
Dr. Matthew J. Zagumny, Professor, Department of Counseling & Psychology, Tennessee Tech University, USA.

How we assess and evaluated students, learning outcomes, and institutional effectiveness often drives pedagogical, curricular, and policy decision making. What we assess determines what we do in higher education. Mere facts and content are no longer sufficient for assessing student (and institutional) development in an increasingly global world. There are broader considerations for graduates to be successful in the global world. Generalized skills, abilities, and other dispositions (such as critical thinking, intellectual curiosity, creativity among others) should be assessed and evaluated in order to motivate institutions and faculty to innovate for continuing quality enhancement. The way we judge this endeavor known as higher education has wide ranging implications for the global world, which include influence on educational policy and pedagogy as well as psychological, sociological, economic, and cultural effects derived from higher education. Therefore, this stream encourages submissions from the fields of educational measurement and evaluation, policy and pedagogy, psychology, sociology, economics, and philosophy.
Deadline: 27 May 2019
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