CONAHEC-AMPEI Joint Virtual International Education Conference

Tuesday, Dec 01 2020 8:00 am

Event End Time 2020-12-05 08:00
Event Location Virtual
In Event Types: Conference

Plan to participate in this CONAHEC-AMPEI Joint Virtual International Education Conference. Together we will reassert the value of international academic relationships and engagement in higher ed and forge a more resilient platform and proactive agenda for future collaboration.

About the Conference

North America is among the world’s preeminent higher education landscapes. Its systems are made up of diverse institutions serving a variety of student demographics and producing a substantial proportion of global knowledge and know-how. Interaction among and with North American higher education institutions leads to improved quality, relevance and resource availability for those involved in these important partnerships, collectively a key driver of global prosperity. The Consortium for North American Higher Education Collaboration (CONAHEC)’s purpose is to foster collaboration among and with North American higher education institutions.  Mexican institutions have strong international relationships and engagement within North America and all over the world. The Mexican Association for International Education (AMPEI) leads the internationalization of Mexican higher education institutions. At this event, AMPEI will convene its Annual Conference in partnership with CONAHEC’s 20th North American Higher Education Conference.

It is a very important time for international higher education. Those in this sector know that international engagement is not always a priority at institutions, particularly when circumstances that hinder our activities create complications for our traditional work. International engagement can even draw antagonism from those who don’t appreciate its opportunities. All interested in collaboration opportunities with Mexican US or Canadian higher education institutions, as well as with our key partners in South America Europe and Asia, should not miss this opportunity to network and make plans. Together, we must make the case for, maintain and strengthen our international institutional relationships.

In this context, we particularly invite those who are shifting gears to innovate in their international engagement, with new models and approaches to: comprehensive internationalization at home, of courses, curriculum and international engagement; technology based innovation in teaching and learning, research and service. Our global village consists of diverse institutions, actors perceptions and perspectives. Rather than detracting from our success, collaborative interaction and sharing of resources and know how among these diverse actors generates solutions impossible to achieve in isolation. The need for our community to work together and share successes and opportunities is more acute than ever. International collaboration among higher education institutions serves a crucial role in international relationships and global prosperity. Together we can purposefully rebuild our global village through mutual understanding and respect, solidarity and collaboration.

We encourage presentations on all priority topics for international engagement among North American higher education institutions including but not limited to:

  • Successes and Challenges in Adapting to the Effects of the Pandemic
  • Innovative Collaboration Models and Projects
  • Funding, Leading and Managing Internationalization Initiatives
  • Purposeful Comprehensive Internationalization Strategies
  • Internationalization at Home
  • Internationalizing the Curriculum
  • Student, faculty, and Staff International Mobility
  • Development and Assessment of Intercultural Competencies
  • ICT use for International Collaboration in Teaching and Learning
  • Small Carbon-Footprint Internationalization
  • Crisis Management in International Higher Education
  • Diversity, Inclusion, Accessibility and Equity in Internationalization

Don’t miss this opportunity to share your priorities and activities, learn about what others are doing to achieve their internationalization objectives and meet leaders and practitioners in higher education internationalization. Plan to participate in this inaugural CONAHEC-AMPEI Joint Virtual International Education Conference. Together we will reassert the value of international academic relationships and engagement in higher education and forge a more resilient platform and proactive agenda for future collaboration. Visit the call for presentation proposals and send us your idea. We’d love to hear from you if we can help: events@conahec.org.

Please indicate that those affiliated with Scholars At Risk member institutions are welcome to use the code partner2020 during your registration so you can get a 25% discount on the price.  Please note that CONAHEC and AMPEI members get an additional discount – please contact events@conahec.org if you need that code. Take advantage of being a network member and visit https://elnet.org.