Call for Proposals: Higher Education’s Role in Addressing Global Crises

Posted by Association of American Colleges and Universities on January 16, 2017

Global Engagement and Social Responsibility: Higher Education’s Role in Addressing Global Crises

A Network for Academic Renewal Conference
October 12–14, 2017
New Orleans, Louisiana
Proposals Due Monday, March 6, 2017

The Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) is pleased to announce the Call for Proposals for AAC&U’s 2016 Conference on Global Engagement and Social Responsibility.

The need for meaningful global engagement and higher levels of social responsibility has never been greater. Well-structured global learning practices provide students with opportunities to deeply engage real-world issues—both on and off campus and across disciplines and majors—through classroom experiences, dialogues, and problem solving with community members, peers, and practitioners.

Sessions in this conference will highlight how institutions explore the local and the global, designing experiences where students apply new learning in diverse contexts—including through nuanced deliberation about the complexity of the real-world issues of our time.

The conference will provide models, practices, and resources for

  • developing courses, programs, and curricula that put student engagement with real-world issues at the center of the educational experience;
  • project-based and signature assignments that advance ethical integrative thinking, teamwork, and community-based research and service;
  • assessing global learning, engagement, and social responsibility to ensure that all students leave college prepared to address the issues of our time with knowledge, sensitivity, and commitment to the well-being of others;
  • using requirements of the accreditation review process (such as the Quality Enhancement Plan) as opportunities to develop institutional commitment to and strategic planning for global learning;
  • preparing faculty for their multiple roles—including teacher, facilitator of difficult dialogues, and mentor—with special attention to issues affecting student well-being, and investing in institutional resources to ensure that students, faculty, and staff receive the support they need.

Visit the Call for Proposals to find out how to submit a proposal to share your work at the conference.

For more information, please call 202.387.3760, or write to Karen Kalla at

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