20th September 2010 ANNUAL FALL CONFERENCE INFO
Reaching for New Heights: Research, Study & Management Opportunities in Higher Education
‘Internationalization is changing the world of higher education, and globalization is changing the world of internationalization.’ (Knight 2003)
The internationalization of higher education is invariably linked to broader reforms within societies struggling to restructure their institutions as a response to shifts in global developments. The interpretation and actualization of such developments are affected by the political, social, economic, demographic, and cultural contexts of nations and their respective institutions. Such is evidenced in changed visions, priorities, leadership, policies, curriculum, and approaches to management. Dating back to the Meiji Restoration, Japanese institutions of higher learning have at various times struggled to interpret and adopt internationalization processes. A large body of research indicates that we are in the midst of yet another very challenging period of reformation. The effects of “restructuring” will most certainly impact all organizational members. The aim of this conference is to cause participants to reflect on and question how they can constructively contribute to these reforms within their respective organizational contexts. We very much welcome your participation in what is certain to be an invigorating one-day conference.
Description of presentation formats
Presentations that have topical relevance to the conference theme will be most welcome. Proposals not directly related to the theme may also be submitted for consideration.
60-minute presentations by two keynote presenters providing diverse perspectives and viewpoints on the conference theme
30-minute presentations by ten invited presenters offering national insights on the conference theme
Supplementary concurrent Sessions
30-minute presentations by twelve mentored presenters offering organizational insights with some relevance to the conference theme