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AAC&U Calls for Global Citizenship Proposals

The Association of American Colleges and Universities is pleased to announce the call for proposals for "Global Citizenship for Campus, Community, and Careers: Crossing Borders and Boundaries." The deadline for proposals is Wednesday, April 24, 2019. 

Global Citizenship for Campus, Community, and Careers will assert the importance of global learning to prepare students for life, work and citizenship in their own neighborhoods, communities and beyond. In our current political and social context, as rhetoric around global engagement continues to trend toward the divisive, the transformative power of global learning is affirmed by students, educators, community stakeholders and employers. Because today’s and tomorrow’s students will cross boundaries and borders in all aspects of their lives, higher education must prepare students for ethical global citizenship. To do so, we must move beyond cursory nods and talking points to a model that fully integrates global learning into the educational experiences of all students —regardless of race, class, gender, immigration status or socio-economic status — at all institutional types.

Conference Themes 

AAC&U invites proposals on the following conference themes:

  • Strategic Planning for Global Learning - ideas; institutional structures; strategies for inclusive global learning; implementation plans.
  • Global Learning Experiences - interdisciplinary; developing professional and civic skills; collaboration; real-world applications.

  • Global Learning in Today’s Global Context - local, regional, national, and international political contexts for global learning; allaying antiglobal rhetoric; integrating global learning into local and global communities; power dynamics; relationships; international perspectives and differences.

  • Affirming Undocumented, Immigrant, and International Students - fostering belonging; visibility; creating programs to ensure students’ full participation, agency, and engagement with their institutions.

  • Powerful Pedagogies - assignment and course design; curricular and cocurricular integration; experiential learning; integrating civic, intercultural, and global skills; connections to social justice; professional development.

  • Equitable Access - inclusion across cultural, ethnic, gender, racial, and socioeconomic lines; access for adult learners and students with disabilities; innovative models and programs; institutional support programs.

  • High-Impact Practices - balancing and leveraging community-based high-impact practices for student learning and success; connecting high-impact practices; engaged learning.

AAC&U invites proposals for sessions to explore practical and theoretical approaches to global learning at the course, departmental and institutional levels, and examine ways to make global learning experiences more inclusive through presentations on assignment design, assessment, learning outcomes, program development and campus collaborations, with a focus on supporting and guiding students as they move through college and into their career paths. Models from institutions of all types will also highlight a range of practices for ethical engagement with communities and organizations (including nonprofits, corporations, healthcare facilities, and educational centers) in experiential learning, both locally and globally, to prepare students for meaningful interactions in their emerging professions, disciplines and life as community members.

Please review the conference overview and call for proposals for detailed information and instructions. We hope to see you in San Antonio.

For more information, call 202-387-3760 or write to network@aacu.org.