Call for Papers Topics

This year's conference topics are inspired by the recommendations of the 2012 Knowledge Crossing Borders Presidential Conclave. The sharing of knowledge can be transformational, propelling institutions of higher learning to be global leaders in communication and technology, world peace, the reduction of poverty, ethical behavior, international cooperation, and advances in health practices. We seek papers from scholars, students, administrators, and staff to create broad discourses around these topics. Based on the recommendations of the Presidential Conclave, we offer the following suggestions for papers within each topic. These suggestions are meant to provide paper submitters some direction; they are not meant to be exhaustive or limiting.

Communication and Information Technologies in Higher Education

  • Papers that provide leadership in the ethical and appropriate use of technologies.
  • Papers that detail the effective application of technology in teaching and learning and in applying knowledge.
  • Papers that describe the optimization of technology in higher education, advance the role of universities in expanding cooperation in the areas of science, technology, business, government, and globalization.
  • Papers that provide systems for rewarding and recognizing the application of technology in sound pedagogical processes.

World Peace and Higher Education

  • Papers that provide best practices in facilitating cultural exchange and dialog, especially involving young people in civic engagement.
  • Papers that describe the facilitation of global and regional economic development for all populations.
  • Papers that share curriculum in the promotion of global and internal peace.

Higher Education and the reduction of poverty

  • Papers that model how universities can provide access to education for all, aiding in economic development and the eradication of poverty.
  • Papers that model how universities should create learning societies that foster the role of higher education in promoting beneficial partnerships at the local, regional, and international level.
  • Papers that investigate the moral obligation to convene, connect, and empower all relevant stakeholders for the purpose of promoting economic development.

Ethics and the role of Higher Education

  • Papers that promote ethical citizenship and leadership, continue to build on students’ volunteer hours of service, advance first-year students’ ethical experience, and include socially responsive activism and social accountability as part of ethical teaching practices.
  • Papers that place a consistent emphasis on integrating ethical issues across the curriculum.
  • Papers that investigate best practices in order to promote and identify ethical models.
  • Papers that demonstrate and model ethical behavior throughout higher education.

International Cooperation and Institutions of Higher Education

  • Papers that create academic mobility. Determine, for example, how work equivalency (the transfer of credit hours) is determined, and establish a global accreditation process.
  • Papers that align a university’s mission with international collaboration across the education, government, and business sectors through strategic planning. Focus on the needs to be addressed as the basis for cooperative agreements. Develop a standard set of guidelines for international agreements.
  • Papers that use new techniques to foster international collaboration, for both follow-up and ongoing dialogue.
  • Papers that encourage expectations that graduates will be prepared to work effectively, globally, and become global citizens. Recognize and articulate the value and return on investment for an international education.

Higher Education and Advances in the area of Health worldwide

  • Papers that develop a broader and more futuristic definition of health-care that is responsive to current and emerging health-care needs.
  • Papers that seek solutions to growing health-care infrastructure needs to support populations and cost demands through research and education.
  • Papers that promote better use of medical knowledge and tools, and advance preventative health-care.
  • Papers that discuss the use of technology to disseminate policies and programs related to health, including information about infections diseases.