April 11, 2014
The first annual University of Denver summit on internationalization will be held April 11, 2014 and aims to highlight, celebrate, challenge, and discuss the various ways in which DU faculty, staff, and students connect with and participate in the global community.
As a starting point to frame the discussion of what internationalization of higher education means at DU at this point in its 150- year history, the steering committee for the Internationalization Summit has adopted a modified definition by Jane Knight (2004), which reads:
The internationalization of higher education is the process of integrating an international, intercultural and/or global dimension into the goals, functions [teaching/learning, research, services] and delivery of post-secondary education.
There are numerous streams and activities that intersect with international dimensions across the DU campus. The Internationalization Summit is an initial attempt to draw together these components from stakeholders in various disciplines and functions with unique perspectives in order to promote a higher education community that is more actively and purposefully engaged with a globalized world.
The summit will include various events such as poster presentations, break-out sessions, working groups, applied workshops, as well as lectures, round-table and panel discussions. Successful proposals will focus on international or global perspectives or experiences as they relate to teaching, learning, research, personal development, and engagement in the public good both locally as well as internationally.
All members of the DU community are encouraged to submit proposals and participate in the summit. Proposals can come from diverse philosophies and perspectives including, practical/applied, theoretical, dialogic, collaborative, research-oriented, programmatic, experiential, and action-oriented.
For priority consideration, submissions must be received by 8am on Monday, March 3, 2014. After that submissions will be considered on a space permitting basis through March 10th, 2014. Notification of successful submissions will begin the week of March 10th.
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