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Office of Internationalization

Internationalization Summit

Summary Proposals

Date: April 15, 2016

The deadline to submit proposals has passed. Thank you for your interest in the summit, and please register to join us on April 15th.

Participate in the third University of Denver Summit on Internationalization and be a part of the conversation. The purpose of the summit is to highlight, celebrate, challenge, and discuss the various ways in which faculty, staff, and students across our region connect with and participate in the global community. This summit is envisioned to serve as a conduit for discussion and sharing of what the internationalization of higher education means and how it is carried out.

This year’s summit is organized around the theme of “Uncommon Intersections: Cultivating Multiple Perspectives at Home and Abroad.” The summit will be primarily focused on research presentations, but will also include various events such as applied workshops, lectures, as well as round-table and panel discussions. The theme is intended to bring to bear presentations and resulting discussions around the often less-explored, varied or unique ways that internationalization informs and intersects with higher education. While successful proposals will highlight an unexpected, unusual, or overlooked way that internationalization informs what we engage with as an academic community, the summit theme is intended to encourage a conversation about the dynamic of internationalization as related to unique aspects of the internationalization of higher education, Internationalization at Home or internationalization of the curriculum specifically.

All members of the regional Colorado and Wyoming academic community (faculty, staff, administrators, graduate and undergraduate students) are encouraged to submit proposals and participate in the summit. The summit will be primarily focused on research presentations, but will also include various events such as applied workshops, lectures, as well as round-table and panel discussions.

Click here for further reading on the broad concept of Internationalizing Higher Education in the U.S. through the lens of comprehensive internationalization as proposed by John Hudzik of the Association of International Educators (NAFSA).

Please consider the following as you prepare your proposal:

  • Learning objectives and your topic's relevance to uncommon intersections in internationalization and higher education, focused on cultivating multiple perspectives at home and/or abroad. You will be asked to explain how your proposed session has both.
  • Length:
    • 50 minutes: Standard Session: Prepare a 50 minute presentation, panel, round table or applied workshop focused on a facet of  internationalization theory, research, application, and/or experiences on campus, in the community, and/or abroad. Consider collaborating with students, student organizations, faculty, and staff.
    • We may be able to accommodate double-length sessions. Please email to inquire.
  • Presenters: To model collaboration and to increase impact, we encourage having at least two presenters for each session, especially pairs/teams from different disciplines or operational areas, a mix of students and staff/faculty, etc.
  • Interactivity: Wherever possible, we encourage presenters to actively engage participants in creating their own learning, versus being passive observers of media, speakers, etc. Beyond including question and answer time at the end, how can you involve the participants?
  • Universal Design: We encourage all workshops to be proactive in including a diversity of learning styles, mobility and visual abilities, etc. See
  • Audience. You'll be asked to indicate what level of prior knowledge/experience your session presumes of participants, and what university roles (student, instructor, etc) would benefit most from your session.
  • Substantial Focus: Indicate which of the following topic categories your sessions most closely aligns to.
    • Engaging Cultural Diversity at Home
    • Campus Internationalization
    • International Education
    • Research
    • Teaching, Curriculum, and Pedagogy

Proposal submission must include the following:

  • Primary contact name and information
  • Session title, relevance to internationalization
  • Three session outcomes (what participants will gain)
  • Session description (for selection committee; 250 word max)
  • Session abstract (for publication; 150 words max)
  • Intended audience
  • Experience level
  • Media & room needs
  • Presenter names, email address, phone numbers 

For priority consideration, session proposals must be submitted via the online form by February 22nd. After February 22nd, we will accept proposals on a rolling basis. It is recommended that applicants type up their proposals in a separate document and then copy and paste the responses into the application as you will not be able to save or return to incomplete submissions.

Successful submissions will be notified no later than March 7th.


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