CIESEastern Michigan University


Call for Proposals

I. General Information:

Dear Colleagues:

It is our pleasure to inform you that the Midwest Regional Comparative and International Education Society Conference (MW CIES) 2010 will be held in October at Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan, USA.

The MW CIES 2010 Conference will take place on October 29-30, 2010, and will provide a forum for scholars, educators, and university students from numerous universities within and outside of the United States. All sessions, receptions, and major events will be in the beautiful, recently built Student Center on the Eastern Michigan University main campus. Local hotels in the Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor areas offer affordable rates, and we encourage you to make your reservations upon receipt of your acceptance to the Conference.

We appreciate your participation and assistance in spreading the word and forwarding this information to any individuals whom you feel may be interested in attending this program. This event is going to be a great opportunity to discuss and enjoy the sharing of knowledge in the area of globalizing and internationalizing curriculum across disciplines in all levels of education.

To obtain the updated information about the conference, including registration, accommodations, transportation, program, networking opportunities, and cultural events, please visit the MW CIES 2010 conference website http://www.emich.edu/mwcies2010.

II. Conference Theme

“Globalizing Curriculum across University Disciplines”

Midwest Regional CIES Conference participants are encouraged to discuss the wide range of educational issues that arise across university, as well as all K-12, disciplines because of internationalization and globalization in education. This conference will provide a comprehensive forum for educators to share ideas and innovative practices in different disciplinary fields which help students develop their understanding of a globalizing world, the interconnectedness of education systems, job markets, economics, and politics. Theorists and practitioners are invited to discuss how education, at all levels, can address the current demands of the globalizing education, job, and economic markets. Students are encouraged to voice their visions, ideas, and understanding of the role that education plays and should play in their preparation as highly qualified professionals, successful individuals, and global citizens.

Proposals not directly related to the conference theme may also be submitted for consideration.

III. Session Categories

Proposals for presentations may take a variety of formats, including individual papers, complete panels, and poster presentations.

Submission
The proposal abstracts in Microsoft Word format must be sent to Dr. David Anderson at danderson@emich.edu with a copy to Inna Gorlova at igorlova@emich.edu. If you are unable to submit your proposal electronically, then please feel free to send your proposal by mail to the following address:

Dr. David Anderson
ATTN: MW CIES 2010 Conference
Department of Leadership and Counseling
Eastern Michigan University
John W. Porter Bldg. Suite 304
Ypsilanti, MI, USA 48197

Individual Oral and Poster Presentations
Proposals for individual oral and poster presentations should include:

  • Title of the presentation (15 words or fewer)
  • Presenter’s name, title, institutional affiliation, mailing address, e-mail address, and telephone number
  • An abstract of the presentation consisting of 200 words or fewer
  • Two-three keyword descriptors of the presentation
  • Type of presentation: Oral Presentation or Poster Presentation

Panel Proposals
Proposals for panel sessions involving four to six presenters should include:

  • Title of the proposed panel session (15 words or fewer)
  • Name, title, institutional affiliation, mailing address, e-mail address, and telephone number of the panel chair, each presenter, and discussant(s)
  • An abstract consisting of 200 words or fewer for the panel topic/presentation
  • An abstract consisting of 200 words or fewer for each paper on the panel
  • Two-three keyword descriptors of the panel topic/presentation
  • Two-three keyword descriptors of each paper on the panel

Abstracts and Keywords
Abstracts should clearly and succinctly state the main issues, topics, arguments, and findings of the proposed paper and/or panel session. Ideally, abstracts should show a demonstrable connection to the Midwest Regional CIES Conference theme.

Please select appropriate keywords which allow ready identification of the paper’s/panel's principal subject matter, region of interest, theoretical approach, and/or disciplinary framework.

Presentation Equipment
Standard presentation equipment (overhead projectors and PowerPoint equipped PCs) will be available for all sessions. Presentation slides and electronic materials must be formatted to be PC/Microsoft Windows compatible.

Length of the sessions
Individual oral presentation – 15-20 minutes
Poster presentation – 1 (one) hour
Panel presentation – 1 (one) hour

Conference Proceedings
Presenters are invited, but not required, to submit a full paper to be published electronically on the conference website at http://www.emich.edu/mwcies2010.

Papers may be 1,500-3,000 words in length and should follow APA format. References are required and must not exceed more than 400 words.

Student papers must be sponsored by a professor/adviser who writes a brief recommendation for a student paper publication in the conference proceedings. The required information of sponsorship must contain (1) name of the professor/adviser, (2) title, (3) institutional affiliation, (4) mailing address, (5) e-mail address, (6) telephone number.

Papers by faculty and researchers have to be prepared for “blind-review” (with author’s name, institutional affiliation, and contact information appearing on a separate page).

Full-length papers in Microsoft Word format must be sent to Dr. David Anderson at danderson@emich.edu with a copy to Inna Gorlova at igorlova@emich.edu.

The deadline for conference proceedings submission is October 1, 2010.

International Participants
If you are an international participant from outside of the United States who needs to apply for a US Visa, please request an invitation letter with the letterhead of Eastern Michigan University.

IV. Volunteer Opportunities

CALL FOR SECTION CHAIRS & DISCUSSANTS:

We invite faculty members across university disciplines to volunteer as Section Chairs & Discussants. One person for two roles is ideal but not required. You can volunteer for one or both of these responsibilities. Please email your offer to Dr. David Anderson at danderson@emich.edu with a copy to Inna Gorlova at igorlova@emich.edu.

V. Deadlines

Two deadlines have been established for proposal submissions:

Early Bird submissions must be received by: September 1, 2010
Notifications will be sent by: September 15, 2010
Final submissions must be received by: October 1, 2010
Notifications will be sent by: October 15, 2010

VI. Registration Fees

Registration
All participants are required to register prior to the conference. Please visit the conference website for registration. If you have any questions and concerns regarding registration, please contact Pat Breilein at pbreilein@emich.edu.

    Early Rate
(on or before October 1, 2010)
Late Rate
(after October 1, 2010)
  Student $40.00 $55.00
  Faculty/Staff $80.00 $95.00
  EMU Student $25.00 $40.00
  EMU Faculty/Staff $40.00 $55.00
  Non-Educational Organization Participant $90.00 $105.00

VII. For Further Information

We look forward to your participation in the Midwest Regional Comparative and International Education Society 2010 Conference. For further information, please e-mail your inquiries to us at the e-mail addresses located below.

David Anderson, Associate Professor
MW CIES 2010 Conference Committee Chair
danderson@emich.edu

Inna Gorlova
MW CIES 2010 Conference Coordinator
igorlova@emich.edu

Leadership & Counseling Department,
College of Education
Eastern Michigan University
John W. Porter Bldg. Suite 304
Ypsilanti, MI 48197