Call for Proposals
I. General Information:
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.
Individual Oral and Poster Presentations
Abstracts and Keywords
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.
Length of the sessions
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).
The deadline for conference proceedings submission is October 1, 2010.
IV. Volunteer Opportunities
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with a copy to Inna Gorlova at email@example.com.
Two deadlines have been established for proposal submissions:
VI. Registration Fees
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
Leadership & Counseling Department,