Open Rank – International/Intercultural Education: Florida International University


Conference opportunities

1. The CIES 2019 San Francisco Call for Contributions is now available!

CIES 2019 San Francisco will accept proposals for contributions in several session formats. Proposals in certain formats will undergo double blind-peer review via an online submission system, while those in other formats will need to be submitted by email for review by the CIES 2019 Program Committee.

The CIES 2019 online submission system will open in August 2018 and close in October 2018 via the official conference website, cies2019.org. The following kinds of proposals will need to be submitted for peer review via the online submission system:

  • Refereed Round-Table Presentation (Individual Submission)
  • Refereed Round-Table Session (Group Submission)
  • Poster Presentation (Individual Submission)
  • Formal Paper Presentation (Individual Submission)
  • Formal Panel Session (Group Submission)

Four other kinds of contributions should be emailed directly to the CIES 2019 Program Committee (cies2019@cies.us), which will make decisions based on quality and available space. Please note that these kinds of proposals will be reviewed on a rolling basis and have an earlier submission deadline of Friday, September 14, 2018.

  • Round-Table Session or Panel Session in Chinese or Spanish
  • PechaKucha Presentation
  • Book Launch
  • Pre-conference Workshop

Download the full CIES 2019 Call for Contributions for complete submission guidelines.

2. WERA Focal Meeting (August 2019, Tokyo Japan)

WERA is an association of major national, regional, and specialty education research associations dedicated to sharing scholarship, developing networks, and mutually supporting capacity building. The WERA 2019 Focal Meeting is an integral part of the annual conference of the Japanese Educational Research Association (JERA) and consists of a program of paper, symposia, and poster sessions on topics of worldwide emphases and significance. WERA Focal Meetings are embedded in the conference of a WERA member association. The Call for Submissions is posted on the WERA 2019 Focal Meeting website (http://wera-tokyo.com).

Please note that the Call includes an invitation to submit proposals for papers, posters, and symposia. The online submission system can be found at https://www.conftool.org/wera2019/index.php?page=submissions&y=500.

Submissions for the Call must be completed by January 31, 2019; 23:59 Tokyo Time (GMT +9).

Publishing opportunities 

1. Currents in Teaching and Learning, a peer-reviewed electronic journal that fosters exchanges among reflective teacher-scholars across the disciplines, welcomes submissions for its Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 issues (Volume 10, Numbers 1 and 2).  We consider all submissions that address new approaches to theories and practices of teaching and learning. Each year we release two issues of Currents, an open-ended Fall issue and a themed issue in the Spring. We welcome all teaching and learning-related submissions for the Fall Issues. The theme for the Spring 2019 issue is “Globalizing learning.” With the intensifying clash between nationalism and globalization, the issue of how to incorporate consciousness of global issues and trends into college education has become ever more critical.  For this issue, we invite submissions that address this issue from theoretical and/or practical perspectives. Some questions that might be addressed include (but are not limited to):

  • What constitutes “global learning”, and what implications might this have for the nature, substance, content, and methods of tertiary education?
  • What kinds of approaches can be used to integrate global knowledge and skills into teaching and learning across the disciplines?
  • In what ways can global and local forms of knowledge construction be related in classroom and extra-curricular modes of teaching and learning?

Submissions Deadlines

Fall 2018 issue: August 15, 2018
Spring 2019 issue: December 15, 2018
For more information, click here.

2.Rethinking Education Across Borders: Emerging Issues and Important Insights on Globally Mobile StudentsThe subject of the book is critical issues and perspectives about globally mobile students as the issues and perspectives are made pertinent by major shifts in the geopolitical, economic, and technological changes globally (i.e., in and across major origins and destinations of international students). The book will be engaging to readers by having asked each contributing author to address a common set of critical questions in order to create an overarching  thematic framework:

  1. How do you rethink/resituate your issue in the context of macro-level political and socio-economic changes at major destinations such as the United States (post-Trump era), UK (Brexit), Canada (Post-Trudeau), Australia (crash of international education “industry”) and other emerging markets?
  2. How would you situate your work/issue in the context of local changes and global impacts on major origins of international students such as China (e.g., economic rise along with One Belt One Road Initiative), India (e.g., national policy change), South Korea (e.g., Brain Korea 21, a project for naturing highly qualified human resource for the 21st century knowledge-based society) and other major sources?
  3. What other critical perspectives would you address in relation to current, emerging, or anticipated issues/dynamics affecting international higher education?
  4. Given that the collection is being proposed for both scholars and other stakeholders of higher education in American and other contexts, how would you engage the primary and secondary audiences in order to add a critical perspective (or perspectives) on your subject matter? You can address this question through content/organization, theoretical/ methodological, and/ or rhetorical/stylistic strategies.
  5. What would be a one-sentence encapsulation of the main conclusion, argument, or recommendation of your chapter? What intervention does that key idea point to for scholars/researchers, institutional leaders, and policymakers, or other stakeholders?

This book will not only examine recent trends in global student mobility but will also explore how this mobility has impacted lives of both local students and their international counterparts in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, and North America where the emerging trends and practices are prominent. Today, over five million students cross geographic, cultural, and educational borders in pursuit of higher education. We are currently receiving proposals/abstracts for this book project. Due: October 20, 2018. Contact: Dr. Uttam Gaulee (Uttam.gaulee@morgan.edu). Co-editors- Uttam Gaulee (Morgan State University, USA); Shyam Sharma (Stony Brook University, USA); Krishna Bista (Morgan State University, USA)