January 28-30, 2000
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
The "Best Practices in International Studies" conference will showcase exceptional programs in international service, innovative overseas studies programs, and global curricula and courses offered by the 42 colleges and universities that are members of the Indiana Consortium for International Programs (ICIP). The globalization of goods, services, and ideas has highlighted the need for students to acquire competence about world issues. Institutions' response to this need depends upon available faculty expertise, existing resources and services, etc., yet many colleges are under increasing pressures to do more with less. In response, the member institutions of ICIP are seeking ways to collaborate and share extant resources.
The conference schedule includes panels on International Service (Goshen College, Valparaiso University, University of Louisville, and IUPUI); International Programs and Curricula (Franklin College, Purdue University, Indiana University, University of Indianapolis, and DePauw University); and Innovative Overseas Study Opportunities (Bluffton College, Butler University, Indiana University, IUPUI, St. Mary's College, and University of Evansville). Dr. Richard Stryker (Indiana University), Christine Corey (International Education, U.S. Department of Education), and Dr. Ann Kelleher (Pacific Lutheran University) will present keynote addresses during the sessions. The conference will end with a workshop on "Sharing Global Resources: A Dialogue on ICIP Collaboration"
This conference marks the culmination of a recent institutional survey by the Center of the Study of Global Change. The Center compiled a summary of the international resources of the ICIP member institutions, "The ICIP International Studies Resource Inventory Survey," which is available on-line (see WWW address below). The January conference is a follow-up opportunity for international educators to learn about other programs in the region and develop a dialogue to encourage collaboration among institutions.
Registration fees are $40 which covers the cost of Saturday's lunch and dinner and social events. For easy access to the meetings, we recommend making reservations at the University Place Hotel (1-800-633-8410). To register for the conference, please contact Dr. Myers at the addresses below.
The Center for the Study of Global Change at Indiana University is the organizer and host of the "Best Practices in International Studies" conference. Funding for the conference is provided by the U.S. Department of Education through an International Studies Title VI Grant.
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