IPUTL 2020 Cancelled

It is with great disappointment that the Auburn University Office of International Programs has decided to cancel the 2020 International Perspectives on University Teaching and Learning Symposium due to the global spread of COVID-19, Coronavirus. IPUTL 2020 was originally scheduled for June 3-5 at Disney’s Contemporary Resort in Orlando, FL. The symposium will be rescheduled for summer 2021, and all presenters accepted for IPUTL 2020 are automatically invited to present in 2021instead. Our team will provide updates and details on IPUTL 2021 as soon as possible.

All registrants for IPUTL 2020 will be automatically provided a full refund to the credit card used in the original payment transaction. Refunds will be processed in the coming week, and a confirmation email will be sent upon completion. Please allow 3-5 business days for the refund to post to your account. For an exact timeline, please check with your bank.

For those who have already booked their hotel stay at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, please call 407-939-4686 to either cancel or receive new reservation rules that apply should you choose to keep your hotel reservation despite the event cancellation.

The IPUTL team did not come to this decision lightly, but feel it is imperative to place the health and safety of our team and registrants above all else. All necessary personnel were consulted before making an official decision. We would like to apologize for any disruption this may cause, and if there is anything we can do to ease concerns, please email iputl@auburn.edu.

Thank you to those who registered for IPUTL 2020 and to everyone for sharing our vision for internationalization in higher education. As previously mentioned, we are working with the venue to reschedule the symposium for 2021, so be on the lookout for updated information on the IPUTL website and social media pages (Facebook & Twitter).


Seeking Proposals For:


Workshops will take place on Wednesday afternoon, June 3. Each workshop will be 90 minutes and should be highly interactive, covering a topic in-depth with actionable ideas for delegates.

Concurrent Sessions

Concurrent sessions will take place Thursday, June 4 and Friday, June 5. Each session will be 50 minutes, encourage active learning, and should include ample time for audience questions and discussion. Sessions may be offered by a single presenter or a panel or may take a roundtable discussion format.

Conversation Starter Essays and “Speed Learning” Roundtable Presentations

Scholars are invited to submit a 1,000-word essay related to internationalization of teaching and learning in higher education. This may be a summarization of research undertaken by the submitter but may also be an opinion or thought piece. Authors whose essays are selected for publication will also participate as presenters in one of our Speed Learning Roundtable sessions on Thursday, June 4 or Friday, June 5.

Desired proposal topics include but are not limited to:

  • International collaborations in learning and teaching
  • International comparisons in discipline differences, assessment and accreditation
  • Global innovations in teaching and paradigm shifts from different corners of the world
  • The multicultural and multilingual classroom – physical or virtual
  • Creative use of technology in the global classroom for teaching and learning and internationalizing the curriculum
  • Exploration of best practices and how these are tied to culture and context
  • Internationalizing high impact practices (HIPs)
  • Global faculty networks and global teaching and learning
  • Advances in research on global teaching and learning
  • Developing skills in international education and advancing faculty development
  • Return on investment for improved teaching and learning – global competitiveness of institutions
  • Emerging issues in international graduate education
  • International perspectives on student engagement
  • International perspectives on policies impacting current and future higher education

Proposals are due by January 31, 2020

International Perspectives on University Teaching & Learning Symposium June 3-5, 2020

Last Updated: February 03, 2020