Proposal Opportunities

Deadline: February 13, 2023 (for all proposals)


Each workshop will be 90 minutes and should be highly interactive, covering a topic in-depth with actionable ideas for delegates.

Concurrent Sessions

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.

"New Directions for Teaching and Learning" Special Volume

Scholars are invited to submit a proposal for the special volume of the Wiley journal "New Directions for Teaching and Learning" with an anticipated publication date in spring 2024. This journal will be a companion to the symposium, and it is expected that some presentations at the symposium will be selected for publication in addition to those selected through this call for proposals. Learn more.

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
2021 IPUTL Presenters

Keynote Speakers:

  • Jaime Casap, Education Evangelist
  • Peter Felten, Executive Director, Center for Engaged Learning, Elon University
  • Francisco Marmolejo, President of Higher Education, Qatar Foundation


  • Danny Butler and Tiffany Sippial, Auburn University; Mary Catherine Colley and Clint Relyea, Troy University – Lessons Learned: Before and During COVID – Developing, Administrating and Delivering World Class Study Abroad Programs
  • Ben Farrow and Eric Wetzel, Auburn University – International Student Competitions: A High-Impact Practice for Internationalization
  • Virginia Stomer, University of Tennessee – Failing Forward: Using Lessons Learned from COVID-19 to Plot Your New Path in Global Education

Concurrent Sessions:

  • LaTasha Adams, Halie Atkinson and Derricka Lambert, Clayton State University – Culturally Responsive Teaching for Graduate and Undergraduate Students
  • Crystal Ford Bingle, Laura Waiss and Judie Martin, Miami University Regionals – The Original Multicultural Classroom: Alternative Spring Break Programs for International Students
  • Solomon Arulraj David, The British University in Dubai; Shireen Motala and Leila Kajee, University of Johannesburg – A Systematic Literature Review on International Students' Experiences of Internationalized Pedagogic Practices in Higher Education
  • Ekaterina Gay and Jessie Ashe, Miami University Regionals – Leveraging Professional Development Academies to Generate New Opportunities
  • Laurence Hare and Rogelio Garcia Contreras, University of Arkansas – Improving the Promise of Community-Based Global Learning
  • Jamie Harrison and Sedighe Zamani Roodsari, Auburn University – Faculty-Graduate Teaching Assistant Collaboration: Chaos Theory in Action
  • Yujie Huang and Rachel Rui, University of Tennessee Knoxville – The Multicultural and Multilingual Classroom: Physical or Virtual
  • Emad Mansour, University of South Florida; James Groccia, Auburn University – Foreign and U.S.-Educated Faculty Members' Views on What Constitutes Excellent Teaching: Effects of Prior Graduate Training, Rank, and Teaching Experience
  • Jerry Martin, Daniel Hall and Kathryn Vogel, Miami University Regionals – Creating Meaningful Partnerships for Internationalization on Campus
  • Mary McConner, Christian Brothers University – Perceptions of Teaching Excellence: An Examination of Foreign and U.S.-educated Faculty at Historically Black Colleges and Universities
  • Autumn Lauzon, University of North Carolina at Pembroke – Service-Learning in World Literature, Pre- and Mid-COVID
  • Amna Salman, Auburn University – Developing Case Studies of State-of-the-Art Buildings in China and Europe for Use as a Teaching Tool in Structures of Building Courses
  • Belkys Torres, University of Pittsburg; Mariza Cozzolino, Docere Mundo LLC; Michael Lovvorn, St. Mary's University – An Innovative Approach to Assessing Student Outcomes in Internationalized Education

2018 IPUTL Presenters

Keynote Speakers:

  • Daniel J. Guhr, Managing Director, Illuminate Consulting Group
  • Suzanne Ortega, President, Council of Graduate Schools
  • David A. Sousa, Innovative Educational Consultant and Author
  • Heather H. Ward, Associate Director for Internationalization and Global Engagement, American Council on Education


  • James Groccia, Auburn University – Student Engagement: A Multidimensional Perspective
  • Lillian Nave, Appalachian State University – Motivating Your Students Using Universal Design for Learning Principles

Concurrent Sessions:

  • Kristina DeWitt, Liberty University – How Pre-Service Teachers Reflective Practice From an International Teaching Experience Impacts Their Own Perspectives of Diverse Learning Experiences
  • Adina Dudau, University of Glasgow – Of Possums, Hogs, and Horses: Capturing the Duality of Student Engagement in eLearning; Aesthetic Experiences and Joy in Online Learning
  • George Kominis, University of Glasgow – Audio-Visual Feedback: Student Attainment and Student Satisfaction
  • Karen Lauridsen, Aarhus University – Developments in the Multilingual and Multicultural Learning Space
  • Judy Lightner and Jennifer Marcinkiewicz, Kent State University – Development and Delivery of the Intercultural Faculty Scholars Cohort Program
  • Jennifer Lister, Kevin Yee, Bruce McCollaum, Kara Fulton, Jessica Lauther and Sommer Mitchell, University South Florida – Defining and Measuring Global Competence: Lessons Learned Midway Through USF’s Global Citizens Project
  • Blake Mackesy, Wilkes University – Teaching Diversity of International Education Leaders
  • Maria Mendoza and Lisa Liseno, Florida State University – Bringing American and International Teaching Assistants Together to Enhance the TA Training Experience
  • Chuks Monday, Federal College of Education (Technical), Asaba – Functional Technical Vocational Education and Training: A Useful Tool For Revitalizing Ailing Economics
  • Lillian Nave, Appalachian State University – How Art Taught Us to Know and See Each Other: The Boone-Kabul Project
  • Deirdre Ryan, Dublin Institute of Technology – Operationalizing Internationalization in the Teaching and Learning Environment of an Irish Higher Education Institute; Learnings from the Lecturer’s Perspective
  • Anu Sary, University of Tartu – Academic Development: The Journey from Soviet to Global Higher Education Traditions
  • Giovanna Summerfield, Auburn University and Emmeline Gros, Toulon University – A Multi-Pronged Approach to Internationalizing Curriculum
  • Ginger Wickline, Jerry Martin and Kathryn Vogel, Miami University – The “Cross Borders” Service Learning Program
  • James Witte, Auburn University – Online Higher Education Development in Malawi
  • Min Zhong, Auburn University – An Innovative Integration of Online and Traditional Teaching in International Cooperative Courses

Presenter Guide

Presentation Development

When developing your presentation, consider the following:

  • Foster engagement and participant interaction.
  • Focus on applications of your topic to international learning environments and cross-cultural issues.
  • Include a slide on key take-aways for theory or application from your presentation.
  • Provide time for questions and discussion.
  • Be cognizant of the impact of the pandemic on future teaching and learning issues.

Active Learning Techniques

IPUTL differs from most international conferences in that presentations must be interactive and not just a reading of research paper. All presentation formats are designed to provide adequate time for an in-depth discussion of the topic as well as participant inquiry and interaction based on the guiding value and goal of IPUTL: to encourage and support participant active learning. Therefore, your presentation should include one or more active learning techniques, such as:

  • Case Studies
  • Concept Mapping
  • Debate
  • Group Discussion
  • Jigsaw
  • Problem-Base Learning
  • Role Play
  • Teaching Apps (Kahoot!, Plickers, Socrative, etc.)
  • Team-Base Learning
  • Think-Pair-Share

Groccia's Teaching and Learning Model

Each Symposium is organized following a model of teaching and learning initially developed and discussed in The Handbook of University Teaching and Learning: A Global Perspective (2012). Groccia's model serves as an integrating framework and organizational format that highlights seven important components of university teaching and learning (listed below). Please keep these components in mind as you prepare your proposal and presentation. You will be asked when submitting your proposal, which component(s) your presentation addresses.

  • Course Content
  • Learning Context
  • Learning Outcomes
  • Learning Processes
  • Instructional Processes
  • Student Variables
  • Teacher Variables

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Last Updated: March 13, 2023