<%@LANGUAGE="VBSCRIPT" CODEPAGE="1252"%> CONAHEC’s 9th North American Higher Education Conference
Guadalajara 2004 CONAHEC’s 9th North American Higher Education Conference  
 March 17-20, 2004 Guadalajara, MexicoConsortium on North American Higher Education Collaboration  



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DEADLINE: Friday, November 28, 2003

Stakeholders in North American higher education collaboration are invited to submit presentation proposals for CONAHEC’s Ninth North American Higher Education Conference.

CONAHEC’s conference, “Discovering North American Potential: Higher Education Charts a New Course” will take place from March 17-20, 2004 in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.

CONAHEC is now accepting presentation proposals for the conference. Suggested topics include:

  • Quality assurance and mutual recognition of courses and degrees
  • Certification of skills for the professions and technical fields
  • Mechanisms to ease immigration difficulties for students within North America
  • Promoting and strengthening North American studies across the continent
  • Student and faculty mobility
  • Professional mobility and market needs
  • Higher education and economic development
  • Giving an international experience to those who can’t leave their home country.

CONAHEC will give preference to topics that address its “Priorities for North American Higher Education Collaboration Recommendations” produced at CONAHEC’s 2002 Calgary conference.

Concurrent sessions will feature 20-minute presentations. Both case studies and original research will be considered. Proposals that explore these topics in the North American context will be of most use to conference attendees. Diverse perspectives from all sectors, not just higher education, are welcome. We also want to hear from business, government, nonprofit, primary and secondary education. In addition, we invite the sharing of innovative frameworks not traditionally addressed by the higher education administrative and international education communities.

Proposals must include:

  • A brief abstract of 100-200 words summarizing how you plan to address the topic.
  • Your C.V. that illustrates your expertise in the area you are proposing to address. Please make sure to include your complete contact information as part of our C.V.

For consideration, submit your proposal via email file attachment to mstephenson@wiche.edu by Friday, November 28, 2003.

LANGUAGES: Presentations can be made in English, Spanish or French. However, due to the high cost involved, only a small number of simultaneous sessions will benefit from simultaneous interpretation services, and we cannot guarantee prior to the conference, that any one particular session will the interpreted.

NOTIFICATION: Presenters will be notified by December 19, 2003 regarding the acceptance of their proposal.

COMPENSATION: Regretfully, we cannot offer presenters any compensation. Travel, lodging and conference registration fees will be the presenter's responsibility.

PAPER POSTING DEADLINES: If your proposal is accepted and you would like to post a paper on the conference Web site in advance of the event, it must be submitted to CONAHEC by Monday, February 4, 2004. Due to the high costs, CONAHEC will not be able to copy papers at the event for distribution. Papers will be posted in their original language. Any translations (if desired) are the responsibility of and at the cost of the presenter.


Margo Stephenson
Associate Project Director
PO Box 9752
Boulder, CO 80301-9752
TEL: 303/541-0270
FAX: 303/541-0291

Thank you, and we look forward to receiving your submissions!