Center for Global Education to Host Colonial Academic Alliance Conference

Posted: February 18, 2011 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: February 18, 2011 at 1:54 pm

Mason’s Center for Global Education will welcome international educators from the 12 Colonial Academic Alliance (CAA) schools on March 24–25 for the second annual Colonial Academic Alliance Global Education Conference. This year’s conference theme is “Building Capacity Through Strategic Alliances: Extending Institutional Strengths.”

Presentations and panel discussions by faculty and staff members and students from CAA institutions will showcase the best of international education at the institutions. Topics will include education abroad, international student services and programs, ESL instruction, staff development, global partnership development and international program management.

Conference goals include encouraging cooperation among international educators, promoting awareness of the important contributions of international education and strengthening learning outcomes for students through inter-institutional collaboration and the communication of best practices.

Last year’s conference was hosted by Virginia Commonwealth University and attracted more than 80 participants.

Founded in 2002 by the provosts of the Colonial Athletic Association, the Colonial Academic Alliance develops, promotes and facilitates collaborative programs and resource-sharing to enhance academic quality and institutional effectiveness throughout the member institutions.

Faculty and staff members involved in global education are invited to attend the conference, which will be held in the Johnson Center on the Fairfax Campus. The registration fee of $20 includes all presentations, opening reception, lunch and coffee break.

View the conference website or register now.

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