Monthly Report No.46 (January 27, 2014)
Dear AC21 Members,
Happy New Year! We wish you all the best for 2014.
Thank you very much for your continued support of AC21 and its activities.
The following are updates and some recent news from AC21.
1. AC21 Special Project Fund 2014
The deadline for submitting applications for the AC21 Special Project Fund 2014 is January 31, 2014. The revised version of the guidelines and application form were sent to the AC21 communicators of all member universities on October 22, 2013. You can also access the guidelines and application form on the AC21 website at the following link: http://www.ac21.org/english/activities/special
We hope that the faculty, staff and students of our member universities will make the most of this opportunity!
2. AC21 General Secretariat to Participate in Asia-Pacific Association for International Education (APAIE) Conference & Exhibition 2014
The AC21 General Secretariat plans to exhibit a joint booth with Nagoya University at the APAIE Conference & Exhibition 2014. The event will be held from March 17 to 20, 2014 at the aT Center, Seoul, Korea. Please see the following link for details: http://www.apaie.org/conference/2014/ If you plan to attend the Conference & Exhibition, feel free to visit our booth (you will be informed of our booth number in the next monthly report). Representatives of both AC21 and Nagoya University will be there.
3. The Seventh AC21 International Forum 2014 (Main Theme: Science for Society: Higher Education as Builder of Hope)
The Seventh AC21 International Forum (IF) 2014 will be held from April 13 - 16, 2014 in Stellenbosch, Republic of South Africa, and will be hosted by Stellenbosch University. It is recommended that you register for the IF 2014 before the early-bird deadline, which is January 31, 2014. We would appreciate it very much if you could encourage faculty and staff at your university to participate in the IF 2014! For details of the IF 2014, please visit the conference website created by Stellenbosch University at www.sun.ac.za/ac21.
4. The 12th Steering Committee (STC) Meeting and the Seventh General Assembly
During the IF 2014, the 12th STC Meeting and the Seventh General Assembly will also be hosted by Stellenbosch University on April 13 and 15, 2014 respectively. Please mark your calendar with these important dates!
Invitations to these meetings, together with agenda, have already been emailed to the AC21 communicators of all member universities. Please return the “Reply Forms” for these meetings to the AC21 General Secretariat by January 31, 2014.
5. Next STC Member Election
As approved at the Fifth AC21 General Assembly held in June, 2012, the next STC member election will take place at the Seventh General Assembly, to be held at Stellenbosch, Republic of South Africa on April 15, 2014. The AC21 General Secretariat emailed the AC21 communicators of all member universities on December 17, 2013 in order to welcome self-nomination and nomination of another AC21 member university for three STC member positions next term. In order for the AC21 General Secretariat to prepare for the next STC member election, please respond to the email by February 14 (Friday), 2014.
6. Academic Calendars of Member Universities
In order to ascertain the best timing for holding AC21 activities for students in the future, Professor Kent Anderson, Pro Vice Chancellor (International) of the University of Adelaide, kindly offered to painstakingly survey the academic calendars of AC21 member universities’ websites, and emailed the results to the AC21 communicators of all member universities on January 6th, 2014. If any corrections need to be made to your university’s data, or the information is missing for your university, please inform the AC21 General Secretariat (firstname.lastname@example.org) by February 14, 2014.
7. AC21 Newsletter
Volume 17 of the AC21 Newsletter will be published soon. Please look forward to it!
If you would like to share some news or events with the other members through this monthly report, please send them to the AC21 General Secretariat at the following e-mail address (email@example.com).
AC21 General Secretariat