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Monthly Report No.8 (Feb. 8, 2008)

Dear AC21 Members,

North Carolina State University has announced the Call for Proposals for the Forum. Both AC21
General Secretariat and NCSU strongly encourage participation from all AC21 member institutions.
General Assembly is scheduled on the last day, July 30 in the afternoon. This will be an excellent
opportunity for all members to gather, meet other members and discuss further collaboration and
cooperation through AC21.

*Dates*   July 28-30, 2008 at North Carolina State University

*Theme*
 “University Partnerships: Global Collaboration and Innovation for the 21st Century”

*Three sub-themes*
  ・  International Student and Academic Exchange
  ・  Challenges for Global Higher Education
  ・  Innovation and Technology Transfer

*Schedule*

July 27  Steering Committee Meeting (for STC members)
July 28  Forum Opening Session, Welcome Reception
July 29  Three concurrent sessions on Forum sub-themes, Reception at North Carolina Museum of Art
July 30  Plenary Session, Reports/panel discussions from satellite forums
            Poster Sessions
            Closing session
            General Assembly Meeting in the afternoon (for all AC21 members)

*Participation fee* AC21 members: $250 (Non-AC21: $350) Students $150
Registration and hotel information will be available from Februrarty 15 at www.ncsu.edu/oia or www.ac21.org

*Submitting a proposal*

You may propose an individual presentation (20 minutes), a session (2-3 people, 90 minutes), or a poster presentation (on faculty international research collaboration or student research and engagement activities). Possible topics for each sub-themes are listed below. You can send your
proposal through www.ncsu.edu/oia or www.ac21.org. Proposal form is also available there. If you have any questions, please contact General Secretariat or Ms. Erin Vlack at North Carolina, erin_vlack@ncsu.edu The deadline is February 25.

*Possible topics*
International Student and Academic Exchange
    New models for international study and student exchange
    Measuring students’ global and intercultural competence
    Effective models for faculty exchange
    Fostering collaborative international research
    Models for undergraduate research and engagement
    Foreign language instruction for the 21st Century
    Easing the transition to campus for international students
    Consortial approaches to international exchange and collaboration
    Festival of International Research and Engagement (poster session)
    Other: _____________________________________

Challenges for Global Higher Education
    Educating primary and secondary teachers and students: national challenges
    Higher education and technology/e-learning
    “New literacy”: the intersection of literacy and technology
    Higher education leadership challenges in a “flat world”
    What is the innovative university of the future?
    Autonomy vs. Accountability
    Chief Information Officers’ Meeting
    Other: ______________________________________

Innovation and Technology Transfer
    Technology innovation and management
    International technology transfer
    NC State’s Centennial Campus: Partnerships for university/industry collaboration
    Renewable energy/biofuels/ transportation
    Personalized medicine
    Development and impact of “knowledge parks” such as Research Triangle Park
    The role of the university in regional economic development
    Other: _____________________________________

We look forward to seeing you in North Carolina!
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AC21 General Secretariat
Nagoya University
office@ac21.org
www.ac21.org