Call for Papers

Infusing a Global Dimension into Undergraduate STEM Programs
The 2003 PKAL Assemblies
What Works - What Matters - What Lasts: The Roles and Responsibilities of Leaders in Undergraduate STEM

University of California, Irvine & National Academy of Sciences, Irvine
November 14 - 16, 2003

Co-sponsors:
The American Conference of Academic Deans (ACAD)
The Forum on Education Abroad

Background and resource materials prepared for each of the assemblies will come from the work of the PKAL community, including but going beyond efforts of PKAL F21 members.

Thus, we now invite submissions from campuses across the country about efforts succeeding in infusing a global dimension into the undergraduate learning environment, in the wide range of programs described in the assembly description. These submissions will be considered by the task forces planning the Irvine Assembly and selected papers will be posted on the PKAL Web site. For inclusion in the assembly, for posting on the PKAL web site, and/or for presenting at the Assembly, programs must be mature, with substantial evidence they are making a difference and achieving intended outcomes.

Submitted essays should detail:

  • the intended student or faculty audience for the project
  • the institutional context for initiating the project-- why a global dimension was deemed important and who was at the table as the project evolved
  • the description of project development, in the context of institutional priorities and strategic planning
  • the specific activities that the project encompasses
  • personal thoughts about what worked, and why this project is important to you, to your students, and to science and society.

Essays should be no more than two print pages, single-sided, single-spaced, with one inch borders on all sides. Photos and illustrations are wlecome, as are addresses of electronic links to further information about the project and to relevant information.