2017-2018 ISBE officer candidates

 

PRESIDENT

Dr. Michelle K. Taylor

Mississippi

Dr. Michelle K. Taylor

 

Dr. Michelle Taylor works at the Research and Curriculum Unit for Mississippi State University.  In this position, Taylor plans and facilitates online professional development. Taylor works on the state wide assessments that are given for all state career and technical education in Mississippi.  Her major project is to oversee anything business education related – writing curricula, oversee state assessment, professional learning, and more.  She has several published articles as well and has presented at several conferences. Dr. Taylor served as President-Elect 2016-2017 Taylor earned her associate degree in business from Northeast Mississippi Community College and her bachelor’s degree from the University of Mississippi in business. Her major was marketing with a minor in management. She earned her master’s, specialist’s, and doctoral degrees in instructional technology from Mississippi State University.
PRESIDENT ELECT

Dr. Maja Zelihic

Florida

Dr. Maja Zelihic

 

In 2016-2017, Dr. Maja Zelihic served on ISBE Board, as the US Representative to SIEC Professional Development Committee. She is a Program Chair for the Masters of Organizational Management, in the Forbes School of Business at Ashford University. She has a Ph.D in General Business with an emphasis in Organizational Management. In addition to being a Program Chair in the MAOM program, Dr. Zelihic is a Chair of Professional Development and Scholarship committee at Ashford University, which is a committee that recommends professional development content and provides recommendations concerning faculty research. She is a Program Chair; Innovation Track at ABSEL (Association for Business Simulation & Experiential Learning). Dr. Zelihic has published more than 20 articles in various refereed journals, given several international presentations, and received several grant awards.
SECRETARY

Dr. Leane Skinner

Alabama

Dr. Leane Skinner

Dr. Leane B. Skinner, Professor and Program Coordinator for Business/Marketing Education at Auburn University and has been on faculty at Auburn University since 1999. She is currently serving as Past-President for the Association for Career and Technical Research Association (ACTER). In addition, Dr. Skinner is the National Association for Business Teacher Education (NABTE) representative on the Policies Commission for Business and Economic Education (PCBEE). She also serves on the Alabama State Department of Education Commerce and Information Technology Advisory Committee. In 2013, she received the Alabama Business Education Association Outstanding Business Educator Award. In that same year she was awarded the Southern Business Education Association Collegiate Teacher of the Year Award. Dr. Skinner conducts research, publishes, and presents in the area of Career and Technical Education on a regular basis. Her research articles have appeared in journals such as The Delta Pi Epsilon, The Journal of Research in Business Education, The Academy of Business Research Journal, The Business Teacher Education Journal, and the Workforce Education Forum. In addition, Dr. Skinner presents regularly at conferences each year and serves as a reviewer and a consultant. She has conducted numerous workshops in both the business and educational settings.
US VP TO SIEC

Dr. Judee Timm

California

Dr. Judee Timm

Dr. Timm has been able to collaborate with teachers and leaders, mentor students, and travel the world.  Dr. Timm holds a Ph.D. in Education from Southern Illinois University, an M.B.A. from Golden Gate University, and M.S. in Business Education from Michigan State University.  As life-long member of International Society for Business Education, she is credited as the co-founder and editor of the Journal for Global Business Education, served as President of the SIEC-ISBE’s U.S. Chapter and now is the US Vice President on the SIEC-ISBE Executive Committee.  Timm currently serves on the review boards for the Journal of Research in Business Education and the Journal of Applied Research for Business Instruction, sponsored by Association for Research in Business Education and editor of the SIEC-ISBE newsletter.  She has also served as the International Section Editor for the NBEA Business Education Forum. In addition to her work for SIEC-ISBE, NBEA, CBEA, and ARBE, Dr. Timm has developed, edited, and published numerous papers and articles on teaching/learning strategies in business and international business.  Her presentations and workshops have been given around the state, country, and world.
SOUTHERN REP

Dr. Elisha Wohleb

Alabama

Dr. Elisha Wohleb

 

Dr. Elisha C. Wohleb is an Associate Clinical Professor of Business Education in the College of Education at Auburn University. She currently serves as President of the Southern Business Education Association and the National Association of Business Teacher Education’s journal editor. Elisha has many publications and presentations at the state, regional, and national levels. She hold a Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Education Specialist degree in Business/Marketing Education and a Doctor of Philosophy in Career and Technical Education with an emphasis on Business/Marketing Education. Her research interests include: career and technical education, business/marketing education, technology in the classroom, social media, and soft skills in the workforce.
EASTERN REP

No Candidate

WESTERN REP

No Candidate

2017 International Business Pedagogy Workshops

June 1-4, 2017, Atlanta GA

** REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! ***

Interested in expanding your classroom performance and learning from master teachers?

If so, consider participating in the 2017 International Business Pedagogy Workshops hosted by Georgia State University’s Center for International Business Education and Research on June 1-4, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Application deadline for early bird admission is: April 30, 2017. A limited number of faculty fellowships is available. The deadline for faculty fellowships is due April 15, 2017. Click here for information on fees and registrationPlease do not forget to book your accommodation.

Sponsored by a consortium of CIBERs (Centers of Excellence designated by the U.S. Department of Education), Globalization Workshops have trained over 1,000 faculty from around the U.S. and other countries. The workshops are designed to assist business faculty improve their practical knowledge and skills for teaching international business.

Plenary workshops:

  • Insights from Master Teachers (featuring seasoned IB educators)
  • Designing and Teaching the Introductory IB Course
  • Instructional Technology and Resources for Teaching International Business
  • Teaching Effectiveness: What Does Research Show?
  • Career Development for New Faculty and Doctoral Students

Thematic workshops:

  • Introduction to International Business (Michael Pustay, Attila Yaprak)
  • International Management (Leigh Anne Liu, Liesl Riddle)
  • Essentials of International Finance for IB Educators (Hakan Saraoglu)
  • International Entrepreneurship (Patricia McDougall, Manuel Serapio)
  • International Marketing (Erin Cavusgil, Erkan Ozkaya)

Bonus workshops:

  • Research in International Business (Tamer Cavusgil, Seyda Deligonul)
  • Teaching Pedagogy (Mourad Dakhli, Fernando Doria, Roberto Garcia)
  • Case Writing for International Business (Attila Yaprak)
  • Cross-national Perspectives (Linda Gerber, Leigh Anne Liu, Piet Pauwels)

Poster sessions allow participants to share their innovative classroom teaching practices with others. Top three selections are recognized with a monetary award. The submission deadline is due February 1, 2017. For more information, go to: http://ciber.robinson.gsu.edu/msi-consortium/fdib/posters/

For complete description, costs, and registration information, please visit: http://ciber.robinson.gsu.edu/msi-consortium/fdib/ or send an email to: gsuciber@gsu.edu

The 2017 International Business Pedagogy Workshops are a project of the a Minority Serving Institution (MSI) Consortium, hosted by GSU-CIBER and sponsored by CIBERs at Brigham Young University, George Washington University, Indiana University, Michigan State University, Temple University, Texas A&M University, University of Colorado-Denver, University of Maryland, University of Miami, and the University of Texas Austin.

Conference stipend available until 6-1-17

Apply to receive one of two $500 stipends to be awarded for travel to the 2017 ISBE-SIEC conference in Puerto Rico. These stipends are provided  through the USDOE TVI-funded Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Florida. Only ISBE USA members and U.S.-based faculty are eligible to apply.  Faculty from minority-serving institutions are encouraged to apply. Learn more about the conference here: https://isbeusa.wordpress.com/conferences/2017conferencesiecisbe/. Deadline to apply is June 1, 2017. Click here for the application link.  

 

SIEC-ISBE Conference in July

SIEC-ISBE 89TH CONVENTION at Condado Plaza Hilton in San Juan, Puerto Rico

July 23-28, 2017

Internationalization of Education:  A How and Why Approach

  • Five general sessions.
  • Guided tours in the city of Old San Juan (North of the Island) and Ponce (South of the Island)
  • Visits to companies and universities
  • Eighteen concurrent sessions
  • Networking activities
  • Spanish lessons or Salsa lessons

Subthemes for the conference:

  • Curriculum development
  • Students and faculty mobility
  • Partnership for internationalization of education
  • Technology as an effective tool for internationalization of education

Program Topics 

The 2017 Convention Program Committee has prepared a thought-provoking, and cutting-edge sessions for all teaching levels. A sampling of sessions on the 2017 program include:

  • Internationalization of education
  • Challenges and opportunities for millennials educators and students
  • What do we want? Technology or a technological culture
  • Swiss VET-System – an understandable description with various examples of transfer and internationalization
  • The pace of learning online: Instructional course design for diverse learners, time zones, and schedules
  • Internationalization in the classroom
  • How we are (not) able to handle it
  • Developing intercultural skills for the knowledge economy
  • The need for career guidance in Vocational Education and Training
  • An international perspective on the system of apprenticeship
  • Swiss Talent Forum/National Contest –Sustainable national talent promotion leads to international academic and business networks
  • Work-based learning of entrepreneurship case: EU Erasmus+ project “Culinary Caravan”
  • Future teachers at vocational schools in Bavaria – a survey
  • How Business Educators can connect students who are blind or visually impaired to global workplace skills with technological tools
  • Exploring individual factors affecting business student mobility in the Caribbean: A Comparative Approach
  • Swedish sustainability ranking 2016: a comparative study of ten state owned companies
  • Adaptive semantic web based learning
  • Connecting student learning and emerging international business trends
  • Public financing of Vocational Schools in Germany
  • Better living through material science
  • Foreign as a foreigner in a foreign world: How to prepare students for an exchange semester abroad
  • What a lecturer/instructor must be able to do to inspire entrepreneurship and business students?
  • Undergraduate research supervision: Business Education students perception on supervisor´s mode of operation.

Experience The Excitement Of Puerto Rico

Castillo de San Felipe del Morro Castillo de San Felipe del Morro – The Castillo de San Felipe del Morro, (more commonly known as El Morro) is Old San Juan‘s most recognizable landmark. For over 400 years, it has protected San Juan and the shipping route from the New World to the Old.

El YunqueEl Yunque, or “The Anvil,” is home to the only tropical rainforest in the U.S. National Forest System. A two-hour drive from San Juan, this lush, mountainous terrain is about as far removed from the city’s beaches and resorts as you can get. But that’s why people come here: to walk among the rainforest’s abundant flora; to hike along one of several trails ranging from easy walks to difficult climbs; and to dive under a waterfall. This is a part of Puerto Rico that hasn’t changed in centuries.

Vieques biobay – Vieques Biobay is one of the most amazing experiences Puerto Rico has to offer. Thanks to its geography, climate, and local conservation efforts, the Vieques Biobay is one of the most bioluminescent bays in the world.

Culebra – On tiny Culebra Island, of Puerto Rico’s eastern coast, the star attraction is generally considered to be the admittedly spectacular Flamenco Beach.

Camuy Caves – The Camuy cave system is the third largest in the world. The tour through the caves takes you through subterranean ravines to the edge of caves over 600 feet deep, as well as an underground river.

Las Cabezas de San Juan Natural Reserve – The Conservation Trust of PR owns this nature reserve in Fajardo, at the north eastern-most tip of the island. Encompassing hundreds of acres, the Conservation Trust offers tours to explain the different eco-systems that are in the reserve.

Arecibo Observatory – The Arecibo Observatory had its origins in an idea of Professor William E. Gordon, from Cornell University, who was interested in the study of the Ionosphere. Gordon’s research during the fifties led him to the idea of radar back scatter studies of the Ionosphere. Gordon’s persistence culminated in the construction of the Arecibo Observatory which began in the summer of 1960. With its 305m (1000ft) diameter dish constructed in 1963, the Arecibo Observatory continuously provides valuable data for the scientific community and the world.


SIEC-ISBE 89th Convention Hotel Reservations
at Condado Plaza Hilton

Room rates at the Condado Plaza Hilton are: $129 Single/Double plus 18% resort fee (city view) ($30 additional for ocean view). Attendees can make their own reservations directly with the reservation office at phone number: 1-888-722-1273 or (787) 721-1000.  It is very important that each person identify themselves as part of the UPR SIEC / ISBE Annual. Conference and Economic Conference Group or Group Code AEEO to receive the group rates.

Reservation Cut-off Date: June 23, 2017

Web link: https://aws.passkey.com/go/aeeo


Convention Registration 

The deadline to return the SIEC-ISBE 2017 Convention Early Registration Form is June 1, 2017. For registrations received after June 1, 2017 or paid on site, the fee schedule is provided below.

Conference Registration- Fee for delegates or accompany persons

  • $640.00 + $15.00 (cablegraphic transferring) =  $665   June 1st 2017 (five days)
  • $740.00 + $15.00 (cablegraphic transferring) =  $755   After June 1st 2017 (five days)
  • $450.00 + $15.00 (cablegraphic transferring) =  $465   June 1st 2017 (three days)
  • $550.00 + $15.00 (cablebraphic transferring) =  $565   After June 1st 2017 (three days)

If you are paying with MasterCard or VISA, you can register online by completing the On line form. If you are paying by check or with a purchase order, print the enclosed Registration Form, provide all requested information, and mail it with your check or purchase order to: SIEC-ISBE PUERTO RICO, PO Box 21636, San Juan, Puerto Rico  00931-1636.

Please note, the deadline to submit a P.O. is May 20, 2017. 

SIEC-ISBE 89TH CONVENTION REGISTRATION FORM, Condado Plaza Hilton, San Juan, Puerto Rico, July 23-28, 2017

Payment Information – Conference payment  should be transferred to, Banco Popular de Puerto Rico, Account number:  033464375, Account Name:  International Society for Business Education, SWITH  BPPRPRSK, Route number:  021502011 (USA)

Convention registration is required to attend any session, activity, or meal function. A $50 processing fee will be charged for registrations cancelled by May 15, 2017. After that date, no refunds will be made—NO EXCEPTIONS. Cancellation requests must be submitted in writing.


Program for Delegates

Date Hour Event
Sunday, July 23 4:00 – 6:00 pm Registration
6:00 – 7:00 pm First Timer Meeting
7:00 – 9:00 pm Welcome Dinner
Monday, July 24 8:00 am – 2:00 pm Registration
7:00 -8:00 am Breakfast
8:30 – 9:00 am Welcome and greetings

  • ISBE Convention Coordinator
  • ISBE International President
  • San Juan Major
  • Río Piedras Campus Chancellor
9:00 – 10:00 am Opening general session

Internationalization of Education:  Challenges and Opportunities for millennials educators and students

Dr. José Jaime Rivera

Past President Sacred Heart University

10:00 – 10:15 am Coffee Break
10-15 – 11:15 am Second general session

Dr. David Báez

11:15 -12:15 pm First Assembly of delegates
12:15 – 1:15 pm Lunch
2:00-5:00 pm Guided Tour to Old San Juan City
6:30  – 8:30 pm Dinner
Tuesday, July 25 7:00 -8:00 am Breakfast
8:30 – 9:30 am Concurrent sessions (3)
9:30 – 10:30 am Concurrent sessions (3)
10:30 – 10:45 am Coffee Break
10:45 am – 11:45 am Concurrent sessions (3)
11:45 – 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 – 2:00 pm Concurrent sessions (3)
2:30 – 5:00 pm Visit to Bacardi Rum Manufacturing Company
5:30 – 7:00 pm Dinner
Wednesday, July 26  

8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Third general sessión

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Puerto Rico

Guided Tour in Ponce Municipality

City tour, visit to Hacienda Buena Vista, El Castillo Serrallés, Café Yaucono, Museums

4:30 – 6:00 pm Dinner at Ponce Hilton
6:00 – 7:30 pm Return to San Juan
Thursday, July 27 7:00- 8:00 am Breakfast
8:30 – 9:30 am Concurrent sessions (3)
9:30 – 10:30 am Concurrent sessions (3)
10:30 – 10:45 am Coffee Break
10:45 am – 12:15 pm Market Place, Walking and Talking
12:15 – 1:30 pm Lunch
1:30 – 4:00 pm Visit to Los Cidrines
4:00 – 6:00 pm Chapters ‘meetings
Friday July 28 8:00-8:30 am Breakfast
8:30-9:30 am Fourth general session

Dra. Karla González, Dra. Teresa Longobardi

Graduate School of Business Administration

9:30-10:30 am Second Assembly of delegates
10:30-11:00 am Coffee Break
11:00.12:00 pm Closing general session

What do we want? Technology or a technological culture? 

Dr. Juan Meléndez

12:00-1:00 pm Lunch
1:00-5:00 pm Free time
6:00-8:00 pm Cocktail and dinner

Pre- and Post-Conference Activities

Preconference Activities[1] Postconference Activities[2]
Date Place Cost Date Place Cost
Saturday, July 22 Culebra $60.00[3] Saturday, July 29 Saint Thomas $150.00[4]
Saturday, July 22 Vieques $60.00[5] Sunday, July 30 Island Road Trip $60.00[6]
Sunday, July  23 Rain Forest El Yunque $50.00[7]
Sunday, July 23 Las Cabezas de San Juan $50.00[8]

Program for Accompany Person

Date Hour Event
Sunday, July 23 4:00 – 6:00 pm

7:00 – 8:30 pm

Registration

First Timer Meeting

Welcome Dinner

Monday July 24 8:00 am – 2:00 pm Registration
8:00 -8:30 am Breakfast
8:30 – 9:00 am Welcome and greetings

ISBE Convention Coordinator

ISBE International President

Río Piedras Campus Chancellor

9:00 – 11:30 am Visit to Jardín Botánico of UPR
12:00 -1:30 pm Lunch by your own
2:00 – 5:00 pm Guided Tour to Old San Juan City
5:30 – 7:00 pm Dinner
Tuesday July 25 8:00 -8:30 am Breakfast
9:00 am – 1:00 pm Visit to Plaza Las Américas
2:30 – 5:00 pm Visit to Bacardi Rum Manufacturing Company
5:30 – 7:00 pm Dinner
Wednesday, July 26 8:30 am – 4:30 pm Guided Tour in Ponce, visit to Hacienda Buena Vista, El Castillo Serrallés, Café Yaucono, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Puerto Rico
4:30 – 6:00 pm Dinner at Ponce Hilton
6:00 – 7:30 pm Return to San Juan
Thursday, July 27 8:00- 8:30 am Breakfast
8:30 – 10:30 am Spanish lessons
10:30 am – 12:00 m Salsa lessons
12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch
1:30 – 5:00 pm Visit to Los Cidrines
5:00 – 6:00 pm Return to the hotel
Friday July 28 8:00-8:30 am Breakfast
8:30-10:30 am Spanish lessons
10:30 am – 12:00 m Salsa lesson
12:00-1:00 pm Lunch by your own
1:30-5:00 pm Free time
6:00-8:00 pm Coctail and dinner
Saturday, July 29 7:30 am-6:00 pm Trip to Saint Thomas Post Conference
  • [1] Arrangement for these activities can be done through the Steering Committee.  A form will be published on the web page for you to fill out.
  • [2] Arrangement for these activities can be done through the Steering Committee.  A form will be published on the web page for you to fill out.
  • [3] Includes ferry tickets, transportation,  and lunch
  • [4] Includes ferry tickets, transportation,  lunch, piña colada, and snorkeling equipment
  • [5] Includes ferry tickets, transportation,  and lunch
  • [6] Includes transportation, lunch, and dinner
  • [7] Includes admission tickets, transportation, and lunch.
  • [8] Includes admission tickets, transportation, and lunch.

Call for Nominations – SIEC International President

SIEC-ISBE is seeking nominations for the position of International President.  Petra Bragadottir will have fulfilled her second two-year term as SIEC-ISBE International President at the 2017 SIEC-ISBE Conference in Puerto Rico.  Individuals interested in being a candidate for the office of International President should send their nomination to the Permanent Office no later than 31 March.  Candidates for the SIEC-ISBE International President must be an individual member of SIEC-ISBE and a member in good standing of their national chapter and have the following qualifications:

  1. knowledge and experience of SIEC-ISBE and of Business Education,
  2. active involvement in SIEC-ISBE conferences and activities,
  3. ability to relate well to members from different countries,
  4. ability to chair meetings of the Executive Committee and Board Committee effectively,
  5. willingness to devote time and energy to SIEC-ISBE,
  6. willingness to ensure that the work of SIEC-ISBE continues between International Conferences, and,
  7. in all ways, be representative of the organization.

    All nomination papers (maximum of two pages) must be sent to the General Secretary at the Permanent Office address by 31 March.  Profiles of the candidates should cover the above qualifications. You may provide other background information or experiences which will provide additional information regarding your qualifications for the position.  These nominations will be sent to the National Presidents by 15 May.  The National Presidents will inform their chapter members of the candidates before the election.  Each nominee will make a five-minute presentation at the 1st Assembly of Delegates; the election will be held during the 2nd Assembly of Delegates in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

The Permanent Office may be contacted by either of the following options:

Dr. Lila Waldman
SIEC-ISBE General Secretary
P.O. Box 84
Pardeeville, WI  53954  USA
E-mail:  waldmanl@uww.edu

May 17-27 program: China’s Ambitions for One Belt One Road (OBOR)

We would like to remind you of the May 17-27, 2017 faculty development program: China’s Ambitions for One Belt One Road (OBOR), hosted by the University of Colorado Denver CIBER and co-hosted by Brigham Young University CIBER.

The program will visit Beijing, Xian, Dunhuang, and Shanghai.  It will examine

  • How OBOR is creating connectivity and cooperation among China and as many as 70 countries
  • How OBOR is opening new markets and sources of supply and raw materials for Chinese companies
  • What roles the Chinese government, Silk Road Fund, and Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank will play in financing the massive projects
  • How OBOR will influence and impact the competitive positions of China and the US in the global economy.

Additional information is provided in the attached program brochure.

The program fee, based on single occupancy, is $4500.  It includes hotel, most meals, tours and transportation in China; it does not include travel to/from Asia, passport and visa fees, etc.  Very limited partial scholarships may be available for US faculty who have never been to China, haven’t participated on a CIBER foreign faculty development program, and who teach at a designated Minority Serving Institution or Community College.  A concurrent spouse/guest program may be developed based on sufficient interest.  Applications may be submitted at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Apply2017ChinaFDIB.

This program is hosted in part by the U.S. Department of Education through its Centers for International Business Education and Research (CIBERs) at Brigham Young University, George Washington University, Georgia State University, Indiana University, Michigan State University, San Diego State University, Texas A&M University, The Ohio State University, University of Colorado Denver, University of Maryland, University of Miami, and University of South Carolina.

For additional information, please contact jana.blakestad@ucdenver.edu or melanie.ellison@ucdenver.edu.

We hope that you will join this program!

Sincerely,

The University of Colorado Denver China Team
Manuel Serapio, CIBER Director
Chen Ji, China Initiatives Director
Jana Blakestad, CIBER Assistant Director
Melanie Ellison, CIBER Program Assistant

International Journal of Business Education – Call for Papers

International Journal of Business Education is a refereed journal and a publication of the SIEC organization. All manuscripts will receive a blind review by a minimum of three external reviewers, ideally one from each of the three SIEC regions. Accepted manuscripts will be published in the next issue of the International Journal of Business Education. The submission process is ongoing throughout the year. Authors will receive notification of acceptance within 120 days of manuscript receipt. Accepted manuscripts will be published online once the review process is complete. Each April, all manuscripts accepted throughout the year will be bound into one publication.

The purpose of the International Journal of Business Education is to provide international business educators with articles concern-ing current and/or future teaching strategies in business education, research-based articles on business education, and technology ide-as for business education.

Publishing Guidelines:

  • All manuscripts should follow the APA 6.0 style, including references
  • Length—2—10 pages, including references which do NOT have to be on a separate page
  • Single-spaced, left justified with one blank line between paragraphs and before/after headings. No other formatting should be used.
  • Word 2003 or higher software ONLY
  • Font should be Calibri only.
  • All graphics should be encased in a box.
  • Margins should be 1-inch
  • No header or footer should be included
  • No page numbers
  • A title page that includes the manuscript title and author(s) name, name and address of institution, email address, and tele-phone number for primary author must be included
  • All submissions must be electronic format. Send to Tamra Davis.
    Primary author must be a member of his/her respective SIEC Chapter
    Manuscript cannot be under consideration by another publication at the time of submission to SIEC International Journal of Business Education may make suggestions for revisions. The editor will work with the author(s) to make the changes as needed. The editor reserves the right to edit all manuscripts accepted for publication. Please email your submissions to: Tamra Davis, Co-Editor International Journal of Business Education

SIEC-ISBE 2017 conference in Puerto Rico!

puertorico

SIEC-ISBE Conference 2017 Internationalization of Education: A Why and How Perspective

Save the date for SIEC-ISBE Conference 2017, to be held July 23-29 2017 in San Juan, Puerto Rico (USA).

We’re working hard on getting an amazing lineup of speakers and presentations for our next annual conference. The official Call for Presentations will be released in October. For now, here’s the scoop on what to expect:

  • Five general sessions.
  • Guided tours in the city of Old San Juan (North of the Island) and Ponce (South of the Island)
  • Visits to companies and universities
  • Fifteen concurrent sessions
  • Networking activities
  • Spanish lessons or Salsa lessons

The subtopics for the conference will be:

  • Curriculum development
  • Students and faculty mobility
  • Alliances in internationalization of education
  • Technology as an effective tool for internationalization of education

There are plenty of activities to look forward to. So mark those calendars and get ready to join us for another great and wonderful conference! More information and a “call for presentations” will be posted on our SIEC-ISBE website (www.siec-isbe.org) later in October 2016. This promises to be a one-of-kind educational experience!

Pre-tours: Tropical Forest El Yunque, Vieques, Culebra. Post-tours: Saint Thomas and Road trip around the Island.