The App State Global Symposium
The Appalachian State University Global Symposium is an opportunity for faculty, staff, and students to share their global work on a professional platform while simultaneously contributing to global learning at Appalachian. Symposium presenters will discuss a variety of topics including science, technology, business, education, music and politics.
Wednesday, November 15, 2023
Appalachian State University is hosting the eleventh annual Global Symposium, held each fall during the nationwide International Education Week. The Global Symposium sessions will take place in-person in the Plemmons Student Union in 2023 with a virtual option if preferred. Presentation proposals about all forms of global research or activities engaged in by App State students, faculty, and staff are welcome.
The Appalachian State University Global Symposium is one of the approaches that supports the University's Quality Enhancement Plan of "Global Learning: A World of Opportunities for Appalachian State University Students."
The 2023 Global Symposium Planning Committee:
- Becki Battista - Office of Student Research
- Meredith Church Pipes - Walker College of Business
- Jackson Koonts - Office of International Education and Development
- Katherine Ledford - Appalachian Studies
- Karen Binger Marshall - Office of International Education and Development
- Hannah Pope - Belk Library and Information Commons
- Joseph Gonzalez - Department of Cultural, Gender, and Global Studies
- Johnna Reisner DeSantis - Nationally Competitive Scholarships
- Laurie Semmes - Hayes School of Music
- Paul Wallace - Reich College of Education
Click for 2022 Schedule and Registration Links - 2023 Schedule coming in October 2023!
Proposals due by Monday, October 9, 2023.
Faculty, staff, and students are invited to submit a proposal for presentation at the Appalachian State University Global Symposium to share with the campus community what they are doing globally. The proposal should be a one-page (minimum) overview, or summary, of your proposed presentation. It should provide both the main idea you want to convey and an outline of your main points. Most presentations will be limited to 20 minutes, with an option for a 50 minute presentation if needed. Please carefully consider the focus of your presentation.
Proposals may address one of the following areas:
- Course development
- Partner Institutions
Research and Creative Activity
- Encompasses all research and creative activity
- Arts, cultures and societies
- Environment and sustainability
- Business, labor and industry
- Physical and life sciences
- Study abroad experience
- Global Internship experience
- Research abroad or virtual global engagement
Detailed proposal information for faculty, staff and students:
Submit a proposal for an area corresponding to your interest and expertise: teaching, research and/or service. This is an opportunity to share on-going research, teaching practices, and other aspects of global learning with colleagues across campus. Artistic performances or other interactive presentations are encouraged.
Submit a proposal for an area corresponding to your interest and expertise. This is an opportunity to share on-going global learning practices and other aspects with colleagues across campus.
Consider submitting a proposal for presentation at the Symposium. This is an opportunity to share on-going research, teaching practices, and other aspects with colleagues across campus.
Because you will be limited to 20 minutes, you need to consider carefully the focus of your presentation. You will not be able to speak about your education abroad experience in its entirety, so think about one facet of your overall experience and how you can convey its significance in that 20 minutes. You want a sharp focus so that the audience gets a clear and precise understanding of your topic.
You might want to consider focusing on your academic, or cultural or personal experience abroad. For example…
- What struck you about the teaching methods or student learning styles abroad? What did you appreciate about them, or find challenging? How did you come to put those differences into t the larger context of the host culture?
- What did you learn in your classes (or a specific class) abroad that made the subject stand out in a different light, that gave you an additional insight, that you now see form a different perspective?
- In your life outside of the classroom, what did you learn about (pick one) family life, gender relations, politics, attitudes, toward the environment, social class, consumer behavior, religion, etc. What did your observations suggest to you about your host culture?
- In what ways did your expectations, your pre-conceptions, not match or were even shattered by the reality of your host culture? What did you learn about the culture as a result of this experience? What did you learn about the way your expectations or pre-conceptions were formed in the first place?
International Photography Contest
The winners of the International Photography Contest will be announced during Global Symposium.