The Continuing Education Association of New York is accepting proposals to present at the annual fall conference set to take place at the Crowne Plaza, Suffern, Nov. 9-11.
Proposals are sought for presentations, panel discussions and workshops related to the 2016 Annual Conference theme: Building a Path to a Dynamic Future for New York.
From the CEANY website:
"It is an exciting time to be a part of Continuing Education in New York.
The State and City together represent some of the most vibrant and diverse economies and communities in the nation and the world. Drawing on the rich legacy of the Empire State, all the regions of New York are positioned for a dynamic future, and continuing education, through its great institutions of higher education across the City and State, is one of the surest, best ways to expand the promise of the Empire State to all New Yorkers. It can help to ensure that New York continues to be a symbol of hope for people all over the world, including New Yorkers themselves. Continuing Education can lead the way to 'Building a Path to a Dynamic Future for New York,' and this idea is the premise of the theme of the 2016 CEANY Annual Conference."
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Educators across New York and beyond are invited to submit proposals that address any of the three categories of focus below. The accepted proposals for each category will use the lens of the conference theme and will be framed in the selected category of focus.
Continuing education professionals in higher education confront a myriad of challenges in their aspirations to offer students timely, relevant and impactful skills across New York State. Navigating external influences such as City and State government, economics, labor market and employer needs, while also managing interdepartmental collaborations, credit articulations, skill integration and program contextualization, require critical thinking, innovation and ingenuity. Each challenge can become an opportunity to implement effective practice and promote educational integrity, ultimately enhancing the experience of students and other stakeholders.
The work of continuing education professionals is constantly evolving. The needs of the State have changed over time. The 21st century will bring opportunity, but continuing education operations must evolve to make the most of a changing landscape. The central inquiry of this category addresses how continuing education has been compelled to evolve in light of change. Evolution may be related to changes in local or regional conditions, or evolution may have been a result of visionary insight into new trends in program development, technological integration, anticipating the needs of employers, organizational effectiveness or other factors.
Continuing education provides opportunities for students to transform their lives. The varied programs of continuing education operations across the State, including workforce development, transition-to-college programs, literacy development, adult education and other offerings have opened the doors of higher education to segments of the population that may not have been historically well served by educational institutions. For other students, continuing education may provide a second chance. Thriving continuing education programs not only provide opportunities for individual students, but also contribute to the socio-economic prospects of students’ families, as well as the economic development of a neighborhood, city or region.
Deadline for submission is Friday, June 24.