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47th Annual Conference
Conference Theme:  Sailing Our Ships Forward: Engaging In Leadership, Partnerships, And Scholarship In Experiential Education

Monday, September 24 — Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Hyatt Regency Hotel
Savannah, Georgia

Call for Proposals are Now Open!
Deadline: Friday, January 26, 2018 at 11:59 pm 

NSEE's 47th Annual Conference will explore the intersection of leadership, partnerships and scholarship in experiential education that impact contemporary teaching and learning while grounded in NSEE’s Eight Principles of Good Practice for All Experiential Learning Activities. The conference will inspire answers to the following questions:   

  • What strategies and practices in experiential education will help develop student leaders of tomorrow?
  • What forms of experiential education will provide the most inclusive and socio-economic impact on learners of today and the future?
  • What innovative practices in community partnerships can enhance experiential education for students?
  • How will experiential education help today’s young adults navigate the job market of tomorrow?
  • What current research or scholarly activity supports high-impact experiential education practices? 

When we explore the future of experiential education we find that our partnerships in the local and academic community are beneficial to building leaders and scholars of tomorrow. Engaging in high-impact practices that provide students with learning experiences that will encourage, grow and sustain them through the future can be transformational. This is an exciting time to imagine the future of experiential learning while celebrating the fundamentals that have prepared students to engage in scholarship, critical reflection, independent thinking and lifelong learning.  

This conference will provide opportunities for all levels of experiential education practitioners to share their successes and their opportunities, to pose questions, to solve problems, and to identify new directions for experiential education. 

NSEE encourages presentation and roundtable discussion involvement from faculty, staff, administrators, and students. We particularly welcome proposals that engage the NSEE's Eight Principles of Good Practice or showcase insights drawn from the NSEE's Experiential Education Academy (EEA), and proposals that explore the application of strengthening experiential education. 

Topical areas of investigation for the 47th NSEE Annual Conference include:

  • Assessment and evaluation of student learning outcomes and program success
  • The application of experiential education pedagogies that increase student, community and educator engagement in the future
  • Student hands-on engagement in research practices (i.e. theoretical, empirical, community-based research)
  • Re-envisioning inclusivity through experiential learning
  • Use of experiential learning in the K-16 arena to provide a pathway of lifelong learning and success for students
  • Curricular and Co-Curricular partnerships that strengthen and support student experience    
  • Understanding generational differences and the overall impact on Co-Curricular partnerships
  • Collaboarative faculty and administrative practices that foster student growth
  • Student leadership models that follow the NSEE's 8 Principles of Good Practice
  • Ethical issues pertaining to experiential education
  • Cultural and human diversity case studies in experiential education
  • Meeting the needs of first generation college students through high impact practices
  • Changing student needs, their impact on experiential education and student support services   

About the Conference 

Join NSEE as we explore experiential education innovations that impact contemporary teaching and learning practice at the 47th Annual Conference at the Hyatt Regency, Savannah, Georgia. 

Meet, learn and share experiences with fellow experiential educators, practitioners, faculty, and students to explore ways to engage in leadership, partnerships and scholarship in experiential education. 

Conference attendees may also wish to enroll in NSEE's pre-conference workshops delivered by the Experiential Education Academy (EEA) to gain theoretical grounding and practical insights into good practice in experiential program design, delivery and assessment. Many EEA participants complete courses toward a certificate of completion. Check out http://www.nsee.org/about-the-eea for more information.      

Proposal Submission Deadline:  Friday, January 26, 2018 at 11:59 pm 

Submission Guidelines

Electronic Proposal Application Form