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The Sino-British College, USST
Second Annual Conference and Learning and Teaching Forum

In association with British Council and Greenleaf Publishing


Thursday 26th – Friday 27th October, 2017
SBC Campus, Shanghai

Conference Outline and Call for Papers

The Conference

Thursday 26th October


Welcome to The Sino-British College (SBC), USST, 2nd Annual Conference, designed to provide a platform for discussion of key contemporary issues in higher education, particularly those relating to engineering, business, pedagogy, cross-cultural education and transnational education (TNE). Within this broad context, and linked to SBC’s involvement in PRME, papers on discipline-specific approaches to developing characteristics, in students and also staff, in relation to ethical behaviour are particularly welcome.

Aims

  1. To explore critically contemporary issues in higher education, particularly those relating to all aspects of engineering, business, pedagogy, cross-cultural education and TNE.
  2. To consider the different international, sectoral and discipline experiences in relation to the development of particular characteristics, e.g. those relating to ethical behaviour.
  3. To share the approaches adopted by different educational institutions, for instance with regards to pedagogy and the curriculum, in developing and measuring particular graduate characteristics.
  4. To share ideas as to likely future national and international developments in key discipline areas and in cross-cultural education and TNE.
  5. To develop collaborations and networking between participants.

Note: the Conference will be followed by a Learning and Teaching Forum on Friday 27 October to which all Conference participants are invited. Details to be separately circulated.

About SBC

The Sino-British College (SBC) is an international university college established as a Joint Venture (JV) by the University of Shanghai for Science and Technology (USST) and nine university members of the Northern Consortium UK (NCUK), i.e. University of Bradford; University of Huddersfield; Leeds Beckett University; University of Leeds; Liverpool John Moores University; Manchester Metropolitan University; University of Salford; The University of Sheffield; Sheffield Hallam University. SBC was established in September 2006 following approval by the Chinese Ministry of Education (MoE). As a higher education institution and JV, it is unique in two respects. First, it is the only such JV involving British universities approved to operate in Shanghai. Second, it offers approved pathways to nine universities, allowing considerable choice, in terms of programmes and number and type of university, for students to continue their studies.

About The British Council

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries. We do this by making a positive contribution to the UK and the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust. We work with over 100 countries across the world in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society. Each year we reach over 20 million people face-to-face and more than 500 million people online, via broadcasts and publications. Founded in 1934, we are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body. We operate as the Cultural and Education Section of the British Embassy in Beijing and Cultural and Education Section of the British Consulate-General in Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chongqing and Wuhan. Our Exams work across China operates as a Wholly Foreign Owned Enterprise.

About Greenleaf Publishing

Greenleaf Publishing has been publishing leading research in sustainability, corporate social responsibility, business ethics, governance and environmental management for more than 20 years. It aims to produce books and journals that support leaders, managers, researchers and students by bridging the gap between academic theory and practical application. The eCollections, the Greenleaf Online Library (GOL) and Sustainable Organization Library (SOL), are a perfect resource for: practitioners and consultants looking for practical and rigorous resources to inform strategies and support learning and development initiatives; researchers interested in business, management and cross-disciplinary aspects of sustainability and CSR; and MBA and management students wishing to take a lead on sustainability in their careers. Greenleaf Publishing works closely with the UN Global Compact and PRME and launched the first Inspirational Guide for the Implementation of PRME at the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio (“Rio+20”).

Conference - Call for Papers

Presentations and/or full papers are particularly welcomed on:


Pedagogy and Curriculum

  • Innovations in pedagogy
  • Innovations in curriculum – engineering, business and management, cross-cultural education and TNE
  • Contemporary issues in engineering, business and management, events management, cross-cultural education and TNE
  • Internationalisation of the curriculum
  • Cross-cultural developments in the curriculum

Student Development

  • Development and measurement of graduate characteristics emphasised by individual universities/higher education institutions
  • Measuring and tracking student development – before, during and after graduating.

Diversity and Responsibility in Management and Management Education

  • Cross-cultural developments in management practice
  • Principles for responsible management education – theory, application and international comparisons
  • Sustainable development goals – role of universities

Collaborations, Partnerships and Alliances

  • Professional body involvement
  • International collaborative partnerships
  • Sino-UK partnerships
  • Universities and employers – evidence of shared understanding and mutual support

University Quality Enhancement

  • Role of quality assurance and enhancement - comparative approaches

Short presentations or full papers are welcomed from academics and practitioners and should be submitted as follows:

Presentation:

  • Notification of topic with abstract not exceeding 300 words to be submitted by 31 August 2017.
  • Details of acceptance will be communicated by 15 September 2017. Note: to facilitate international travel arrangements, details of acceptance will be communicated within one week of the date of submission where abstracts are received before 31 August.
  • Powerpoint copy to be submitted by 6 October 2017 (for inclusion in Conference proceedings).

Full paper:

  • Topic and abstract not exceeding 300 words to be submitted by 31 August 2017
  • Details of acceptance will be communicated by 15 September 2017 Note: to facilitate international travel arrangements, details of acceptance will be communicated within one week of the date of submission where abstracts are received before 31 August.
  • Full paper, not exceeding 3000 words, must be submitted by 6 October 2017 (for inclusion in Conference proceedings).

Note – full papers will also be considered for online publishing by Greenleaf Publishing.

All submissions must be in English but participants may present in English or Chinese.

The following information (in English) will be required in respect of all submissions:

  • Name(s) of presenter(s) and job title(s)
  • Name(s) of institution(s)
  • Address for correspondence
  • Email address
  • Phone number

All submissions to be sent to: Sharon.Zhou@sbc-usst.edu.cn

Contact:

  • Name: Sharon Zhou
  • Tel: +86 (0)21 6474 2327
  • Email:sharon.zhou@sbc-usst.edu.cn