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2014 National Symposium


The Global Imperative for Higher Education

Friday, November 21 and Saturday, November 22, 2014
San Juan, Puerto Rico
To view the schedule at a glance, please click here.

Globalization is the defining feature of the new millennium. Curiosity about the world beyond our national borders is not new, but the rapid pace of change across increasingly interdependent societies alerts us that global perspectives are now essential, not optional. Motivating these changes are advancing technologies, which provide not only instant access through computers, smart phones, and tablets, but connectivity across all sectors of modern life. We now share a global economy in which the financial crisis in Greece will have reverberations in the stock markets in New York and Tokyo. Social media has become a force for global change, initiating movements such as the "Arab Spring." Scientific and health challenges, including climate change and the spread of infectious disease, are inherently global in scope. Globalization acknowledges that humanity is co-dependent as never before.

This symposium will examine how the "global imperative" is profoundly and pervasively influencing all aspects of higher education. In what ways does the new "global classroom" provide an impetus to rethink teaching and learning for the 21st century? How can faculty incorporate global perspectives into their courses? What strategies are U.S. colleges and universities using to establish effective partnerships with educational institutions in other countries?

The Faculty Resource Network at New York University is pleased to announce the 2014 National Symposium The Global Imperative For Higher Education. During the two-day symposium, through keynote presentations, breakout sessions, and special events, attendees will have the opportunity to share insights and discuss strategies for globalization in higher education.

Registration Information

Registration Deadline| November 7, 2014
Hotel Reservation Deadline| Tuesday October 21, 2014

Participation in the National Symposium is free of charge for faculty members and administrators from Faculty Resource Network and Leadership Alliance member institutions. To see if your institution is a member of the Faculty Resource Network or Leadership Alliance, please click here. For participants outside of the FRN consortium, there will be a $150 registration fee. Upon receipt of your registration form, you will receive an invoice for payment.

Hotel Information

For your convenience, a block of rooms has been reserved for attendees of the Faculty Resource Network National Symposium at the Caribe Hilton, located on 1 San Geronimo Street San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Conveniently located only 15 minutes from Luis Muñoz Marin Airport and a short drive from Old San Juan and the Condado area, the Caribe Hilton offers everything you need for an unforgettable stay — whether you're in San Juan for business or for pleasure. Featuring an exclusively isolated beach; oceanfront swimming pools; nine restaurants; premier guest rooms, suites and villas; a full-service spa; 65,000+ square feet of flexible meeting space; and a comprehensive menu of amenities - See more at:

Special Symposium Rate

Standard Rooms: $150 per night

Rooms are on reserve for November 19, 20, 21, and 22. For the best room selection and availability, please make your plans as early as possible.

All reservations can be made via Passkey. The link to Faculty Resource Network’s designated reservation page is below. Reservations will be accepted at the group rate until Tuesday October 21, 2014. Any reservations over and above the group block are based on availability.

To access the Caribe Hilton registration page please click here.

Ground Transportation

Limited bus service between the symposium proceedings at the Caribe Hilton, the Center for Puerto Rico, and the University of the Sacred Heart will be provided to all symposium participants.

Previous National Symposia
  • 2013 National Symposium: "Reinventing Liberal Education"
  • 2012 National Symposium: "New Faces, New Expectations"
  • 2011 National Symposium: "Emerging Pedagogies for the New Millenium"
  • 2010 National Symposium: "Engaging Students in the Community and the World"
  • 2009 National Symposium: "Challenge as Opportunity: The Academy in the Best and Worst of Times"
  • 2008 National Symposium: "Defining and Promoting Student Success"
  • 2007 National Symposium: "Advancing Women and the Underrepresented in the Academy"
  • 2006 National Symposium: "The Millennial Student"
  • 2005 National Symposium: "Spirituality and Higher Education"
  • 2004 National Symposium: "Beyond Brown vs. Board of Education: Diversity and Higher Education"
  • 2003 National Symposium: "Approaching Assessment: The Road Ahead"
  • 2002 National Symposium: "Being a Professor..."
  • 2000 National Symposium: "The Future of Liberal Arts Education"
  • 1999 National Symposium: "The Teaching and Learning Continuum"