Universality of Global Education Conference

The Universality Global Education Conference (UGEC) brings together interdisciplinary scholars and students from around the world to discuss issues, theories, research, practices, and teaching in diverse international educational environments.

SHSU will not be hosting the 2023 UGEC

The Center for International Education looks forward to hosting the next UGEC in Spring 2024.

  • About the Conference

    Session Types

    • Research Paper: Traditional 20 minute paper presenting original research, assessment, philosophical inquiry, or innovative educational practice.
    • Panel: 3 or more individuals discussing a focused topic (maximum 30 min.).
    • Multimedia/Artistic Presentation: Film, audiovisual, or artistic production (maximum 20 min.).

    We invite proposals for papers, panels, posters, multimedia, and artistic presentations related to our theme, Redefining CommUNITY in Evolving Context, or broadly linked to international education from disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives. Sessions at UGEC cover a full range of topics from across the educational pipeline: international education, bilingual education, curriculum, pedagogy, policy, agriculture, multiculturalism, multilingualism, translanguaging, literature, elementary-secondary-postsecondary schooling, leadership, teaching, philosophy, gender issues, research, assessment, and evaluation.

    Educators, graduate students, teachers, community members, and those working in government or non-governmental agencies are encouraged to submit proposals.

    Proposal submissions must include:

    • Email of primary contact
    • Presenter(s) names
    • Institutional Affiliation
    • Proposal title
    • Proposal submission category
    • Abstract-limit 500 words
    • Presentation needs/equipment
  • Conference Committee
    Committee Member Email
    Dr. Lory Haas, Chair loryhaas@shsu.edu
    Dr. Burcu Ates bxa013@shsu.edu
    Dr. Andrey Koptelov axk022@shsu.edu
    Dr. Baburhan Uzum uzum@shsu.edu
    Dr. Elizabeth Gross egross@shsu.edu
    Dr. Leena Landmark landmark@shsu.edu
    Dr. Rebecca Wentworth raw034@shsu.edu
    Dr. Abdelilah Sehlaoui asehlaoui@shsu.edu
    Dr. William Edgington wedgington@shsu.edu
    Dr. Chi-Sing Li dcl001@shsu.edu
    Dr. Nancy Votteler nkvotteler@shsu.edu

Conference Location

The conference is held at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. Conference sessions are held in the Lowman Student Center.