Dear Members of the TAICEP Community,

Over the past weeks, COVID-19 has been at the forefront of our thoughts and created challenges none anticipated. At this time, TAICEP plans to move forward with the 6th Annual Conference. The organization has taken into consideration the fact that many people are concerned about how the virus will affect international travel and, for this reason, we are delaying registration until early Summer. Our highest priority is the health and safety of members and colleagues at home and around the world. To that end, we are closely monitoring the events unfolding regarding COVID-19 and will inform you of any change in plans.

Thank you for all that you do and take care, 

Jeanie Bell
TAICEP President

Present a Session or Workshop at the TAICEP 2020 Conference

Inclusive, Digital, Accessible

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Before submitting a proposal, you must have a TAICEP Conference account. After you are logged in, click the blue button to begin the submission process.

 Submit a Proposal 

Call for Proposals
The TAICEP Professional Development and Training Committee invites you to share your expertise by submitting a proposal to present a workshop or session at the 6th Annual Conference, October 5-8, 2020 in Glasgow, Scotland.

TAICEP is a membership organization for anyone involved in the highly specialized field of international credential evaluation. Our Annual Conference is the foremost professional development and learning opportunity for international credential evaluators from around the world. Evaluators new to the field as well as those with years of experience come together to learn, share knowledge, network, and promote the interests of our unique industry.

Whether you work at a higher education institution, independent agency, ENIC/NARIC office, government ministry, licensing authority, examination board, or something else entirely, we invite you to get involved! Submit a proposal that shares your knowledge, experiences, ideas, hopes, frustrations, or anything else that inspires you and will inspire others.

Submission Process and Deadline
Before submitting a session proposal, you must have a TAICEP Conference Account. (This is a separate account from your main TAICEP account.) After you are signed in to your conference account, click the blue "Submit Proposal" button. You will be asked to provide a session title, description and learning objectives, along with a brief biography and contact information for each co-presenter.

The submission deadline is March 6, 2020. The Committee will review your proposal and notifications will be sent out on a rolling basis. Presenters must submit their presentation slides one week before the conference (by September 28th) so that they can be made available to attendees.

Engage with Your Peers!
Conference Message Board: Do you have an idea for a session, but you're searching for a co-presenter? Head over to the 
Conference Message Board. It's a great place to suggest session proposals, network with your colleagues, and recruit a co-presenter.

Upcoming Webinars: This year we will provide two webinars that will focus on presentation skills and best practices. We are here to support our volunteers and want to ensure you and your audience are getting the most out of each session. Stay tuned for more to come on this!

Presentation Format
We strongly encourage creative presentations that are dynamic, engaging, and promote audience involvement. Presenters must bring their own laptops. Projectors, screens, and microphones will be provided in each meeting room.

Full and half-day pre-conference workshops will be held on October 5th. Pre-conference workshops offer the opportunity for in-depth topic exploration, with ample time for presentation, interactive discussion, case studies, and hands-on work. These workshops are limited in size and should focus on teaching new skills and providing new information.

Concurrent breakout sessions will be held on October 6th, 7th, and 8th, and can be 60 or 75 minutes in length. They can be offered in a variety of classroom formats, such as individual presentations, panel discussions, work in small groups, or interactive games.

Topics to Consider
We welcome proposals from people of all backgrounds and levels of experience. With a diverse group of attendees, there is a need for sessions intended for both newcomers and advanced practitioners. TAICEP members have specifically requested workshops and sessions that address the following topics:

  • Country Specific: Updates of education systems-African countries, Middle East, India, China, Latin American countries, Bologna signatory, "high risk", etc. Also, non-university, professional and vocational/technical education. Transnational education.

  • Quality Assurance: Updates from examination boards, qualification agencies and recognition bodies. Fraud detection, verification practices and resources.

  • General: Evaluating credentials from "difficult" (i.e. war-torn, disaster, etc.) countries, refugee credentials, best practices in the industry, continued discussion on 3-year degrees, undergraduate admissions, nursing education and Caribbean medical degrees.

  • Methodology and Evaluation: Panel discussions/round tables addressing different methods, perspectives, and philosophies. How to handle controversial credentials. Differences in terminology and document requirements. Transliteration, grade and credit conversion practices.

  • Administrative: Internationalizing your admissions office, training new Evaluators, managing remote work and employees, strategies to increase international enrollments, trends in international education. 

Lastly, we hope this year's theme - Inclusive, Digital, Accessible - will provide extra inspiration as you consider joining us for what we know will be another engaging, informative and fun experience! 

  Submit a Proposal 

To find out more or if you have any questions, please contact Denise Benz, Chair of the TAICEP Professional Development and Training Committee.

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