WACE’s Eighth International Symposium on “Best and Next Practices” fosters a unique learning environment.  Rather than offering the traditional type of concurrent sessions, such as paper presentations, panels, and workshops, WACE and FH Joanneum University of Applied Sciences, our Host University, are pleased to offer the

ACADEMIC SALON.

So what is the Academic Salon?  It is a “new” form of interaction based on the premise that we all have something to learn as well as share.  The Academic Salon focuses less on formal presentation and more on DISCUSSION.  The Academic Salon will have succeeded when all participants have a clear idea how to implement “Best and Next Practices.”

The Discussion Leader is responsible for introducing the Presenters; introducing the Academic Salon topic; and facilitating the session.   The Discussion Leader should take notes during the Academic Salon, and after the Academic Salon concludes, the Discussion Leader is responsible for handing these notes to Mr. Johannes Haas, WACE Governor & Host of our International Symposium.  Mr. Haas will prepare a short report of the most important results of the Academic Salon for presentation to all International Symposium Delegates at the end of the symposium (during the Rapporteur Session, which takes place 1.15-2.30pm on Friday).  If possible, we encourage all Discussion Leaders to stay until this Rapporteur Session on Friday to contribute any additional results and remarks.

The Academic Salon Presenters will have approximately 15 minutes to share their specific experience outlined in their papers using a poster, flipchart, and/or handouts. 
(No Powerpoint presentations, please.)

Active Delegates will be expected to contribute to the Academic Salon by sharing their experiences and/or papers. Salon schedule below.

   
 

Wednesday, June 23: 2.00-3.30pm
ACADEMIC SALON SESSION A

SALON 1
Seminar Room 45
“Research Integrated Education (RIE): Best and Next Practices in Work Integrated Research”

Discussion Leaders/Presenters:
Olof Blomqvist, Senior Advisor, President’s Office, University West (Sweden) & Marty Ford, Director, Career Center, Clarkson University (U.S.) – Page 23 in Academic Salons Book

SALON 2
Seminar Room 46
“Globalizing WIL Programs & Providing International Opportunities”

Discussion Leader:
Gayle Elliott, Associate Professor, Professional Practice, University of Cincinnati (U.S.)

Presenters:
Judie Kay, Associate Director, Portfolio of Learning for Work and Community Service, Victoria University (Australia) – Page 7-8 in Academic Salons Book
Doris Kiendl-Wendner, Vice Rector, Chair of Department of International Management, FH Joanneum University of Applied Sciences (Austria) – Page 8 in Academic Salons Book
Gerhard Walenta, Lecturer for Mechanical Engineering and Design, FH Joanneum University of Applied Sciences
(Austria) – Page 9 in Academic Salons Book
Neil I. Ward, Chairman, Surrey Professional Training and Careers Committee, University of Surrey (UK) – Page 10 in Academic Salons Book

SALON 3
Seminar Room 63
“Engaging Faculty & Enhancing Outcomes towards Academic and Professional Progress of Students”

Discussion Leader:
Norah McRae, Executive Director, Co-operative Education Program and Career Services, University of Victoria (Canada)

Presenters:
Thanavadee Boonlue, Vice President, Siam University (Thailand) – Page 2 in Academic Salons Book
Roelien Brink, Deputy Head of Department: Business Information Technology, University of Johannesburg (South Africa) – Page 3 in Academic Salons Book
Frederick Francis, Coordinator, Concordia University (Canada) – Page 3 in Academic Salons Book

SALON 4
Seminar Room 64
“Engaging Faculty & Enhancing Outcomes towards Academic and Professional Progress of Students”

Discussion Leader:
Helen Oloroso, Director, Cooperative Engineering Education, Northwestern University (U.S.)

Presenters:
Gregory Reddan, Senior Lecturer, Griffith University (Australia) – Page 5 in Academic Salons Book
Heather Smigiel, Director of the Centre for University Teaching, Flinders University (Australia) – Page 5 in Academic Salons Book

Thursday, June 24: 10.30am-12noon
ACADEMIC SALON SESSION B

SALON 5
Seminar Room 45
“Globalizing WIL Programs & Providing International Opportunities”

Discussion Leader:
Judie Kay, Associate Director, Portfolio of Learning for Work and Community Service, Victoria University (Australia)

Presenters:
Gayle Elliott, Associate Professor, Professional Practice, University of Cincinnati (U.S.) – Page 6 in Academic Salons Book
Kristina Johansson, PhD in Education, University West (Sweden) – Page 7 in Academic Salons Book
Maria Richart, Assistant Director for International Outreach, Rochester Institute of Technology (U.S.) – Page 8 in Academic Salons Book

SALON 6
Seminar Room 46
“Engaging Faculty & Enhancing Outcomes towards Academic and Professional Progress of Students”

Discussion Leader:
Frederick Francis, Coordinator, Concordia University (Canada)

Presenters:
Yukihiro Hirose, Professor, The Vice Head of the Career Education Center & Toshiaki Kato, Professor, The Head of the Career Education Center, Ritsumeikan University (Japan) – Page 4 in Academic Salons Book
Cherie Lynch, Director of Internship, Endicott College (U.S.) – Page 4 in Academic Salons Book
Norah McRae, Executive Director, Co-operative Education Program and Career Services, University of Victoria (Canada) – Page 5 in Academic Salons Book

SALON 7
Seminar Room 63
“Globalizing WIL Programs & Providing International Opportunities”

Discussion Leader:
Stina Lundgren, Senior Lecturer, University West (Sweden)

Presenters:
Peter J. Franks, Executive Director & Associate Vice Provost, Steinbright Career Development Center, Drexel University & Susan Braun, Manager, International Cooperative Education Programs, Drexel University (U.S.) – Page 6 in Academic Salons Book
Wichit Srisa-an, President, The University Council, Suranaree University of Technology (Thailand) – Page 9 in Academic Salons Book
Zeynep Yener, Associate Director, International & Corporate Relations, Bahcesehir University (Turkey) – Page 10 in Academic Salons Book

SALON 8
Seminar Room 64
“Preparing Students for the Changing Nature of 21st Century Careers”

Discussion Leader:
Frank Schettino, Director, NCCE (U.S.)

Presenters:
Barbara Goedl-Purrer, Lecturer, FH Joanneum University of Applied Sciences (Austria) – Page 14 in Academic Salons Book
Julie Hansen, Undergraduate Psychology Coordinator, Queensland University of Technology (Australia) – Page 15 in Academic Salons Book
Masahiko Itoh, Professor, Sendai National College of Technology / Dept. of Mechanical Engineering (Japan) – Page 15 in Academic Salons Book

Thursday, June 24: 2.00-3.30pm
ACADEMIC SALON SESSION C

SALON 9
Seminar Room 45
“Research Integrated Education (RIE): Best and Next Practices in Work Integrated Research”

Discussion Leader:
Neil I. Ward, Chairman, Surrey Professional Training and Careers Committee, University of Surrey (UK)

Presenters:
Maureen Drysdale, Associate Professor, University of Waterloo/St. Jerome’s University (Canada); Kristina Johansson, PhD in Education, University West & Robert Skaresund, Student, University West (Sweden) – Page 24 in Salons Book
Lisa Ward, Teaching and Learning Institute Manager, University of Huddersfield (UK) – Page 24 in Academic Salons Book

SALON 10
Seminar Room 46
“Creating Models of Learning Integrated Work (LIW) for those already Working”

Discussion Leader:
Frederick Francis, Coordinator, Concordia University (Canada)

Presenters:
Michael Cant, Chair of Department, University of South Africa (South Africa) – Page 13 in Academic Salons Book
Nathalie Leroy, Training Director, Skema Formasup & Anne Crequis, Vice Director, Formasup (France) – Page 13 in Academic Salons Book
Stina Lundgren, Senior Lecturer, University West (Sweden) – Page 13 in Academic Salons Book

SALON 11
Seminar Room 63
“Creating New Quality in Industry & Higher Education Partnerships”

Discussion Leader:
Marion Drescher, Corporate Human Resources, Bohler-Uddeholm AG (Austria)

Presenters:
Marion Drescher, Corporate Human Resources, Bohler-Uddeholm AG (Austria) – Page 17 in Academic Salons Book
Brigitte Ilg, Director International Office, Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University Heidenheim (Germany) –
Page 18 in Academic Salons Book
Cathy Lac-Brisley, Director, Employment Relations, University of Waterloo (Canada) – Page 19 in Academic Salons Book
Bob Nichols, Director of External Affairs, Kettering University (U.S.) – Page 20 in Academic Salons Book

SALON 12
Seminar Room 64
“Developing & Sustaining WIL Partnerships in a Down Economy”

Discussion Leader:
Maria Richart, Assistant Director for International Outreach, Rochester Institute of Technology (U.S.)

Presenters:
Wichit Srisa-an, President, The University Council, Suranaree University of Technology (Thailand) – Page 11 in Academic Salons Book
Yasuo Utsumi, Director of Regional Innovation Center, Sendai National College of Technology (Japan) – Page 12 in Academic Salons Book

Friday, June 25: 10.30am-12noon
ACADEMIC SALON SESSION D

SALON 13
Seminar Room 45
“Creating New Quality in Industry & Higher Education Partnerships”

Discussion Leader:
Bob Nichols, Director of External Affairs, Kettering University (U.S.)

Presenters:
Yhing Sawheny, Lecturer, Siam University (Thailand) – Page 20 in Academic Salons Book
Faisal Syam, Director of Human Capital & General Affair, PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia Tbk. (Indonesia); Husni Amani, Rector, Telkom Institute of Technology (Indonesia) & Irsyal Boiriza, Senior Manager of Job Management, PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia Tbk (Indonesia) – Page 21 in Academic Salons Book
Francois Verheyde, Director, ISIV Formasup (France) – Page 21 in Academic Salons Book

SALON 14
Seminar Room 46
“Preparing Students for the Changing Nature of 21st Century Careers”

Discussion Leader:
Alpheus Maphosa, Director, Co-operative Education, Vaal University of Technology (South Africa)

Presenters:
Ingrid Gehrke, Head of International Relations, FH Joanneum University of Applied Sciences (Austria) – Page 14 in Academic Salons Book
Robert Laslett, Associate Professor in Chemistry, Swinburne University of Technology (Australia) & Neil I. Ward, Chairman, Surrey Professional Training and Careers Committee, University of Surrey (UK) – Page 16 in Academic Salons Book
Beate Salchinger, Head of Degree Programme, FH Joanneum University of Applied Sciences (Austria) – Page 16 in Academic Salons Book