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2011 GLOBAL ENGINEERING DEANS COUNCIL CONFERENCE
BEIJING, CHINA
SUMMARY
The mission of the Conference is to serve as a global network for engineering deans to leverage their collective strengths for the advancement of engineering education, research and service to the global community.

GEDC Conference is a global gathering of engineering education stakeholders for an interactive dialogue on major engineering and engineering education challenges.
2011 GEDC Conference
2011 GEDC Conference provides an environment and a platform for world's leaders in engineering education to enhance their partnerships by getting together and harnessing their experience, knowledge and expertise to collectively address issues and challenges confronting global and local engineering educators.
SESSIONS
Session A: Institutional Leadership
Following a survey of GEDC members, this workshop will discuss the following aspects of institutional leadership: international relationships, initiating & growing research, developing strategy, and hiring, developing & retaining people. The session will focus on discussion and sharing good practice as well as developing new ideas, all of which should have practical value.

Session B: Sustainability Issues
Developed and emerging economies are putting unprecedented strain on supplies of natural resources, such as water, oil, coal, and minerals, which form the backbone of industrial operations and economic development. Costs associated with these materials are increasing significantly, affecting the economics of many industries and countries.

Session C: Curricular Innovation
Curriculum Innovation may involve changes in syllabus and/or in the way we teach and learn. These are two very different but complementary approaches. The feasibility of making innovations in the engineering curriculum has to accommodate the university's stakeholders' interests as well as their attitudes toward change.

Session D: New Dean Mentoring
This session will provide attendees with strategies for success and insights on what every dean should know.  The session will focus on determining where you would like to go and how to get there.  Topics will cover success strategies for new leaders including, academic and financial leadership, securing early wins, and the role of a dean strategic planning and accreditation.

Session E: Accreditation in Engineering Education
Engineering education provided to current and future students needs to change significantly in order to prepare our graduates for a world of rapidly accelerating changes.  Developed and developing countries are driving rapid changes in science, engineering, technology, and economics, along with changes in other areas. 

Session F: Engineering Education in a Globalized World
This GEDC Globalization session aims to provide a stimulating discussion of the state of globalization of engineering education and its role in the development of innovation, as viewed from a number of global perspectives, and to look at the future. Implications for technologists, innovators and entrepreneurs, educators and policy makers will be presented.
ASEE Global Symposium for Engineering Education in the Global Economy in partnership with Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China on October 24 and 25. For further info, refer to: http://www.asee.org/conferences-and-events/international/global-colloquium/2011
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