The International Council for Innovation in Higher Education is an association of individuals and organizations concerned with new developments in education. The Council is a growing network of academicians, educational administrators, scholars (including elementary and secondary educators), university student scholars, and civic, government and industry practitioners. All are interested in sharing innovation in education with the international community, promoting excellence in pedagogy, advisory and leadership initiatives, the procurement and development of resources, scholarly research, and ethical standards. The organization was founded in 1980 as The University Without Walls International Council (UWWIC).




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2012 Conference:

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL

Please read conference details in:
A Letter From The President

Please print:
2011 ICIE CONFERENCE PROMOTIONAL POSTER

Please read:
2011 ICIE CONFERENCE PRESS RELEASE

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July 31rd to August 4th, 2011

Monsignor Franklyn Casale Please join us in Miami, Florida, USA, at the 50th anniversary celebration of
St. Thomas University.

ICIE is most honored to introduce the opening keynote speaker,
Monsignor Franklyn Casale,
President of St. Thomas University. Learn about Monsignor Casale’s vast contributions to higher education and South Florida in the Letter from the President. President Casale's leadership includes positions on the Executive Council, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges; Governing Board, Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities; Presidents Council of Independent Colleges & Universities of Florida; Florida Association of Colleges & Universities; and Haiti-Tech, an organization he helped found that organizes and maintains a vocational/technical school in Haiti and educates over 700 Haitian students yearly.
ICIE is honored to introduce our annual presenter for the Honorary Dr Sarsar International Scholar Lecture Series,
Dr. Saliba Sarsar, Associate Vice-President for Academic Initiatives and Professor of Political Science at Monmouth University in New Jersey. Dr. Sarsar has received the Humanitarian Award from the National Conference for Community and Justice in the United States. His writings have been featured in the New York Times, Chronicle of Higher Education, CN8, WMBC-TV, Voice of America, USA Today, Philadelphia Inquirer, Newsweek, The Jordan Times, Gulf News, PeaceJournalism.com, Middle East Times, Common Ground News Service, Middle East and North Africa-Financial Network, Frontier Post, and the Chronicle of Higher Education. Dr. Sarsar is a member of the Board of Directors of the American Task Force on Palestine and is a cofounder of Project Understanding in Monmouth County, New Jersey, an organization that assembles Arab and Jewish Americans for dialogue.

The Honorable Kenneth Donohue served as HUD Inspector General under Presidents Bush and Obama and now serves as a Principal at the Reznick Group in Bethesda, Maryland. Mr. Donohue was at the epicenter of the information technology security and emergency response program assessments that followed the terror attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, and the national economic hardships that followed, during the last decade. Mr. Donohue will speak on the "Operation Stolen Dreams" nationwide effort to address mortgage fraud; his exceptional presentation skills and personal experiences will assist educators in articulating this historical crisis to students.
Brother Patrick Sean Moffett, CFC, PhD, principal of Archbishop Curley-Notre Dame Prep in Miami, will be speaking about his 15 years in Rome welcoming the annual "Convegno Nazionale dei student experti nel computer" at the Boys' Town of Rome. He will discuss how the Boys' Town model of self-governance related to technological advances in the teaching/learning process.
The Honorable Michael Fitzpatrick is a United States Congressman from Pennsylvania and St. Thomas University alum, the recipient of the university's highest service award upon graduation. Among his numerous contributions, Representative Fitzpatrick led the preservation effort of over 11,000 acres of farmland, parkland, and critical natural areas, for which he received recognition from a variety of environmental organizations, including the Greenspace Alliance. Representative Fitzpatrick also holds a law degree and will speak on relevant topics related to information and communication networks in education
Mr. Alvin Davis, a Miramar High School music teacher, was named the 2012 Macy's/Florida Department of Education Teacher of the Year. He was named Broward County Public Schools Teacher of the Year in 2011 and received the African-American Community Unsung Hero Award in 2010. Mr. Davis will discuss "What every prospective teacher should know," as he presents both the rewards and challenges faced by teachers in public education in the United States. As his "grand finale," Mr. Davis will introduce his award-winning Miramar High School Band, as they present a patriotic rendition of music for international delegates.
Dr. Paul George, the presiding historian at the Historical Museum of Southern Florida and Professor of History at Miami Dade College, will be the historian-in-residence for the ICIE delegation, as he guides his "student-delegates" on a "field-trip" of Miami by bus. He is a renowned scholar, an author of 13 books, and serves as vice chairman of the City of Miami's Heritage Conservation Board, director of the Historic Broward County Preservation Board, and sits as a member of Metro Dade County's Preservation Board. The Sun Post, in its "Best of 2007" issue, lauded him as its "Personal Best," and the Miami Woman's Club named him Historian of the Year. Dr. George has twice been cited as Miami's outstanding historian by New Times, Miami.
ICIE honors
Ms. Hortense Blackwell Burt, currently the Chief of Education Programs within the External Relations Directorate at NASA's John F. Kennedy Space Center (KSC), Florida. Ms. Burt also has a collateral role as the Center's Alternate Ombudsman. She has overseen the Center's University Education Projects, with primary responsibility for the formulation and implementation of new initiatives and student internships. In 2009, Ms Burt was awarded the Women of Color Technology Award for her Educational Leadership in inspiring young students to seek careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM.

Mr. Dean Dennis In 2011, ICIE also honors
Mr. Dean Dennis, M.Ed. CISM and Mr. Douglas Turnbull(will not be attending) of Fathers for Fire Safety at the World Fire Safety Foundation, Cincinnati, Ohio. ~ Andrea Dennis and four other students died at Ohio State University at 4 a.m. on Palm Sunday, 2003. ~ Julie Turnbull and
Mr. Douglas Turnbull two other students died at Miami University at 4 a.m. on Palm Sunday, 2005. Today, their fathers travel the globe to visit academic conferences, speak at legislative forums, and appear on television broadcasts in order to educate fire officials, legislators, and university educators.
Ms. Patty Files Dennis, M.Ed Ms. Patty Files Dennis, M.Ed, Andrea’s mother and Dean’s wife of 35 years, will also be contributing.
The Dennis's will ask university educators to join their communication network: If those who are responsible for the safety of the university community "really understood the difference between the two technologies, there is a good chance our kids would be alive today."

St. Thomas University, Miami

July 31st to August 4th, 2011

Monsignor Franklyn Casale
Please join us in
Miami, Florida, USA, at the 50th anniversary celebration of
St. Thomas University.
ICIE is most honored to introduce the opening keynote speaker,
Monsignor Franklyn Casale,
President of St. Thomas University. Learn about Monsignor Casale’s vast contributions to higher education and South Florida in the Letter from the President.
President Cassale's leadership includes positions on the Executive Council, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges; Governing Board, Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities; Presidents Council of Independent Colleges & Universities of Florida; Florida Association of Colleges & Universities; and Haiti-Tech, an organization he helped found that organizes and maintains a vocational/technical school in Haiti and educates over 700 Haitian students yearly.


ICIE is honored to introduce our annual presenter for the Honorary. International Scholar Lecture Series,Dr. Saliba Sarsar, Associate Vice-President for Academic Initiatives and Professor of Political Science at Monmouth University in New Jersey. Dr. Sarsar has received the Humanitarian Award from the National Conference for Community and Justice in the United States. His writings have been featured in the New York Times, Chronicle of Higher Education, CN8, WMBC-TV, Voice of America, USA Today, Philadelphia
Inquirer, Newsweek, The Jordan Times, Gulf News, PeaceJournalism.com, Middle East Times, Common Ground News Service, Middle East and North Africa-Financial Network, Frontier Post, and the Chronicle of Higher Education. Dr. Sarsar is a member of the Board of Directors of the American Task Force on Palestine and is a cofounder of Project Understanding in Monmouth County, New Jersey, an organization that assembles Arab and Jewish Americans for dialogue.


The Honorable Kenneth Donohueserved as HUD Inspector General under Presidents Bush and Obama and now serves as a Principal at the Reznick Group in Bethesda, Maryland. Mr. Donohue was at the epicenter of the information technology security and emergency response program assessments that followed the terror attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon,
and the national economic hardships that followed, during the last decade. Mr. Donohue will speak on the "Operation Stolen Dreams" nationwide effort to address mortgage fraud; his exceptional presentation skills and personal experiences will assist educators in articulating this historical crisis to students.


Brother Patrick Sean Moffett, CFC, PhD, principal of Archbishop Curley-Notre Dame Prep in Miami, will be speaking about his 15 years in Rome welcoming the annual "Convegno Nazionale dei student experti nel computer" at the Boys' Town of Rome. He will discuss how the Boys' Town model of self-governance related to technological advances in the teaching/learning process.


The Honorable Michael Fitzpatrickis a United States Congressman from Pennsylvania and St. Thomas University alum, the recipient of the university's highest service award upon graduation. Among his numerous contributions, Representative Fitzpatrick led the preservation effort of over 11,000 acres of farmland, parkland,
and critical natural areas, for which he received recognition from a variety of environmental organizations, including the Greenspace Alliance. Representative Fitzpatrick also holds a law degree and will speak on relevant topics related to information and communication networks in education


Mr. Alvin Davisa Miramar High School music teacher, was named the 2012 Macy's/Florida Department of Education Teacher of the Year. He was named Broward County Public Schools Teacher of the Year in 2011 and received the African-American Community Unsung Hero Award in 2010. Mr. Davis will discuss "What every prospective teacher should know,"
as he presents both the rewards and challenges faced by teachers in public education in the United States. As his "grand finale," Mr. Davis will introduce his award-winning Miramar High School Band, as they present a patriotic rendition of music for international delegates.


Dr. Paul George, the presiding historian at the Historical Museum of Southern Florida and Professor of History at Miami Dade College, will be the historian-in-residence for the ICIE delegation, as he guides his "student-delegates" on a "field-trip" of Miami by bus. He is a renowned scholar, an author of 13 books, and serves as vice chairman of the City of Miami's Heritage
Conservation Board, director of the Historic Broward County Preservation Board, and sits as a member of Metro Dade County's Preservation Board. The Sun Post, in its "Best of 2007" issue, lauded him as its "Personal Best," and the Miami Woman's Club named him Historian of the Year. Dr. George has twice been cited as Miami's outstanding historian by New Times, Miami.


ICIE honors Hortense Blackwell Burt, currently the Chief of Education Programs within the External Relations Directorate at NASA's John F. Kennedy Space Center (KSC), Florida. Ms. Burt also has a collateral role as the Center's Alternate Ombudsman. She has overseen the Center's University Education Projects, with primary responsibility for the formulation and implementation of new
initiatives and student internships. In 2009, Ms. Burt was awarded the Women of Color Technology Award for her Educational Leadership in inspiring young students to seek careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM.


In 2011, ICIE also honors
Mr. Dean Dennis, M.Ed. CISM of Father for Fire Safety at the World Fire Safety Foundation, Cincinnati, Ohio. ~ Andrea Dennis and four other students died at Ohio State University at 4 a.m. on Palm Sunday, 2003. ~ Julie Turnbull and two other students died at
Mr. Dean Dennis
Miami University at 4 a.m. on Palm Sunday, 2005. Today, their fathers travel the globe to visit academic conferences, speak at legislative forums, and appear on television broadcasts in order to educate fire officials, legislators, and university educators.
Ms. Patty Files Dennis, M.Ed, Andrea’s mother and Dean’s wife of 35 years, will also be contributing.

The Dennis's will ask university educators to join their communication network: If those who are responsible for the safety of the university community "really understood the difference between the two technologies, there is a good chance our kids would be alive today."

St. Thomas University, Miami