The Society for Values in Higher Education has issued a call for its 2012 conference Imagination and Compassion in Higher Education, to be held August 3-7 at Drew University in Madison, NJ.
From the SVHE website:
Imagination and compassion are necessary, even obligatory, tools to prepare the next generations to survive and to thrive in a time we may not know, understand, or live to see. Yet, in education today, imagination seems to be, at best, an extracurricular concern while compassion is only the haphazard consequence of the standard curriculum. At its 2012 annual meeting, the Society for Values in Higher Education will investigate the role of imagination and compassion in the ways we understand human realities in order to revitalize their role in higher education.
Individuals papers or panel presentations may address these values from a number of theoretical and (inter)disciplinary perspectives.
Direct inquiries and proposals to Eric Bain-Selbo, Department Head, Philosophy and Religion, Western Kentucky University (email@example.com). Proposals should not exceed 1000 words. Proposals will be reviewed as they are submitted. Review will continue until all available slots are filled. No proposals will be accepted after the deadline of May 11, 2012. Interdisciplinary and/or practice oriented proposals are especially encouraged.
More information on conference themes and questions, as well as award possibilities are available on the conference website.