SOURCE: Nova Southeastern University

Nova Southeastern University

November 14, 2016 12:39 ET

NSU's Shepard Broad College of Law Issues Call for Papers for Future of Higher Education Conference Next Spring

Abstracts Due December 1

FORT LAUDERDALE. FL and DAVIE, FL--(Marketwired - November 14, 2016) - Nova Southeastern University (NSU) will be hosting universities across the country to explore how higher education might evolve over the next half century. The goal is to build a platform for discussion and planning for higher education institutions throughout the region and nationally.

Papers, panels and posters on the topic, "Higher Ed 2057 - Sweezy at 100," will be presented at a conference, scheduled for March 24, 2017 at NSU's main campus in Ft. Lauderdale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. NSU has issued a call for papers for the conference with an abstract deadline of December 1, 2016.

The event will be streamed and made available online for those unable to attend. Participants are invited to publish articles for the accompanying proceedings and publications or to participate in the symposium without a published paper.

Authors and presenters are invited to submit proposals on topics relating to the theme, which include a wide variety of topics that are listed on the conference web page:

The conference title refers to Supreme Court decision, Sweezy v. New Hampshire, which helped define the essential nature of higher education. This was the decision:

"In a university, knowledge is its own end, not merely a means to an end…. It is the business of a university to provide that atmosphere which is most conducive to speculation, experiment and creation. It is an atmosphere in which there prevails 'the four essential freedoms' of a university -- to determine for itself on academic grounds who may teach, what may be taught, how it shall be taught, and who may be admitted to study."

"Sixty years after that decision was published, higher education again finds itself at a crossroads," explained Jon Garon, dean of NSU's Shepard Broad College of Law. "The four questions of teacher qualifications, curriculum, methodology and student body remain central to the inquiry regarding higher education itself."

He added, "Moreover, these questions must be answered in the context of the university's mission to create -- as well as to disseminate -- new knowledge.

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About the Shepard Broad Law Center: Nova Southeastern University's Law Center offers a rigorous traditional academic program in three-year day and four-year evening versions, as well as dual-degree programs. Additionally, NSU Law offers three online Master of Science degrees in law in the areas of education, employment, and health. NSU Law prides itself on preparing graduates to make a smooth transition from the classroom to the courtroom or boardroom. Lawyering Skills and Values (LSV)-Every student completes a four-semester LSV sequence that combines traditional legal reasoning, writing, and research with an introduction to lawyer interviewing, counseling, negotiating, mediating, advocating, and other critical skills in a simulated law firm experience. For more information please visit

About Nova Southeastern University (NSU): Located in beautiful Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is a dynamic research institution dedicated to providing high-quality educational programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and first-professional degree levels. A private, not-for-profit institution, NSU has campuses in Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Jacksonville, Miami, Miramar, Orlando, Palm Beach, and Tampa, Florida, as well as San Juan, Puerto Rico, while maintaining a presence online globally. For more than 50 years, NSU has been awarding degrees in a wide range of fields, while fostering groundbreaking research and an impactful commitment to community. Classified as a research university with "high research activity" by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, NSU is 1 of only 50 universities nationwide to also be awarded Carnegie's Community Engagement Classification, and is also the largest private, not-for-profit institution in the United States that meets the U.S. Department of Education's criteria as a Hispanic-serving Institution. Please visit for more information about NSU and for more information on the largest fundraising campaign in NSU history.

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