University Governance in the Humanities in the Context of Digital Transformation (Beirut)

University governance in the humanities in the context of digital transformation

Saint Joseph University of Beirut, Lebanon

23-24 of 2023 November


The rapid development of digital technologies has fundamentally changed the landscape
higher education in recent years. The growing integration of intelligence
artificial for all aspects of our lives, as well as the emergence of new solutions
advanced software such as Chat GPT requires university administrators to do so
reassessing their management and training methods to match this new one
environment. Although this transformation affects all academic fields,
the humanities in particular face some teacher reluctance
and students, despite its undeniable necessity.

University governance needs to adapt to this digital age by rethinking it
functioning. The aim is to guarantee high quality training, to introduce innovations
teaching and research methods to best prepare students
employment in this digital age. New pedagogical approaches, teaching
distance learning and blended learning modalities, as well as the creation of materials
innovative teaching methods aimed at gradually immersing students in the world
professional, requires joint efforts and unwavering commitment on the part of
university decision makers.

It is in this context that AFELSH will organize an international symposium on the 23rd and 24th
in November 2023 at Saint Joseph University in Beirut, Lebanon. The purpose of this conference
is to share best practices in university governance
facing current challenges. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss the creation
training programs adapted to the new reality created by the new
technologies as well as research projects aimed at increasing employment opportunities
students. They will also explore ways to innovate methods
in the field of teaching and research, consistent with transformed governance, with a purpose
better professional integration of students.


Investments will answer the following questions:
1. How to create effective university governance in context
digital transformation?
2. How to adapt the training programs in the new context?
3. How to innovate teaching and research practices to strengthen
student employment opportunities?

Terms of submission

Please include the following information in your communication proposal:
First name
Name (in capital letters)
Short biography (1-2 §)
Message title (maximum 20 words)
A summary of the communication in French (maximum 500 words) with key words,
no more than five references.

Communication proposals must be submitted until September 20, 2023 to
the following addresses: [email protected]; [email protected]


Broadcast date of the call for papers: September 1, 2023
Deadline for submitting a communication proposal: September 20, 2023
Deadline for notification of acceptance: September 30, 2023
The conference will take place: November 23 and 24, 2023
Organization of interventions
Plenary sessions (45 min + 15 min discussion)
Individual communication (20 min. + 10 min. discussion)


Notices will be published on the AFELSH website.
Articles developed from these announcements will be published in the journal
InteraXXIons (according to editorial standards and based on double-blind review).

Logistics organization

Travel and accommodation (2 nights) for AFELSH members will be covered
AFELSH as much as possible and provided that their universities pay contributions
every year until September 30, 2023

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