The ACUCA Management Conference 2017

Payap University, Chiang Mai, Thailand




The ACUCA Management Conference is a biennial event that brings together representatives of ACUCA member institutions for a more comprehensive discussion of a single theme. For this year, the theme of the conference is “Exploring the Relationship of Religion, Culture, and Peace in Christian Higher Education.” The conference will take place on the campus of Payap University, Chiang Mai, Thailand, during the period 19-21 October, 2017.

Previous conferences have been excellent platforms for debate and discussion on areas of interest. Often times, they are topics that have emerged from the General Assembly. We expect this year’s theme to engage conference attendees from both an academic and personal perspective.


Call for Papers

In order to provide a more insightful and robust discussion of issues related to the theme of this year’s Management Conference, we invite participants to submit research and/or reflection papers related to the conference theme of exploring the relationship of religion, culture, and peace in Christian higher education. Papers will not be peer-reviewed, but proceedings of the conference will be published and the proceedings will have an ISBN number.

The first presentation session will focus on faith, culture, and peacebuilding. Papers can include research and/or reflection on these topics from a variety of academic perspectives including:

  • Teaching and research
  • Academic service to local communities
  • Student development and traditional culture nurturing activities

The second presentation session will focus on the role of Christian educators in multi-religious societies. Papers can include research and/or reflection on this topic from a variety of academic perspectives including:

  • Teaching and Research
  • Administration
  • Chaplaincy
  • Student Development

The papers will be grouped according to themes and assigned to different breakout sessions during the presentation periods.

Please submit abstracts and papers by September 1, 2017. (Note: Due to several requests, the deadline for paper submission has been extended to October 6, 2017.  However, papers submitted after September 15, 2017 may not appear in the Conference Proceedings) They will be screened and grouped and authors will be informed of their presentation session by September 30, 2017. Authors may present using a power-point presentation if desired. Presentations should take no longer than 15 minutes per paper.

Please send your abstract and full-length paper to the ACUCA General Secretary ( and Secretariat (

Format & style: The required text font is in 11-point Arial. Title is in 12-point Arial, boldface type. Please submit as MS Word document or PDF files. Paper size is A4.

Language: English

Length: From 3 to10 pages, including paper title and abstract (abstract no more than 300 words, paper no more than 3,000 words). This includes all figures, tables, and appendices, along with a brief profile of the author (full name, title, position, and organization) and full contact details (e.g., e-mail address and phone number). The following is the guideline for paper format:







Theory/Concept of the research and related findings


Study/experiment result

Summary and explanation of results




Title of the file: Author Name-the ACUCA Management Conference 2017.

Articles that meet the requirements will be published in the Management Conference Proceedings.

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