AIEA Webinar Series

 

Past Webinars: 

Senior International Officer (SIO) and Chief Diversity Officer (CDO) Partnerships 
Presenters: Dr. Harvey Charles and Dr. Benjamin Reese
In the current academic landscape, Senior International Officers (SIOs) and Chief Diversity Officers (CDOs) find many similarities in their responsibilities, with potential opportunities to collaborate in order to align and achieve their respective goals. This webinar will explore and help participants maximize this potential for campus synergy through tips and best practices for SIO and CDO partnerships.  Join us as the presidents of AIEA and NADOHE (National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education) identify where internationalization and diversity initiatives may converge and explore ways to make the most of these opportunities.

Leveraging Assessment for Campus Internationalization
Presenters: Dr. Dan Paracka and Dr. Gil Latz
How can SIOs engage collaboratively in the learning outcomes assessment processes on their respective campuses? Presenters Gil Latz and Dan Paracka will explain how they have worked with directors of assessment at their respective institutions to integrate the assessment of global learning into the campus-wide assessment initiatives and reaped important data for advancing internationalization at their institutions. The webinar will include time for questions for the presenters and will be moderated by Dr. Christa Olsen.

The Internationalized Campus
View a free recording of our June 2012 webcast The Internationalized Campus to hear from experts Darla Deardorff (AIEA) and Gretchen Dobson (Gretchen Dobson Go Global) about critical opportunities during the undergraduate years to introduce programming that supports international students' academic success and persistence and invites them to engage with the institution in the long term as international alumni.

International Joint and Double Degree Programs: Prospects and Challenges
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Collaborating on the Future: Strategic Partnerships and Linkages
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Comprehensive Internationalization: What, Why, and How
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Internationalization of the Curriculum in Action
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Leveraging Corporate Partnerships for Higher Education Internationalization
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Advocacy 101: What SIOs Need to Know

Promoting US Institutions' International Dimensions through International Consortia

Thriving in Tough Economic Times: Fundraising on an International Stage

Legal and Administrative Issues in International Education

People and Trends in Barack Obama’s Washington

Strategic Planning in Uncertain Times

Campuswide Support for International Program Crisis Management Planning, from Accidents/Injuries to H1N1

The Internationalized Campus
View a free recording of our June 2012 webcast The Internationalized Campus to hear from experts Darla Deardorff (AIEA) and Gretchen Dobson (Gretchen Dobson Go Global) about critical opportunities during the undergraduate years to introduce programming that supports international students' academic success and persistence and invites them to engage with the institution in the long term as international alumni.

International Joint and Double Degree Programs: Prospects and Challenges

This webinar took place in April 2013


Hosted by AIEA / Duke University
Sponsored by AIEA Professional Development Committee

Description
Drawing upon recent research, this webinar provides an update on the status of international joint double/dual degree programs. The presenters will offer their perspectives on how these collaborative academic degree programs have evolved and reflect current trends in internationalization. Both benefits and risks will be discussed, along with what the future might bring.
Presenters

Jane Knight
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
University of Toronto

Focuses her research on the international dimension of higher education at the institutional, national, regional and international levels. Her work in over 65 countries with universities, governments, and UN Agencies helps to bring a comparative, development and international perspective to her research, teaching and policy work. She is the author of numerous publications on internationalization concepts and strategies, quality assurance, institutional management, trade, education hubs, and crossborder education.

Philip Altbach
S.J. University Professor and director of the Center for International Higher Education
Lynch School of Education at Boston College

He was the 2004–2006 Distinguished Scholar Leader for the New Century Scholars initiative of the Fulbright program, and in 2010 was an Erudite Scholar of the Government of Kerala in India. He has received awards from the German Academic Exchange Service, the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, and others. His most recent book, coedited with Jamil Salmi, is The Road to Academic Excellence: The Making of World Class Research Universities.

Collaborating on the Future: Strategic Partnerships and Linkages

This webinar took place in December 2012

Hosted by AIEA / Duke University
Sponsored by AIEA Professional Development Committee

Description
Colleges and universities are asking international partnerships to do much more than in the past. This webinar explores the new shape and widening functions of such linkages and identifies the factors that lead to successful, mutually beneficial collaborations, as well as the forces that can undermine them. Participants will learn about the evolving scope, goals, and forms of international partnerships; best practices for identifying partners and sustaining robust, mutually beneficial relationships; and the increasing need for colleges and universities to develop new policies, processes, and organizational structures to manage the growth in international partnerships.
Presenters

Susan Buck Sutton
Senior Advisor for Internationalization
Bryn Mawr College

Previously, she served as Associate Vice Chancellor for International Affairs at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, focusing on campus internationalization around a philosophy of international dialogue and collaboration. She has published four books and over 50 articles on international partnerships, international service-learning, and the anthropology of modern Greece.

Everett Egginton
Professor in the College of Education and former Dean of International and Border Programs
New Mexico State University.

He has worked in many capacities in Latin America and is widely published in the areas of Latin American education and bibliography, and internationalization in higher education. He is a member of the Board of Advisors of the American Council of Education’s Internationalization Collaborative and the Board of Directors of the International Student Exchange Program.

Comprehensive Internationalization: What, Why, and How?

This webinar took place in October 2012

Hosted by AIEA / Duke University
Sponsored by AIEA Professional Development Committee

Description

International education experts Hans De Wit and Madeleine Green will define comprehensive internationalization and illustrate how institutions can use the concept to develop an integrated and pervasive internationalization plan. They will explore different underlying rationales for internationalization and their alignment with strategy. De Wit will provide a historical and European perspective to internationalization and describe the reasons for a rethinking of that concept under the impact of the global knowledge society. Green will discuss lessons learned from a wide variety of campuses in the USA on successful implementation. Participants will gain the latest insights on comprehensive internationalization and why it needs to be at the core of higher education in the 21st century.

This webinar was based on the Sage Handbook of International Higher Education (Sage, 2012) edited by Deardorff, de Wit, Heyl and Adams.

Presenters

Hans de Wit
Professor of Internationalization of Higher Education at the School of Economics and Management
Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences
Director of the Centre for Higher Education Internationalisation
Catholic University in Milan, Italy.

He is Co-Editor of the Journal of Studies in International Education/ (ASIE/SAGE) and the SAGE Handbook on International Higher Education. He has (co)written several books and articles on international education. He is a founding member and past president of the European Association for International Education (EAIE).

Madeleine F. Green
(Past) Vice President for International Initiatives
American Council on Education
Independent consultant, Senior Fellow
International Association of Universities and at NAFSA,
Senior Program Consultant at the Teagle Foundation.

She was awarded AIEA’s 2010 Charles Klasek Award for outstanding service to the field of international education administration. She is the author of numerous publications on higher education, leadership, and internationalization.

Internationalization of the Curriculum in Action

This webinar took place in June 2012

Hosted by AIEA / Duke University
Sponsored by AIEA Professional Development Committee

Description

Internationalization of the curriculum is a much-debated concept and a key issue in higher education. In this webinar we will discuss a conceptual framework of internationalization of the curriculum which was developed as part of a National Teaching Fellowship in 2010-2011. The framework has been useful in assisting faculty to begin the process of IoC. The webinar will be based on the key findings of the Fellowship program and discussion will focus on how these, and the resources that were developed, might be used in American universities and colleges seeking to advance internationalization of the curriculum.

Presenter

Betty Leask
Associate Professor in Internationalzation of the Curriculum
University of South Australia (UniSA)

An Australian National Teaching Fellow, Visiting Professor at Leeds Metropolitan University in the UK, a member of the Scientific Committee of the Center for Higher Education Internationalization at the Universita Cattolica del Sacre Cuore (USHC) in Milan and co-editor, with Hans de Wit, of the Journal of Studies in International Education. The focus of her work is linking theory and practice in internationalization. She has done this in various roles as Dean of Teaching and Learning in Business and Coordinator of International Staff and Student Services at UniSA. In 2010 she was awarded an ALTC National Teaching Fellowship focused on internationalization of the curriculum in different disciplinary and institutional contexts. Details of her Fellowship activities can be found at www.ioc.net.au. Betty has been an elected member of the International Education Association of Australia (IEAA) Board since 2006. She was founding Chair of the Association’s Internationalization of the Curriculum Special Interest Group and is currently Chair of the Research Committee.

Leveraging Corporate Partnerships for Higher Education Internationalization

This webinar took place in January 2012

Hosted by AIEA / Duke University
Sponsored by AIEA Professional Development Committee

Description

The webinar will explore the challenges and opportunities of partnerships between universities and corporations in support of internationalization efforts broadly defined. Using the example of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Illinois), the webinar will discuss how corporate relations can interface with campus internationalization efforts, and provide specific examples in which corporate-higher education partnerships have furthered internationalization goals. The webinar will be jointly presented by Wolfgang Schlör, Interim Associate Provost for International Affairs and Interim Director of International Programs and Studies at Illinois, and Pradeep Khanna, Associate Chancellor and Executive Director of Corporate Relations at Illinois. The webinar will provide an overview of international programs and corporate relations at Illinois, and how these offices collaborate in engaging corporate partners in support of the international dimension of the university. It will include various examples of such support, including corporate sponsorship of 3+2 programs, international internships and other educational experiences, job placement for undergraduate and graduate international students, professional development, and support of research initiatives.

Presenters

Pradeep K. Khanna
Associate Chancellor
Office of Public Engagement; Office of Corporate Relations; Office of Sustainability; Business Innovation Services; and the ADM Institute for the Prevention of Postharvest Loss
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

He works closely with offices of vice chancellors, academic and other units to accomplish campus goals of the offices that he oversees. He also provides leadership for campus strategic planning to enhance international engagement. He began his career in 1979 as an Assistant Professor with H.P. University, Shimla, India. From 1981-1997, he was a member of the Diplomatic Corps of India. He joined the National Soybean Research Laboratory (NSRL), College of ACES, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1997. He served as the Associate Director of NRSL from 2002-2007. In 2007, he became Associate Vice Chancellor, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Public Engagement. In 2008, he was also appointed as Executive Director, Office of Corporate Relations. He was appointed as an associate chancellor in 2011.

Wolfgang Schlör
Interim Associate Provost for International Affairs and Director of International Programs and Studies
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

He joined Illinois in 2007 as Associate Director of International Programs and Studies. Previously, he served as the Interim Director of the University Center for International Studies (UCIS) at the University of Pittsburgh, as well as Associate Director and Assistant Director for Academic Affairs of UCIS. Schlör has held research and postdoctoral appointments at the Center for Science and International Affairs at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University; the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London; and the Matthew B. Ridgway Center for International Security Studies at the University of Pittsburgh. From 1994-1996, he served in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh as the US Director of the International Affairs Network, a major project to develop international affairs training capacity in Central and Eastern Europe.

Advocacy 101: What SIO's Need to Know Now

This webinar took place in January 2011


Hosted by AIEA / Duke University

Sponsored by AIEA Professional Development Committee

Description

It’s been said that advocacy is part of every SIO’s job. With sweeping changes in the federal political landscape this year, it’s time for all of us to actively support high priority international education and exchange programs like Title VI, Fulbright, and Gilman.

Featuring two top Washington policy specialists, this AIEA webinar will provide the fundamental knowledge all SIOs need to build their leadership skills on key federal policy issues affecting international education and exchanges. Practical and effective ways that international educators can prepare for and be involved in the advocacy process will be highlighted. The webinar will not only outline the new political framework and potential risks to international education and exchange programs, but it sets the stage for the Washington Update session at AIEA’s annual conference next month in San Francisco where more specific and detailed challenges will be identified and discussed.

Presenters

Miriam Kazanjian
A leading advocate for international and foreign language education in the nation's capitol. She has specialized in federal education issues for four decades, and is highly skilled in policy and legislative development, as well as coalition and consensus building. In the early 1990s she was instrumental in organizing the Coalition for International Education, today a group of over 30 higher education associations focusing on the need to strengthen U.S. global competence (www.usglobalcompetence.org). The Coalition leads the higher education community in forging consensus on issues and advocacy efforts relating to the U.S. Department of Education’s international and foreign language education programs and policies. Programs include the Higher Education Act-Title VI, Fulbright-Hays, the FIPSE International Consortia Programs, and the Foreign Language Assistance Program, among others. Miriam has consulted for numerous educational associations, U.S. foundations, and higher education institutions in the U.S. and abroad, and has represented the educational systems of New York and California in Washington.

Michael McCarry
Joined the Alliance for International Educational and Cultural Exchange as its executive director in 1994. The Alliance, an association of 75 U.S.-based organizations that conduct exchange programs of all types, is the leading collective policy voice of the exchange community. As part of the Alliance’s mission to promote policies that support exchange, McCarry has led delegations of Alliance members to over 40 U.S. embassies around the world to discuss the role of exchanges in public diplomacy and visa policy and practice. Previously, he spent 18 years with the U.S. Information Agency as a Foreign Service Officer. He served as Cultural Attaché in Beijing in the years immediately following the Tiananmen Square events of 1989, and led negotiations to restore the Fulbright program and Peace Corps after their suspension by the Chinese government. He also served in Thailand, in both Bangkok and Chiang Mai. He speaks Mandarin Chinese and Thai.

Promoting US Institutions' International Dimensions Through International Consortia

This webinar took place in December 2010

Hosted by AIEA / Duke University
Sponsored by AIEA Professional Development Committee

Description
This webinar will review the benefits and challenges of working with consortia as institutions develop relationships and programs outside the US to strengthen their international dimensions. Colleges and universities have joined together in international, national and state-level consortia with shared interests in international education, research, and development assistance to more effectively leverage their resources and promote their programs. This webinar will discuss processes for forming, operating and sustaining international education consortia and how to manage the interests of member institutions. In addition, the webinar will discuss other entities with which institutions may interact as they develop and promote their international programs, including international development organizations, US embassies abroad, Education USA Centers, Fulbright Commissions, state and federal trade offices, and other organizations promoting international cooperation and exchange.
Presenters

Betsy E. Brown
Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs
NC State

Has worked with the Office of International Affairs on program development and coordinated an international faculty development initiative in 2008 taking NC State faculty to Germany to pursue collaborative research and teaching opportunities with NC State’s international partners. She also served as NC State's liaison to the AC21 international consortium. Prior to coming to NC State, she worked at the University of North Carolina system office where she collaborated with international officers at the 16 UNC university campus on international programs and coordinated relations for 10 system-level international partnerships with national, state, or system international consortia. She received her PhD and MA in English from Ohio State University and her BS in English from Appalachian State University.

Francisco Marmolejo
Executive Director
The Consortium for North American Higher Education Collaboration (CONAHEC)

Anetwork of more than 140 higher education institutions and educational organizations from Canada, the U.S. and Mexico. His past positions include vice president for administration and academic vice president at the Universidad de las Américas in Mexico. He has taught at several universities and has published extensively on administration and internationalization. Marmolejo has consulted for universities and governments in different parts of the world, and has been part of OECD and World Bank peer review teams conducting evaluations of higher education in Europe, Latin America, Africa and Asia. Currently, he serves on advisory boards at a variety of universities, and professional organizations, including NAFSA in which he serves as member of the Board of Directors, and the Network of International Education Associations (NIEA). He has served as president of the External Advisory Board at the Mexican Association for International Education (AMPEI), and as member of the Commission on International Initiatives at the American Council on Education.

Thriving in Tough Economic Times: Fundraising on an International Stage

This webinar took place in October 2010

Hosted by AIEA / Duke University
Sponsored by AIEA Professional Development Committee

Description
As state and federal funds decrease, higher education costs have steadily increased thus causing staff and faculty to supplement program spending by developing aggressive strategies to raise funds. This webinar will address the importance of developing a strategic fundraising plan, identify the essential components of a fundraising plan and recommend ways to implement these efforts to gain optimal institutional momentum. A second objective is to position the SIO to seek alternative measures to secure funds for program development activities as well as other additional resources to continue to support their institutional goals and international objectives. Webinar take-aways for a successful international fundraising program will include:
  • Overarching fundraising principles for success
  • Best Practices for international fundraising
  • Leveraging internal and external campus partnerships
  • Key budget components
  • Marketing the international agenda
Presenters

Gretchen C. Dobson
Senior Associate Director for Domestic and International Programs in the Office of Alumni Relations
Tufts’ University

Gretchen travels the world to facilitate the work the alumni chapters located in U.S. and international cities. She also works as a development officer in select international markets. She has spent the last 18 years working in Boston’s higher education scene. Gretchen is the author of a chapter on “Programming Internationally” for the second edition of Alumni Relations: A Newcomer’s Guide to Success (2010, CASE Books) and is currently writing the first book on International Alumni Relations (expected publication date 2011, CASE books). In 2008, she received the “Rising Star” Award from CASE District 1. She received her B.A., from Boston College and her M.A. in Higher Education from Boston College’s Lynch School of Education.

Robert A. Kerr
Assistant Vice Provost, International Alumni and Development
University of California, Davis

Since July 2001. He has served in student affairs (housing, and student programs and recreation), university relations (development and alumni relations) and now the Office of the Chancellor and Provost. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education and is a frequent presenter at professional and student leadership conferences. He has been pub¬lished in student services and alumni relations books. For three decades, he has coordinated and taught time management and study skills workshops and classes through life-long learning university programs. He received his B.A. from Capital University; M.A. in higher education administration from Kent State University, and Ph.D. from Kent State in counseling and psychology.

Legal and Administrative Issues in International Education

This webinar took place in April 2010

Hosted by AIEA / Duke University
Sponsored by AIEA Professional Development Committee

Description

This webinar will review matters such as legal provisions in memoranda of understanding, risk management, and import/export compliance which will become an integral part of our planning processes as we expand and consolidate international activity at our institutions. This webinar will seek to provide you and others with whom you work with the basics of the necessary expertise in legal navigation of international activity in U.S. higher education, to ensure that your planning is complete. A second goal is to enhance familiarity and comfort with understanding strategic challenges of our legal obligations while providing strategies to accomplish our priorities in the international arena. A third goal is to assist institutions in developing internal policies, and to learn from the experience of other institutions that have undertaken to develop good policies and systems to provide assurance of compliance with the relevant laws.

Presenters

Alexander W. Koff
Attorney at Whiteford, Taylor & Preston,

Mr. Koff has a law degree from the University of Michigan and a masters from Cambridge University. Specializing in International Affairs/Transactions, Export Controls, Intellectual Property and Dispute Settlement, Mr. Koff has spoken at AIEA and NASULGC conferences about managing risk and responding to legal issues abroad as well as building research partnerships overseas. He serves as a research associate with the Creative and Innovative Economy Center of the George Washington University Law School, and he served as an adjunct professor at the University of Baltimore Law School (teaching international law). He is also a member of the Maryland/Washington D.C. District Export Council (appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce).

Caroline J. O'Neill
Associate General Counsel in the Office of the Senior Vice President and General Counsel
The George Washington University.

Carrie has an M.A. in International Affairs from The George Washington University. She obtained her J.D., /cum laude/, from The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law. She joined GW in 2002 and is the University's legal advisor for international affairs/transactions and immigration matters. Carrie advises and trains senior administrators, deans, faculty and others on a wide range of issues such as: Compliance with U.S. and foreign laws applicable to GW's activities; international contracts and agreements (sponsored research, medical center activities, study abroad, etc.); and internationally-focused university policies. She works closely with various administrative divisions toward the successful implementation of GW's international activities. Carrie has spoken at NACUA (National Association of College and University Administrators) annual conferences on legal issues associated with overseas programming and has written and spoken on similar topics for NCURA (National Council of University Research Administrators).

People and Trends in Barack Obama's Washington

This webinar took place in November 2009

Hosted by AIEA / Duke University
Sponsored by AIEA Professional Development Committee

Description

How is international education faring in Barack Obama’s Administration? Who are the new key players who will be making international education policy and influencing funding? What trends have emerged that are leading indicators of federal funding for campus internationalization? Explore these issues and your specific interests in Barack Obama’s Washington with two highly experienced international education leaders, Michael McCarry, Executive Director of the Alliance for International Educational and Cultural Exchange, and Norm Peterson, Vice Provost for International Education at Montana State University and Chair of the AIEA Policy Advisory Committee. This is not a session focusing on specific RFPs or how to write winning proposals in response to them. Rather it is an in-depth look at the trend lines for international education ten months into the Obama Administration’s term in office. Please click here to download the presentation.

Presenters

Norm Peterson
Vice Provost for International Education
Montana State University

Prior to assuming this position, Peterson served as the founding Executive Director for the Alliance for International Educational and Cultural Exchange in Washington DC. He has also held international education positions at Georgetown University, the University of Maryland, and the University of Colorado. Peterson is actively involved in the international education community, currently serving as the Chair of the AIEA Policy Advisory Board and Past Chair of NAFSA’s International Educational Leadership Knowledge Community.

Michael McCarry

Joined the Alliance for International Educational and Cultural Exchange as its executive director in 1994. Previously, he spent 18 years with the U.S. Information Agency as a Foreign Service Officer. He served as Cultural Attaché in Beijing in the years immediately following the Tiananmen Square events of 1989, and at two posts in Thailand. He also served in Washington as staff director in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and as chief of Advising and Student Services. McCarry also has worked as a Congressional aide and as a journalist. He received an M.A. from the University of Texas (Austin), a B.A. from Notre Dame, and studied at Melbourne University in Australia as a Rotary Graduate Fellow.

Strategic Planning in Uncertain Times

This webinar took place in September 2009

Hosted by AIEA / Duke University
Sponsored by AIEA Professional Development Committee

Description

The process of strategic planning is relatively simple to describe, but how it is actually done depends greatly on two things:

  • Institutional culture: the character or ‘personality’ of your college or university; and
  • Institutional uncertainty: changes or conditions in your surrounding environment which complicate your work as an SIO.

Prior to the webinar itself, participants will receive an outline of the strategic planning process in general. We’ll refer to this at several points in the webinar itself, but we will spend most of our time looking at how both institutional culture and institutional uncertainties affect the process. We’ll begin the webinar with a very quick overview of the strategic planning process, keyed to the outline distributed beforehand. Then we will move directly to a consideration of how institutional culture influences the way in which plans are made. We’ll spend most of our time, however, dealing with “uncertainties” which affect many of us.

We’ll pay particular attention to three of these:

  • Planning under conditions of resource scarcity
  • Planning during times of transition (e.g., new leadership, restructuring)
  • Planning in the absence of high-level support

In each case, we will not be offering prescriptions or solutions. We’ll try instead to suggest ways in which you can approach or frame these issues, as you begin to grapple with them. Our presenters will talk for no more than thirty minutes. This will leave us an additional thirty minutes for questions and answers. Please click here to download the presentation.

Presenters

Riall Nolan
Professor of Anthropology
Purdue University

The former Associate Provost and Dean of International Programs at Purdue. Dr. Nolan managed international programs at the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Cincinnati before joining Purdue in 2003. In his role as Associate Provost at Purdue, his office oversaw study abroad, international students and scholars, strategy and policy development for overseas activities, and the development of international linkages. Active in both NAFSA and AIEA (including as a former board member of AIEA), Nolan presents frequently on issues of international education practice and strategy.

JoAnn McCarthy
Consultant on Internationalization of Higher Education

Formerly Assistant Provost for International Affairs at the University of Pennsylvania, she is a past president of the Association of International Education Administrators. She served as chair for the International Education Leadership Knowledge Community of NAFSA and the NAFSA taskforce on campus internationalization. Dr. McCarthy is a frequent consultant, author, and speaker on the internationalization of higher education and the emerging role of the research university in global civil society.

Campuswide Support for International Program Crisis Management Planning, From Accidents/Injuries to H1N1

This webinar took place in August 2009

Hosted by AIEA / Duke University
Sponsored by AIEA Professional Development Committee

Description

This webinar will provide information, resources, and models to inform colleges, universities, and study abroad program providers to plan for and respond to crises abroad. Whether responding to environmental disasters, political instability, or group-based or free-time student injury and death, it is critical that campuswide collaboration is planned and tested in the U.S. and abroad. Presenters will provide resources to help enable effective support by campuses, introduction to the WPI Campuswide Crisis Management Model for Study Abroad, including information and resources to support Planning for H1N1 impact during the 2009/10 academic year. Dr. Gary Rhodes, Director of the SAFETI (Safety Abroad First – Educational Travel Information) Clearinghouse of the Center for Global Education at Loyola Marymount University will present about resources to support campuswide crisis management planning and crisis management team building. Natalie Mello, Director of Global Operations, Interdisciplinary & Global Studies Division and the WPI Crisis Management Team will provide a background on their roles, resources to support crisis management team development at other institutions, and be available to respond to questions during Q&A.

Presenters

Co-Chair, Gary Rhodes, Director, SAFETI Clearinghouse, Center for Global Education
Co-Chair, Natalie Mello, Director of Global Operations, Interdisciplinary & Global Studies Division
Loyola Marymount University Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) Study Abroad Crisis Management Team
Richard F Vaz, Dean, Interdisciplinary & Global Studies Division
Michael Curley, University Compliance Officer and Risk Manager
Regina Roberto, Director of the Student Health Center
Philip Clay, Dean of Students (Student Conduct Issues)
Charlie Morse, Director of the Student Development and Counseling Center
Leanne Johnson, Program Administrator, Global Perspective Program, Interdisciplinary & Global Studies Division

Co-Chairs

Gary Rhodes
Director of the Center for Global Education and an Affiliated Faculty Member
The School of Education at Loyola Marymount University (LMU) in Los Angeles, California.

He received his Ph.D. and MS.Ed. in Education and his M.A. in International Relations from the University of Southern California (USC), and his B.A. from the University of California at Santa Barbara. He has taught courses at the graduate level at USC and the University of California at Los Angeles on Administration of International Programs in U.S. Higher Education. He has written and presented widely on issues of safety, risk and crisis management, and legal issues and study abroad and has served as an expert witness for cases involving safety and study abroad. The Center’s SAFETI (Safety Abroad First – Educational Travel Information) Clearinghouse includes a wide variety of crisis management and response resources to assist U.S. colleges and universities respond to crises abroad. The Center’s StudentsAbroad.com Study Abroad Student Handbooks and GlobalScholar.us online courses for study abroad provide resources to assist in student training for safety and study abroad. He is a member of the Coordinating Council for OSAC: U.S. Department of State and sits on the Interassociational Task Force on Health and Safety in Study Abroad He is part of NAFSA: Association of International Educators Trainer Corps and a NAFSA Mentor. He received Fulbright Grants to India (2002) and South Africa (2001).

Natalie A. Mello
Director of Global Operations in the Interdisciplinary and Global Studies Division
Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)

Mello oversees all aspects of the administration and management of WPI’s global perspective program, including student recruitment, risk management, health and safety issues, participant orientation, and faculty adviser training. These programs exist in the United States, Europe, Latin America, Southeast Asia, Africa, and the South Pacific and involve more than 600 participants yearly. Mello is involved with national education abroad organizations, particularly in the areas of risk management , and has become recognized for developing a model for responsible risk management for off-campus experiences. Mello currently serves as the chair of the Advisory Council for The Forum on Education Abroad and chaired the Forum’s 2008 Annual Conference in Boston. She has served as chair for NAFSA’s Region XI, as the education abroad representative for Region XI, and was part of NAFSA’s Strengthening the Association Working Groups in 2004. Mello contributed to the 2005 edition of NAFSA’s 'Guide to Education Abroad for Advisers and Administrators'. She has also published and presented in the areas of engineering education, education abroad, and educational outcomes assessment. Mello is a member of the NAFSA Trainer Corps, was a mentor in the NAFSA Academy, and sits on the Interassociational Task Force on Health and Safety in Study Abroad. Mello holds a BA in Art from Connecticut College, a Graduate Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language from Clark University, and a Master of Liberal Arts from Clark University.

About WPI Global Perspective Program – The Crisis Management Team: Over 50% of all WPI students complete at least one academic project off campus, in locations from Boston to Bangkok, London to Limerick, Worcester to Windhoek and Cape Town to Copenhagen. Student work in small teams in close collaboration with faculty mentors. Crisis response discussion and resources will include a focus on the WPI campuswide crisis management team as well as faculty and student training.

 

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