AIEA is pleased to announce nine pre-conference workshops on February 16-17.
Current AIEA members receive member discount pricing.

NOTE: There is a separate fee for each workshop. Registration for these workshops is on the conference registration form. Workshops are subject to a minimum and maximum number of participants.

Sunday, February 16,  8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Sunday, February 16, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Monday, February 17, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Pre-Conference Workshop Descriptions

AIEA Workshop: The New SIO: Roles, Areas of Responsibility, Tasks, and Function(s) within the University
Sunday, February 16, 8 am - 12 pm

The New SIO: Roles, Areas of Responsibility, Tasks, and Function(s) within the University will consider three broad topics:

  • The role(s) of SIO within the international office, including operations, organization, structure, and staffing; and working as a diplomat, entrepreneur, educator, leader, and manager
  • The role(s) of the SIO within the university, including international programs, resource development, internationalization, and assessment & quality assurance
  • The transition from theory to practice

Participants will be asked to analyze their own job description in light of other SIO job descriptions and to consider what would “standard” SIO job description might include.  Small groups will discuss which SIO topics/roles/tasks/areas of responsibility are most pressing at their own institution.  Finally, participants will be asked to assess their individual current skill level/knowledge, to develop individual learning goals, and to make a plan of AIEA conference sessions that will be most appropriate for meeting their own goals.

This workshop is particularly important for administrators who have been newly appointed to a Senior International Officer position or who have fewer than two years’ experience in such a position.  The workshop is also suggested for faculty members or international education administrators who aspire to be an SIO.  Colleagues at Community Colleges who have been assigned some or all of the duties of an SIO and/or who have responsibility for internationalization are also welcome.

Joseph Brockington is Associate Provost for International Programs and Professor of German language and literature at Kalamazoo College. A former Chair of the Section on U.S. Students Abroad of NAFSA, Joe has served as a member of the founding board of the Forum on Education Abroad, AIEA Executive Committee, and the national team of the International Education Leadership Knowledge Committee of NAFSA. He currently chairs the Ethics working group of the Forum on Education Abroad. Dr. Brockington has published and presented on topics in education abroad, international programs administration, campus internationalization, and legal and risk management issues in education abroad.

Jun Liu is Associate Provost for International Initiatives, Chief International Officer, and Professor of Applied Linguistics at Georgia State University. An international educator and leader, Liu is Past President of TESOL International (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc.), Vice President of ISCLT (International Society of Chinese Language Teaching), Senior Advisor for Hanban (Office of the Chinese Language Council International), and AIEA 2012-13 Neal Presidential Fellow. Liu has published extensively in the areas of intercultural communication, communicative competence, and language education.

Alba De Leon holds a doctorate with a focus in International Education and Entrepreneurship from the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas. De Leon serves as International Liaison for Palo Alto College, a member of the Alamo Colleges, and is an active member in AIEA. Working as the International Liaison between Palo Alto College and Alamo College's Office of International Programs De Leon assumes some of the responsibilities of an SIO without this official title and works at various levels with administration and faculty in the process of internationalization.

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AIEA/AAC&U Workshop: Leadership for Global Learning: Getting the Gears Aligned
Sunday, February 16, 8 am - 12 pm

There is widespread agreement that a global perspective is essential for students graduating from college today. There is also a growing consensus about the multiple dimensions of global learning.  What remains to be done is to bring coherence to the disparate spaces where global learning now takes place so students have a better understanding of the best pathways and pedagogies that will help them acquire the global capacities they need-in their work life and civic life.  Senior International Officers can play a central role at this critical juncture. This workshop is designed to explore how such leadership can help others on campus who have different roles work in tandem with one another.

This workshop will use the newly published Global Learning Rubric created collectively by campus practitioners over a nearly two-year period and published in August 2013 by the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U).  Field tested against students' work and revised four times in response to feedback from over a hundred colleagues, AAC&U's Global Learning Rubric was designed to help insure quality at the program level. In that capacity, it becomes an especially useful tool for SIOs and other leaders seeking to bring coherence and connection within and across the myriad spaces where global learning occurs.

In its Shared Futures global initiative over the past decade, AAC&U has seen colleges and universities create far more comprehensive curricular structures for global learning characterized in part by efforts to integrate rather than isolate global learning.  What do these new structures look like and how do they offer new opportunities for leadership?  Where are opportunities to integrate the global learning within study abroad with the global learning within community-based learning?  How can SIOs and their staff work with faculty and student affairs leaders to create an overall educational environment for global learning that becomes a recognizable part of the campus ethos and identity?  And what does the current research reveal about the pedagogies and practices that enhance global learning?

Kevin Hovland is Senior Director of Global Learning and Curricular Change at AAC&U. He is responsible for the curriculum and faculty development initiative, "Shared Futures: Global Learning and Social Responsibility", projects of which have been funded by the Luce Foundation, The Mellon Foundation, and the US Department of Education (FIPSE). He is also the executive editor of Diversity & Democracy: Civic Learning for Shared Futures, an AAC&U periodical that provides campus practitioners with readily available information about successful diversity initiatives around the country and supports academic leaders and educators as they redesign diversity programs, civic engagement initiatives, and global learning opportunities to better prepare students for principled action in today's complex world.

Caryn McTighe Musil is Senior Scholar and Director of Civic Learning and Democracy Initiatives at AAC&U and formerly served as the Senior Vice President of the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Global Initiatives. She was the project director for the Global Learning Rubric and has worked through AAC&U projects to identify the intersections of global learning with diversity and civic learning,  She authored A Crucible Moment; Civic Learning and Democracy's Future released at the White House in 2012 and works with the Council of Europe through the International Consortium for Higher Education, Civic Responsibility, and Democracy to spur comparative ways across national borders to promote democratic cultures and human rights.

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AIEA/AIRC Workshop:  International Student Recruitment for Senior International Officers
Sunday, February 16, 8 am - 12 pm

This workshop is targeted at Senior International Officers who are interested in expanding their knowledge of key aspects of international recruitment.  The focus will be on understanding the range of international student recruitment issues in order to develop or refine a strategic recruitment plan for the educational institution.  Participants will be given the opportunity to begin to plan a new or revised international student recruitment plan for their institutions.

The workshop will be divided into the following sections: International Recruitment at your Institution: Who are the players?, Preparation; Strategies, Developing a Strategic Recruitment Plan, Enrollment Management, and Return on Investment.

Learning Goals:

1. What must be in place at an institution for successful international student recruitment?
2. Learn about the various methods available for international student recruitment
3. Understand the debate over the use of agents
4. If an institutional decides to use agents, what are the key decisions?
5. How to integrate international students recruitment into the larger enrollment management plan
6. How to calculate Return on Investment

Objective:  Participants will be able to return to their institution with basic knowledge to begin an international student recruitment plan. If the institution has a recruitment plan in place, participants will be able to use information from the workshop to assess its strengths and weaknesses and make appropriate changes.

David L. Di Maria is the director of international programs and services at Kent State University. In this role he oversees education abroad, international student & scholar services and international admissions across Kent State’s eight-campus system. Additionally, Di Maria manages Kent State’s representative offices in China and India as well as its academic centers in Italy and Switzerland. Di Maria earned a doctorate in educational policy and administration from The University of Minnesota.

Pia Wood is the Associate Provost, Center for International Education at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. As the Chief International Officer at UTK, she is responsible for oversight of Programs Abroad, International Student and Scholar Services, Linkages/Partnership Agreements, International Student Recruitment, the English Language Institute, and the International House. She has served in a number of elected positions including: President of AIEA (2009-2010) and President of ISA-South.  Her academic background includes a BA from the College of William & Mary, and a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Geneva in Switzerland.

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AIEA Workshop: Practical Approaches to Managing and Supporting Internationalization
Sunday, February 16, 1 - 5 pm

This advanced-level workshop will be structured on the lines of the AIEA Dialogue programs (a free-flowing conversation and sharing of information and experience among the participants) and is appropriate for SIOs and other colleagues who want to engage in a conversation, rather than presentations on the various topics.

Workshop topics for discussion will be determined by participants and might include the following: Defining internationalization and consideration of which type might be appropriate for various institutional types, aligning internationalization strategy with campus-wide priorities, dealing with institutional politics when supporting internationalization, strategies for establishing and sustaining faculty buy-in, using peer institutions to leverage the buy-in of faculty and senior administration, introduction to the measurement and assessment of campus internationalization, discussion and bibliography of resources to support internationalization, consideration of the  notion of the “End of Internationalization”  (Brandenburg & de Wit) and development of strategy for managing and supporting internationalization at one's own institution. Participants will receive both a survey as well as several readings on topics related to internationalization prior to the workshop.

Specifically we hope that Senior International Officers (SIOs) with responsibility for or engagement in campus internationalization; Provosts and other senior administrators with responsibility for overseeing internationalization will join the conversation.  (At least 5 years experience in higher education and/or higher education administration are strongly suggested for participation in this workshop.)

Joseph Brockington is Associate Provost for International Programs and Professor of German language and literature at Kalamazoo College. A former Chair of the Section on U.S. Students Abroad of NAFSA, Joe has served as a member of the founding board of the Forum on Education Abroad, AIEA Executive Committee, and the national team of the International Education Leadership Knowledge Committee of NAFSA. He currently chairs the Ethics working group of the Forum on Education Abroad. Dr. Brockington has published and presented on topics in education abroad, international programs administration, campus internationalization, and legal and risk management issues in education abroad.

H. Stephen Straight is professor emeritus of anthropology and linguistics at Binghamton University, State University of New York. He is founding director of Binghamton's award-winning Languages Across the Curriculum (LxC) program and served 10 years as vice provost for undergraduate education and international affairs. A former member of AIEA’s executive committee, Straight currently sits on the professional development and conference committees, and is president of the Linguistic Association of Canada and the United States.

Paaige K. Turner is an associate professor in the Department of Communication at Saint Louis University.  In 2013 she received a Fulbright-Nehru International Education Administrators Seminar Award and in 2012 the Outstanding New Professional Award from NAFSA: Association of International Educators Region IV.  She holds a BS from University of Oregon in Speech and Marketing as well as MS and PhD degrees in Organizational Communication from Purdue University

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AIEA Workshop: From Faculty to SIO
Sunday, February 16, 1 - 5 pm

Making the transition from being a faculty member to being an SIO is more complicated than it might appear on the surface. It’s not just a different job; it’s a different culture. This workshop will approach becoming a successful SIO as a process of cross-cultural transition and learning.

We will discuss why and how administrative searches (and particularly searches for SIOs) are significantly different from those for faculty members, and what you can do to identify and secure a rewarding position. We’ll look at how and why higher educational institutions vary, and what this means for the specifics of an SIO’s job. We will spend much of the workshop looking in detail at how and why SIOs succeed, what new habits of mind might be helpful for new hires, and what obstacles and challenges one is likely to encounter. We will examine the career tracks of SIOs, at how and why things may change over time, and how success and satisfaction in the SIO’s job differs from that of a faculty member. Finally, we’ll discuss how new SIOs can use professional development plans to further build their skills and competencies on the job.

This workshop will be most useful for faculty members who are either considering becoming an SIO, those who have recently stepped into the SIO role, or those existing SIOs who have obtained an SIO position at a new institution. The emphasis in the workshop is less on “nuts and bolts” and more on the strategic management of one’s career, and in particular, on the cultural core values and expectations which distinguish SIO roles from faculty ones.

Riall Nolan is Professor of Anthropology at Purdue University, and until recently, he was Associate Provost and Dean of International Programs there. Dr. Nolan has managed international programs at both the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Cincinnati before joining Purdue in 2003. In 2005, Purdue University won NAFSA’s prestigious Simon Award for international education. Nolan teaches and consults on the application of anthropology to global issues, and work and learning in cross-cultural environments.  He is a past AIEA board member as well as chairing AIEA’s last two strategic planning initiatives.

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AIEA/IIE Workshop: Implementing Strategic International Partnerships
Sunday, February 16, 1 - 5 pm

This workshop focuses on how to develop strategic and sustainable international partnerships, providing in-depth models from a number of countries around the world. Expert panelists will use their combined wealth of experience building partnerships to provide audience members with practical knowledge, lessons learned, and best practices for collaborating with partners in other countries. The workshop will combine a high-level policy perspective and the working-level practical perspective; the former by including a number of Embassy representatives to discuss their countries’ current priorities and programs, and the latter by including expert practitioners in the field of strategic international partnership building.

Clare Banks is Senior Manager of the Center for International Partnerships at the Institute of International Education. In her current role, Ms. Banks coordinates a number of programs focused on building sustainable partnerships among higher education institutions around the world. These include: the International Academic Partnership Program, the US-Indonesia Partnership Program and the Global Partnership Service. Ms. Banks holds a BA from Georgetown University and an MA from New York University.

Daniel Obst is Deputy Vice President of International Partnerships at the Institute of International Education (IIE) in New York. Mr. Obst oversees all the activities of IIE’s network of 1,100 member institutions, IIE’s publications and higher education services, IIE’s Center for International Partnerships in Higher Education, and IIE’s communications and digital strategy. Mr. Obst received his B.A. in International Relations from the George Washington University and holds a Master's degree in European Studies from the London School of Economics.

Susan Buck Sutton is Senior Advisor for International Initiatives at Bryn Mawr College and Emerita Associate Vice President of International Affairs and Chancellor’s Professor of Anthropology at Indiana University. Sutton has been President of AIEA, Chair of the International Education Leadership unit of NAFSA, and committees for the American Council on Education, Institute for International Education, and the International Association of Universities. Sutton has published five books and over 60 articles and is the recipient of the IIE Andrew Heiskell Award in 2009 and NAFSA’s 2011 Senator Paul Simon Award. Sutton received her B.A. from Bryn Mawr College and her Ph.D. from UNC.

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AIEA/NACUBO Workshop: Successful Strategic and Operational Approaches to Campus Internationalization
Monday, February 17, 8 am - 12 pm

As the international presence of US institutions grows, many issues regarding compliance, risk management, finance and legal issues, cash management, tax, HR and other infrastructure and operational support arise. How does the Senior International Officer work with various leaders at the institution, particularly those outside the academic area: compliance officers, risk managers, general counsel, comptrollers, tax and human resource officers? To set an institution on the most successful path as international programs grow, and to get the most out of institutional investment, networking among disparate parts of the university becomes increasingly critical. Learn about resources available for chief business officers (and their staff) in higher education who are motivated to understand international operations and to support them. Learn how institutions have successfully set up networks, specialized functions, or other approaches to ensure sufficient coordination and opportunity to work collaboratively with the provost, researcher or faculty member before one runs into an unexpected problem financially or legally.

Lisa Krim of Georgetown University, Bob Lammey of High Street Partners, Marta Perez Drake of NACUBO (National Association of College and University Business Officers) and Joseph Yohe of Georgetown University will lead discussion of successful strategic and organizational approaches to these challenges and will refer to NACUBO's resources that are geared to educate business officers working with the institution's leadership on international efforts. This workshop will focus on a typical US context and is geared to leaders in US institutions, but colleagues from other countries are welcome, should they want to consider adopting similar approaches in their own national context. Co-sponsored with the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO).

Marta Perez Drake is Vice President for Professional Development of the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO). NACUBO represents chief administrative and financial officers at more than 2,100 colleges and universities across the country. NACUBO's mission is to promote sound management and financial practices at colleges and universities. Before joining NACUBO, Marta worked at Georgetown University, Duke University and three higher education associations. Marta has served on several boards in the higher education, K-12 and non-profit sectors, and holds degrees from Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Bob Lammey leads the Higher Education practice at High Street Partners (HSP), a firm which provides international business solutions for universities with programs and activities abroad. He was previously the Director of Global Business Compliance at Harvard University. Bob is a CPA, began his career at Ernst & Young, and has worked abroad in both the UK and the Netherlands. He is also a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh.

Lisa Krim is the Senior Advisor to the President for Faculty Relations at Georgetown University, working on faculty matters across the university.  Prior to this role, she served in the Office of University Counsel for 15 years, ultimately as Interim Vice President and General Counsel, where she provided general legal counsel to the President, the University's governing boards and its senior academic and administrative officers.  Before joining Georgetown, Lisa practiced labor and employment law at O’Melveny & Myers LLP in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. and was a judicial law clerk in California.  Lisa graduated from Stanford University and earned her law degree from UCLA School of Law.

Joseph Yohe is the Associate Vice President for Risk Management at Georgetown University.  He has over 25 years of higher education experience in the areas of risk management & insurance, emergency management & operational continuity, and environmental health & safety.  He previously served as the Risk Manager at George Washington University.  Joseph has a Master’s Degree in Public Health from George Washington University and holds the designation of Associate in Risk Management from the Insurance Institute of America.

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AIEA/NAFSA Workshop: Acquiring Resources for Internationalization through an Integrated Strategy
Monday, February 17, 8 am - 12 pm

Resource constraint is a reality facing most higher education campuses. For internationalization to succeed, campuses must build a strategy that weaves international into campus culture, integrates strategic use of existing resources, seeking new sources of revenue, and leveraging resources through partnerships.

This workshop will offer an approach, set of steps, and examples of practices from other institutions for senior international officers to utilize and grow the people, budgets, and programs working together toward internationalization at all types of higher education institutions. The presenters will offer a three-part strategy that builds resource acquisition on tapping into existing institutional capacity, attracting new resources, and developing an institutional culture for widespread support of internationalization.

Dorothea Antonio is the Senior Director of Internationalization Services at NAFSA: Association of International Educators, contributing to the association’s strategies on internationalizing higher education and working closely with senior international education leaders.  Her background includes international education, training, and development, with academic, government, NGO, and business experience.   She previously directed academic exchange and development projects at World Learning.  At the University of Central Florida she directed international grants and proposals for the Office of International Studies.  She has also managed fellowship programs at the World Health Organization and led international recruitment programs. She has a B.A. from the University at Albany, TESOL certification from SIT Graduate Institute, and an M.A. in Latin American Studies from George Washington University.

John K. Hudzik served as Dean of International Studies and Programs at Michigan State University for 10 years, followed by five years as vice president for global engagement and strategic projects, before serving as acting university provost and vice president of academic affairs. Hudzik currently is NAFSA’s Senior Scholar for Internationalization. He has served on numerous international policy and advisory boards related to international development, regional and language studies, and internalization of higher education. A preeminent commentator and speaker at U.S. and international conferences on the direction of global higher education, he publishes frequently on the topic. Hudzik is a recognized scholar in international education and higher education internationalization, and is the recipient of a number of awards for his scholarly work. He is past president and chair of NAFSA’s Board of Directors and past president of the Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA).

Penelope “Nell” Pynes leads internationalization efforts at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro as Associate Provost for International Programs. Since 1995, she has worked to promote student/faculty exchange at UNCG and in the state. She piloted the Baden-Württemberg state-to-state program, which led to the establishment of UNC’s systemwide exchange program housed at UNCG. In 2005, she represented the UNC system in an administrative exchange at the Ministry of Science and Arts in Baden-Württemberg. Pynes facilitates and presents workshops in the areas of leadership and strategic planning, among other topics, preparing faculty and students for successful experiences abroad. She currently is chair-elect of NAFSA’s International Education Leadership Knowledge Community and serves on the Executive Committee of the Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA). She is a former Fulbright scholar to Heidelberg, Germany. Pynes earned her master’s degree from the University of Alabama and a doctorate in Germanic linguistics from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

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AIEA Workshop: Assessing Global Learning: Leadership Practices & Imperatives for the 21st Century Academy
Monday, February 17, 8 am - 12 pm

The success educational leaders achieve in making global learning truly universal across the academy wholly depends upon their institution’s ability to gather compelling evidence that such global learning outcomes are taking place. The assessment of global learning is therefore a necessary step towards universalizing it. Bringing together practitioners, researchers and SIOs, this workshop addresses the imperative of assessing global learning across higher international education while highlighting how various processes are being used today to identify, design, implement and assess multiple, intentional, and substantive encounters with global learning experiences throughout educational programs at home and away.

Designed for senior international administrators sensitive both to the role assessment plays in comprehensive campus internationalization and the role they play personally in making global learning assessment an institutional priority, this workshop provides practical examples of what senior international officers might be doing to support quality control processes generally, and assessment techniques specifically, in the evaluation and universalizing of global learning. Additional case studies emphasize how various assessment techniques, when used institution-wide and in conjunction with complementary indirect and direct methods (such as e-portfolios), can strengthen and sharpen larger global learning assessment strategies.  In small groups, workshop attendees will discuss and share challenges, opportunities and lessons learned at their own institutions along with leadership practices and pitfalls they have encountered.

Learning Outcomes:

1.  Review and evaluate the current state of direct and indirect methods used for assessing global learning in international education
2.  Review assessment concepts & practices required for leading and monitoring institution-wide assessment strategies focused on global learning
3.  Gain actionable knowledge about how various kinds of assessment processes are being used to gauge global learning, intercultural competence and campus internationalization
4.  Value how assessment instruments and processes help demonstrate global learning outcomes, universalize them across the institution, and aid in the design of larger institutional quality control processes

Scott G. Blair is Director of Assessment at CEA Study Abroad with responsibility for assessment processes across CEA’s study abroad programs. Dr. Blair served on the faculties of the University of New Haven, the Institut National des Sciences Politiques, the Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales, and the American University of Paris. He has published research in curriculum development and outcomes assessment in Frontiers. He holds a Doctorate in History from the Université de Paris Panthéon-Sorbonne.

Craig N. Shealy is Professor of Graduate Psychology at James Madison University and Executive Director of the International Beliefs and Values Institute (IBAVI) ( Dr. Shealy’s research on beliefs and values has been published and presented in a wide range of U.S. and international forums, including Making Sense of Beliefs and Values (in press, Springer Publishing).  The BEVI is used in multiple contexts to assess the processes and outcomes of international, multicultural, and transformative learning. 

Gil Latz is Associate Vice Chancellor for International Affairs at Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis, Associate Vice President of International Affairs, Indiana University, and Professor of Geography and Affiliate Faculty member in Philanthropic Studies. Dr. Latz completed his Ph.D. in Geography at The University of Chicago in 1986. His research on comparative regional development policy includes affiliation with Tokyo University and University of Florence. In his current role as senior international officer he is engaged in research and teaching on the assessment of international learning in the US and educational reform in Vietnam.

Lee Sternberger is Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and Executive Director, Office of International Programs at James Madison University. She currently leads campus-wide efforts in internationalizing university curricula, services and programs, and coordinates all global and international activities at JMU. With cross-disciplinary international interests, her primary program of research is concerned with assessing international learning processes and outcomes, particularly the affective, cognitive and developmental “transformation” that often results from exposure to different cultures.

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