Special CANIE Americas Meeting: CANIE Accord for Associations This special CANIE Americas event was specifically for Associations across the Americas in support of the CANIE Accord. During this session CANIE Americas members provided a brief overview of the CANIE Accord and spoke with representatives from three Signatory organizations in the region to hear about their process, commitments, and barriers along the way and how they plan to support their members in climate action. YouTube: Reduced version (25 mins); Full version (63 mins)
Report: Can a better admissions experience increase international student enrollment?White paper addressing the top challenges that international students experience during the admissions process, the top resources and websites international students rely on, key topics of information international students want to know, student sentiment across the entire admissions process, and recommendations for higher-ed and admissions leaders to improve the admissions journey.
AIEA Member, Dr. Blase S. Scarnati Jr. has had a commentary piece published in the June 4 University World News, entitled “Reversing Racist Practices in International Higher Education” (https://www.universityworldnews.com/post.php?story=20220603104000323). It is based on four areas of concern identified in a recently published large-scale survey of efforts to decolonize the curriculum and pedagogies by multiple disciplines and universities worldwide (Shahjahanet al. 2022). In particular, the piece calls for a focus on connecting international programming with global/local communities and sociopolitical movements.
Re-imagining Higher Education Worldwide (Web) "In Fall of 2020 and Spring of 2021, faculty from GSEHD’s International Education Program (IEP) hosted a series of three online meetings that were funded by GW’s internal Seminar Series grant. The focus of the seminars was on higher education in a post-COVID world. This report, elements of which are currently being adapted for an academic paper, is a summary of the outcome of the three-part series. Although the passage of time since the third seminar ended in April of 2021 has not shown us to be in a post-COVID world yet, this report offers a snapshot in time of how a sample of higher education experts in different parts of the world at the time were responding to the pandemic and thinking about the future of their work."
Global Higher Education During COVID-19: Policy, Society, and Technology, 2022 (web) This book explores the impacts of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) for global mobility in the field of international higher education. Specifically, it responds to the growing need for new insights and perspectives to improve higher education policy and practice in the era of COVID-19; Joshua S. McKeown is Associate Provost for International Education & Programs at SUNY Oswego and International Education Leadership Fellow at the University at Albany, USA; Krishna Bista is Professor of Higher Education in the Department of Advanced Studies, Leadership and Policy at Morgan State University, Maryland, USA; Roy Y. Chan is Assistant Professor of Education and Director of the Doctor of Education (EdD) program in Leadership and Professional Practice in the Helen DeVos College of Education at Lee University, Tennessee, USA. (This book can also be purchased on Amazon or Barnes & Noble).
"The International University: Models and Muddles" (.pdf)This article by Jane Knight takes a three-prong approach to examining models of the international university. Part one "analyzes the meaning of higher education internationalization, changing rationales, and new developments related to internationalization on campus and abroad. The second part focuses on the current interpretation- some say confusion- of what constitutes an international university by looking at three models or generations of international higher education institutions. The final part returns to the broader issues of higher education internationalization and examines the benefits, risk, and unintended consequences."
The Cascading Impact of COVID-19 on Women in International Education (web)This article from the 2020-2021 Diversity Abroad Taskforce for Career Advancement and Belonging (McKenna Hughes, Randeep Kullar, Anna Hayes, Daniella Lubey) outlines the various challenges and burdens COVID-19 has created for women in the workforce (including those in leadership positions in the field) and identifies several key areas of focus by which companies and institutions may fight these trends and their effects going forward.
EducationUSA/U.S. Department of State resources for international students
Measuring progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (web)SDG Tracker presents data across all available indicators from the Our World in Data database, using official statistics from the UN and other international organizations. It is a free, open-access publication that tracks global progress towards the SDGs and allows people around the world to hold their governments accountable to achieving the agreed goals.
“EUA Briefing: University Mergers in Europe” (pdf) This new briefing by the European University Association (EUA) examines around 130 cases of university mergers and clusters since 2000 and identifies different patterns across the continent.
Internationalisation for All? Wider Inclusion in the Internationalisation of Higher Education (pdf) This report from the Academic Cooperation Association (ACA) “aims to address a wider pool of underrepresented groups in (international) higher education (and particularly in student mobility).” Special attention is given to “underrepresented groups that were previously targeted separately, such as students from lower socioeconomic backgrounds, students without higher education background, students with disabilities, students from minority or migrant backgrounds, students with a refugee background, adult learners, working students…to develop comprehensive, system-level policies and approaches.”
OECD Skills Strategy 2019: Skills to Shape a Better Future (multiple formats) The most recent Skills Strategy publication from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) "takes account of the lessons learned from applying the original skills strategy in 11 countries since 2012, while also incorporating new OECD evidence about the skills implications of megatrends, such as globalisation, digitalisation, population ageing, and migration. The Strategy also incorporates new learning...about skills policies that work in these three broad components: developing relevant skills over the life course, using skills effectively in work and society, and strengthening the governance of skills systems."
The Shape of Global Higher Education (pdf) The latest report from the British Council compares international student mobility, international research collaboration and transnational education across 20 countries in Europe and the Americas.
ASEM ME7 Bucharest Statement (link to pdf and related documents) The Asian and European Education Ministers adopted the Bucharest Statement at the Asia-Europe Meeting of Education Ministers (ASEM ME7) in Bucharest on May 15–16. Themed "Connecting education: Inclusion, Mobility and Excellence in Support of the Sustainable Development Goals," the Bucharest Statement “underlines the importance of the link between the ASEM Education Process and sustainable development for achieving Agenda 2030. The Statement also acknowledges digitalization as a transversal theme in ASEM.”
Realizing Education for All in the Digital Age (pdf) Compiled by Asian Development Bank, this collection of nine Policy Briefs is drawn from the work of Think20 (T20) task forces on “2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (Task Force 1)” and “The Future of Work and Education for the Digital Age (Task Force 7). It aims to provide recommendations to help guide the discussions among the G20 leaders and partners and inspire global and national actions.
“Netherlands: international students have difficulties ‘finding their way’” (article) This article by Kerrie Kennedy in The PIE News examines a recent survey of international students in the Netherlands, with attention given to “[struggles] to connect with their Dutch peers, find accommodation and [the potential for] extreme stress and psychological problems.”
The Global Studies Literature Review, No. 9 (publication available for download on website) Edited by Rebecca Hovey and Bryan McAllister-Grande, this digital download is an academic, peer-reviewed collection of book reviews, synopses, and interviews with leading scholars in the field of the international education.
The Overseas Security Advisory Council's (OSAC) Academia Working Group (AWG) (web page) OSAC promotes security cooperation between the U.S. Government and American private sector organizations worldwide. OSAC’s goal is to support U.S. organizations by sharing security information and developing efficient and cost effective communication networks. The Academic Working Group enables its members to collaborate, network, and benchmark on safety, security, and health issues in education abroad. Their goals include examining the security needs of U.S. colleges and universities operating abroad in any capacity. Membership is free; after applying, users can request to join the AWG by going to the Common Interest Council page(log-in required to access page).
European Parliament Study: Internationalisation of Higher Education (pdf) Requested by the European Parliament's Committee on Culture and Education, this study pulls from surveys, a digital learning analysis, and numerous national reports both within and beyond Europe in order to characterize and advise on internationalization of higher education in its European context.
The Shape of Global Higher Education, Volume 3(pdf) Written by Dr. Graeme Atherton, this third volume in the Shape of Global Higher Education series focuses on the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member states, a region with increasing intra-regional student mobility, several TNE (trasnational education) hub countries, and increasing within-region research partnerships and collaboration. Institutions within the region can find crucial information to support further regional activities; for institutions outside of the region, this study provides insight to support interaction and raise the profile with institutions in the region.
Using Travel Advisories to Draft Policies and Guide Practices (article) This article from Terra Dotta discusses the advantages of the U.S. State Department’s revamped travel advisory system, as well as the challenges it can create for universities. Professionals from International Health, Safety and Security Offices at two leading universities share how the system has affected their study abroad programming and policies.
Social Media for Global Education (Facebook group)This Facebook group was designed as a community-building platform to share resources and information and offer peer-to-peer support centered on the intersection between global education and social media platforms. The organizers plan to host regular Facebook live shows and webinars to discuss and show how social media can be used in higher education settings to enhance teaching, learning, and global outreach.
Journal of International Students (JIS)(website) This journal is an academic, interdisciplinary, and peer-reviewed, quarterly publication on international student affairs. The goal of the Journal is to feature narrative, theoretical and empirically-based research articles, student/faculty reflections, study abroad experiences, and book reviews relevant to international students and their cross-cultural experiences and understanding in international education.
Ten Trends - Transformative Changes in Higher Education (.pdf available to download at website)This British Council report provides knowledge and understanding of the complex forces shaping global higher education, offering context to support the education sector and its stakeholders in developing more informed internationalization strategies, management plans, and institutional practices.
This brief summary of the 2017 World Bank report "At a Crossroads: Higher Education in Latin America and the Caribbean" synthesizes the major points of the report and distills information relevant for Senior International Officers and other international education leaders. Prepared by Yulisa Lin.
ONE Report: The African Century (.pdf) This brief report from ONE.org describes how the 21st century is the "African Century," with statistics and information on issues relevant to all who currently partner with or are considering partnerships with African institutions or organizations.
Now You're In Charge (Website) This article by Allison M. Vaillancourt for Chronicle Vitae includes helpful advice and considerations for those entering into their first administrative position in higher education.
The Internationalization Toolkit (Website) The Internationalization Toolkit is one of ACE’s Center for Internationalization and Global Engagement’s most popular resources. It includes policies, programs, surveys, and other information from a variety of institutions, which can serve as models for colleges and universities as they pursue their internationalization goals.
An Open Letter to Vietnamese Parents & Students Interested in Study in the USA (Website) This article, by Mark Ashwill, is intended for Vietnamese parents and students who are concerned about the possible impact of the US presidential election on international students. The author describes the letter as "truthful PR, a way to jam the transmission of rumormongers, and a reality check for those who lack reliable information."
Reith Lecture Series: Kwame Anthony Appiah (Website)This resource includes recordings from four radio lectures by previous AIEA keynote speaker Kwame Anthony Appiah and they are, collectively, entirely relevant to international education and very entertaining and challenging.
This book, by Susan R. Komives and Wendy Wagner, focuses on the Social Change Model, in which leadership is a purposeful, collaborative, values-based process using multiple perspectives to enact positive social change.
Academic Impressions: Five Strategies for Leading Change (webpage) This article draws on academic literature from social science, communication studies, and organizational management disciplines to discuss five strategies that leaders can employ to effect change at their institutions.
Evaluating International Research Experiences for Graduate Students (webpage) Executive Summary, recording, and more information from the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) - National Science Foundation (NSF)- Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) workshop “Evaluating International Research Experiences for Graduate Students” held February 16, 2016 at NSF.
Hot Trends for Senior International Officers 2015 (.pdf) NAFSA’s International Education Leadership Knowledge Community (IEL KC) surveyed Senior International Officers to learn the biggest issues they are facing in 2015. This infographic highlights key takeaways and findings.
The TeamUp RoadMap A Guide to Building Strategic U.S.-Japan Educational Partnerships (website) The RoadMap is for anyone interested in what is emerging as a new, dynamic era in partnerships between institutions of higher education in the United States and Japan. It has a specific focus on student mobility, building on the good work already being done to: enable more and new kinds of students to travel back and forth; enhance the experience of students already studying in the other country; embed such student mobility in bi-national, mutually beneficial, strategic partnerships. The RoadMap serves those already engaged in such collaborations and those just starting out. It guides faculty and administrators through the process of partnership initiation and enhancement by pulling together cutting-edge research, best practices, lessons learned, and exemplary case studies, organized around critical topics.
Global Leadership Bibliography (website) This reading list is compiled annually by the Global Leadership Advancement Center at San Jose State University. It contains both empirical research and trade books on global leadership and closely related topics and is updated annually.
NAFSA Blog (blog) On the NAFSA blog, the importance and impact of international education are in the spotlight. Join the conversation. Take action to support public policies that promote a better world through educational exchanges. Discuss innovative approaches to making the college experience more international.
Unintentional Diplomats: International Science Engagement and Science Diplomacy by U.S. Higher Education Institutions (paper) AIEA leadership and science policy staff at the U.S. Department of State have been working together over the last two years to better understand international science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) engagement by U.S. higher education institutions (HEI) and the potential implications of such engagement for U.S. science diplomacy. This paper reports on a survey that AIEA conducted on these topics in late 2012 and early 2013 and discusses the implications of its results. Authors: AIEA Past President Susan B. Sutton and Elizabeth E. Lyons of the U.S. Department of State
A Failure to Capitalize on Globalization (article) AIEA President Harvey Charles and Executive Director Darla Deardorff's June 2014 charge to university presidents in the Chronicle of Higher Education.
Engaging the Academy: the Next Frontier? (article) Article by Douglas Proctor, originally published in IEAA Vista Magazine, Autumn 2014. The article looks at how frequently academic/faculty staff featured in the titles of conferences sessions at the major international education conferences last year (including AIEA) and then draws further inspiration from the recent EAIE-IEAA “Leadership Needs in International Higher Education in Australia and Europe” report.
IE Leaders (blog) AIEA Member John D. Heyl's blog and webpage provides resources for those in positions to lead international education at their institution.
The Future of International Higher Education (video) Dr. Gilbert Merkx, Director of Duke University Center of International Studies, and Dr. Darla Deardorff, Director of the Association of International Education Administrators, discuss the future of international higher education and the history of the American higher education system. From Duke University's John Hope Franklin Center for Interdisciplinary and International Studies' Wednesdays at the Center series.
Spring 2014 article in The Boston College Center for International Higher Education's International Higher Education by Dr. Darla Deardorff that outlines a few principles as a call for further reflection and discussion on what truly makes for rigorous outcomes assessment in international education.Links to all editions of the publication can be found at www.bc.edu/cihe.
International and Diversity Offices Look for Ways to Work Together October 18, 2013 article in The Chronicle for Higher Education by Karin Fischer on the two-day meeting sponsored by ACE (American Council on Education) that aims to bridge that divide between international and diversity offices and explore the potential for collaboration between multicultural education and internationalization efforts on campuses. Article text available at this link.
International Higher Education International Higher Education is the quarterly publication of the Center for International Higher Education at Boston College. The journal is a reflection of the Center's mission to encourage an international perspective that will contribute to enlightened policy and practice through commentary and current information on key issues that shape higher education worldwide. Links to all editions can be found at www.bc.edu/cihe.
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.
IAU Launches "Affirming Academic Values in Internationalization of Higher Education" Together with the International Ad Hoc Expert Group on Re-thinking Internationalization, the IAU launches "Affirming Academic Values in Internationalization of Higher Education: A Call for Action." This Call for Action shines a light on the changing process of internationalization, its many benefits and potential adverse impacts, whilst also outlining how institutions can re-center the process of internationalization around academic fundamentals. Comments, reactions, suggestion for how to turn the principles of the Call into actions and offers of endorsement for the Call can be sent to the IAU at firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line stating "The Call."
Globalization and Education Clearinghouse The International Higher Education Clearinghouse (IHEC) is an online resource for scholars and practitioners in higher education who are concerned with international trends and practices. It is designed to be a portal to the endless resources on the web, but organized and summarized in a way to help visitors make efficient use of their time. Links cover a range of information including Bologna and the GATS, databases with statistics on international student mobility, policy trends throughout the world in regard to quality assurance, financing higher education, equity and access. Recent papers and publications produced by the World Bank, UNESCO, various professional associations and research centers are also easily available at the IHEC.
UNESCO Portal for Higher Education Institutions The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has established an online Portal on Higher Education Institutions. The Portal provides access to: higher education institutions sanctioned either by government or other competent authorities and general information about higher education, accreditation, quality assurance and related subjects in various countries. It is an entry point to each country's institutions and information, and not a centralized database or international "list." Currently, information can be accessed on the following countries: Argentina, Australia, Canada, China, Egypt, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Malaysia, Nigeria, Norway, United Kingdom, and the United States of America. In the next stage of the project, the number of countries covered will be expanded.
The GlobalHigherEd Blog The GlobalHigherEd blog is edited by Kris Olds (University of Wisconsin-Madison) and Susan Robertson (University of Bristol). GlobalHigherEd was established in 2007 and currently receives about 7,000 visits per month from people based around the world in a wide array of institutions (including consulting firms, credit rating agencies, foundations and funding councils, higher education associations, the media, ministries and associated development agencies, multilateral agencies, and universities), as well as members of the public.The GlobalHigherEd blog is designed to highlight and then archive information about new developments (e.g., a new policy or development project), resources (e.g., reports, websites), analytical networks, and so on, so as to better track what is happening with respect to the construction of new globalized knowledge/spaces.
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