There are two new additions from AIEA. On the Institutional Structures Page: Moving to the Center: Five strategies for strengthening institutional commitment to global initiatives (2015) describes the importance of global competencies for students is widely acknowledged, yet SIOs and the units they lead are often on the periphery of colleges and universities Fortunately, formal power is not the only way to increase the impact and prominence of global initiatives. This Issue Brief offers five strategies SIOs can use to better understand their institutions and help them “Move Global to the Center.” And on the Education Abroad page, “Ten quick tips for working with education abroad provider organizations” (AIEA, 2015). The proliferation of provider organizations working in the broadly-defined “industry” of U.S. education abroad, has made it increasingly challenging for even the most experienced education abroad professional to differentiate organizations and to determine with whom to partner. Long-standing affiliations and professional loyalties are being tested by the arrival of a new cadre of innovative and entrepreneurial organizations and without doubt competition for students and attention is intensifying. This AIEA issue brief provides ten quick tips for working with study abroad providers.
NAFSA has added a new resource to the Comprehensive Internationalization section. Developing Sustainable Resources for Internationalization provides international education professionals with the information they need to successfully obtain funding and resources to support their internationalization efforts.
AIEA’s Provost’s Perspectives series has been updated with a piece from Mette Hjort of Lingnan University: “The Liberal Arts and Internationalization: Leveraging Student Mobility, Partnerships, and Faculty Hires.” The link can be found in the Institutional Structures section as a free publication.
AAU has added a link to the paper Principles and Guidelines for Establishing Joint Academic Programs and Campuses Abroad. This resource can be found in the Partnerships and Collaboration section as a free publication.
AIEA has added several list-serv summaries to the Conferences, List-Servs, and Periodicals section. Topics include international offices communications staff, international engineering students, and International Partnership Evaluation rubrics.
ACE has added a link to its latest installment of Internationalization in Action. The first in a 3-part series on internationalizing the co-curriculum, this installment focuses on integrating international students. This resource can be found in the Co-Curriculum section as a web resource.
AIEA has added several new resources. Presentations from the 2015 AIEA Annual Conference were added to the Comprehensive Internationalization section. In the Mission and Strategic Planning section, an occasional paper titled “Strategic Planning for Internationalization in Higher Education” was added. AIEA has also updated two of their recurring series, the Provost’s Perspective, which can be found in the Faculty and Administrator Development section, and the AIEA list-serv summaries, which can be found in the Conferences, List-Servs, and Periodicals section.
AIRC has added a link to its new paper Agency Based International Recruitment: Members’ Perceptions on Baseline and Best Practices in Agency Management, Campus Services For International Students, Institutional Transparency. This paper is in support of AIRC’s core mission to identify and promote standards and best practice in international recruitment. In the paper, AIRC asked experienced institutional and agency members to address the question: “What would key elements of baseline and best practices look like on a typical AIRC campus?” This resource can be found in the International Students and Scholars section as a free publication.
AAC&U has added several new resources this month. Two resources have been added to the Conferences, Listservs, and Periodicals section. The first is AAC&U’s 2015 Global Learning in College Network for Academic Renewal Meeting in October, and the second is a link to information about the AAC&U Annual Meeting. In the Assessment and Evaluation section, a link has been added to the AAC&U Global Learning VALUE Rubric, which is a free resource for institutional-level use in evaluating and discussing global learning. In the Curriculum section, AAC&U has added a link to Campus Models and Case Studies in the area of global learning. In the Faculty and Administrator section, resources have been added from the 2015 AAC&U Centennial Annual Meeting.
ACE has added a link to a new report on international higher education partnerships. International Higher Education Partnerships: A Global Review of Standards and Practices is based on an analysis of standards of good practice set forth by organizations in the U.S. and around the world. The paper identifies key issues entailed in developing and implementing sound international partnerships, and explores strategies for addressing them effectively. Examples and advice from a variety of programs and institutions are included. This resource can be found in the Partnerships and Collaboration section as a free publication.
ACE has added a link to a new report on joint and dual degrees. Mapping International Joint and Dual Degrees: U.S. Program Profiles and Perspectives explores international joint and dual degree programs administered by U.S. colleges and universities. Topics include program characteristics and policies, academic focus areas, partner locations, and programmatic challenges, as well as the role of joint and dual degree programs in broader institutional strategy and planning. This resource can be found in the Curriculum section as a free publication.