Faculty and Administrator Development

See also: Conferences, List-servs, and Periodicals

Web Resources

“They were at the Beginning: Lessons from Leaders of Internationalization” (AIEA) is a new series of interviews conducted by Dr. Joan Gore provides knowledge from leaders who led the internationalization of higher education in the U.S. and abroad in the late 20th century. Leaders highlighted in this include Stephen DunnettArlene JacksonEarl KelloggBill LacyJoAnn McCarthyGil MerkxSusan Buck Sutton, and Michael Woolf. For more information, see http://www.aieaworld.org/lessons-from-leaders-in-izn

“Managing from the Middle: Eight Tips for New International Education Administrators for Working with Faculty” by Nick J. Gozik, Boston College. (AIEA)  This Issue Brief offers eight tips for new SIOs on managing from the middle, with a focus on working with faculty members. For more information, see http://www.aieaworld.org/issue-briefs.

International Resources (AACC): Disseminates information about online, print and social networking resources useful to faculty and staff at U.S. community colleges.

Internationalization in Action: Engaging Faculty in Internationalization (ACE): Faculty are critical to campus internationalization efforts. This resource features institutional strategies and good practices gathered from ACE member institutions with regard to faculty policies and procedures and professional development opportunities.

Fulbright Scholar Program Webinars (IIE): The Fulbright Scholar Program is pleased to announce a number of ongoing free webinars.

Provost’s Perspectives (AIEA): The purpose of this series is to shed light on the internationalization of higher education from the perspectives of the individuals responsible for the academic functioning of colleges and universities. The series hopes to capture Chief Academic Officers’ thinking and actions, to learn from their successes, and, as importantly, to learn from the constraints they and their institutions have faced in their internationalization endeavors.

Presidential Perspectives (AIEA): This series gives voice to the different ways in which higher education presidents define internationalization, align it with institutional mission and student learning outcomes, and understand both opportunities for internationalization and possible threats to it.

Publications (Free)

Diversity and Democracy, Volume 14, Number 2 (AAC&U):  This issue focuses on the importance of scientific literacy in global and interdisciplinary contexts and features promising campus practices from AAC&U member institutions.

Diversity and Democracy, Volume 14, Number 1 (AAC&U): This  issue focuses on educating students for personal and social responsibility in a diverse nation and interdependent world.  Diversity and Democracy is published three times a year.

Building International Connections for U.S. Universities: Fulbright Scholar Program (CIES):  A report on the ongoing impact Fulbright Scholars have on the internationalization of their home campuses after their return.  The report includes data and case studies on how returned Fulbright Scholars internationalize curricula, promote study abroad, attract foreign students and faculty, and enhance the global engagement of their communities.

Engaging Diverse Viewpoints: What is the Campus Climate for Perspective-Taking (AAC&U): Engaging Diverse Viewpoints focuses on whether—and which—environments promote students’ abilities to understand and be informed by perspectives that differ from their own. The report presents findings from a unique campus climate assessment tool—administered in 2007 to 24,000 students and 9,000 academic administrators, faculty, and student affairs professionals at twenty-three colleges and universities.

Internationalizing the Tenure Code: Policies to Promote a Globally Focused Faculty (ACE): This report examines how institutions have incorporated internationally focused criteria into
their tenure and promotion policies. Based on an analysis of 91 policy documents, the report
includes examples of language used, information about trends in terms of focus and content,
and strategies for implementation.

Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad (5th edition, 2015)  (Forum on Education Abroad):  Recognized by the US federal governement as the Standards Development Organization for education  abroad, the goal of the Forum’s  Standards  of Good Practice is to improve practices in education abroad, so that  students’ international educational experiences are as rich and meaningful as possible.

Publications for Purchase

Where Faculty Live: Internationalizing the Disciplines (ACE): This paper, which suggests using global learning outcomes to internationalize the academic disciplines, was founded on the premises that internationalizing the curriculum is the most important strategy institutions can use to instill the knowledge and skills students will need in a globalized world, and that discussions of internationalization must be grounded in departmental and disciplinary conversations.

Programs & Institutes

AAC&U Annual Meeting (AAC&U): This year was AAC&U’s Centennial Annual Meeting—“Liberal Education, Global Flourishing, and the Equity Imperative”—which will examined the multiple meanings of “global flourishing” for individuals and society. Click on Session Materials, under Resources, to find session PowerPoints, handouts, and other useful resources. AAC&U’s Annual Meeting is held each year in January.

Community College Toolkit for International Recruitment (AACC/The College Board): is a one-and-a-half day professional development seminar focused on tools and models for international education programs, from strategic planning and budgets to practical recruitment and marketing tips, admission procedures, and student services and retention.

The Fulbright Scholar Program (IIE): administers numerous programs that provide around 1100 opportunities, short and long, for faculty to internationalize their lecturing and research. There are numerous programs and awards that are specifically designed for educational administrators and that work with all classifications of colleges, universities, and other educational establishments. Fulbright has strong ties to Minority-Serving Institutions, community and liberal arts colleges helping as they internationalize curricula.

Internationalization Collaborative (ACE): The Collaborative serves as a learning community that provides a forum for faculty and administrators to share ideas and help each other in furthering their international agendas. Members share information about institutional strategies and outcomes and key issues that need further research and advocacy.

Internationalization Laboratory (ACE): ACE staff work with institutions over a 16- to 20-month period to help them deepen internationalization on their campuses.