February 2014 – Resource Added

ACE has added a link to the second paper in the CIGE Insights series. This new publication, “Challenges and Opportunities for the Global Engagement of Higher Education” explores key issues surrounding the global engagement of higher education, and asserts that institutions are better served in partnerships abroad if they have undergone the process of comprehensive internationalization first. This resource can be found in the Partnerships and Collaboration section as a free publication.


New Year – New Resources

We hope 2014 is off to a great start at your institutions. To kick off the New Year, we have several new resources that will be helpful as you continue to develop your campus internationalization strategy.

ACE has added a link to the first paper in a series titled CIGE Insights: Global Higher Education. This new publication, “Leading the Globally-Engaged Institution: New Directions, Choices and Dilemmas” explores issues discussed by North American and European institutional leaders at the summer 2012 Trans-Atlantic Dialogue. This resource can be found in the Partnerships and Collaboration section as a free publication.

NAFSA has added a link to its new “Resources for Supporting Diversity in Education Abroad” web pages in the Education Abroad resources section. That section also features two new NAFSA webinars, “Student Health and Safety Abroad: Collaborations Between Staff and Faculty” and “Developing an International Internship Program.” In the International Student and Scholar section, NAFSA has added two new resources, a new publication “International Student Orientation Models” (free for download) and a new edition of “Medical Insurance for Students, Scholars and their Families,” the latter updated to cover the Affordable Care Act.

November 2013 – New AIEA Resource on Provosts’ Perspectives

Hard to believe that the fall semester is nearing a close. We hope that the resources on this site have helped to inform your internationalization initiatives so far this academic year.

AIEA has added a new Provost’s Perspective interview with Liz Grobsmith, Senior Advisor to the President for Strategic and International Initiatives at Northern Arizona University. This series, which can be found in the Comprehensive Internationalization resource section under free publications, sheds light on the internationalization of higher education from the perspectives of the individuals responsible for the academic functioning of colleges and universities.

October 2013 – New Resources

We hope that the fall semester has been progressing nicely at your institutions. As we approach International Education Week in mid-November, we invite you to utilize our resources to think about and advance your institution’s internationalization strategy.

This month, several contributors added new resources.

AIEA has added a link to the organization’s archived summaries of listserv responses to critical questions in the field. The most recent addition includes samples of student placement agreements for international internships. Other topics include international office structures, faculty Fulbrights, and the impact of internationalization. This resource can be found in the Institutional Structures resource section as a web resource.  They have also added an archived webinar recording titled, The Internationalized Campus, that looks at supporting international students’ academic success and persistence. This can be located as a web resource in the Comprehensive Internationalization resource section.

NAFSA has added two new publications.  The first is  Leveraging Accreditation and Quality Assurance in International Higher Education, which explains how accreditation presents an opportunity to foster internationalization on campuses and can be found for free download in the Comprehensive Internationalization resource section.  The second, Internships, Service Learning, & Volunteering Abroad, provides specific resources to help in developing comprehensive work abroad programs as part of the changing nature of education abroad offerings. This resource can be found in the publications for fee section in the Education Abroad resource list.

July 2013 – Education Abroad Employees

This month, the Forum on Education Abroad and ACE have added new resources.

Please find the Preliminary Report: 2013 Institutional and Program Resources Survey as a free publication by the Forum in the Institutional Structures and Education Abroad sections of the site. This report provides preliminary data from responses to the Individual set of survey questions in the 2013 Institutional and Program Resources Survey. Questions in this set were designed to collect data on job descriptions, salaries, and profiles and work experiences of individuals employed in education abroad. Stay tuned for additional analysis and a report on data from the Organizational survey, designed to gather information regarding administrative structures, budgeting and staffing in education abroad.

ACE has added the next installment of Internationalization in Action, which focuses on faculty engagement in internationalization. This can be found under web resources in the Faculty and Administrator Development section. This segment features solutions from the field to common challenges faced, such as ensuring impact on student learning, funding faculty travel, and meaningfully integrating international students.

Summer Reading – June 2013

This month, AIEA and NAFSA have added new resources. The following resources can be found in the Curriculum section of the site:

  • AIEA has posted a recent webinar under publications for purchase, which focuses on joint and dual degrees. Jane Knight and Philip Altbach offer their perspectives on the evolution and current trends of these collaborative academic programs.
  • NAFSA has added Improving and Assessing Global Learning as a web resource.  Based on case studies of three institutions, Madeleine Green identified key model practices for developing and using global learning outcomes.

Additionally, NAFSA has also published two new entries in its series of Trends & Insights in international education.  In the Additional Resources section, click on the Web resource Trends and Insights to read Acting as Global Citizens: A Challenge to U.S. Colleges and Universities, also by Madeleine Green, and Alan Ruby’s piece, International Education Supply and Demand: Forecasting the Future.