Category: Campus Policies & Internationalization

A Vision for Advancing Knowldege and excellence by creating a new model of american higher education

Michael Crow and William Dabars of Arizona State University have written a book outlining a model of a more equitable higher education system in the U.S. : https://issues.org/the-emergence-of-the-fifth-wave-in-american-higher-education. Their argument is put this way: “Granting increasingly exclusive status to the privileged few guarantees that… Continue Reading “A Vision for Advancing Knowldege and excellence by creating a new model of american higher education”

On changing the learning paradigm in higher education

“Our whole model of education and all of its power comes from close human interaction.” President, Colby College in Maine What kind of collegiate educational experience will there be if most classes are virtual and there is no safe way for students to learn… Continue Reading “On changing the learning paradigm in higher education”

Unmet Challenges of Diversifying Participation in Education Abroad

A new report by the nonprofit, Diversity Abroad, http://www.diversityabroad.com, “Collaborative Leadership: Advancing Diversity, Equity and Comprehensive Internationalization in [U.S.] Higher Education,” outlines the critical connection between an institution’s overall effort to provide equal access to its educational resources as well as equal acccess to… Continue Reading “Unmet Challenges of Diversifying Participation in Education Abroad”

“Top Concerns” of Institutional Members of Forum on Education Abroad in 2017 “Survey of the Field” (…and mine)

Here is the survey: https://forumea.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/ForumEA-State-of-the-Field-18-web-version.pdf What I found of interest – and much concern- was the finding that only 17% of respondents are “very concerned” about career integration; and 25% are, in fact, “neutral” about this as a concern.  I’m not sure what the meaning of… Continue Reading ““Top Concerns” of Institutional Members of Forum on Education Abroad in 2017 “Survey of the Field” (…and mine)”

My Point of View on Study Abroad and Its Impact on student Career Development & Employability …

I hope you enjoy watching these presentations which deliver my point of view – well known if you follow me here or @tillman_marty – on a topic which continues to resonate on campuses and with private organizations in the international education field.  This year,… Continue Reading “My Point of View on Study Abroad and Its Impact on student Career Development & Employability …”

Latest U.S. Survey on Impacts of Studying Abroad & Linkage to Student Employability

At the recent IIE (Institute for International Education) Generation Study Abroad “Summit” held in Washington, D.C., a research survey report was released: “Gaining an Employment Edge:  The Impact of Study abroad on 21st century Skills and Career Prospects in the United States, 2013-2016.” https://www.iie.org/Why-IIE/Announcements/2017-10-02-Gaining-an-Employment-Edge  The… Continue Reading “Latest U.S. Survey on Impacts of Studying Abroad & Linkage to Student Employability”

Maximize the Impact of International Experience via Purposeful Career Integration on Campus

My colleagues at The Learning Abroad Center on the University of Minnesota campus have announced plans for the third conference on the important and essential topic of career integration to be held in Washington D.C., August 8-10, 2018.  The theme of the 2018 conference,… Continue Reading “Maximize the Impact of International Experience via Purposeful Career Integration on Campus”

FOUNDATIONAL READINGS FOR EDUCATION ABROAD SCHOLAR-PRACTITIONERS

Anthony C. Ogden, PhD, Executive Director of Education Abroad and Exchanges at Michigan State University, has crafted an important resource for all professionals in the education abroad field.  I think it’s also quite relevant for anyone working in any aspect of international education –… Continue Reading “FOUNDATIONAL READINGS FOR EDUCATION ABROAD SCHOLAR-PRACTITIONERS”

Why Shouldn’t Campuses Help Every College Student Obtain a Passport to Graduate?

Have your attention?  I’ve been thinking a lot about this for months, and now that graduation time is upon us (in the U.S.), I thought I’d again throw out this question (which I did raise on my Twitter feed awhile ago)… A recent op-ed… Continue Reading “Why Shouldn’t Campuses Help Every College Student Obtain a Passport to Graduate?”

How are one million international students studying in U.S. coping post-election?

Based on a national online chat I just participated in conducted by NAFSA: Association of International Educators (www.nafsa.org), it’s safe to say that fear and confusion dominates daily life for many of the one million international students studying in the U.S.  And this is… Continue Reading “How are one million international students studying in U.S. coping post-election?”

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