Category: Education Abroad & Global Workforce Development

The Biden Presidency Brings a renewal of hope

Those of us who voted for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris feel this way. From communications with colleagues abroad, many feel the same way. I’m not going to write a political column [although the title itself is a give-away, right?]; however, I could not… Continue Reading “The Biden Presidency Brings a renewal of hope”

The response of historically black colleges & universities to the pandemic

This is an excerpt from the Dec. 8 issue -online – of the NAFSA: Associationof International Educators International Educator magazine [for those readers who are not members of NAFSA]. It’s an important statement about an often un-reported cluster of essential higher education institutions in… Continue Reading “The response of historically black colleges & universities to the pandemic”

1 million students with bachelor’s degrees return to community colleges to learn skilled trades

I was startled to see the number [actually, the reported number is 940,000 which is close enough] in this very timely story in the Washington Post: https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/more-people-with-bachelors-degrees-go-back-to-school-to-learn-skilled-trades/2020/11/20/06404180-2aa9-11eb-9b14-ad872157ebc9_story.html We all understand the tremendous debt burden that far too many American students carry with them well… Continue Reading “1 million students with bachelor’s degrees return to community colleges to learn skilled trades”

Case Study: Flattening Learning in a virtual service-learning course

This essay appeared on the site of the new World Council on Intercultural Learning and Global Competence, https://iccglobal.org/ : How Can We Foster a Mobile Mindset While Sheltering in Place? It discusses what happened as a course at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies,… Continue Reading “Case Study: Flattening Learning in a virtual service-learning course”

Revisiting Ethical Perspectives on Study Abroad in a COVID-19 World by Scott G. Blair, PhD

Consultant in International Higher Education Copyright © Scott G. Blair, 2020 In light of the globalized origins of the COVID-19 pandemic and now the struggle to gain wider awareness, particularly in the United States, of the depth and breadth of systemic racism across society,… Continue Reading “Revisiting Ethical Perspectives on Study Abroad in a COVID-19 World by Scott G. Blair, PhD”

Students Have got to vote!!!

Reported today in the Times Higher Education: US students overwhelmingly backing Biden and determined to vote Source: iStock US college students overwhelming favour Joe Biden in this year’s presidential election and are determined to cast their votes, a nationwide poll has found. The online survey… Continue Reading “Students Have got to vote!!!”

A New Game Requires Moving the Goalposts for International Education

I’d like to call attention to this excellent analysis by Matthew Clausen, Business Development Advisor to the Texas International Education Consortium (TIEC): https://www.tiec.org/news/rethinking-internationalization-metrics-during-covid19 . I’ve re-worked its title, but, the idea he posits is that Covid has clearly altered the way that international educators… Continue Reading “A New Game Requires Moving the Goalposts for International Education”

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

Originally posted on Global Career Compass:
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…

Education abroad and the student employability gap (looking ahead to the return of student mobility…)

My latest blog for @TheEAIE discussing why, “In a post-Covid world, the agenda of higher education systems throughout the world will remain, of necessity, closely aligned with issues of global workforce development.” https://www.eaie.org/blog/education-abroad-student-employability-gap.html There is evidence of a widespread gap in understanding among students… Continue Reading “Education abroad and the student employability gap (looking ahead to the return of student mobility…)”

Employability Amplified: The Power of Global Internships

I am especially pleased to share this guest post by Davina Potts, an Australian colleague whose research -on the impact of education abroad on student employability- I’ve widely cited in my work on this topic. She is currently Associate Director, Careers, Employability & Global… Continue Reading “Employability Amplified: The Power of Global Internships”

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