Category: Education Abroad & Global Workforce Development

Complacency, Civic Engagement & Experiential Education…

What do these pedagogies and words have in common?  The answer is DACA.  And a play I saw last night here in DC called “The Arsonists,” written in 1958 by a Swiss writer, Max Frisch and re-named in a translated British production in 2007.… Continue Reading “Complacency, Civic Engagement & Experiential Education…”

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”

My Work Cited in Study of Impact of International Experience on Employability of Chinese Students

I’m very pleased to find my work cited in a new research report issued by the Centre for Global Higher Education in London. An excerpt is at: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/my-work-cited-study-impact-international-experience-career-tillman  International and transnational learning in higher education: a study of students’ career development in China by Ka… Continue Reading “My Work Cited in Study of Impact of International Experience on Employability of Chinese Students”

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?”

On the Importance of Linking International Experience to Employability-New Essays/New Ideas

Career Integration: Reviewing the Impact of Experience Abroad on Employment (No.2), has just been published by the University of Minnesota Learning Abroad Center & CAPA. See this volume – and the first one (2014) – at Publications || || Learning Abroad Center.  The two volumes are outcomes… Continue Reading “On the Importance of Linking International Experience to Employability-New Essays/New Ideas”

Time for a “New Deal” Between Higher Education & Democratic Capitalism?

I think this new report by Anthony Carnavale, head of the Georgetown University Center for Education and the Workforce, deserves a wide readership – and so here it is: https://cew.georgetown.edu/wp-content/uploads/new-deal.pdf In his conclusion, he states: “The choice between general and specific education is not a… Continue Reading “Time for a “New Deal” Between Higher Education & Democratic Capitalism?”

Are The Wolves At The Door?

Of events in the United States since January 20, this is what I think [from the February 13/20, 2017 New Yorker, by Adam Gopnik]: Democratic civilization has turned out to be even more fragile than we imagined; the resources of civil society have turned… Continue Reading “Are The Wolves At The Door?”

Campus Education Abroad ‘Sherpas’

Originally posted on Global Career Compass:
I’ve just read a very important article by Goldie Blumenstyk in the August 16 Chronicle of Higher Education (via subscription only), “Meet Higher Education’s Newest Players: ‘Education Sherpas.’  It’s applying the analogy of the sherpa as guide to…

Running List of University/College and Higher Education Organization/Association Responses to President Trump’s Executive Order Entitled “Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Entry into the United States by Foreign Nationals” Issued January 27, 2017

Originally posted on International Higher Education Consulting:
On Sunday, January 29th I started compiling a list of U.S. colleges and universities and higher education organizations/associations that have issued statements in response to President Trump’s Executive Order Entitled “Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Entry into…

“See” Something? Say Something.

In conversation with a campus colleague today, I happened to blurt out that the moment we’re in now requires something akin to the advice given public transit passengers in recent years.  We hear it all the time on trains and busses and it’s on… Continue Reading ““See” Something? Say Something.”

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