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U.S.-Libya Educational Cooperation
Monday, May 21, 2012
11:00am to 12:00pm EST Teleconference

The Institute of International Education invites you to participate in a special conference call with high-level U.S. and Libyan officials on U.S.-Libya educational cooperation. This conference call will take place on Monday, May 21 from 11:00am to 12:00pm EST. The call will be moderated by Dr. Allan E. Goodman, President and CEO of the Institute of International Education.

The conference call will focus on the theme of "U.S.-Libya Educational Cooperation: New Strategies for Engaging with Libya to Promote Higher Education Cooperation." The distinguished participants will include:

  • Ambassador Chris Stevens, U.S. Ambassador to Libya
  • Samantha Power, Special Assistant to the President of the United States; Senior Director for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights, National Security Council
  • Dr. Naim Al Gheryani, Libyan Minister of Higher Education
  • Dr. Allan E. Goodman, President and CEO, Institute of International Education (moderator) 

To participate, please register online at: www.iie.org/libyacall. Please note that IIE will contact registrants with detailed dial-in instructions.

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Focus Country: India
Application Deadline: June 15, 2012

If your institution is seeking to develop strategic institutional partnerships with higher education institutions in India, please consider participating in the Institute of International Education’s 2012-2013 International Academic Partnership Program (IAPP). Following two years of success, the 2012-2013 IAPP India Program will again engage a group of 10 U.S. higher education institutions over the course of a year in strategic planning activities focused on implementing partnerships with higher education institutions in India. The program also includes participation in a delegation to India. If you are interesting in participating in this program, please contact Clare Banks at cbanks@iie.org.

The 2012-2103 IAPP India program is not the only IAPP program that IIE will be coordinating this year. In September 2012, the application cycle for the 2012-2013 IAPP Brazil program will open. In addition, IIE is considering launching special shorter-term IAPP programs in Burma and Libya. For more information, please contact Clare Banks at cbanks@iie.org.

About the International Academic Partnership Program—India
The International Academic Partnership Program is a core initiative of IIE's Center for International Partnerships in Higher Education. It seeks to increase the number of international partnerships between higher education institutions in the U.S. and those in other countries. The IAPP program was launched in 2009 with support from the U.S. Department of Education's Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE). The 2012-2013 IAPP India Program will select a group of 10 U.S. higher education institutions to participate in this yearlong program, which aims to guide U.S. institutions through a number of training activities focused on implementing strategic partnerships with higher education institutions in India.

Five Core IAPP Services

  1. Strategic planning process, including guidelines for assessing on-campus international partnership capacity and developing practical strategic plans for partnership activities in India.
  2. Expert advice and guidance on developing or expanding a strategic plan for partnerships with India by one of the members of the IAPP India Advisory Board and IIE staff in the U.S. and India.
  3. A study tour to India that will include visits to select higher education institutions, U.S. embassy, EducationUSA Advising Centers, the Fulbright Commission, and other educational exchange organizations. All in-country expenses for one representative from each institution will be covered as part of the program fees. Participants are responsible for covering their international airfare. The study tour to India will likely take place in February or March 2012.
  4. A series of training webinars, focused on topics such as implementing strategic partnerships, faculty engagement, developing a consolidated India strategy, and higher education in India.
  5. A suite of information resources on the higher education systems in India, and IIE publications and policy research reports.

Length of Program
The IAPP India Program will begin on August 1, 2012 and end July 1, 2013.

Eligibility
The IAPP Program is open to all accredited U.S. colleges and universities. IIE especially invites institutions that are relatively new to international activities or may have less installed capacity in international education. Participation is limited to 10 institutions.

Program Fee
IIE member institutions: $11,500 per institution
Non-members: $13,000 per institution

Application Deadline
The deadline for applications is June 15, 2012. Please complete the application form available online at www.iie.org/iapp.

Contact
For more information, or to download the application, please go to: www.iie.org/iapp. If you have questions, please contact Clare Banks at cbanks@iie.org or +1 (212) 984-5481.

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An article in the spring 2012 issue of IIENetworker magazine examines how higher education institutions can foster faculty engagement in internationalization through amending tenure codes and other employment policies. Among the solutions discussed are: allow flexibility for individual departments; grant leave time; prioritize international engagement at the hiring stage; and provide opportunities for non-tenure-track faculty.

To read the full article, please visit: www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/IIEB0112/index.php#/26.
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Theme: "Strategic International Enrollment Management"
Deadline for Submission: June 15th, 2012

IIENetworker, the international education magazine of the Institute of International Education (IIE), invites submissions for publication in its upcoming Fall 2012 issue. The theme of the fall issue of IIENetworker will be: "Strategic International Enrollment Management."

International Enrollment Management (IEM) has increasingly become a crucial component of an institution’s overall internationalization strategy. IEM offers an operational plan that higher education institutions can implement to help recruit, admit, and retain international students. With the continued increase of international student enrollment in the United States and around the world, having an IEM strategy in place is essential.

This issue of the IIENetworker will examine innovative ways that colleges, universities, and other organizations have devised and implemented IEM strategies. Proposed articles should focus on: conceiving, developing, and implementing international enrollment strategies; successful models of IEM in action; holistic approaches to IEM; developing IEM strategies that fit your institution’s culture and mission; external influences on IEM (global trends, student mobility, policy-making on the national and international level, etc.); garnering support for IEM at your institution; strategies for dealing with large growth markets; and the relationship of IEM to comprehensive campus internationalization.

We are particularly interested in presenting a variety of perspectives from around the globe. Submissions from individuals or institutions around the world are strongly encouraged.

Most articles in the magazine will be between 2 and 4 pages (between 1,000 and 1,500 words). Please let us know as soon as possible if you plan to submit an article. The deadline for submission of completed articles is June 15, 2012. The author will be notified as soon as a publication decision is made.

If you are interested in submitting an article for the Fall 2012 issue of IIENetworker, please address all inquiries to:

Editor, IIENetworker
Institute of International Education
Email: lepplin@iie.org
Tel: +1.212.984.5374

For more information on IIENetworker, please visit: www.iie.org/iienetworker.
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The Institute of International Education (IIE) is seeking a Director of their U.S. Student Programs division.

The Director manages the operations for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, including overseeing the annual competition and screening of applications by IIE-developed panels of academic specialists; and manages non-Fulbright U.S. student programs at both the undergraduate and graduate level, including the Freeman-Asia scholarships, the Global Engineering Educational Exchange program, the Whitaker Foundation Fellowships in bio-medical engineering, and others. The Director is responsible for all budget, management, administrative, and compliance functions of the division, and oversees a staff of approximately 17 employees.

The ideal candidate will have a master's degree or equivalent academic degree in a related field and a minimum of 10 years of experience with at least 5 years of experience managing programs and staff; substantial experience and knowledge of the U.S. higher education community as well as U.S. study abroad developments, issues, and directions; and in-depth knowledge of U.S. higher education systems and international educational issues. They will also have direct experience with budgeting and financial administration including grant management, both at the grantee and award levels, financial reporting, understanding financial spreadsheets, etc.; and experience with representing an organization to outside audiences and sophisticated presentation skills.

To apply for this position, please go to www.iie.org/careers.
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Conferences

Opening New Frontiers: US-India Cooperation in Higher Education
October 18-20, 2012
Palm Springs, California


From October 18–20, 2012, California State University, San Bernardino will host a unique international education conference, "Opening New Frontiers: US-India Cooperation in Higher Education." The primary goal of the conference is to provide a forum where American institutions can share best practices in establishing successful partnerships with Indian institutions in the context of the Indian system of higher education and the changing political environment. Representatives from Indian institutions will share their perspective and the needs of Indian institutions. Participation by representatives of the U.S. Department of State, the Institute of International Education, and the Department of Education will provide a unique opportunity to place this type of cooperation in a larger context of the U.S.-India relationship.

The intended outcomes of the conference are:

  • Dissemination of best practices in establishing partnerships
  • Greater understanding of the complex environment of Indian higher education
  • Publication of the proceedings to reach even greater audiences, including Internet posting of the selected materials
  • Creation of a listserv group for further consultation and communication among participants

All are welcome to submit papers based on the following themes:

  • Establishing Partnerships: Models for Cooperation
  • Meeting Student Needs: Experiences and Expectations
  • Mobilizing Stakeholders: Faculty and Community Engagement
  • Securing Funding

Conference Registration Fee: $150.00

For more information, contact: Dr. Tatiana Karmanova, Dean, College of Extended Learning, at tkarma@csusb.edu or (909) 537-3889.

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Tying It All Together: Internationalization, Excellence, Funding and the Social Dimension in Higher Education
Helsinki, Finland
June 10-12, 2012
Early-Bird Registration Deadline: May 15, 2012


Internationalization and mobility are high on the agenda these days. But what is its relationship to other important concerns in the tertiary sector? Does internationalization reinforce the pursuit of excellence, or does excellence generate internationalization? How does internationalization relate to social concerns? Is a socially inclusive university also automatically an "internationalized" one? What is the relationship between mobility and internationalization and the funding of higher education? Can only rich universities be truly international? Or can universities become rich through internationalization?

These are some of the questions at the center of this year’s Academic Cooperation Association (ACA) Annual Conference. The 2012 Annual Conference will be organized in collaboration with ACA's Finnish member CIMO, and will take place in Helsinki. The conference brings together a select group of leading thinkers. They will address the potential synergies between four hotly debated issues in global higher education: internationalization and mobility, excellence, funding, and the social dimension. In addressing these issues, the conference will take a "holistic view" and explore their relevance to one another.

The full program, along with registration information, can be found at www.aca-secretariat.be/index.php?id=561.
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Deadlines
Application Deadline: June 10, 2012

The Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the United States in partnership with Kazakhstan's Airline Company "Air Astana," Kazakh Travel Agency Sayat, and the U.S.-based Russian American Travel Agencies Association (RATA) has initiated a fellowship that offers two eligible students from accredited universities in the U.S. a weeklong trip to explore the three major cities of Kazakhstan during the period of August 6-12 2012. The fellowship aims to make Americans more familiar with Kazakhstan, in particular in such areas as business opportunities and science and technology development.

All expenses will be paid for with the exception of food costs and other incidentals. Applicants must be U.S. citizens who are either undergraduate or graduate students of accredited universities in the United States with a GPA of 3.3 or higher.

To be considered, applicants are required to submit a 500-word abstract on the topic: "Discovering New Kazakhstan: Bringing U.S. Innovations to Kazakhstan to Develop Kazakhstan-U.S. Science and Technology Partnership." The abstract must be submitted along with at least three sources. During the weeklong trip to Kazakhstan, two selected fellows will be working on developing the abstract into a 2,500-word research piece. Within ten days after the trip, fellows will be required to submit their completed works.

All materials must be submitted to Washington@kazakhembus.com by June 10, 2012. If you have questions, please contact Anuar Kurzhikayev at A.Kurzhikayev@mfa.kz. The Committee will announce the name of the selected fellows on June 18th, 2012.
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Scholar Rescue Fund
To mark its 10th anniversary this year, IIE's Scholar Rescue Fund (SRF) is featuring the inspiring stories of 10 threatened scholars whose lives and academic work have been saved by the Fund. The second scholar to be featured is Dr. Paul Ndebele, a Zimbabwean scholar of psychology with a research focus on Bioethics who was recently appointed by the Henry Jackson Foundation in Bethesda, Maryland, as a Bioethicist Contractor. Unable to work effectively in the midst of the deteriorating political and economic environment in Zimbabwe, Dr. Ndbele received SRF fellowship support in 2003 to participate in a bioethics fellowship program at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa.

Read Dr. Ndbele’s story here: www.scholarrescuefund.org/pages/posts/paul-ndebele50.php.
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For the fourth year, an SRF fellow delivered the keynote address at SUNY-Ulster Community College’s Cultural Diversity Day as part of the Scholar Rescue Fund Hite Lecture Series. On April 18th, Dr. Girma Demeke, an internationally renowned linguist, introduced the audience of over 200 SUNY-Ulster undergraduate students and faculty to the cultural heritage of his native Ethiopia.

To read more about Dr. Demeke’s talk, please visit:
www.scholarrescuefund.org/pages/posts/srf-scholar-delivers-keynote-address-at-suny-ulster-ldquocultural-diversity-day-2012rdquo175.php.
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