IIE is pleased to announce the launch of the new Carnegie African Diaspora Fellows Program, funded by a two-year grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York (CCNY). African-born scholars currently living in the United States and Canada and working in higher education are eligible to sign up now for further information. The Carnegie Corporation called the scholar-exchange program, offered by the Institute of International Education in partnership with Quinnipiac University, "an ambitious project to build international research partnerships mediated by Africa's diaspora—in short, to turn the continent's ‘brain drain’ into ‘brain gain’."
The 100 short-term faculty exchange fellows will conduct collaborative research in curricula development, co-publish, and supervise graduate students. IIE will manage and administer the program, including applications, project requests, and fellowships. Quinnipiac University will provide strategic direction through Dr. Paul Tiyambe Zeleza, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Professor of History at Quinnipiac University, and an Advisory Council he will chair. Fellows will engage in educational projects proposed and hosted by faculty at higher education institutions in countries where Carnegie Corporation operates in sub-Saharan Africa.
For more information and to sign up now to receive application forms and guidelines when they are available in early 2014, visit www.iie.org/africandiaspora
The Institute of International Education (IIE) is delighted to invite you to nominate your program for the 2014 Andrew Heiskell Awards for Innovation in International Education.
Nomination Deadline: October 18, 2013
IIE created these awards to honor outstanding initiatives in international higher education by IIENetwork member universities and colleges
. IIE's Heiskell Awards showcase the most innovative and successful models for internationalization of campuses, study abroad, and international exchange partnerships in practice today.
Access the Nomination Package here: www.iie.org/en/Who-We-Are/Awards/Heiskell-Award
THE HEISKELL AWARD CATEGORIES:
Category 1: Internationalizing the Campus
Advancing curriculum development, fostering international opportunities and creatively integrating international students into university life.
Category 2: Study Abroad
Providing innovative programs and services to make study abroad accessible to a broader student population. Special emphasis on specific efforts that led to a strong increase in study abroad participation.
Category 3: Best Practices in International Partnerships
Recognizing strategic, comprehensive and innovative international partnership efforts.
Category 4: Internationalizing the Community College Campus
Creating innovative programs and services, including study abroad, to make international opportunities accessible to community college students. (IIE & AACC members are eligible to apply.)
Note: With the exception of Category 1, please submit nominations which focus on particular programs or initiatives, rather than including all campus programs in one nomination.
If you have any questions about nominating for the Andrew Heiskell Awards for Innovation in International Education, please send an e-mail to HeiskellAwards@iie.org
More than half of the commitments announced at this year’s Clinton Global Initiative
(CGI) focus on the role of women and girls. Among them was the IIE-led WeTech
(Women Enhancing Technology) initiative, which received an endorsement from former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton. Made up of a number of dedicated corporate partners, WeTech helps women and girls enter and succeed in technology careers, with the goal of enhancing women’s talent and skills needed to fuel technological and economic growth.
Trish Tierney, Director of the IIE Center for Women’s Leadership Initiatives and representative of WeTech at the annual CGI meeting, writes, "Our work is inspired by WeTech partners’ collective recognition that women are the solution to the global skills gap in the tech industry...now is the time for women to get those skills, fill those jobs, and succeed in one of the fastest growing sectors around the globe."
Read more: www.iie.org/Blog/2013/October/WeTech-Introduction-CGI
To complete the survey, please go to: www.iiefeedback.org/se.ashx?s=6125022507605CA5
Deadline: October 14, 2013
Once again, our group of higher education associations is jointly surveying its members/member institutions to gather data comparing this fall’s international student enrollments with last fall’s. The partner organizations are: American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), American Council on Education (ACE), Association of American Universities (AAU), Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), Council of Graduate Schools (CGS), Institute of International Education (IIE), and NAFSA: Association of International Educators.
The purpose of this survey is to obtain quick and early feedback on enrollment trends so far this academic year (starting in fall 2013). By sharing this information (in aggregate form) with the international education community and the media, we hope to develop a wider understanding among the press, the general public, and policy makers at state and national levels about how higher education institutions continue to be affected by the various factors that impact international enrollments.
If you do not yet have final fall registration figures, we ask that you provide your best early estimates. All institutional-level responses will be anonymous, and only aggregate numbers will be shared. We ask for your contact information only to ensure that no more than one reply is received per institution and to facilitate follow up if there are any questions. If you are not the best contact for this survey, please forward it to another colleague who may be able to complete it. Please be sure no more than one reply is submitted for your campus.
Comments or questions about the survey may be directed to: email@example.com
The Fall 2013 issue of IIENetworker
magazine, which focused on the "Next Big Thing in International Education", is now available as a free interactive flipbook
. The authors in this issue discuss the future of international higher education. In "Megatrends
," the British Council’s Elizabeth Shepherd describes seven emerging trends—such as demographic shifts, changes in political conditions, digital technology, and global workforce demands—driving the future of international education. "The next big thing in international education will be found at the intersection of these drivers. When and where these trends come together will shape the future of the world’s international education, and their examination through scenario planning and stress tests will allow us to be better prepared for the next big thing," writes Shepherd.
IIENetwork member designees will receive a print copy in the mail. Print copies are also available for purchase at www.iiebooks.org/iienmag.html. Past issues of IIENetworker
are available in our digital edition archives: www.naylornetwork.com/iie-nxt/index.asp
Theme: "The Impact of Globalization on International Education"
Guest Editors: Jeffrey M. Peck, Dean of the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences and Vice Provost for Global Strategies at Baruch College/CUNY and Stephen E. Hanson, Vice Provost for International Affairs at William & Mary
Deadline for Submission: November 1, 2013
IIENetworker, the international education magazine of the Institute for International Education (IIE), invites submissions for publication in its upcoming Spring 2014 Issue. The theme of the Spring issue of IIENetworker will be: "The Impact of Globalization on International Education."
Global education, as we understand it today, would be unthinkable without the many forces of globalization—economic, political, social, and cultural—that have transformed internationalization in academia from an endeavor centered primarily on sending students abroad to a rich network of multiple institutional activities that can define a college or university’s entire identity. Although substantive work has been done on specific elements of educational internationalization, such as study abroad, faculty exchange, intercultural competence, and risk management, too little attention has been paid to the policy implications of globalization in its various guises and aspects for the design, implementation, and practice of global education. Likewise, the globalization literature has often neglected the role of the university as an engine or catalyst in globalizing a city such as New York, Sao Paulo, or Shanghai. In short, theories of globalization have been decidedly absent in international education discussions.
This issue of IIENetworker wants to fill these gaps and moreover to draw substantive, analytical, and critical links between the wide spectrum of serious thinking about globalization and the practice of global education. We welcome articles, on the one hand, that illustrate how globalization has shaped international education in a significant way, and on the other hand, that show how academic institutions have contributed to the globalization of their location, be it a world city or a rural area. Articles should be more than descriptions of globalization’s effects, but also should include some theoretical reflection and analysis, as well as real-world illustrations of these relationships. We are particularly interested in presenting a broad range of perspectives. Submissions from both outside and within the United States—individual, joint, or institutional—are encouraged.
Most articles in the magazine will be between two and four pages (between 1000 and 1500 words). Submissions should include the author’s or authors’ full name(s), email address, mailing address, title and institution. Articles that include references should use MLA citation style and list sources at the end of the article.
Please let us know as soon as possible if you would like to submit an article. The deadline for completed submissions is November 1, 2013. The author(s) will be notified as soon as a publication decision is made.
If you are interested in submitting an article for the Spring 2014 issue of IIENetworker, please address all inquiries to:
Jeff Peck, Dean of the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences and Vice Provost for Global Strategies
Daniel Obst, Deputy Vice President, International Partnerships, IIE
A recent US News article
by Kelsey Sheehy explains data released by IIE
and theOrganisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
, which show growing numbers of international students, not only in the United States, but at top universities in the Middle East, Asia, and Latin America. While this growth can be partially attributed to new demand worldwide for higher education, job-market competition in a global, high-tech economy helps explain why many students to do their studies abroad. "If you're the top student, but you've never sat next to a Chinese or Brazilian, or had an argument with an Indian or a discussion with a Frenchman, you're not going to be prepared to be a worker in the global marketplace," says Allan Goodman, president of IIE and coauthor of A Student Guide to Study Abroad
. IIE’s Daniel Obst adds that many students choose where to study based on where they hope to start their careers.
An article in the Wall Street Journal
notes that the number of South Koreans enrolled in Chinese universities has more than tripled in the last ten years. While the United States still attracts the highest proportion of Korean foreign college students, companies in Korea are showing greater interest in employees with experience in China, especially those with Chinese language skills. This new trend can be explained by the increasingly interlinked economies of the two countries as well as Korea’s greater confidence in the quality of education in China.
New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) is seeking to appoint a Director of Global Awards. The successful incumbent will develop an international portfolio with the capacity to prepare qualified candidates from the Global Network University for international and prestigious awards, scholarships and fellowships. To do so, s/he will be required to develop relationships with key grantors on an international scale and with our students on an individual basis.
The Director will develop a profound understanding of our student body’s academic and co-curricular profiles and of our global education and leadership development curricula. To do so, the Director will work closely with our Student Life team including the Career Development Center and Office of Community Outreach, Global Education, individual schools, Deans of Academic Affairs, and Deans of students and faculty to ensure the opportunities available to students match the most immediate and far-reaching requirements for all prestigious, international awards.
For more information and to apply, visit: nyuad.nyu.edu/about/careers/administration-staff/2013/09/director--global-awards.html
November 6-9, 2013
The 16th Colloquium on International Engineering Education will take place November 6-9, 2013 in Lexington, KY.
Some of the discussion topics will include:
- How to get started with International Engineering Programs
- Defining the Global Engineer
- Languages in Engineering Education
- Internationalizing the Engineering Curriculum
- Massive Open Online Courses
- Outcomes Assessment of Study Abroad Programs
- Skills Development and Community College Cooperation
- Languages in International Engineering Education
- Internationalization through Consortia and College Cooperation
Deadline for Proposals: November 8, 2013
The 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund grant competition
is now open for eligible institutions of higher education. Offered through a public-private partnership formed by NAFSA, Partners of the Americas, and the U.S. Department of State, these grants will help universities implement President Obama’s vision of increasing collaboration and student mobility between the United States and Latin America and the Caribbean. This first round of funding consists of two separate competitions:
- The Capacity Building Program to Reach 100k Strong offers 10 grants worth U.S. $25,000 each to Latin American institutions in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama, and Peru. This competition is supported by Department of State Economic Support Funds and is intended to be used by Latin American institutions to expand access to study abroad in the Americas.
- The Promoting Study Abroad in STEM and Sustainable Development competition will be open to higher education institutions in the United States, Chile, and Peru. The program will offer 5 to 10 grants worth $20,000 to $70,000 in order to support innovative proposals to increase the number of U.S. students studying in Chile or Peru, preferably in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) or sustainable development fields.
These are the first of what will be many more grant competitions designed to increase collaboration and ease student mobility between U.S. and Latin American institutions of higher education.
Deadline to Apply: November 15
Faculty for the Future
fellowships are awarded to women from developing and emerging economies who are preparing for PhD or post-doctoral study in the physical sciences and related disciplines at top universities for their disciplines abroad. Launched by the Schlumberger Foundation in 2004, the Faculty for the Future community now stands at 257 women from 62 countries and grows steadily each year.
The long-term goal of the Faculty for the Future program is to generate conditions that result in more women pursuing scientific disciplines. Grant recipients are therefore selected as much for their leadership capabilities as for their scientific talents. They are also expected to return to their home countries to continue their academic careers and inspire other young women.
Faculty for the Future grants are based on actual costs up to $50,000 per year and may be renewed through to completion of studies subject to performance, self-evaluation, and recommendations from supervisors. Candidates should have applied to, have been admitted to, or be currently enrolled in a university abroad when submitting their grant application. Candidates must hold an excellent academic record and illustrate their commitment to teaching and research or using their scientific knowledge in public policy advocacy.
Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Program (S-I-R)
The Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Program (S-I-R) offers U.S. institutions the opportunity to expand programs of academic exchange by hosting a Visiting Scholar. S-I-R can help your institution boost its international presence, assist in faculty and curriculum development, and diversify the experience not only of students and scholars on campus but also in the wider community. One of the few Fulbright programs that serves institutions, S-I-R gives preference to minority-serving institutions, community colleges, and small liberal arts institutions.
The deadline to submit institutional proposals for S-I-R is October 15, 2013
. If you have any questions please contact Cecilia Kocinski-Mulder at firstname.lastname@example.org
. More information can also be found at www.cies.org/sir
Fulbright International Education Administrator (IEA) Seminars
The competition for 2014-15 Fulbright International Education Administrator Seminars
is open and currently accepting applications. The seminars are designed for U.S. higher education administrators who are interested in spending an intensive two-week seminar in: India
, United Kingdom
, or France
Each seminar offers participants an in-depth look at the higher education system, culture and society of the host country and provides an invigorating opportunity for networking with international and U.S. colleagues. All participants gain a new perspective on the need to internationalize U.S. campuses and insight into how it can be done. They return to their home institutions empowered with an enhanced ability to build partnerships, encourage study abroad participation and support international students.
Each country program will have varying qualification information and strategic goals, so applicants should read the award description carefully. All programs have intensive, pre-arranged itineraries, but in most cases, return travel can be arranged to allow for personal meetings or travel in-country.
All awards includes economy round-trip travel, travel within the country, lodging and a lump sum supplement for incidentals.
If you have any questions please contact Alexandra Squitieri at email@example.com. The application deadlines and more information about each program can be found at www.cies.org/IEA.
IIE welcomes new member institutions to the IIENetwork, connecting over 7,000 individuals at more than 1,200 member institutions with a commitment to internationalization. For more information about IIE's membership program, please visit www.iie.org/IIENetwork
All new IIE members will be added to the next edition of the IIENetwork Handbook for International Educators
. This resource includes comprehensive listings and resources for networking and internationalizing your campus. To order copies of the IIENetwork Handbook
, please go to: www.iiebooks.org/iienmemdir.html
Membership Contact: Ann-Margaret Themistocleous
, Director of International Programs
Membership Contact: Deborah Alt
, Executive Assistant
Membership Contact: Dan Beaudry
Houston Community College System
Membership Contact: Parvin Bagherpour, Associate Vice Chancellor, Office of International Student Services & Study Abroad
Membership Contact: Jennifer Alig, Director of International Recruitment
Membership Contact: Anthony Davidson, Dean of the School of Graduate & Professional Studies
Mount Saint Mary College
Membership Contact: Emily Marmo, Director of International Programs
Oral Roberts University
Membership Contact: Debra Olson Sowell, Acting Provost
Paul Smith's College
Membership Contact: Amy Tuthill, Director of Office of Veteran & Transfer Services
Royal Norwegian Embassy
Membership Contact: Anne Charlotte Lindblom, International Education Officer
The online application for the Whitaker International Undergraduate Program, Spring 2014 cycle is now available at http://undergradapplication.whitaker.org/
with an October 15, 2013 deadline
The online application for the Whitaker International Summer Program for Summer 2014 is also available at http://summerapplication.whitaker.org/
with a February 4, 2014 deadline
With support from the former Whitaker Foundation, IIE provides biomedical/bioengineering students (and those in a related field) funding to pursue coursework, research, or an internship relevant to biomedical engineering (BME) in an international setting and approved by their home university.
To learn more about the Whitaker International Program please visit www.whitaker.org