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We are pleased to announce that the Institute of International Education’s 2015 Best Practices Conference website is now live.

We invite you to view valuable speaker and panel session videos, interviews, and download PowerPoint presentations, to help you and your colleagues make the most of the best practices that were featured at the conference. You can also see photos of the events, download the conference program and presentations from the pre-conference roundtable sessions. We also encourage you to visit IIE’s Best Practices Resource, featuring profiles of all of the current and past winners of the annual Andrew Heiskell Awards for Innovation in International Education, along with honorable mention and special recognition recipients – an impressive archive of over 100 program examples to inspire you and your campus leadership.

IIE’s Best Practices in Internationalizing the Campus Conference, March 19-20, 2015

The IIE Best Practices Conference on March 20 at IIE’s headquarters in New York City featured presentations by university provosts, deans, and government officials who shared their strategies and achievements for internationalizing their respective campuses. The opening Keynote speaker was James B. Milliken, Chancellor of the City University of New York and the afternoon Keynote speaker was Anthony Koliha, Director, Office of Global Educational Programs, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State. Winners of the 2015 Andrew Heiskell Awards for Innovation in International Education discussed their programs, all of which contribute to the internationalization of higher education in the United States and abroad.

Panel sessions included:
  • Best Practices for Expanding Participation in Study Abroad
  • Strategic Planning for Comprehensive Internationalization
  • New Strategies for Global Engagement and Partnerships

IIE also held a day of pre-conference roundtables on important current topics in international education on March 19. These sessions included discussions on:
  • Defining the Value of Study Abroad
  • Engaging Faculty in Internationalization
  • Asia: The Next Higher Education Superpower?
  • Donor Dialogue on Study Abroad: Changing Paradigms in Higher Education
Thank you to the sponsors who helped make this conference possible:


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