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ACE COIL Leadership Academy

A 2-day professional development seminar in Washington, DC for leadership teams interested in establishing collaborative online international learning (COIL) programs on their campuses

April 27, 2017

The ACE COIL Leadership Academy is a 2-day professional development seminar in Washington, D.C. for leadership teams interested in establishing collaborative online international learning (COIL) programs on their campuses. COIL is an innovative method developed by the SUNY COIL Center for delivering global learning and intercultural experience involving teaching and learning among faculty and students in two or more countries facilitated by online technology. Higher education institutions throughout the United States and worldwide have incorporated the COIL approach as part of a comprehensive internationalization strategy. To learn more about the academy, read this article at the Educause blog. 

ACE invites campus teams to join leading experts and senior practitioners in exploring how to develop, implement, and institutionalize a COIL program. We recommend teams comprised of institutional leaders from academic affairs, international programs, and instructional technology units, or their equivalent. International partner campuses are welcome to participate. Individuals and pairs are eligible, but preference will be given to teams of 3. Please contact CIGE with any questions about team composition and eligibility.

This program is open to all types of accredited, degree-granting higher education institutions based in the United States and other countries. Discounts are available to representatives of U.S. historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs).

Participants of the ACE COIL Leadership Academy will be able to:

  • Identify key aspects, benefits, and challenges involved in adopting the COIL method.
  • Articulate how a COIL program aligns with institutional strategy for internationalization, and the role of campus stakeholders in managing it.
  • Evaluate their institution's capacity for launching, sustaining, and scaling up a COIL program.
  • Learn how other institutions have identified COIL partners and  manage partnerships.
  • Network with colleagues from a variety of institutions.

Click here to view draft agenda. (PDF) 142 KB.

This program is offered in collaboration with COIL Consulting. For more information, contact, +1-202-939-9320. 

Hotel Information

ACE has reserved a limited number of sleeping rooms at a reduced rates for ACE COIL Leadership Academy participants at the nearby Embassy Row Hotel. Online reservations can be made here.



  • Jenifer Cushman

    Chancellor of Penn State Beaver

  • Keiko Ikeda

    Vice-Director of the Center for International Education at Kansai University (Japan)

  • Jan McCauley

    Assistant Director of the SUNY COIL Center

  • Jon Rubin

    Director of COIL Consulting and former Director of the SUNY COIL Center


Thursday-Friday, April 27-28, 2017

National Center for Higher Education

One Dupont Circle, NW

Washington, D.C.

Teams of 3    $1800

Individuals    $700


Discounts are available to

representatives of HBCUs.

International participants may


to arrange wire transfer.


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Price: $700 per person or $1800 for 3-person teams 

Discounts are available to representatives of HBCUs and other MSIs.


Contact us About This Event



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National Center for Higher Education, One Dupont Circle NW, Washington, D.C.

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