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Register Now for ACE’s New Leadership Academy for Online International Learning

April 12, 2017

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Discounts are available to representatives of HBCUs

​For institutions looking to strengthen their students’ global competence, collaborative online international learning (COIL) can be a cost-effective and accessible option. COIL, an approach also known as virtual exchange or globally networked learning, involves teaching and learning among faculty and students in two or more countries, facilitated by online technology. Higher education institutions across the globe have incorporated COIL programs as a part of a comprehensive internationalization strategy.

ACE invites campus teams to apply for the ACE COIL Leadership Academy, a new professional development seminar for leaders interested in establishing COIL programs on their campuses.

Hosted by ACE’s Center for Internationalization and Global Engagement (CIGE) in collaboration with COIL Consulting and scheduled for April 27-28 in Washington, DC, the Academy will bring together prominent experts and senior practitioners to explore how campus leaders can plan, implement and sustain a COIL program. Click here for a draft agenda.

Facilitators of the Academy include:

  • Jenifer Cushman, chancellor, Penn State Beaver
  • Keiko Ikeda, vice-director, 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

ACE recommends teams comprised of institutional leaders from academic affairs, international programs and instructional technology units, or their equivalent. International teams and partners are welcome to participate. Individuals and pairs are eligible, but preference will be given to teams of three. Please email CIGE at with any questions about team composition and eligibility.

For more information and to apply, click here.

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