ACE/AIEA Internationalization Collaborative 2021
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2/12/2021 10:00 AM
2/12/2021 1:00 PM

Toward Greater Inclusion and Success: A New Compact for International Students

The events of 2020 brought considerable attention to international students and the benefits their presence brings to our campuses and communities. However, with national policies and the COVID-19 pandemic jeopardizing enrollments, much of this attention focused on the economic impact of international students, while neglecting the tremendous contributions they make to internationalization, student learning, and society more broadly.

This year’s Internationalization Collaborative will feature the release of Toward Greater Inclusion and Success: A New Compact for International Students, a new report from ACE. Grounded in sustainability, equity, and humanism and based on an extensive review of previous research and emerging good practices, the report defines success in terms of student, institutional, and societal outcomes. It proposes key strategies and practical approaches for institutions to establish lifelong relationships with international students and to ensure that these students not only thrive academically and socially while on campus, but are also well prepared for careers and life upon graduation.

Collaborative speakers will include scholars, campus leaders and practitioners, and students. Plenary sessions will focus on the research findings, their implications for practice, and strategies for building campus-wide commitment. Break-out sessions will provide the opportunity for in-depth discussion among participants and sharing good practices.

Participants will have access to the new ACE report, as well as related resources and opportunities for ongoing networking on ACE Engage.

Please note that a separate registration is required for the AIEA Annual Conference.

Agenda

​Note: This agenda is subject to change.

10:00 10:10     Welcome & introductions
10:10 – 10:55     Plenary 1: A Vision for International Student Success  
11:00 – 11:25     Breakout 1: Unpacking the Vision
11:25 – 11:35     Break  
11:35 – 12:20     Plenary 2: Essential Elements of Inclusion and Success
12:25 – 12:50     Breakout 2: Tactics and Initiatives  
12:50 1:00       Wrap up

Panel 1

​A Vision for International Student Success 

This moderated discussion will focus on the “foundations” and “vision" for international student success set forth in the research report.  A president, provost, senior international officer, and current international student will reflect on the report’s recommendations from the perspective of their own experiences and current roles.

Speakers

Karin Fischer
Contributing Writer, Chronicle of Higher Education
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Karin Fischer - Contributing Writer, Chronicle of Higher Education -
Karin Fischer
Contributing Writer, Chronicle of Higher Education
Meera Komarraju
Provost, Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
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Meera Komarraju - Provost, Southern Illinois University - Carbondale -
Meera Komarraju
Provost, Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Jesse Lutabingwa
Associate Vice Chancellor and Professor of Public Administration, Appalachian State University
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Jesse Lutabingwa - Associate Vice Chancellor and Professor of Public Administration, Appalachian State University -
Jesse Lutabingwa
Associate Vice Chancellor and Professor of Public Administration, Appalachian State University
Thuy Thi Nguyen
President, Foothill College
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Thuy Thi Nguyen - President, Foothill College -
Thuy Thi Nguyen
President, Foothill College
Junchi Zhang - Graduate Assistant of the Office of International Affairs, Lehigh University -
Junchi Zhang
Graduate Assistant of the Office of International Affairs, Lehigh University
Panel 2

​Essential Elements of Inclusion and Success

Expert practitioners will offer insights, strategies, and information on practical initiatives related to five “essential elements” for inclusion and success outlined in the research report.  

Speakers

OmoLabake Fakunle
Chancellor's Fellow, University of Edinburgh
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OmoLabake  Fakunle - Chancellor's Fellow, University of Edinburgh -
OmoLabake Fakunle
Chancellor's Fellow, University of Edinburgh
Michael P. Goh
Vice President for Equity and Diversity, University of Minnesota
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Michael P. Goh - Vice President for Equity and Diversity, University of Minnesota -
Michael P. Goh
Vice President for Equity and Diversity, University of Minnesota
Nellie  Pharr-Maletta - Assistant Director and Principal Designated School Official International Student Services, Community College of Baltimore County -
Nellie Pharr-Maletta
Assistant Director and Principal Designated School Official International Student Services, Community College of Baltimore County
Diane Weisz Young - Regional Educational Advising Coordinator (REAC), EducationUSA -
Diane Weisz Young
Regional Educational Advising Coordinator (REAC), EducationUSA

Registration Closed

Registration for the  ACE/AIEA Internationalization Collaborative 2021 is now closed.