Preparing for Tomorrow's Student: The 2019 Internationalization Collaborative
January 07, 2019

The diversity of student identities and life stages—students of color, adult learners, single parents, veterans, first-generation students, immigrants, and international students—is reflected on college and university campuses more now than ever.

But how can leaders recognize the complexity of their student bodies as a strength and integrate their varied backgrounds as a resource for global education? What new approaches are other higher education systems around the world adopting to internationalize? 

Themed “Preparing for Tomorrow's Student,” the 2019 ACE/AIEA Internationalization Collaborative seeks to address the future of internationalization in higher education. International campus administrators and faculty are encouraged to register now for the Collaborative, which will take place in San Francisco Jan. 19.

Click here to register.

Speakers for this year’s Collaborative include: 

  • Maria Harper Marinick, chancellor of the Maricopa County Community College District
  • Gretchen Cook Anderson, director of Diversity Recruiting & Advising, IES Study Abroad
  • Andrew Gordon, CEO/founder, Diversity Abroad
  • Mark Mitsui, president, Portland Community College
  • Abel Chavez, dean of Graduate Studies, associate vice president for academic affairs, and assistant professor of Environment & Sustainability, Western Colorado University
  • Thomas Poon, executive vice president and provost, Loyola Marymount University
  • N. Joyce Payne, senior international affairs & STEM advisor to the president, Thurgood Marshall College Fund
  • Armando Vazquez Ramos, president/CEO, California-Mexico Studies Center, and professor, Department of Chicano and Latino Studies, California State University-Long Beach
  • Derek Abbey, Joan and Art Barron Veterans Center interim director, San Diego State University

Attendees will have opportunities to adopt various modes of learning (experiential, interactive technologies, etc.) through which global competencies could be offered; rethink the way global and international education can remain relevant throughout a learner’s lifetime; consider accessibility to global learning across a broad and diverse spectrum of learners; and use data to reimagine and inform the student reality.

Working in partnership with the Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA), ACE co-hosts the Collaborative for faculty and administrators to come together as a learning community to address challenges, share ideas, and help one another implement comprehensive internationalization strategies. 

The Collaborative meets in conjunction with AIEA’s Annual Conference. Registration for AIEA is separate, and Collaborative participants are encouraged to attend both events.

For information about joining the Collaborative, please contact

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