Program Details Announced for ACE/AIEA Collaborative on Internationalization as a Social Good
December 09, 2019

​​​Campus administrators and faculty are encouraged to register now for the ACE/AIEA Internationalization Collaborative 2020, taking place Feb. 15, 2020, in Washington, DC.

This year’s theme, “Leading Higher Education Internationalization as a Sustainable Social Good,” will highlight ways that higher education institutions are proactively developing and incorporating internationalization strategies to be socially responsible and inclusively civic-minded on their campuses and in their international partnerships. 

“Colleges and universities are uniquely positioned to address today’s global challenges,” said Robin Helms, ACE’s deputy chief innovation officer and principal internationalization strategist. “Through internationalization efforts, they bring together different cultures and sources of knowledge to become places of innovation and inspiration. The Collaborative will provide an opportunity for campus leaders to share ideas on how their internationalization strategies give back to the wider community.” 

Sessions will explore the meaning of global citizenship, tackle the challenge of environmental sustainability, and examine the economic and social benefits of international programs and initiatives. In the closing session, pairs of institution presidents and students will reflect on the topics of the day and look ahead to next steps. Attendees will hear from knowledgeable and experienced speakers, including: 

  • William Gaudelli, dean of education, Lehigh University
  • Gil Latz, vice provost for global strategies and international affairs, The Ohio State University​
  • Melissa Liles, chief global engagement officer, AFS Intercultural Programs
  • Daniel Matross, senior director of research and strategy, CREO Syndicate  ​
  • Melissa Torres, CEO, Forum on Education Abroad  ​

Opportunities for small group discussions and for networking have been built into the agenda. New this year, participants will also have access to resources and a venue for keeping in touch through ACE En​gage​®, ACE’s peer-to-peer online community and learning platform.  

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Collaborative, an annual event cohosted by ACE and the Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA). The Collaborative has provided faculty and administrators the opportunity to come together as a learning community to address challenges, share ideas, and help one another implement comprehensive internationalization strategies on their campuses. It is also an outlet for identifying key issues that need further research and advocacy.

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

Discounts are available to attendees who work at an institution that has participated in ACE’s Internationalization Laboratory, work at a community college or minority serving institution, or are attending the AIEA Conference. Qualifying attendees should email lmotley@acenet.edu for the discount code.

For more information about participating in the 2020 Collaborative, please email collab@acenet.edu​.

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Leading Higher Education Internationalization as a Sustainable Social Good
February 15, 2020 | Washington, DC