Rapid Response Virtual Exchange/COIL Transformation Lab: U.S.–Japan Section 1 ContentThese difficult times mean we need to find innovative ways to sustain learning and connections throughout our global higher education community. As many colleges and universities face uncertainty about in-person learning and physical mobility, the need for helping all students continue to learn global skills remains certain.In response to the current global conditions, ACE is working closely with the global higher education virtual exchange community to strategize effective ways to equip institutions with the skills and resources to adapt their physical education or academic exchange programs into quality-assured, high-impact virtual exchange/collaborative online international learning (VE/COIL) programs.This specific lab works in coordination with Japan. Section 1 Content Left Section 1 Content Right Features Section 2 ContentEach Rapid Response VE/COIL Lab features: A three-month engagement with ACE VE/COIL experts and a cohort of up to 15 higher education institutional partner teams (1 U.S. institution + 1 Japanese institution)High-quality professional training of faculty, senior leadership, and administration by world-renowned ACE VE/COIL experts through a three-week online professional development course, plus access to up to five additional hours of institutional team mentoring Dialogue and collaboration with international partner institutions and peer institutions through in-person and online ACE Engage® meetings, hosted by ACE and its cooperating partnersRegular access to ACE VE/COIL experts as well as customized VE/COIL resources and information throughout the duration of the Lab Section 2 Content Left Section 2 Content Right More Virtual Exchange/COIL Section 3 Content Section 3 Content Left Section 3 Content Right Program The U.S.-Japan COIL Initiative expands U.S.-Japan higher education ties through collaborative online international learning (COIL). Read More Program U.S.-Japan COIL Initiative Support Section 4 ContentThis program is offered in partnership with the Institute for Innovative Global Education, and it is supported by the U.S. Embassy Tokyo in coordination with Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT). Section 4 Content Left Section 4 Content Right Connect with Us Section 5 Content Section 5 Content Left Section 5 Content Right Robin Matross Helms Assistant Vice President, Programs and Global Initiatives Robin Matross Helms is Assistant Vice President for Programs and Global Initiatives at the American Council on Education (ACE). Her portfolio includes the Internationalization Laboratory and Learner Success Lab, professional learning progra... Read More Robin Matross Helms Assistant Vice President, Programs and Global Initiatives Veronica Onorevole Associate Director Learning and Engagement Veronica Onorevole is a senior program specialist. She is primarily responsible for supporting emerging technologies and global learning innovation initiatives in U.S. higher education. Onorevole’s work at ACE is dedicated to advancing U.S. high... Read More Veronica Onorevole Associate Director Learning and Engagement Section 6 Content Section 6 Content Left Section 6 Content Right Button ContentApplications Applications are now closed. Rail Content 1 Rail Content 2 Rail Content 3 Page Content Related Online Event October 7, 20211:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. ET Join our panel on October 7 as we discuss results from a new Ipsos survey of college staff and students, commissioned by Salesforce.org, and learn how to tackle the ever-changing priorities around student success. Read More Online Event October 7, 20211:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. ET Rethinking Student Success: Well-Being and Flexibility in Higher Education News September 20, 2021 Representatives from the 13 institutions of the 2021-23 ACE Internationalization Lab cohort gathered with ACE staff and lab advisors via Zoom Sept. 9 to get to know each other and learn more about the transformative journey on which they are embarking. Read More News September 20, 2021 Virtual but Not Impersonal, ACE Internationalization Lab Cohort 19 Commences News September 20, 2021 President Biden’s recently announced COVID-19 action plan has a number of provisions that will impact colleges and universities in the coming weeks and months, although many of the specifics are still unknown. Read More News September 20, 2021 While Biden's Vaccine Mandate Will Impact Colleges and Universities, Details Remain Unclear News September 20, 2021 With Congress and the Biden administration working on a number of issues that touch international education, there is no better time to submit your institution’s information for the ACE Mapping Internationalization on U.S. Campuses survey. Read More News September 20, 2021 Presidents, Your Answers to Our Mapping Survey Could Inform Federal Policy News August 16, 2021 As the landscape of our current era continues to be shaped by the COVID-19 global pandemic, a comprehensive, equitable internationalization strategy is essential for institutional agility and long-term success. Read More News August 16, 2021 Thirteen Higher Education Institutions Join ACE Internationalization Lab Cohort 19 to Strengthen Global Engagement Video This video sheds light on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on a variety of internationalization activities in India and South Asia. Read More Video Mapping Internationalization Update on India and South Asia News August 2, 2021 As higher education institutions work to reestablish and redefine the post-pandemic higher education experience, a new report released by ACE in collaboration with Wake Forest University offers data and guidance for leaders to support the well-being of st Read More News August 2, 2021 New Report Helps Leaders Address Mental Health, Well-being of Students with Minoritized Identities Member Spotlight July 27, 2021 The University of Missouri System started its Broadband Initiative in late 2019, led by MU System researchers from across its four campuses and the MU Extension, to better serve its local communities. Read More Member Spotlight July 27, 2021 University of Missouri's Broadband Initiative Provides Access, Economic Growth to Rural Communities News July 26, 2021 Amid reports of an uptick in international student visa approvals for the fall, the departments of Education and State released a joint statement affirming the value of international education to U.S. diplomacy, national security, and economic prosperity. Read More News July 26, 2021 Biden Administration Outlines Policies to Support International Education; Travel to the U.S. Begins to Ease for International Students Video This postcard series is a collaboration between ACE and EducationUSA to provide perspectives to U.S. higher education professionals on prospective and current international students and the status of their situation in Malawi during the COVID-19. Read More Video ACE & EducationUSA Postcard Series – Malawi Video This postcard series is a collaboration between ACE and EducationUSA to provide perspectives to U.S. higher education professionals on prospective and current international students and the status of their situation in Mongolia during the COVID-19. Read More Video ACE & EducationUSA Postcard Series – Mongolia Video This postcard series is a collaboration between ACE and EducationUSA to provide perspectives to U.S. higher education professionals on prospective and current international students and the status of their situation in Ecuador during the COVID-19. Read More Video ACE & EducationUSA Postcard Series – Ecuador News July 12, 2021 ACE and 21 other higher education associations are urging congressional leaders to include dedicated investments in broadband technology for college students and institutions in any infrastructure package they might consider. Read More News July 12, 2021 ACE, Higher Ed Groups Urge Federal Support for Broadband for Students and Campuses News July 7, 2021 The Department of Homeland Security has formally withdrawn the Trump administration’s proposed rule that would impose a fixed duration of admission for international students and restore “duration of status.” Read More News July 7, 2021 Biden Administration Withdraws Trump Rule on International Student Visas News July 1, 2021 Recognizing the need for a broader knowledge on the many forms of collaboration taking place between U.S. and Japanese higher education institutions, ACE is launching the U.S.-Japan Higher Education Engagement Study. Read More News July 1, 2021 ACE Launches New Database on U.S.-Japan Higher Ed Partnerships Member Spotlight June 24, 2021 As we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, concerns surrounding mental health on college campuses remain one of the most pressing issues for college and university leaders. Read More Member Spotlight June 24, 2021 ACE Members Focus Their Attention on Removing Barriers to Mental Health for Students Podcast June 17, 2021 David Richardson, managing director of research for the TIAA Institute, and ACE’s Jon Turk review the year's worth of ACE's Pulse Point survey of presidents on COVID-19. Read More Podcast June 17, 2021 Episode 45: What COVID-19 Has Taught Higher Education Leaders News June 14, 2021 ACE and 42 other organizations have submitted comments on the Education Department's Title IX regulations, expressing concerns with the highly prescriptive, court-like processes including the mandate for a live hearing with direct cross-examination. Read More News June 14, 2021 Colleges and Universities Are Not Courts, Higher Education Groups Tell Education Department in Comments on Title IX News June 14, 2021 The Senate has passed the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act, a bipartisan effort to authorize funding for the National Science Foundation that also contains a range of provisions aimed at tightening security on research activities. Read More News June 14, 2021 Senate Passes Bill to Authorize Funding for Technology, Science and Research, Tighten Security on Research News June 7, 2021 CDC and ACHA have released new guidance on how higher ed can operate safely this fall as the COVID-19 pandemic continues, taking into consideration the substantial progress the US has made in the months since vaccinations were made available. Read More News June 7, 2021 CDC, ACHA Release Guidance on How Campuses Can Operate Safely This Fall Podcast June 3, 2021 Hosts Jon Fansmith and Mushtaq Gunja talk with Rep. 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