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International Joint and Dual Degrees: Strategy and Implementation


April 16, 2015 2:00 PM

ACE’s Center for Internationalization and Global Engagement hosted an interactive discussion of international joint and dual degree programs.

As colleges and universities consider their place in an ever-globalizing world, international joint and dual degrees can help institutions move beyond individual faculty and course-level collaborations to establish on-going, multidimensional partnerships with counterparts abroad. Such programs are complex, however, and entail a variety of issues and challenges.

Framed by data from ACE’s recent report, Mapping International Joint and Dual Degrees: US Program Profiles and Perspectives, this webinar addressed:

  • Strategic planning and the role of joint and dual degrees in institutional internationalization
  • Good practices for program development, administration, and management
  • Academic issues and challenges, including curriculum design and use of technology

Accompanying the webinar is a printed (PDF) brief featuring 8 articles by experts in the field.  Designed to complement the webinar and explore related topics in greater depth, the printed brief is an invaluable resource for campus leaders making strategic decisions about international programming and initiatives. Download the printed brief (PDF) 1MB.

About the International Briefs Series

Presented in partnership with the Boston College Center for International Higher Education, this webinar is part of International Briefs for Higher Education Leaders, a series designed specifically to help senior leadership develop knowledge about key issues in global higher education.

Previous installments in the Briefs series include:

  • China: Emerging Opportunities and Challenges in Higher Education Cooperation (Spring 2012)
  • Global Engagement: New Modalities (Fall 2012)
  • India: The Next Frontier (Spring 2013)
  • Argentina, Brazil, Chile: Engaging with the Southern Cone (Spring 2014)


  • Dale LaFleur

    Director of Institutional Relations, Office of Global Initiatives, University of Arizona

  • Jason Lane

    Vice Provost for Academic Planning and Strategic Initiatives, State University of New York (SUNY)

  • Scott Venezia

    Dean of the College of Business and Management, CETYS University System (Mexico)

  • Patti McGill Peterson

    (Moderator) – Presidential Advisor for Global Initiatives, ACE


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Thursday, April 16, 2015
2:00-3:30 p.m. (EDT)

ACE Member Price: $149
Non-ACE Member Price: $225

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