NAFSA 2018 Annual Conference Program - 85
2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Roundtable Discussion: Engaging
International Students in Dialogues
about U.S. Diversity (ISSS)
Join colleagues to discuss how campus
professionals can bring important, and
often sensitive, diversity related topics to
their campus programming community.
How Does It Feel To Be a Problem?
Being Young and Muslim in America
Senior International Officers from
Research-Intensive Institutions (IEL)
A casual gathering to share viewpoints
and discuss trends with SIOs from
2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
GLOBAL PARTNER SESSION
Inside College Rankings: New
University Performance Data
Empowering International Students
University rankings have a powerful
influence on students' choice of university
and shape international partnerships,
despite controversy over their methods.
In an interactive session, the director
behind the THE world rankings and the
WSJ/THE college rankings will open the
methodologies to debate and will reveal
latest developments in the field.
Chair and Presenter: Phil Baty, Times
Moustafa Bayoumi, PhD
Being young and Muslim in the
United States has only gotten more
complicated since the terrorist attacks
of 2001. In this session, award-winning
author Moustafa Bayoumi discusses
the difficulties that young Muslims
have faced over the last 17 years and
the new challenges confronting them
during the Trump years.
Guest Speaker: Moustafa Bayoumi,
PhD, Brooklyn College
Advancing International Education at
Community Colleges (IEL)
On the surface, community colleges
serving international students and
internationalizing their campuses may
appear to be following the model of
their university counterparts, albeit on
a smaller scale. On taking a closer
look, however, it is clear that some of
the challenges and opportunities that
community colleges face are quite
unique. Panelists discuss innovative
practices, organizational structures,
and leadership strategies to advance
international education on community
Chair and Presenter: Samira
Pardanani, Shoreline Community
Presenter: Cathy Lee Arcuino, PhD,
North Seattle College; Stacey Bustillos,
Northern Virginia Community College
Attracting Fulbright Non-DegreeSeeking Scholars: From Engagement
to Lasting Impact (SI)
Successful engagement with nondegree-seeking students and scholars
can lead to long-term impacts on
internationalization efforts and the larger
community. In this session, presenters
discuss the Fulbright Visiting Researcher
and Visiting Scholar Programs and how
U.S. institutions can engage with this
population on campus.
Chair and Presenter: Kailey
Smaczniak, Institute of International
Presenters: Debra Anderson, University
of Florida; Stephen Money, U.S.
Department of State
THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2018
Peer-to-Peer Discussion: Model
Practices and Challenges for
International High School Visits (IEM)
To maximize resources, many U.S.
institutions participate in small group
or individual travel abroad. As a
result, international high schools are
experiencing an increase in institutional
visits. Without close coordination
between university representatives and
high school counselors, both stakeholders
risk an unsatisfactory visit experience.
Connecting Research to Practice in
International Education (SI)
This session provides different
perspectives for exploring and applying
research in international education.
Results from a research project examine
what is (and what is not) being
published based on analyses of articles
published in the past decade, as well
as how research can be utilized to
further advance the field.
Chair and Presenter: Shanna Saubert,
Presenters: Elizabeth Cooper,
University of New Mexico; Emily
Gorlewski, EdD, Wesleyan University
NAFSA 2018 ANNUAL CONFERENCE & EXPO