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NEWS New IIENetwork Members
We would like to welcome all the institutions that have become IIENetwork members in the past few months. For more information, please go to www.iie.org/membership or email email@example.com. FRANCE Federation of European Schools (FEDE) INDIA Amity University IRAQ Cihan University POLAND European Academy of Diplomacy Lazarski University TAIWAN Foundation of International Cooperation in Higher Education UNITED KINGDOM Edge Hill University Richmond, The American International University in London UNITED STATES Alliant International University Bridgewater College California Polytechnic State University Craven Community College Georgia Gwinnett College Hood College JAMS Foundation Kent State University Macaulay Honors College at The City University of New York Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) Medgar Evers College, CUNY Northern Arizona University Northwestern University Richard Stockton College of New Jersey Saint Xavier University Seton Hall University University of Arkansas, Fort Smith University of Maine University of Mary Washington ASSOCIATE MEMBERS ACT, Inc. Chegg.com, China EuropUSA Urbanest Student Accommodation, United Kingdom
IIE’s Scholar Rescue Fund Named Charity of the Year 2011 by Times Higher Education, Holds Conference on Higher Education in Iraq
The Scholar Rescue Fund (SRF) of the Institute of International Education (IIE) is honored to have been selected as “Charity of the Year 2011” by Times Higher Education for its nine years of commitment to rescuing threatened scholars from around the world whose lives and careers are in danger. In addition, SRF held a conference on advancing higher education in Iraq from January 29-31 in Erbil, Iraq. Approximately 180 Iraqi scholars, university presidents, vice presidents, deans, Iraqi government officials, U.S. Embassy officials, and international experts participated. This was the third in a series of seven conferences to be held by IIE and designed to encourage further progress on higher education development efforts in Iraq. The purpose of this conference and training workshop was to provide an overview of quality assurance, accreditation, and recognition schemes in the contemporary higher education landscape. The conference provided Iraqi participants with information and perspectives on the development of firstrate quality assurance models, particularly those in the United States and Europe, which might be effectively adapted to enhance their work within the Iraqi higher education structure. For more information, please visit: www.iie.org/srf.
Dr. Salih Najim, President of the University of Basrah, presents the University’s shield to Daniel Obst, IIE Deputy VP of International Partnerships (right), and Jim Miller, Executive Director of IIE’s Scholar Rescue Fund (left).
IIE Launches Research Project on 100,000 Strong Initiative
I n 2 0 0 9, P re si d e nt B a r a c k O b a m a announced the 100,000 Strong Initiative with the goal of significantly increasing the number of U.S. students studying in China. According to the Open Doors 2011 Report on International Educational Exchange, 13,910 U.S. students received academic credit from their U.S. home institution for study in China during the 2009/10 academic year. While this is a complete count of participation in for-credit U.S.-based study abroad programs in China at the tertiary level, it does not include the myriad other types of study abroad opportunities that exist and could be counted under the 100,000 Strong Initiative. In 2011, IIE launched a research project, with the generous support of the Ford Foundation, to enumerate additional types of educational activities in China that U.S. students partake in, including non-credit volunteer projects, service learning, and internships, among others. For questions on the project, contact Raisa Belyavina at firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about the 100,000 Strong Initiative, visit www.state.gov/p/eap/regional/ 100000_strong/.
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IIE Network - Spring 2012
A Message from Allan E. Goodman
2012 IIE Andrew Heiskell Awards for Innovation in International Education
IIENetworker University Presidents Interview Series: Renu Khator, University of Houston
Overcoming “Publish or Perish”: Fostering Faculty Engagement in Internationalization through Tenure Codes and Other Employment Policies
Engaging Science Faculty in Internationalization: Teaching Innovations at UW-Madison
Early-College Study Abroad: A Gateway for Faculty Engagement in Internationalization
Promoting Engagement in Curriculum Internationalization
The International Network of Universities (INU): The Consortium for Global Citizenship
Ten Elements of Faculty Involvement in Global Engagement
Building an Interculturally Competent Faculty
A Shrinking World with Expanding Visions: Faculty as Key Players in Internationalization
China’s Policies on Overseas Faculty Recruitment
Overcoming the “American Bubble”: The Norwegian Partnership Programme (PPNA) for Collaboration in Higher Education with North America
IIE Program Profi le: Fulbright Visiting Scholar Occasional Lecturer Fund
IIE Network - Spring 2012