IIE Networker - Fall 2011 - (Page 7)
A MESSAGE FROM ALLAN E. GOODMAN, President and Chief Executive Officer, IIE
The Innovation Issue
THIS ISSUE OF IIENetworker highlights a wide range of innovative strategies that international education professionals are implementing in areas of technology, study abroad, campus internationalization, and student recruitment. Since our founding in 1919, the Institute of International Education has been committed to seeking innovative ways to foster global understanding and open minds to the world. In the past year, we launched four new Centers for Excellence—Center for Higher Education Capacity Development, Center for International Partnerships, Center for Women’s Leadership Initiatives, and Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. These Centers bring together the best practices and innovative strategies developed by our staff from around the world. We invite you to read more about the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation on page 19 of this issue.
In times of budget cutbacks, many U.S. institutions will need to adopt innovative recruitment strategies to grow their international enrollments. Ray Wallace from California State University, East Bay, offers strategies to maximize international recruitment efforts amid declining resources. And an article by Adria Baker from Rice University describes the REAP-International program—a cost-cutting strategy that empowers international students to act as Rice University ambassadors. Study abroad practitioners worldwide, too, continue to develop innovative programs that address the most pressing global themes and increase the number and diversity of students who go abroad. You will find one such program on page 20, developed by Rolf Hoffmann of the German-American Fulbright Commission and Susan Carvalho of the University of Kentucky. The Discover Germany – Discover
Since our founding in 1919, the Institute of International Education has been committed to seeking innovative ways to foster global understanding and open minds to the world.
Technology and innovation often go hand-in-hand, and in this issue you can read about numerous innovative social media strategies that higher education institutions and organizations have initiated in order to reach more students and engage their communities. In her article on page 27, Marie Bongiovanni, Professor and Chair of English at Lebanon Valley College, describes an innovative reentry program that allows students to create and share multimedia narratives of their study abroad experiences. Cheryl Darrup-Boychuck, owner of USJournal.com, describes online tools that foster increased transparency for international students hoping to study in the U.S. USA Program fosters an opportunity for students from underrepresented groups in the U.S. and Germany to examine concepts of identity through a global lens. For the past 10 years, we have honored the accomplishments of our member campuses by awarding the IIE Andrew Heiskell Awards for Innovation in International Education. We are proud to publish in this issue a complete list of the nearly 100 programs that have been recognized for their excellence and innovation. We hope these programs and the articles in this issue help to spark creative and groundbreaking ideas at your institutions and in your programs as you start the new academic year. ■
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IIE Networker - Fall 2011
A Message from Allan E. Goodman
IIENetworker University Presidents Interview Series
Celebrating 10 Years of the Andrew Heiskell Awards for Innovation in International Education
Multimedia Narratives as Innovative Components to Reentry Programs
When the Going Gets Tough: International Recruitment amid Budget Cutbacks
REAP-International: Global Student Ambassadors Who Reap What Is Sown
Trends in Transparency: Effects on International Student Recruitment
IIE Program Profile
IIE Networker - Fall 2011
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