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All Abroad!
an interview with rollins college President lewis duncan

ewis M. Duncan has served as president of Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, since

Duncan is the former dean of the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College and provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at the University of Tulsa. He holds a doctorate in space physics from Rice University. He also previously served as a research scientist and section head at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, Carnegie Science Fellow at Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Arms Control, and associate dean of sciences at Clemson University.
IE: What inspired you to develop The President’s Internationalization Initiative at Rollins College? What are its components?

2004. He serves on the American Council on Education’s Commission on International Initiatives and the Association of American Colleges and Universities LEAP (Liberal Education and America’s Promise) Presidents’ Trust, and is current chair of the Associated Colleges of the South and president of the Southern University Conference. In 2010 he was a member of the Institute of International Education’s U.S. College and University Presidents’ Delegation to India.
take international studies, implemented an inclusive program for faculty and teaching staff to share in regular international scholarly experiences, increased the number of international students within our student body, and enhanced the visibility of existing international diversity across our campus community.
IE: How did the campus community react to it? What about your trustees?

ROllInS: When I arrived at Rollins in 2004, we were in the process of affirming our institutional mission as “educating students for global citizenship and responsible leadership.” International programs and globalization were, and continue to be, very much on the minds of academic leaders and faculty as an essential component of a twenty-first-century education. However, the steps necessary to implement this progressive aspiration as a discernible part of a modern liberal education were less clear. Through a quality enhancement program, derived in large part through our accreditation reaffirmation self-study and with strong faculty leadership, we established goals for increased opportunities and support for our students to under-

ROllInS: The Rollins academic community has responded enthusiastically to these efforts, assuming leadership of many of these programs. The trustees also have openly embraced the importance of this initiative in support of Rollins’ expanding global ambitions. IE: A component of your internationalization initiative strives to enable every faculty member to have an international experience at least once every three years. Why did you think it is important for faculty—not just students—to have international experiences? ROllInS: Symbolic leadership has always had great

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value in a teaching environment, and within a college community our faculty represents the most evident role models for our students in reflecting our institutional values. While encouraging Rollins students to pursue greater opportunities in international study, it

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International Educator - January/February 2012

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of International Educator - January/February 2012

International Educator - January/February 2012
Contents
From the Editors
Front Lines
In Brief
Voices: Rollins College President Lewis Duncan
Finding a Home in Higher Education
Promoting Peace Th Rough Partnerships
New York University Becomes a Global Network University
International Education Fairs
Education Abroad
A View From Out Here
In Focus
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International Educator - January/February 2012 - Cover2
International Educator - January/February 2012 - Contents
International Educator - January/February 2012 - From the Editors
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International Educator - January/February 2012 - Front Lines
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International Educator - January/February 2012 - 9
International Educator - January/February 2012 - In Brief
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International Educator - January/February 2012 - Voices: Rollins College President Lewis Duncan
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International Educator - January/February 2012 - Finding a Home in Higher Education
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International Educator - January/February 2012 - Promoting Peace Th Rough Partnerships
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International Educator - January/February 2012 - New York University Becomes a Global Network University
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International Educator - January/February 2012 - International Education Fairs
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International Educator - January/February 2012 - Education Abroad
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International Educator - January/February 2012 - A View From Out Here
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