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Congress of Higher Education, a biannual conference
sponsored by the Cuban Ministry of Higher Education,
in Havana. At the conference she met and was able to
form relationships with faculty at the University of Sancti
Spiritus (UNISS) and the University of Camagüey (UC),
and Lehman is now working on developing partnerships
with these two institutions. "We are committed to creating
partnerships that are intentional and strategic," Levy says.
"This means, among other things, that they are projectdefined rather than amorphous collaborations. All of our
partnerships are also established through a faculty-led
process, with a solid intellectual foundation that will result
in publications for all partners, and that will involve students as researchers. These projects are collaborative from
the ground up, creative, and intellectually exciting."
At UNISS, Lehman faculty will be partnering with
the School of Education to create a team of six professors (three from Lehman, three from UNISS) that will
prepare courses in three different disciplines, with
the objective of exploring new ways to
teach certain subjects. "For example, one
course could be on the impact of education on culture and society, and it might be
a partnership between a teacher-training
faculty member and a history professor,"
says Levy. Working together, the faculty
teams will design courses, explore goals and

objectives, decide on materials, and prepare syllabi. The
courses will be offered with Lehman course numbering
for Lehman students, and UNISS numbering for UNISS
students, thereby avoiding the complications of tuition
or credit swaps. "The courses will be asynchronous most
of the semester, and will culminate with a one-week visit
to Cuba, where students and faculty will work together,"
Levy says. "Our intention is to then assess the program,
write up the results, and present it as a model for collaboration both at professional conferences and as a
publishable piece for international journals."
The plan for the UNISS program is for the first group
of students to be enrolled in the winter of 2018. "The
UC project, which is research-oriented and will focus
on local development strategies, will require more time
to design and complete," Levy says. She adds, "With the
UC partnership, the intention is for the research to be
published not only in discipline-specific journals chosen
by faculty, but that the publications will also have policy

Students at La Universidad
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of International Educator - March/April 2017

From the Editor
In Brief
Global Spotlight Cuba
Insights
Voices
Feature: Lay of the Land: What Now?
Feature: Finding Common Ground through Art Therapy
Feature: Empowering Refugees Through Education
Campus Profile: New York Institute of Technology
Campus Snapshot: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Education Abroad
International Student Affairs
Partnering
View From Out Here
In Focus
International Educator - March/April 2017 - Cover1
International Educator - March/April 2017 - Cover2
International Educator - March/April 2017 - 1
International Educator - March/April 2017 - From the Editor
International Educator - March/April 2017 - 3
International Educator - March/April 2017 - 4
International Educator - March/April 2017 - 5
International Educator - March/April 2017 - 6
International Educator - March/April 2017 - 7
International Educator - March/April 2017 - In Brief
International Educator - March/April 2017 - Global Spotlight Cuba
International Educator - March/April 2017 - Insights
International Educator - March/April 2017 - 11
International Educator - March/April 2017 - Voices
International Educator - March/April 2017 - 13
International Educator - March/April 2017 - 14
International Educator - March/April 2017 - 15
International Educator - March/April 2017 - Feature: Lay of the Land: What Now?
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International Educator - March/April 2017 - Feature: Finding Common Ground through Art Therapy
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International Educator - March/April 2017 - Feature: Empowering Refugees Through Education
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International Educator - March/April 2017 - Campus Profile: New York Institute of Technology
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International Educator - March/April 2017 - Education Abroad
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International Educator - March/April 2017 - International Student Affairs
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International Educator - March/April 2017 - Partnering
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International Educator - March/April 2017 - 62
International Educator - March/April 2017 - 63
International Educator - March/April 2017 - View From Out Here
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