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CHECKLIST

Best Practices for
Successful Partnering
1. Get buy-in from all involved from the faculty
all the way up to the president's office and
the board. This can help in funding new
opportunities.
2. Consider what your institution has to offer
others. Develop reciprocal arrangements. Onesided agreements don't last.
3. Establish goals specific to each partnership.
Evaluate partnerships based on the reasons for
which they were created.
4. Don't overcommit. Ensure that your institution
has the infrastructure to deliver on its promises.
5. Develop consistent policies and procedures. This
helps protect an institution from liability.
6. Support students both before an international
experience and after they return. Coach
students returning from in-field programs in
how to talk about their experiences in interview
settings. This can help them receive internships
and job offers.
7. Monitor and repeatedly revisit partnership
portfolios to keep them fresh.
8. Get creative. The classic one-for-one student
exchange partnership is only one way of doing
business.

international students to come to U.S. campuses focuses
on a small fraction of students wanting an American
degree, he says. "That's only serving the global elite:
Either they're wealthy enough or they're lucky enough
to get funding," White says. "We saw this huge demand,
this huge population that would likely be interested [in
an Arizona degree] but would have no chance of coming to Tucson."
White and University of Arizona law school dean
Marc Miller came up with the idea of a micro-campus,
which would, White says, address both the high
infrastructure costs of building branch campuses and

the lack of student mobility. In 2015 the University of
Arizona launched its first micro-campus iteration: an
undergraduate dual degree in law with Ocean University
of China in Qingdao.
White and Arizona's Office of International
Education have since replicated the concept elsewhere.
In addition to the Qingdao campus, Arizona has a
micro-campus in Cambodia and agreements with 11
more institutions. Approximately 550 students have
participated so far. The eventual goal is a global network
of 25 campuses reaching as many as 25,000 students
worldwide. With each new micro-campus, White says,
students across the network have new study abroad
options and experts on multiple campuses have the
opportunity to collaborate.
Of course, few colleges have the resources such an
ambitious project requires; most start small by necessity. Carola Smith of Santa Barbara City College, for
example, is just beginning work on a budding partnership in Sri Lanka. She's met with government officials
there, but like every partnership the college embarks on,
it starts on a person-to-person scale. As it evolves, like
all partnerships these days, it could take on any number
of forms. And, she knows, it'll likely change over time.
"You have to give them time," she says. "Nurture
these partnerships and over the years they'll kind of
mushroom." n
JENNY ROGERS is a freelance journalist in the Washington,
D.C., metro area

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Mapping Internationalization on U.S. Campuses
American Council on Education's Center for Internationalization and
Global Engagement
https://tinyurl.com/internationalization
Sample Flowchart for Creating International Articulation
Agreements
University of Cincinnati
https://tinyurl.com/y7d7y7ln
Partnership Models
NAFSA
https://tinyurl.com/yd3au62f
International Partnerships
British Council
https://tinyurl.com/ydfeznn5

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of International Educator - November/December 2017

From the Desk of
Frontlines
In Brief
Global Spotlight: Iran
Quick Questions
Feature: The New Why of Partnering: International Partnerships Are Expanding Their Reach and Goals
Feature: Partnering Case Studies: Leveraging Unconventionality
Feature: Doing Well by Doing Good: Social Entrepreneurship is Evolving to Meet New Realities
Education Abroad
International Student Affairs
International Enrollment
International Education Leadership
Forum
In Focus
Feature: A Healthy Balance
Feature: Mental Health: Leveraging Resources
International Educator - November/December 2017 - Cover1
International Educator - November/December 2017 - Cover2
International Educator - November/December 2017 - 1
International Educator - November/December 2017 - 2
International Educator - November/December 2017 - 3
International Educator - November/December 2017 - From the Desk of
International Educator - November/December 2017 - 5
International Educator - November/December 2017 - Frontlines
International Educator - November/December 2017 - 7
International Educator - November/December 2017 - In Brief
International Educator - November/December 2017 - 9
International Educator - November/December 2017 - 10
International Educator - November/December 2017 - 11
International Educator - November/December 2017 - Global Spotlight: Iran
International Educator - November/December 2017 - 13
International Educator - November/December 2017 - Quick Questions
International Educator - November/December 2017 - 15
International Educator - November/December 2017 - Feature: The New Why of Partnering: International Partnerships Are Expanding Their Reach and Goals
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International Educator - November/December 2017 - Feature: Partnering Case Studies: Leveraging Unconventionality
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International Educator - November/December 2017 - Feature: Doing Well by Doing Good: Social Entrepreneurship is Evolving to Meet New Realities
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International Educator - November/December 2017 - Education Abroad
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International Educator - November/December 2017 - International Student Affairs
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International Educator - November/December 2017 - International Enrollment
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International Educator - November/December 2017 - International Education Leadership
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