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Knowledge Network: Institutional Leadership Internationalizing the Campus through Institutional Leadership at University of California, Davis By William B. Lacy More than 160 students, faculty, department chairs, deans, and others discuss the future of international education at the UC Davis Chancellor’s Fall Conference on Internationalizing the Campus. Increasingly universities and colleges around the world are recognizing the need to internationalize their campuses. Many factors are stimulating this effort, including the growing interconnectedness of nations and cultures, the critical need to promote a civil and sustainable world community, increasing globalization of the economy, and accelerating global trade and migration. At the campus level the increasing global nature of the core activities of our institutions of higher education coupled with worldwide competition within higher education for the best and brightest students, staff, scientists, and administrators are primary factors. Recently several national higher education organizations [e.g., the American Council on Education (ACE); the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges (NASULGC), and NAFSA: Association of International Educators] released important reports describing and analyzing the complex and dynamic process of internationalizing the campus. Olson et al. (2005) argue that a comprehensive and integrative approach to internationalization is needed. Specifically, universities and colleges should seek to affect all aspects of the institution, including undergraduate and graduate education, research and discovery, public service and engagement Khaled Hosseini (third from left), author of The Kite Runner, with international students at UC Davis during International Education Week. and the general campus climate and activities. This effort will require multiple interrelated changes over several years. At the same time, campuses should utilize a strategy which includes attention to both the institutional goals, strategies, structures and programs and the outcomes and measures of successful learning, discovery, and outreach and engagement. “Developing broad-based understanding of the need and benefit of internationalization and building support among community members is an essential first step.” In an earlier article (Lacy 2004) I suggested that success in internationalizing the campus will require institutions to adopt seven habits: (1) a clear, integrated, comprehensive approach; (2) strong and committed senior leadership; (3) committed leadership throughout the campus; (4) significant and broad faculty involvement; (5) commitment to meeting the diversity of student needs; (6) supportive organizations, structures, resources; and (7) mechanisms to build networks with partners and supporters. The importance of these seven habits, and particularly the role of the senior leadership, was reiterated in the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges report (NASULGC 2004) “A Call to Leadership: The Presidential Role in Internationalizing the University.” This report emphasized the need for presidential leadership to articulate, advocate and act on the vision of internationalizing and transforming an institution. Further, these reports and analyses all conclude that this complex and comprehensive process requires the involvement and support of numerous people across

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IIE Networker - Spring 2006

IIE Networker - Spring 2006
Message from Allan E. Goodman
Up Front: The International Education Diary
The “Global Campus”: Andrew Heiskell Awards for Innovation in International Education
Paths to Global Competence: Preparing American College Students to Meet the World
Globalization and Higher Education: Eight Common Perceptions from University Leaders
The International Branch Campus
Investing in Communities and Capabilities Worldwide
Institutional Leadership Internationalizing the Campus through Institutional Leadership at University of California, Davis
International Students Could Anthropology Be an Answer to Exchange Students’ Cocooning?
Study Abroad The Study Abroad Superhero Search: A Practical Approach to Marketing Study Abroad on Campus
Internationalization in the UK UCL: London’s Global University
Community Colleges The International Negotiation Modules Project: Using Computer-Assisted Simulation to Enhance Teaching and Learning Strategies in the Community College
Country Focus: Brazil Institutionalization of International Education in Brazil
The Browser: Index of Advertisers

IIE Networker - Spring 2006