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Special Feature Best Practices in Internationalization Engage Your Campus with the World: BEST PRACTICES 2007 IIE’s Sixth Annual Andrew Heiskell Awards for Innovation in International Education By Hannah Thompson EMORY COLLEGE IS IGNITING passion for science by helping students explore the composition of paintings in Italy and the complexities of public health in South Africa. Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University is opening global business opportunities where generations of students have perceived them as beyond reach. The State University of New York and the Turkish Higher Education Council are offering dual degrees from institutions in both Turkey and the United States. University of Delaware is engaging students in international activities across the curriculum, with over 40 percent of students participating in study abroad, and international activities spanning the campus. Honoring all of these initiatives and more, these pages describe winning programs for IIE’s sixth annual Andrew Heiskell Awards for Innovation in International Education. This year we launched a special focus on increasing participation in study abroad, showcasing four models for “Increasing Diversity in Study Abroad.” Three programs effectively increase participation of students of diverse racial, ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds, while another model increases participation of students in science-related disciplines. Pressure to minimize time to graduation and extensive course requirements are two of the greatest barriers to study abroad for underrepresented students. In each of these cases, creating study abroad experiences with direct relevance to student majors is critical in increasing participation. Emphasizing the professional opportunities that grow from international experience, and helping students find funding to support study abroad also measurably increase participation of students from traditionally underrepresented groups. All of the study abroad programs profiled in this issue provide excellent strategies for extending the benefits of international experience to a broader population. This year, we also introduced the new category “International Exchange Partnerships” for the 2007 Andrew Heiskell Awards competition. Consortia, direct exchanges, and development of joint curricula, including dual degree and joint degree programs, are just some of the effective partnerships eligible for the award. This new category sparked enormous interest, and we received an unprecedented number of nominations in this area. According to IIE’s President, Dr. Allan E. Goodman, “We were very impressed with the range and strength of this year’s Heiskell Award-winning programs. All of these programs are making great strides in providing the international experience so urgently needed to strengthen America’s competitiveness and our national security, and to increase our understanding of the world.” We invite you to visit IIE’s online library of Best Practices at www.iienetwork.org to learn more about how to advance international education on your campus. You will find details on the 2007 winning programs, and access to descriptions and contact information for nearly 50 innovative international programs. We look forward to your future nominations, and to celebrating the outstanding programming on your campuses. SELECTION PANEL MEMBERS Brian Whalen President, The Forum on Education Abroad Uliana Gabara President, Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA) and Dean of International Education, University of Richmond Stephen Dunnett Vice Provost for International Education State University of New York at Buffalo Ulrich Grothus Director, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) New York http://www.iienetwork.org

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IIE Networker - Spring 2007

IIE Networker - Spring 2007
Message from Allan E. Goodman
Up Front: The International Education Diary
Best Practices in International Education: Andrew Heiskell Awards 2007
In-Country Consortia: Rethinking Collaboration in Education Abroad
IIENetworker University Presidents Interview Series: A Conversation with President John B. Simpson, State University of New York at Buffalo
Higher Education in Pakistan: A Silent Revolution
Opening Minds to the World: Toyota and IIE
Dual Degree Programs
South Africa–USA Partnership
Faculty View
The Browser: Index of Advertisers

IIE Networker - Spring 2007