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Feature Best Practices in International Education By Shannon Bishop RICE UNIVERSITY & The University of Tulsa’s NanoJapan program eliminates barriers for future scientists and engineers to study abroad. St. Louis Community College, Forest Park convened a Global Education Committee to tailor a global education plan to meet the needs of its diverse community. The University of Georgia has partnered with the Tunisian Ministry of Higher Education to engage in their efforts of educational reform. 2008 Andrew Heiskell Awards: Honoring all these initiatives and more, these pages describe eight winning programs for IIE’s seventh annual Andrew Heiskell Awards for Innovation in International Education. T he Inst it ut e of Int er nat ional Education (IIE) created these awards to promote and honor the most outstanding initiatives that are being conducted in international higher education by IIENetwork member universities and colleges. By recognizing excellence and innovation, the Institute hopes to support IIENetwork members in their endeavors and to signal a new and important role for international education on campus. The winning programs, profiled below, are noteworthy for their success in removing institutional barriers to international study and broadening the base of participation in the international elements of teaching and learning on campus. They are among the “best practices” in internationalization, which we hope will encourage and inspire other campuses. CATEGORY 1: STUDY ABROAD STUDY ABROAD Rice University student performs research in a Japanese laboratory. You can find the profiles of this year’s winning initiatives and a collection of profiles of the past seven years of awardwinning programs on IIENetwork’s Best Practices Web site: www.iienetwork.org/ ?p=BestPractices. RICE UNIVERSITY AND THE UNIVERSITY OF TULSA STUDY ABROAD WINNER NanoJapan: Summer Nanotechnology Research Program for Undergraduates Nomination submitted by Sarah Phillips, Engineering International Programs Administrator at Rice University and Cheryl Matherly, Associate Dean for Global Education at University of Tulsa. As international partnerships become increasingly indispensable in solving major science and engineering problems, U.S. researchers and educators must be able to operate effectively in teams comprised of partners from dif- By recognizing excellence and innovation, the Institute hopes to support IIENetwork members in their endeavors and to signal a new and important role for international education on campus. 12 12 http://www.iienetwork.org/?p=BestPractices http://www.iienetwork.org/?p=BestPractices

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IIE Networker - Spring 2008

IIE Networker - Spring 2008
Message from Allan E. Goodman
Up Front: The International Education Diary
Best Practices in International Education: 2008 Andrew Heiskell Awards
IIENetworker University Presidents Interview Series A Conversation with President M. W. Scogggins, Colorado School of Mines
Measuring Return on Investment in International Student Recruitment
Making Partnerships Work
Campus View
Latin America
International Students
The Browser: Index of Advertisers

IIE Networker - Spring 2008