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BEST PRACTICES 2009 Andrew Heiskell Awards: Best Practices in International Education By Shannon Bishop CHAMPLAIN COLLEGE STUDENTS conduct a joint project on internationalization with students from India. Universidad de Monterrey, building on a strong legacy of internationalization efforts, sets goals for 2020 that include 50 percent study abroad participation and continuation of the current requirement that all students must score highly on the TOEFL to graduate. Future teachers prepare for the challenges of multicultural classrooms on Clemson University and the University of Kansas’ joint study abroad program and Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis broadens institutional engagement in international education by focusing efforts on three core partnerships. IIE created the Andrew Heiskell awards to promote and honor the most outstanding initiatives that are being conducted in international higher education by IIENetwork member universities and colleges. You can find the profiles of this year’s winning initiatives and a collection of profiles of the past eight years of award-winning programs on IIENetwork’s Best Practices website: www.iienetwork.org/?p=BestPractices. CATEGORY 1: INTERNATIONALIZING THE CAMPUS Cities of Refuge visiting writer Pierre Mujomba, from the Congo, interacts with Champlain students in a Playwriting class. CHAMPLAIN COLLEGE INTERNATIONALIZING THE CAMPUS COWINNER Institute for Global Engagement Nomination submitted by Elizabeth Beaulieu, Dean of the Core Division Champlain College seeks to initiate meaningful global dialogue between its students and their counterparts at 14 colleges around the world through its Global Modules program. These four-week, intensive thematic online projects are embedded into Champlain’s core curriculum. Participation in the Global 16 Module project not only raises cultural awareness for all Champlain students early in their college careers, it also allows students to speak freely with students from all over the world, from Mumbai to Uganda, from Jordan to Australia. Typically, Global Modules begin with students in both countries reading a common text, and participating in online discussions facilitated by the instructors on both campuses. Students then join together in virtual groups composed of U.S. and international students and complete a collaborative assignment. Over the past year, Champlain students discussed globalization with Indian students, peace activism with Austrian students, ecological impact with Kenyan students, and women’s issues with Moroccan students. First piloted with one class in 2003, Global Modules are now incorporated into a required first-year course and other key courses across the curriculum. “These efforts are successfully providing each student—each year—with a significant month-long dialogue with global partners as part of a required, graded course,” explains Champlain College President David F. Finney. Global Modules have also proved an effective catalyst for institutional partnerships. “As we have developed our Global Modules relationship for our students, our institutions have also begun to build important academic bridges,” explains Professor F.Q. Gravenir, Director of University Advancement at Kenyatta University, a Kenyan institution that participates in the Global Modules. Recognized as an effective, low cost way to internationalize the campus using technology, Global Modules will link over 3,000 students in 12 countries this year and is poised for expansion. UNIVERSIDAD DE MONTERREY INTERNATIONALIZING THE CAMPUS COWINNER Strategic Plan for the Internationalization of UDEM Nomination submitted by Thomas Buntru, Director of International Programs University of Monterrey’s Strategic Plan for Internationalization exemplifies the effectiveness of the campus leadership’s long-term dedication to comprehensive http://www.iienetwork.org/?p=BestPractices

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IIE Networker - Spring 2009

IIE Networker - Spring 2009
 Message from Allan E. Goodman
 IIENetworker University Presidents Interview Series: Edward Guiliano, President of New York Institute of Technology
 Best Practices in International Education: 2009 Andrew Heiskell Awards
 HRH Princess Ghida Talal of Jordan Receives IIE Humanitarian Award
 Qatar's Outstanding Schools Initiative: A New Model for International Linkages in Education
 The Community College of Qatar: New Initiative to Meet Emergent National Educational and Labor Market Goals
 Toward a UAE Liberal Studies Stream
 New York University Abu Dhabi and the Research University as Global Network
 Expanding Education Abroad in the Arab World
 The Middle East as a Study Abroad Destination
 Student Flows from the Middle East: Iranian and Saudi Arabian Students in the United States
 The Desert as Meeting Place: Where Students from the Middle East and Around the World Come Together
 A Race to the Top: Helping Jordan Win the Right Race
 The Browser: Index of Advertisers
 IIE Program Profile: IIE's Work in the MENA Region

IIE Networker - Spring 2009