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A MESSAGE FROM ALLAN E. GOODMAN, President and Chief Executive Officer, IIE Engaging Faculty in Internationalization THIS ISSUE OF IIENetworker highlights a wide range of innovative ways that colleges, universities, governments, and other organizations encourage and support faculty engagement in internationalization. Internationalized faculty are essential because of the lasting impact they have on students, opening up their minds to the larger world through the sharing of their international experiences. The Institute of International Education (IIE) has long been committed to facilitating the internationalization of higher education institutions worldwide. For example, through the sponsorship of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Council for International Exchange of Scholars, the Institute’s scholar division, has administered the Fulbright Scholar Programs for over 60 years. These programs send roughly 800 U.S. faculty and professionals abroad each year, and welcome an equal number of academics and professionals from overseas. In addition, the Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence program places special emphasis on institutions developing an international agenda and/or serving a minority audience, including Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic Serving Institutions, Tribal Colleges, small liberal arts colleges, and community colleges. We invite you to read more about the Fulbright Scholar Programs on page 41 of this issue. Governments are often instrumental in promoting internationalization efforts, and in this issue Yiqun Geng from the Communication University of China highlights China’s forward-thinking policies on overseas faculty recruitment. Similarly, the NIFU Nordic Institute for Studies in Innovation, Research and Education describes an innovative partnership program funded by the Norwegian government that supports joint research among Norwegian and North American institutions. Faculty and administrators, too, have taken great strides in internationalizing their higher education institutions. In this issue, the University of Wisconsin-Madison provides strategies of engaging science faculty in internationalization efforts, while Robin Matross Helms of EducationUSA highlights the importance of amending tenure codes so that international engagement is rewarded. You will also find an article about how early-college study abroad programs offer international opportunities to busy faculty who lack the time to pursue such opportunities independently. The Institute is also pleased to showcase the winners of IIE’s Andrew Heiskell Awards for Innovation in International Education, as we do each spring. Please join me in congratulating this year’s winners: the University of Kentucky; the University of Rhode Island; Hendrix College; and Howard Community College and the Community College of Baltimore County; as well as those who received honorable mentions or special recognition. You can read about the winning initiatives on pages 13-19 and see the full list of campuses selected for recognition on the IIE website’s special section on ■ internationalization. 7 http://www.naylornetwork.com/iie-nxt/

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IIE Network - Spring 2012

A Message from Allan E. Goodman
2012 IIE Andrew Heiskell Awards for Innovation in International Education
IIENetworker University Presidents Interview Series: Renu Khator, University of Houston
Overcoming “Publish or Perish”: Fostering Faculty Engagement in Internationalization through Tenure Codes and Other Employment Policies
Engaging Science Faculty in Internationalization: Teaching Innovations at UW-Madison
Early-College Study Abroad: A Gateway for Faculty Engagement in Internationalization
Promoting Engagement in Curriculum Internationalization
The International Network of Universities (INU): The Consortium for Global Citizenship
Ten Elements of Faculty Involvement in Global Engagement
Building an Interculturally Competent Faculty
A Shrinking World with Expanding Visions: Faculty as Key Players in Internationalization
China’s Policies on Overseas Faculty Recruitment
Overcoming the “American Bubble”: The Norwegian Partnership Programme (PPNA) for Collaboration in Higher Education with North America
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IIE Program Profi le: Fulbright Visiting Scholar Occasional Lecturer Fund

IIE Network - Spring 2012