The 2017 edition of Mapping Internationalization on U.S. Campuses​, ACE’s survey of more than 1,100 colleges and universities, points toward one overarching trend: the growing complexity of leading and managing internationalization.

Reporting on all aspects of internationalization—from curriculum to partnerships to student mobility--institutions say they are creating more structures, policies, and processes to navigate through this challenging new environment.

The 2018 Collaborative will explore the Mapping report with a day-long program featuring university presidents, provosts, and senior international officers who will draw connections between the findings of the report and their own experience.

Other issues to be covered include:

  • What are the sources of increased complexity?
  • Are some internal as well as external?
  • Do we understand them well enough to manage them effectively?
  • How do we align emerging structures, policies, and processes with our international goals?
  • Who is responsible for the alignment?
  • Are there risks to a more coordinated approach to managing internationalization?
  • How do we encourage innovation?
  • How do we ensure that decisions include all relevant stakeholders?

Working in partnership with the International Education Administrators Association (AIEA), the ACE co-hosts this annual event for faculty and administrators to come together as a learning community to address challenges, share ideas and help one another implement comprehensive internationalization strategies at our member institutions. It is also an opportunity to identify key issues that need further research and advocacy. The Internationalization Collaborative meets in conjunction with the Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA) Annual Conference. Registration for AIEA is separate, and we encourage you to attend both events.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


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