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2018 WES-CIHE Summer Institute

Boston College | June 20-22, 2018

About the Conference

Innovative and Inclusive Internationalization in Higher Education

Internationalization is becoming an increasingly more commercial and elitist endeavor, primarily focused on the flow of international students, scholars, and programs around the world, to the benefit of a small and privileged subset of stakeholders.

The inequity created by this phenomenon calls for a revised, more innovative and inclusive approach to internationalization. To this end, this event intends to create a platform for students, scholars, and practitioners to discuss ways to make this happen.

Why should you attend?

This event will bring together graduate students, key international higher education scholars, and senior international officers from different parts of the world.

The 2018 WES-CIHE Summer Institute offers exciting opportunities for:

  • Students and young professionals to present and discuss their research on internationalization in higher education with peers and academic and professional experts.
  • Established scholars and practitioners to contribute to the development of the next generation of internationalization experts.
  • All participants to engage in substantive discussions on innovative and inclusive internationalization.

Presenters

Philip Altbach
Philip G. Altbach
Boston College Center for International Higher Education
Mariam Assefa
Mariam Assefa
World Education Services
Hans De Wit
Hans De Wit
Boston College Center for International Higher Education
Stephen Dunnett
Stephen C. Dunnett
The State University of New York at Buffalo
Helena Gillespie
Helena Gillespie
University of East-Anglia
Nick J. Gozik
Nick J. Gozik
Boston College
Ellen Hazelkorn
Ellen Hazelkorn
Dublin Institute of Technology
Mona Khare
Mona Khare
The National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration Ministry of Human Resource Development
Kees Kouwenaar
Kees Kouwenaar
VU University Amsterdam

Call for Student Papers

The March 26 deadline to submit papers for the 2018 WES-CIHE Summer Institute has passed. The submission system is now closed. Details about student papers and presentations are still available on the submission page.

Workshop Program

This 3-day program will combine presentations, panel discussions, as well as opportunities for group discussion and networking for participants and presenters.

2:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Welcome and Opening Remarks
Mariam Assefa, Executive Director, World Education Services (WES)
Hans de Wit, Director, Center for International Higher Education at Boston College (CIHE)

2:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Participant and Presenter Introductions and Expectations

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Internationalization of the Curriculum: The Key to Innovative and Inclusive Internationalization
Betty Leask, Professor of Internationalization and Pro Vice-Chancellor of Teaching and Learning, La Trobe University

4:00 – 4:15 p.m.

Break

4:15 – 6:00 p.m.

Presentations by Students Followed by Discussion
Irina Ferencz, Ghent University (Belgium)
Putting the House in Order – a Systematic, Quantitative Review of the Literature on Internationalization of Higher Education

Mingyan Hu, Griffith University (Australia)
Transnational Higher Education Programs in China: Barriers to Implementing Curriculum Policy at Chinese Host Universities

Xixi Ni, Boston College (USA)
Conceptualizing and Engaging with Internationalization at Home: A Case Study of the Division of Student Affairs at Boston College

Elisa Bruhn, University of Oldenburg (Germany)
Virtual Internationalization for Increasing Access to an International Experience

8:30 – 9:15 a.m.

Coffee, Light Breakfast, and Networking

9:15 – 10:00 a.m.

Trends in International Higher Education and Impact on Internationalization
Philip G. Altbach, Founding Director, Center for International Higher Education at Boston College (CIHE)

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Presentations by Students Followed by Discussion
Upenyu Majee, University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA)
Regional Student Mobility, Racial Justice, and Internationalization: Competing Imperatives of Post-Apartheid South African Higher Education

Santiago Castiello-Gutiérrez and Sowmya Ghosh, University of Arizona (USA)
International Micro-campus: An Evolution to Transnational Education Models

Daniela Perrotta, University of Buenos Aires (Argentina)
Internationalization of Higher Education through Regionalism: The Case of MERCOSUR

11:00 – 11:15 a.m.

Break

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Presentations by Students Followed by Discussion
Asuka Ichikawa, Harvard Graduate School of Education (USA)
Group Counseling for Bereaved International College Students

Ekaterina Minaeva, University of Applied Sciences Osnabrück (Germany) Attitudes of Prospective Master Students Towards Studying Abroad and Brain Drain in Developing Countries: The Case of Russia

Sho Eun Won, University of Missouri (USA)
Sources of Financial Stress and its Impact on Undergraduate International Student Experience and Retention Process

12:15 – 1:00 p.m.

Rankings and Internationalization: Their Role and Influence on Student Choice and Institutional Strategies
Ellen Hazelkorn, Professor Emeritus and Director, Higher Education Policy Research Unit (HEPRU), Dublin Institute of Technology, and Partner, BH Associates Education Consultants

1:00 – 1:45 p.m.

Lunch (provided)

1:45 – 2:30 p.m.

Internationalization in Emerging and Developing Regions
Francisco Marmolejo, Lead of Global Solutions Group on Tertiary Education, World Bank

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Presentations by Students Followed by Discussion
Santiago Castiello-Gutiérrez, University of Arizona (USA)
Purposeful Internationalization: Towards an Ethical Approach of Global Engagement in Higher Education

Sanfeng Miao, Boston College (USA)
Towards an Inclusive Approach to Internationalization: Collaborative Online International Learning as an Alternative to Studying Abroad

Mauricio Mendoza, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana (Mexico)
Todos Santos Center (CSU): A Way for Inclusive Internationalization México-U.S.A.

3:30 – 3:45 p.m.

Break

3:45 – 4:30 p.m.

Internationalization of Higher Education in India
Mona Khare, Professor and Head, Department of Educational Finance, Centre for Policy Research in Higher Education, National University of Educational Planning and Administration

4:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Recruiting International Students During Turbulent Times
Cindy Le, Research Associate, World Education Services (WES)

5:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Interactive session: Group Discussion and Implications for Your Work
Laura Rumbley, Associate Director, Center for International Higher Education at Boston College (CIHE)

Liz Reisberg, Consultant in Higher Education, Reisberg & Associates, LLC, and Research Fellow, Center for International Higher Education at Boston College (CIHE)

5:30 – 7:00 pm

Wine and Cheese Reception for Presenters and Participants to Network

8:30 - 9:15 a.m.

Coffee, Light Breakfast, and Networking

9:15 – 10:00 a.m.

New Perspectives on Internationalization Research: Making Way for the Next Generation
Douglas Proctor, Director of International Affairs, University College Dublin

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Presentations by Students Followed by Discussion
Nahoko Nishiwaki, Boston College (USA)
Diversity and Inclusion in Education Abroad Proactive Encouragement and Support for LGBTQ Students in one U.S. State

Melissa Whatley, University of Georgia (USA)
Clearing the Hurdle: The Relationship Between Institution-level Factors and Community College Study Abroad

Hye Soo Kris Lee, Christ Church, Oxford University (UK)
Educational Pathfinders? Unpacking Narrative Claims of North American and European Transnational Undergraduate Students in China

11:00 – 11:15 a.m.

Break

11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

The Aurora Network of Universities and Inclusive Internationalization
Kees Kouwenaar, Senior Advisor of International Strategy, VU University Amsterdam
Helena Gillespie, Academic Director of Widening Participation Senior Lecturer in Education, University of East Anglia

12:00 – 12:45 p.m.

Lunch (provided)

12:45 – 1:30 p.m.

Institutional Perspectives on Innovative and Inclusive Internationalization
Stephen Dunnett, Professor and Vice Provost for International Education, The State University of New York at Buffalo

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Panel Discussion: Inclusive Internationalization in Practice
Helena Gillespie, Academic Director of Widening Participation
Senior Lecturer in Education, University of East Anglia
Nick Gozik, Director of the Office of International Programs and the McGillycuddy-Logue Center for Undergraduate Global Studies, Boston College
Kees Kouwenaar, Senior Advisor of International Strategy, VU University Amsterdam
Douglas Proctor, Director of International Affairs, University College Dublin
Willis Wang, Vice President and Associate Provost for Global Programs, and Deputy General Counsel, Boston University
Chair: Laura Rumbley, Associate Director, Center for International Higher Education at Boston College (CIHE)

2:30 – 2:45 p.m.

Break

2:45 – 3:15 p.m.

Lessons Learned and Next Steps
Hans de Wit, Director, Center for International Higher Education at Boston College (CIHE)

3:15 – 4:00 p.m.

Concluding Interactive Session
Laura Rumbley, Associate Director, Center for International Higher Education at Boston College (CIHE)
Liz Reisberg, Consultant in Higher Education, Reisberg & Associates, LLC, and Research Fellow, Center for International Higher Education at Boston College (CIHE)

**Times are subject to change.

Event Location

Boston College, Chestnut Hill
Walsh Residence Hall
Walsh Function Room (1st Floor)
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

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Accommodation

Below you will find a list of hotels near Boston College, some of which might offer discounts* to Boston College visitors (please mention “Boston College” during booking in case discounts are available).

For Students:
Affordable student accommodation on the Boston College campus will be available on a first-come/first served basis. Contact us at highered@bc.edu for more information on the possibility of securing on-campus accommodation.

Chestnut Hill Area Hotels

*Boston College rate available based on availability

Registration

Please email us at highered@bc.edu if you have any questions or comments.

Registration Fees:

Regular registration fee: $250 | Students: $100* (Student ID required)

* The fee is waived for students whose papers are selected for presentation.


If you need a disability-related accommodation, wheelchair access information, or if you have any dietary restrictions, please contact us at highered@bc.edu. Requests should be made by June 13, 2018.

Presented by:

World Education Services
World Education Services. is dedicated to helping people with international education achieve their higher education and professional goals by evaluating and advocating for the recognition of international education qualifications. Visit us at wes.org for more information.
Center for International Higher Education
CIHE was founded in 1995 to advance knowledge about the complex realities of higher education in the contemporary world through its research, publications, training programs, and advisory activities.