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2019 WES-CIHE Summer Institute

Boston College | June 19–21, 2019

Innovative and Inclusive Internationalization in Higher Education

Internationalization is a phenomenon that has been closely connected with change and innovation, less so with inclusion. The goals of many national and institutional initiatives for internationalization are connected to aspirations for transformation: to enhance quality, to expand learning opportunities, to engage with new and different stakeholders.

Change dynamics are complex, presenting many challenges and opportunities. Innovative and inclusive approaches to internationalization offer possibilities for the transformation of individuals, institutions, and systems of higher education that serve the common good in meaningful ways. This event provides a forum for students, scholars, and practitioners to explore new ways to move change agendas forward in a variety of contexts.

This event is hosted by the Boston College Center for International Higher Education (CIHE) and World Education Services (WES).

About the Conference

Why Should You Attend?

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

The 2019 WES-CIHE Summer Institute offers exciting opportunities for:

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

Presenters

Philip G. Altbach
Philip G. Altbach
Boston College Center for International Higher Education
Hans De Wit
Hans de Wit
Boston College Center for International Higher Education
Jean Baptiste Diatta
Jean Baptiste Diatta
Boston College Center for International Higher Education
Hakan Ergin
Hakan Ergin
Boston College Center for International Higher Education
Nick J. Gozik
Nick J. Gozik
Boston College
Elspeth Jones
Elspeth Jones
Leeds Beckett University

Call for Papers

Graduate students and young professionals are invited to submit a paper to present and participate at the 2019 WES-CIHE Summer Institute. To be considered as a presenter, applicants should submit the following documentation to [email protected] by 11:59 p.m. EDT on Friday, March 15, 2019:

  • An abstract (of no more than 200 words), including the title and the author’s name, university affiliation, and email address
  • A current CV
  • The name, title, and email address of a faculty member or other professional reference

Students and young professionals whose papers are selected will have their registration fees waived. They will also have access to a limited number of scholarships, up to a maximum of $750 total, to help cover the costs of their travel and lodging.

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
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 – 3:45 p.m.

Keynote: Inclusive and Innovative Internationalization – 25 Years of the Evolution of a Concept
Hans de Wit, Director, Center for International Higher Education at Boston College (CIHE)

3:45 – 4:00 p.m.

Break

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Two-minute Thesis Presentation Exercise
Presenters will participate in a fast-paced round of quick, insightful presentations of key aspects of their research.

5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Inclusive and Innovative Internationalization of Higher Education: Expert Perspectives

8:30 – 9:15 a.m.

Coffee, Light Breakfast, and Networking

9:15 – 10:00 a.m.

Keynote: 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.

Two-minute Thesis Presentation Exercise
Presenters will participate in a fast-paced round of quick, insightful presentations of key aspects of their research.

11:00 – 11:15 a.m.

Break

11:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Interactive Group Discussion
Participants will be joining one of two working groups to discuss issues and questions related to earlier presentation topics.

1:00 – 1:45 p.m.

Lunch (provided)

2:00 – 2:45 p.m.

Keynote: TBD

2:45 – 4:45 p.m.

Interactive Group Discussion
Participants will be joining one of two working groups to discuss issues and questions related to earlier presentation topics.

4:45 – 5:15 p.m.

Insights into Recent WES Research

5:15 – 5:30 p.m.

Reflections on the Day

5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Wine and Cheese Reception

8:30 - 9:15 a.m.

Coffee, Light Breakfast, and Networking

9:15 – 10:00 a.m.

Keynote: TBD

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Two-minute Thesis Presentation Exercise
Presenters will participate in a fast-paced round of quick, insightful presentations of key aspects of their research.

11:00 – 11:15 a.m.

Break

11:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Interactive Group Discussion
Participants will be joining one of two working groups to discuss issues and questions related to earlier presentation topics.

1:15 – 2:00 p.m.

Lunch (provided)

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Inclusive and Innovative Internationalization of Higher Education: Student Perspectives

3:00 – 3:30 p.m.

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

**Times are subject to change.

Event Location

Boston College, Chestnut Hill
Walsh Dormitory/Residence Hall - Walsh Function Room
150 Saint Thomas More Road
Boston, MA 02135

Getting Around Boston and Boston College
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Lodging

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 Paper Presenters:
Affordable student accommodations on the Boston College campus will be available for up to 15 paper presenters. Contact us at [email protected] [email protected] for more information on the possibility of securing on-campus accommodations.

Chestnut Hill Area Hotels

*Boston College rate available based on availability

Registration

Please email us at [email protected] if you have any questions or comments.

Registration Fees:

Regular registration fee: $250 | Students: $125* (Student ID required)

* The fee will be waived for students and young professionals whose papers are selected.


If you need a disability-related accommodation, wheelchair access information, or if you have any dietary restrictions, please contact us at [email protected]. Requests should be made by June 12, 2019.

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.