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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
Ravi Ammigan
Ravi Ammigan
University of Delaware
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

Call for Papers

The March 15 deadline to submit papers for the 2019 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
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 – 3:30 p.m.

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)

3:30 – 3:45 p.m.

Break

3:45 – 4:45 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.

4:45 – 5:45 p.m.

How Can We Make Higher Ed in Africa More Innovative and Inclusive?
Jean Baptiste Diatta, Doctoral Student and Graduate Assistant, Center for International Higher Education at Boston College
Rebecca Schendel, Associate Director, Center for International Higher Education at Boston College
Ayenachew Woldegiyorgis, Doctoral Candidate and Graduate Research Assistant, Boston College Center for International Higher Education
Facilitator: Betty Leask, Emeritus Professor, La Trobe University

5:45 – 6:00 p.m.

Reflections and Lessons Learned
Laura Rumbley, Associate Director, Knowledge Development & Research, EAIE

8:30 – 9:15 a.m.

Coffee, Light Breakfast, and Networking

9:15 – 9:45 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)

9:45 – 10:45 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.

10:45 – 11:00 a.m.

Break

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 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 – 2:00 p.m.

Lunch (provided) and networking

2:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Inclusive Internationalization and the Student Experience
Elspeth Jones, Emerita Professor of the Internationalisation of Higher Education, Leeds Beckett University

2:30 – 4:00 p.m.

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

4:00 – 4:30 p.m.

International Student Inclusion and Support at U.S. Higher Education Institutions
Makala Skinner, Research Associate, World Education Services

4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Internationalization in Emerging and Developing Regions
Hakan Ergin, Postdoctoral Scholar, Boston College Center for International Higher Education
Fernanda Leal, Visiting Scholar, Boston College Center for International Higher Education
Facilitator: Rebecca Schendel, Associate Director, Center for International Higher Education at Boston College

5:30 – 5:45 p.m.

Reflections and Implications for your Work and Research
Laura Rumbley, Associate Director, Knowledge Development & Research, EAIE

5:45 - 7:00 p.m.

Wine and Cheese Reception

8:30 - 9:15 a.m.

Coffee, Light Breakfast, and Networking

9:15 – 9:45 a.m.

Delivering on the Promise of Higher Education
Emerita Professor, Betty Leask, La Trobe University, Australia and Visiting Professor, Center for International Higher Education at Boston College

9:45 – 10:30 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.

10:30 – 10:45 a.m.

Break

10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

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

12:15 – 12:45 p.m.

Why Migrants and Refugees Have a Place in International Education
Bernhard Streitwieser, Assistant Professor of International Education and International Affairs, The George Washington University

12:45 – 1:45 p.m.

Lunch (provided). Identifying Major Themes and Trends for the Future
Facilitator: Laura Rumbley, Associate Director, Knowledge Development & Research, EAIE

1:45 – 2:45 p.m.

Panel Discussion: Inclusive Internationalization in Practice
Nick Gozik, Director of the Office of International Programs, and Director of the McGillycuddy-Logue Center for Undergraduate Global Studies, Boston College
Willis Wang, Vice President and Associate Provost for Global Programs, and Deputy General Counsel, Boston University
Ravi Ammigan, Associate Deputy Provost for International Programs, University of Delaware
Laura Rumbley, Associate Director, Knowledge Development & Research, EAIE
Facilitator: Hans de Wit, Director, Center for International Higher Education at Boston College (CIHE)

2:45 – 3:00 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

Registrations are currently closed. Please email us at [email protected] if you have any questions or comments.

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.