VU/UTEP Global Engagement & Learning Program
Nomination submitted by: Susan Young, Executive Dean, Victoria University
Program Overview Victoria University, Australia (VU) and University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) share a commitment to providing an excellent and accessible educational experience for the new student populations of the 21st century. Their students are from culturally diverse and educationally disrupted backgrounds, who are often the first in their families to gain a degree. The VU/UTEP Global Engagement and Learning Program links students, faculty, and staff in both institutions and has led to major innovations in the way both universities operate.
The partnership has three key components that have achieved a notable maturity and success since 2007, when it was initiated:
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IIE will present the annual IIE Andrew Heiskell Awards for Best Practices in Internationalization at a ceremony in New York City on March 20, 2015, as part of the Annual Best Practices in Internationalization Conference.
The members of the selection panel for this year’s awards include the following leaders in international education:
Arlene JacksonDirector of International Education, American Association of State Colleges & Universities (AASCU)
Cathey MazeDean, Academic & Student Services, Oakland Community College
Donna ScarboroAssociate Provost, International Programs, The George Washington University
Anne WatersAssociate Vice Provost for Global Programs, New York University
Brian WhalenPresident and CEO, The Forum on Education Abroad