2015 Best Practices Conference

November 1, 2017 March 20, 2015

The Institute of International Education will host the 10th Annual Best Practices in Internationalization Conference at the IIE headquarters in New York City. Leading experts in the field and the winners of the 2015 Andrew Heiskell Awards for Innovation in International Education will present successful models and strategies for internationalizing the campus. The conference will focus on themes such as internationalization strategies, expanding participation in study abroad, and building international partnerships. There will be optional pre-conference roundtables and a networking dinner held the day before the main conference on Thursday, March 19.

Event Details

Date: Friday, March 20, 2015
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Location: Institute of International Education
IIE Headquarters
809 United Nations Plaza (1st Avenue between 45th & 46th Streets)
12th Floor Conference Room
New York, NY 10017

Registration is limited due to capacity; please email info@iie.org to inquire about availability.

Conference sessions will include:

  • Opening Keynote by James B. Milliken, Chancellor, The City University of New York
  • Afternoon Keynote by representative from the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), U.S. Department of State
  • Strategic Planning for Comprehensive Internationalization
  • Best Practices in Expanding Participation in Study Abroad
  • New Strategies for Global Engagement and Partnerships

Optional Pre-Conference Activities on Thursday, March 19: Roundtables and Networking Dinner

Morning Roundtable Session:

  • Defining the “Value” of Study Abroad

This participatory “think tank”, tied to IIE’s Generation Study Abroad initiative, will address specific action-oriented ideas regarding how we can better understand and better articulate the impact and “value” of an international experience. The “think tank” will highlight institutional best practices as well as propose new ideas and solutions and showcase relevant research.

Afternoon Roundtable Sessions: (choice of one)

  • Asia: The Next Higher Education Superpower?

With the advent of a large middle class and new openness driven by economic imperatives, Asia appears to be shifting into the world’s center stage. As the region continues to develop and to invest in the establishment of more world-class universities, sheer numbers indicate that Asian higher education will begin to reshape the global educational landscape.This session will address how governments, universities, and multilateral organizations are applying innovations in higher education to meet the diverse challenges across Asia. The discussion will include resources to help educators and policymakers adapt to new developments and create more productive and mutually beneficial educational relationships.

  • Engaging Faculty in Internationalization

Internationalized faculty are essential because of the lasting impact they have on students, opening up their minds to the larger world through the sharing of their international experiences. This session will look at best practices and innovative strategies for engaging faculty on campus and discuss factors and administrative structures that motivate faculty to internationalize. The discussion will highlight new initiatives and innovations of the Fulbright Scholar program and ways that you can use it to further faculty engagement of internationalization on your campus.

Early Bird Registration (until January 16)

  • $260 Member Price (includes lunch) REG: $295
  • $290 Non-Member Price (includes lunch) REG: $335
  • $115 Concurrent Roundtables (on March 19, 10:00am-4:00pm, includes lunch)
  • $75 Networking Dinner (at a local Manhattan restaurant on March 19, 7:00-9:00pm)

Registration is limited due to capacity; please email info@iie.org to inquire about availability.

View Conference Agenda (192 KB, PDF)

Practical Information

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