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AIEA Conference 2007. The International University: An Analytical Framework. Richard Edelstein Global Learning Networks. Idea for this session. A more comprehensive, institutional view of international dimension of the university Strategic focus of discussion

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The international university an analytical framework

AIEA Conference 2007

The International University: An Analytical Framework

Richard Edelstein

Global Learning Networks

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Idea for this session

Idea for this session

  • A more comprehensive, institutional view of international dimension of the university

  • Strategic focus of discussion

  • Identification of current dilemmas

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Idea for this session1

Idea for this session

  • Case Studies

  • A view from Paris

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From the periphery to the center

From the Periphery to the Center

  • Top 10 list of institutional priorities

  • Creation of Vice-Provost/Dean Position

  • Faculty Engagement in Leadership

  • Increased visibility

  • Trustees and Presidents seek action

  • “The World is Flat”

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International engagement as institutional change

International Engagement as Institutional Change

  • Sociological and Organizational View

  • Strategic Theory

  • Sociology of the University

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What does success look like

What does success look like?

  • What purposes and objectives?

    • Teaching/Learning

    • Research and Knowledge Creation

    • Economic/Enterprise Development

    • Service to Local, State, National and Intl.Comm.

  • What Type of Institution?

    • Prestige/Rank

    • Private or Public or Religious Affiliation

    • Research, Teaching, Professional Schools, Big Science

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Why a conceptual framework

Why a Conceptual Framework?

  • For Strategic Thinking

  • For Organization and Program Design

  • For Assessment and Evaluation

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Conceptual framework international intensity and breadth

Conceptual Framework - International Intensity and Breadth

Demographics

Strategic Intent

Curriculum

International

Intensity/

Breadth

Organizational

Structure/Culture

Faculty

Intellectual Capital

Comm. /Learning

Technology

Intl. Partnerships/

Networks

Pedagogy

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Strategic intent

Strategic Intent

Competitive

Analysis

Program/Teaching

Reputation/Selectivity

Intellectual Capital

Scholarship/Research

Strategic Plan

Geographic/Social

Profile

Intl. Visibility/Brand

Institutional

Identity/Culture

Intl. Network

Strength

Leadership/

Governance Type

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Demographics

Demographics

Visiting Intl Students and

Returning Study Abroad

Can Include alums from

Partner institutions

International

Students

Intl Alumni

Alums Abroad

Exchange

Students

International

Learning

Context

International

Officers/Staff

Visiting

Faculty/Scholars

International

Faculty

Faculty Search

Criteria

Extensive Experience

Abroad/Foreign Nationals

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Curriculum

Curriculum

Subject-Matter

Foreign Language

& Culture

  • World Geography

  • World History

  • Globalization & Post-Modernism

  • Political-Economy

  • Capitalism/Political Theory

  • Technology & Society

  • Foreign Lang. Req.

  • Social Anthropology

  • Cross-Cultural Communication

  • Intercultural Competence

  • Leadership, Education, Work & Social Status

  • World Religions

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Pedagogy

Pedagogy

Field Studies

Technology

Teaching

Method

  • Guest Lectures

  • Peer Teaching

  • Simulations

  • Co-Teaching

  • Team Teaching Across Institutions

  • Joint lectures/ seminars

  • Groupware

  • Video

  • Email

  • Simulations

  • Internet2 Options

  • Asynchronous utilities

  • Shared data and references

  • Study Abroad

  • Internships/Work

  • Research Project

  • Exchanges

  • Service Learning

  • Team Projects

  • International

    Competitions/

  • Events

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Organizational structure culture

Organizational Structure/Culture

Leadership &

Decision Processes

Faculty

Governance

International

Advisory Board

Centrality

International

Initiatives

Leading

Departments/Schools

Centralized/

Decentralized?

Interdisciplinary

Centers/Institutes

Alumni & Community/

Corp. Outreach

Campus Culture

Traditions/Values

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International partnerships networks

International Partnerships/ Networks

Global Network

Inst. Alliance(s)

Joint Research

Joint Degrees

Increased Intensity of Effort

Joint Seminars

& Courses

Double Degrees

Exchanges

Students/Faculty

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International Partnerships/ Networks

Inst. Alliance(s)

Courses, Schools

Campuses Abroad

Joint Degrees

Joint Research

GLOBAL

NETWORK

Joint Seminars

& Courses

Double Degrees

Study Abroad

MOAs

Hosting Courses/

Delegations

Exchanges

Students/Faculty

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Faculty intellectual capital

Faculty/Intellectual Capital

Excellent Programs/Teaching

Champions

Coalitions

Centers/Poles of Excellence

Scholarship/Research

Faculty Opinion Leaders

Faculty Stars

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Communications learning technology

Communications/Learning Technology

Tech Support/

Training

Video

Internet

Speed/Capacity

Communications

Platform

Network

Robustness

Groupware/

Applications

Teaching/

Research

Activity

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Intervening variables

Intervening Variables

Discipline/Profession

Field of Study

Faculty & Departmental

“Buy In”

Prestige/Brand

Geographic Situation

Faculty with International

Competence

Financial Resources

Level

Undergrad or Grad

Education Phil.

and Method

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Discussion questions

Discussion Questions

  • Does the concept of a Global University have any meaning or substance?

  • How do you define success of International/Global development or integration for a university and how can this be measured or assessed? (Are the concepts of "International Intensity and Breadth" and "Centrality of International Initiatives" useful?)

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  • What are the primary obstacles/challenges faced by Chief International Officers in the current context of rapidly expanding initiatives and "buy in" across the campus?

  • Are strategic plans for international development helpful? How can the strategic planning process and setting of objectives best be managed given multiple and sometimes conflicting interests across the campus?

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  • Are major institutional initiatives to establish presence, partnerships and even campuses and research/degree programs abroadbearing fruit?

  • What are the decision criteria for embarking on a major project abroad and what are the necessary conditions for success?

  • What motivates Presidents, Deans and Trustees to want to be a "global university?"

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