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National Benefits and Challenges of Internationalization in Higher Education. Marlene Wall, PhD Interim President LCC International University. Internationalization defined. INTERNATIONALIZATION DEFINED. A process Internationalization “at home” Internationalization “abroad”.
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National Benefits and Challengesof Internationalization in Higher Education Marlene Wall, PhD Interim President LCC International University
INTERNATIONALIZATION DEFINED • A process • Internationalization “at home” • Internationalization “abroad”
LCC: A CASE STUDY • 1991: joint venture between Lithuania, Canada, and the United States • Degree-seeking students • 50% from Lithuania • 50% from 24 other countries • Study Abroad students • More than 50 students annually from 30 US partner institutions
LCC: A CASE STUDY • Student exchanges • Professors • 35% from Lithuania; 65% from other countries • 7 Fulbright scholars in the past 9 years • Accreditation • Lithuanian Ministry of Education • Seeking US accreditation • Language of instruction • English
LCC: A CASE STUDY • Curriculum • 8 competencies, including “multicultural perspective” • Develop a multicultural awareness and an understanding of the global nature of contemporary issues. • Summer programs • Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Georgia
LCC: A CASE STUDY • INPUTS • Requires international recruitment strategies • Requires accurate evaluation of home country educational systems • Requires extensive migration work • PROCESSES • Requires a well-structured residential model • Requires clear systems of academic credit transfer (beyond ECTS) • Requires intentional programming for the celebration of diversity
LCC: A CASE STUDY • OUTCOMES • Requires cross-cultural competence of faculty • Requires data-collection methodology to assess effectiveness Deardorff, Pysarchik and Yun (2009): “With globalization driving the demand for global-ready graduates, it becomes crucial for administrators to assess these outcomes of internationalization to determine exactly what our students are learning through these efforts and how effective our programs are in achieving the stated learning outcomes.”
NATIONAL BENEFITS • Political • Economic • Social and Cultural • Academic • Attraction of good students from abroad • Acquisition of intercultural skills among all students • Promotion of global responsibility • Positive change in social environment
NATIONAL BENEFITS • Contact between countries for future business development • Contact between scholars for future research projects • Economic benefit of foreign investment • Marketing of the country
NATIONAL CHALLENGES • Create a safe environment. • Create convenient legal work and study conditions. • Liberalize visa policies. • Consider student practicum requirements. • Pay attention to infrastructure issues.
CONCLUSIONS . . . www.lcc.lt