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  1. AIEA Conference 2007 The International University: An Analytical Framework Richard Edelstein Global Learning Networks Draft - No Copies or Use without permission of author.

  2. Idea for this session • A more comprehensive, institutional view of international dimension of the university • Strategic focus of discussion • Identification of current dilemmas Draft - No Copies or Use without permission of author.

  3. Idea for this session • Case Studies • A view from Paris Draft - No Copies or Use without permission of author.

  4. 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” Draft - No Copies or Use without permission of author.

  5. International Engagement as Institutional Change • Sociological and Organizational View • Strategic Theory • Sociology of the University Draft - No Copies or Use without permission of author.

  6. 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 Draft - No Copies or Use without permission of author.

  7. Why a Conceptual Framework? • For Strategic Thinking • For Organization and Program Design • For Assessment and Evaluation Draft - No Copies or Use without permission of author.

  8. 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 Draft - No Copies or Use without permission of author.

  9. 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 Draft - No Copies or Use without permission of author.

  10. 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 Draft - No Copies or Use without permission of author.

  11. 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 Draft - No Copies or Use without permission of author.

  12. 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 Draft - No Copies or Use without permission of author.

  13. 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 Draft - No Copies or Use without permission of author.

  14. International Partnerships/ Networks Global Network Inst. Alliance(s) Joint Research Joint Degrees Increased Intensity of Effort Joint Seminars & Courses Double Degrees Exchanges Students/Faculty Draft - No Copies or Use without permission of author.

  15. 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 Draft - No Copies or Use without permission of author.

  16. Faculty/Intellectual Capital Excellent Programs/Teaching Champions Coalitions Centers/Poles of Excellence Scholarship/Research Faculty Opinion Leaders Faculty Stars Draft - No Copies or Use without permission of author.

  17. Communications/Learning Technology Tech Support/ Training Video Internet Speed/Capacity Communications Platform Network Robustness Groupware/ Applications Teaching/ Research Activity Draft - No Copies or Use without permission of author.

  18. 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 Draft - No Copies or Use without permission of author.

  19. 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?) Draft - No Copies or Use without permission of author.

  20. 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? Draft - No Copies or Use without permission of author.

  21. 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?" Draft - No Copies or Use without permission of author.