9:00am - 12:00pm
Comprehensive Internationalization for Hispanic Serving Institutions
Comprehensive internationalization is a strategic, coordinated process that seeks to align and integrate policies, programs, and initiatives to position colleges and universities as more globally oriented and as internationally connected institutions (ACE, 2017). This workshop will feature perspectives from various types of institutions and their respective approaches to internationalization through cross-unit collaboration at the college and/or university as well as international partnerships. It will also engage participants in dialogue and reflection about internationalization efforts at their respective institutions.
Laura Boudon; Susy Gomez & Gabriela Martinez Gillespie, Florida International University; Ezequiel Peña, Our Lady of the Lake University
9:00am - 12:00pm
Successes and Challenges in Education Abroad at Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Based on a 3-year average, HBCUs annually award 35, 700 undergraduate degrees. These institutions continue a proud tradition as vibrant centers of intellectual inquiry, scientific discovery and innovation. HBCU faculty and administrators are building upon these rich legacies, innovating new ways to prepare their students for success in an interconnected world. This roundtable discussion is an opportunity to exchange ideas and shared practices on cross-cultural learning to enhance student success, and will feature strategies for and lessons learned from practitioners committed to inclusive excellence in education abroad at HBCUs.
Keshia Abraham, Florida Memorial University; Tonija Navas, Howard University; Torian Lee, Xavier University of Louisiana; & Joe Burrow, ISEP
9:00am - 12:00pm
Public-Private Partnership Grants: Resources to Boost Education Abroad at Minority Serving Institutions
Cooperative partnerships between the public and private sector allow for financial opportunities that can strengthen the capacity of US higher education institutions to advance their goals in study abroad. This interactive, discussion-based workshop is designed to provide professionals with best practices and resources to boost education abroad at minority serving institutions through grant opportunities. The Partners of the Americas staff and grantees will share their insights and tips for writing competitive grant proposals for the 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund and the Capacity Building Grant for U.S. Undergraduate Study Abroad. The workshop will also feature perspectives from grantees on program design, planning, implementation and reporting throughout the grant cycle.
Janira Romero Reyes, Partners of the Americas, Tasha Y. Willis , California State University, Los Angeles, & Charles Sasaki, Council for the International Exchange of Scholars & Windward Community College, Kari Miller, California State University Fullerton
1:00 - 1:30pm
1:45pm - 3:00pm
Designing an Interdisciplinary Faculty-Led Study Abroad Program: HBCU Challenges and Strategies
Specifically designed to meet the needs and interests of Texas Southern University students who are part of the newest generation of a global community, our interdisciplinary faculty-led Paris Noir program combines courses and activities focused on unique topics in French Language and Francophone Civilization, African and African American Expatriate Musicians. This session will demonstrate how this program can inspire other MSIs by showing how challenges inherent to HBCUs were overcome, and by developing innovative technology-oriented strategies, which will convert student experiences into versatile agents on various platforms for archival, promotional, and educational purposes.
Marylise Caussinus; Jason Oby; Alvia Wardlaw; Deon Robinson, Texas Southern University
1:45pm - 3:00pm
Identifying and Developing Campus Champions to Sustain and Succeed in Education Abroad Efforts
Are you challenged in moving study abroad efforts forward on your campus? Do you feel like you're the only one advocating for international education opportunities for your students? You aren't alone -- campus champions exist! Join this session to learn of and discuss ways in which campus champions can be identified and developed to sustain and succeed in achieving study abroad and internationalization efforts. Representatives from the US government, an international education nonprofit organization and U.S. institutions of higher education will provide information that will support your endeavors to increase accessibility and participation in education abroad, benefitting the institution and the community.
Dan Kramer & Wagaye Johannes, Institute of International Education; Carol Reyes, Miami Dade College; David Levin, U.S. Department of State
1:45pm - 3:00pm
Transformation of Higher Education Institutions through the Process of Internationalization
President Obama declared that"[a] world-class education is the single most important factor in determining not just whether our kids can compete for the best jobs but whether America can out-compete countries around the world…" What can we learn from HEIs that have been recognized as successfully internationalized, from an inward focus to an outward focus? This session will reveal findings from three case studies at Stanford University, Kalamazoo College, and Troy University. Findings shed light on the importance of leadership and its organizational model, and the driving force of transformation through the process of internationalization.
Patricia de Souza, Claflin University
3:15pm - 3:45pm
3:45pm - 4:45pm
Opportunities for Minority Serving Institutions: A Discussion with a Fulbright Alumni Ambassador
Fulbright, the nation's flagship international exchange program sends more than 800 U.S. scholars and professionals abroad annually to teach, learn, and conduct research in 125 countries. This session will provide MSIs with insights on how Fulbright supports international professional development and institutional globalization for faculty and staff through the accounts of a former Fulbright Scholar, faculty member, and community college administrator from an MSI.
Charles Sasaki, Council for the International Exchange of Scholars & Windward Community College
3:45pm - 4:45pm
Hispanic Serving Institutions: Innovations in Education Abroad and Internationalization for the New Millennium
The enrollment growth of Hispanic/Latina/Latino students across US higher education outpaces that of any other ethnic group. Hispanic-serving institutions (HSIs), nearly 400 in number, continue to seek means of raising graduation and retention rates among their students, and their return on investment post-graduation. Increasingly, Hispanic Serving Institutions are creating effective strategies for cross-cultural learning, exploring ways to engage their students in global experiences through international exchanges and projects, and attracting international students as a way to not only raise their global profile but to provide intercultural opportunities to drive expanded academic achievement and career access. This workshop examines some of the distinct and innovative approaches HSIs are employing to enhance student success, campus inclusion and access to intercultural experiences through greater focus on study abroad and other internalization efforts.
Gretchen Cook-Anderson, IES Abroad; Chris Deegan, University of Illinois, Chicago; Andrew Wallis, Whittier College
3:45pm - 4:45pm
Peace Corps Prep: Internationalize Your Campus & Diversify International Service
The Peace Corps Prep program is a partnership opportunity between Peace Corps and American universities -- an innovative program that has become of increasing interest to MSIs that value campus globalization and providing students with global competencies to prepare them to work or serve abroad. This session will provide MSIs with a budget neutral opportunity to increase diversity in student study abroad and learn how to benefit from becoming a university/college partner with Peace Corps Prep.
La'Teashia Sykes, US Peace Corps; Jill Blondin, Virginia Commonwealth University; Melanie Smith, Savannah State University
5:00pm - 6:30pm
8:00am - 9:00 am
9:00am - 10:15am
Linking Students of Color at MSIs to the African Continent through Education Abroad
African nations are an emerging center of global power. What role does the African Continent play in expanding study abroad participation amongst Black students at HBCUs, HSIs and other MSIs? To what degree do African-American students identify with Africa? Does study abroad offer an experience of connection or fractured aspiration? Drawing from their collective expertise on the African Continent, as third party providers working in Africa, and as seasoned professionals at MSIs, this panel will discuss the role of African American students studying abroad on the African Continent and African students studying abroad in North America from various lenses, i.e., ethical, historical, psycho-emotional, socio-cultural, political, and pedagogical. Implications for advising, program design, student recruitment, partnership building, curriculum, and re-entry will be discussed.
Keshia Abraham, Florida Memorial University; Michael Woolf, CAPA The Global Education Network; Debbie Sanders, Study Abroad to Africa; Sibusiso Vil-Nkomo, University of Pretoria
9:00am - 10:15am
Creating a Sustainable Global Learning Model for Minority Serving Institutions
Students of color from undergraduate programs are not well represented in great numbers in the rapidly expanding arena of international education. This presentation will highlight necessary components towards initiating and sustaining global learning programs for students of color at MSIs and more specifically at HBCUs. Key questions will include what challenges are faced when developing a global learning model, in what ways can you partner with peer institutions to sustain global learning objectives, and what are the best practices for increasing study abroad participation for students of color.
Vivian Shannon-Ramsey, Salisbury University; Carl Algood & Makeba Green, Bowie State University
10:15am - 10:45am
10:45am - 11:45am
The Murid Brotherhood: An Innovative Approach to Study Abroad on Four Continents
This session highlights the student learning outcomes of an innovative semester abroad program conducted in collaboration between Morehouse College and SIT Study Abroad to examine African migration (the Murid Brotherhood) from a contemporary and global lens, in particular the geographic expanse and economic vitality of African Diasporic communities in Senegal, Italy, China, and New York.
Julius Coles, Morehouse College; Mory Pagel, SIT Abroad
10:45am - 11:45am
Internationalizing Historically Black Colleges and Universities’ Campuses, Faculty and Students
There are currently no HBCUs listed in the 2013/2014 Open Doors review of top degree granting institutions by total number of study abroad students. The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities was established to increase the capacity of HBCUs to provide the highest-quality education to a greater number of students. In an attempt to increase the number of students from diverse backgrounds participating in study abroad programs, the WHI-HBCUs Office has established an International Affairs Inter-agency Working Group. The goals are to identify federal international opportunities and connect federal agencies with HBCUs to strengthen capacity.
Tammi Fergusson & Arthur McMahan, White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges & Universities
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Lunch & Fireside Conversation with President Dubroy
The Impact of Global Education on the Future of Minority Serving Institutions
1:45pm - 3:00pm
Think Tank Dialogues
The Impact of International Students on MSIs
Facilitator(s): Jewell Winn, Tennessee State University; Evie M. Myers, Prairie View A & M University
Minority serving institutions have increasingly seen a rise in enrollment from international students as part of their strategy for comprehensive internationalization. What are ways in which faculty can equip themselves and enhance their teaching and learning practices to meet the unique needs of international students? In what ways can MSIs partner with their local communities to provide a welcoming climate and services for this population? How might MSIs integrate international perspectives in their campus programming? What role do international students play in globalizing MSIs?
The Impact of Education Abroad on MSIs
Facilitator(s): Keshia Abraham, Florida Memorial University; David Levin, U.S. Department of State
While the last decade of Open Doors data (IIE, 2015) has seen general increases in the representation of students participating in education abroad, representation based on student identity has not kept pace with demographic trends in higher education. Specifically, the number of students from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds participating in these opportunities has remained stubbornly flat. How might MSIs expand their education abroad programs to achieve greater student participation? How might MSIs better prepare students for critical self-reflexive engagement during their experience abroad? In what ways can we create opportunities for students to unpack their experiences and privileges/entitlement upon re-entry from their abroad experiences?
The Impact of Global Education on Faculty and Faculty Development
Facilitator(s): Ezequiel Peña, Our Lady of the Lake University; Mory Pagel, SIT Study Abroad
Faculty members play a significant role in engaging students in cross-cultural learning through programs that they design, plan, implement and lead abroad. What are effective strategies and incentives to encourage faculty at MSIs to develop program abroad? In what ways can academic units and faculty development offices/teaching and learning centers of excellence partner to support faculty in creating inclusive programs abroad? How can faculty integrate inclusive excellence in their curricula and pedagogy at MSIs?
3:00pm - 3:30pm
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