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About the Minority Serving Institution Global Education Summit

As part of Diversity Abroad’s commitment to building capacity for study abroad and comprehensive internationalization at minority serving institutions, Diversity Abroad will host the 4th Annual MSI Global Education Summit geared towards academics, practitioners, and administrators at Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) who are working to internationalize their campuses. The MSI Global Education Summit is designed to enhance the institutional capacity of MSIs to integrate international education efforts into the current campus climate. The 2019 MSI Global Education Summit will be held March 2 & 3 in Boston, MA just prior to the 7th Annual Diversity Abroad Conference.

WHY MSI SUMMIT?

As international education becomes more ingrained into the fabric of higher education, many Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) are engaged in innovative activities to ensure their students have the skills and knowledge to be successful in the global market. The summit will explore innovative practices, research, program models and current trends from colleagues at MSIs or those who partner with MSIs on inbound and outbound international education.

SUMMIT GOALS

  • Create a community of international education professionals from Minority Serving Institutions
  • Connect participants with the resources and tools needed to develop or enhance the effectiveness of their international education office and build capacity to increase global mobility of their students
  • To inspire participants to be active advocates for international education on their campuses

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

  • Presidents, Provosts, Deans, and other administrators from Minority Serving Institutions
  • Individuals at Minority Serving Institutions who lead or are interested in leading education abroad programs
  • International education and staff in student support services from Minority Serving Institutions
  • Agencies and organizations who are interested in collaborating with Minority Serving Institutions on internationalization efforts

Schedule

TimeSession
12:00-5:00pm
Diversity Abroad Conference Registration Open

Check in for participants.

Location: Boston Park Plaza Hotel

7:00–8:30pm
MSI Global Education Networking Reception

Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments available as you network with colleagues at MSIs or those who are interested in partnering with MSIs.

Location: Boston Park Plaza Hotel

TimeSession
7:00-5:30pm
Diversity Abroad Conference Registration Open

Check in for participants.

Location: Boston Park Plaza Hotel

7:30–8:00am
Networking Breakfast

Rejuvenate with a light continental breakfast with opportunities to engage colleagues on emerging and relevant issues related to global education and Minority Serving Institutions.

Location: Boston Park Plaza Hotel

8:00–8:20am
Welcome to the Summit & Introductions

Introductory comments will include a brief overview of the panelists and speakers who have been invited to share their expertise, as well as tips for how to maximize attendees’ participation.

Goal of the Summit: During the 2019 MSI Global Education Summit, participants will have an opportunity to learn about and create tailored action plans for identifying and applying for funding and establishing campus collaborations at their respective Minority-Serving Institutions. Participants will also have an opportunity to share their institutional challenges and targeted areas for growth during several panel presentations and workshops. The sessions will include presentations presentation on grant and fundraising opportunities to support internationalization efforts.

Location: Boston Park Plaza Hotel

Speakers:

Andrew Gordon, CEO & Founder - Diversity Abroad

Jewell Winn, Ph.D, Executive Director & Chief Diversity Officer - Tennessee State University

8:30–9:30am
Federal Funding Initiatives Panel

This interactive, moderated panel presentation and discussion will feature executive leaders from the White House Initiative on HBCUs and other federal agencies who will share key insights and practices for campus internationalization in relation to identifying and applying for federal funding in order to grow global education programs at MSIs. The discussion will conclude with a presentation on grant funding and fundraising opportunities to support internationalization efforts. Participants will have an opportunity to network with panelists and ask targeted questions regarding funding opportunities for MSIs.

Location: Boston Park Plaza Hotel

Facilitators:

Jewell Winn, Ph.D, Executive Director & Chief Diversity Officer -Tennessee State University

Nicole Barone, MSI Engagement Fellow - Diversity Abroad

Panelists:

Arthur McMahan, Ph.D: White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, U.S. Department of Education

David Levin: Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State

 

9:45–10:45am
Institutional Perspectives: Strategies for Securing Funding for Global Programs at Minority Serving Institutions

This interactive, moderated panel presentation and discussion will feature Senior International Officers and institutional leaders from a wide range of MSIs who will share key insights and practices for campus internationalization in relation to the process for identifying and applying for federal funding and grants in order to grow global education programs at MSIs.

Location: Boston Park Plaza Hotel

Facilitators:

Jewell Winn, Ph.D, Executive Director & Chief Diversity Officer -Tennessee
State University

Nicole Barone, MSI Engagement Fellow - Diversity Abroad

Panelists:

Evie M. Myers, J.D.Special Advisor to the President, Office of International Programs - Prairie View A&M University

Dr. Sukant Misra, Vice Provost of International Affairs - Texas Tech University

Dr. Daisy Rodriguez Patel, Associate Director for Global Engagement - Pima Community College

10:45–11:00amCoffee/Tea Break
11:00–12:15pmConcurrent Sessions

Participants will select from one of the two thematic areas related to campus internationalization at MSIs: locating and applying for federal funding for emerging global education programs or leveraging campus & external partnerships for established global education programs.
Securing Funding for Emerging Global Programs at MSIs

This skill-building workshop is specifically designed to provide attendees with opportunities to actively engage in dialogue and activities with representatives from other MSIs. Participants will develop the knowledge and resources necessary to apply for and secure federal funding in order to grow study abroad programs at Minority-Serving Institutions. Facilitators will guide participants through a series of reflective activities and group discussions, fostering the cross-pollination of ideas towards the development of an individualized action plan for each attendee.

Facilitator:

Nicole Barone, MSI Engagement Fellow - Diversity Abroad

Panelists:

David Levin: Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Arthur McMahan, PhD: White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, U.S. Department of Education

Reagan Ribordy, Director of International Programs - Texas Tech University

 

Identifying and Leveraging Campus & External Partnerships for Established Global Programs at MSIs

This workshop will provide participants with opportunities to critically engage with colleagues and experts in identifying strategic collaborative approaches for addressing current and emerging challenges in global education at Minority-Serving Institutions. Participants will walk away with the tools necessary to begin establishing collaborative relationships with departments on their campus and with external stakeholders.

Facilitators will foster group discussions and share best practices and effective strategies for establishing and leveraging campus and external partnerships and collaborations. Using an adapted version of the AIDE Roadmap template for campus collaboration as a framework, facilitators will guide participants through a series of reflective activities and group discussions towards the development of an individualized action plan for each attendee.

Facilitator:

Jewell Winn, Ph.D, Executive Director & Chief Diversity Officer -Tennessee State University

Panelists: 

Marcus A. King, International Student Advisor II, Office of International Programs - Prairie View A&M University

Dr. Daisy Rodriguez Patel, Associate Director for Global Engagement -Pima Community College

12:30–12:45pm
Closing Remarks

Learn about how you can remain engaged in future professional development opportunities and resources to support your work at MSIs.  

Speakers:

Nicole Barone, MSI Engagement Fellow - Diversity Abroad

MSI Summit Registration

For more information about pricing for the Minority Serving Institution Summit please visit the Registration Page

CONTACT

Please contact us with any conference-related questions or comments at conference@diversityabroad.org or 510-982-0635 ext 707