Leading Internationalization

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Hot Trends for Senior International Officers

NAFSA’s International Education Leadership Knowledge Community (IEL KC) surveyed Senior International Officers to learn the biggest issues they are facing in 2018. This infographic highlights key takeaways and findings.

Jun 15, 2018
International Strategic Plans 2017 The following are examples of internationalization strategies from a variety of institutions. The documents were selected to represent a diversity of approaches and institution types. These institutions are intended as illustrative examples for senior international officers (SIOs) and internationalization leaders who are contemplating planning on their campus. Nov 20, 2017
Strategic Internationalization: At What Cost? Dr. Desai-Trilokekar explores the possible negative implications of a national policy on internationalization by looking specifically at the Canada case. She offers that Canada’s national strategic internationalization policy depicts a problematic worldview – one that emphasizes societal exclusion rather than inclusion, class hierarchy rather than equity; political borders, rather than mobility; and competition rather than cooperation and reciprocity. In this Trends and Insights, Dr. Desai-Trilolekar addresses these arguments and suggests, provocatively, that the word “strategic” no longer be associated with the word “internationalization.” Feb 09, 2016
Welcome to the Era of "Global Competition 2.0"

The AAUP's Role in a Globalized, Competitive Higher Education Landscape By Laura M. Portnoi and Sylvia S. Bagley Note: A slightly different version of this article first appeared in Academe, November-December 2015, Volume 101, Number 6. NAFSA thanks the

Jan 12, 2016
Internationalising Higher Education Toolkit

This toolkit complements the strategic direction set out in The Higher Education Academy’s (HEA) Framework for Internationalising Higher Education and offers tools for reflection and planning to help embed the framework into policy and practice.

Jan 06, 2016
A Conversation with Margaret Wiedenhoeft

Margaret Wiedenhoeft is the Acting Director of the Center for International Programs at Kalamazoo College in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Dec 08, 2015
On Global Campuses, Academic Freedom Has Its Limits

This article was originally published on The Conversation . This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License . Kevin Kinser is a NAFSA senior fellow for internationalization.   BY KEVIN KINSER Last spring, a New York University professor

Oct 29, 2015
Symposium on Leadership

The 2016 Symposium on Leadership, May 31 in Denver, Colorado, will examine how international education leaders balance competing interests and pressures in the face of changing demographics and economic realities.

Sep 02, 2015
Pride and Regret: Reflections on Global Education from a Former Provost

At the NAFSA 2015 Annual Conference in Boston, I was flattered to be asked to offer a keynote to an inaugural gathering of chief academic officers. The focus of the keynote was threefold: what global achievements was I most proud of? What were my main regrets—where do I wish I/we had done more? And what suggestions, if any, did I have for NAFSA as it explores its role in the academic side of global education, especially at U.S. in-stitutions.

Aug 26, 2015
2014 Symposium Series: 21st-Century Skills and the Future of Internationalization: Opportunities for Leadership

21st-Century Skills and the Future of Internationalization: Opportunities for Leadership, by Charlotte West, examines the themes of the 2014 Symposium on Leadership, which featured Jeffrey Selingo. The aim of the symposium was to guide senior international officers (SIOs) through the latest developments in higher education to better prepare their institutions to provide students with learning opportunities to develop twenty-first-century skills, with a particular focus on experiential learning.

Aug 21, 2015
2015 Symposium Series: The Innovation Imperative: Leading Change in a Competitive Environment "The Innovation Imperative: Leading Change in a Competitive Environment" by Charlotte West examines the themes discussed at the 2015 Symposium on Leadership. The aim of the symposium was to guide senior international officers (SIOs) through the latest developments in international higher education with a focus on the ways in which institutions—and senior leaders—need to be entrepreneurial and innovative in the face of the challenges of twenty-first-century education. Aug 21, 2015
Internationalisation of Higher Education This study, commissioned by the European Parliament's Committee on Culture and Education, focuses on the understanding of international higher education in the European context and includes an analysis of the role of digital learning, as well as 10 national reports from Europe and seven from outside the region. The study puts forth conclusions and recommendations on the future of internationalization of higher education in Europe, based on the national reports and a Delphi process among experts in the field. Aug 20, 2015
NAFSA Publications for Leading Internationalization List of select NAFSA publications relevant to the Leading Internationalization Network, organized by resource category. Jul 27, 2015
International Education Professional Competencies

The NAFSA International Education Professional Competencies™ is the most comprehensive listing of the necessary competencies for success in the field of international education.

May 14, 2015
Leadership Needs in International Higher Education in Australia and Europe: Final Report of a Delphi Study

Various organizations, including sister associations in other countries, have produced competencies and training resources relevant for international educators.

Mar 19, 2015
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