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November + December 2017

The New Why of Partnering
Amid the ever-tightening constraints of bandwidth and time, institutions are increasingly and creatively partnering with each other to achieve what neither can do alone.
Partnering Case Studies
Institutions once tended to partner with each other based on commonalities. Now, like puzzle pieces that must be shaped differently in order to interlock, campuses are actively seeking out some very dissimilar partners.
Doing Well by Doing Good
Mark Toner
International education-driven social entrepreneurship is helping remake the map of possibility, sparking innovation and new solutions to tough challenges.

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The IE Interview
Mohamed Abdel-Kader: Interconnecting Internationalization
Mohamed Abdel-Kader, executive director of the Stevens Initiative at The Aspen Institute, shares his unique perspective on internationalization, the role of anti-intellectualism, and what exactly global competency is.
Practice Area Column
Education Abroad
Keeping Students Safe
David Tobenkin
Colleges and universities are strengthening their risk analysis, communications, and other systems to respond both to active threats and to concerns among would-be education abroad students and their parents.
Practice Area Column
International Students and Scholars
Clearing a Path
Glenn Cook
To help ease international students' language transition and help pave the way for academic success, many U.S. colleges and universities have turned to pathway programs.
Global Spotlight: Iran
While Iran’s and the United States’s international higher education relationship has fluctuated dramatically with the vicissitudes of rhetoric and policy, recent data forecast a significant downturn in undergraduate and graduate applications.
Practice Area Column
International Enrollment Management
How to Manage an International Admissions Office
In an era of increasing competition for international students, evolving immigration regulations, and limited institutional resources, enrollment managers must demonstrate the ability to reach measurable outcomes that stakeholders value and expect.
Practice Area Column
International Education Leadership
From the Top
Susan Ladika
The University of South Florida's solution to a problem encountered by most colleges and universities: a disproportionately low number of men participating in education abroad programs.
Quantitative and Qualitative
George Kacenga
In the current IEM climate, ROI outcomes are vital to making persuasive resource requests and aligning budget expenditures with mission statements or strategic plans.

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