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Webinar Focus and Purpose

Comprehensive internationalization (CIZN) requires active support and participation from many offices and corners of campus (i.e., international programming offices, faculty and academic units, student service units). Leaders and key individuals from each of these areas can become effective change agent partners to advance internationalization. This webinar focuses on the process of building such campus-based teams and also on the roles that you and other leaders can play in bringing about success.

  • Are you called upon or committed to expanding the level of action to enhance international programs and opportunities at your campus?
  • Have you encountered apathy, resistance, or obstacles from key individuals to support internationalization?
  • Would you like to engage a broad range of campus constituents both within and beyond the international office?

There is no question that comprehensive internationalization is a growing imperative, affecting student learning, research, and scholars, and college and university mandates to serve their communities both at home and abroad. The true challenge, however, lies in taking the concept of internationalization beyond the scope and purview of the international education office. How do you communicate the benefits of internationalization to your key players and build a cohesive, comprehensive, campuswide effort that is transformational for the institution?

Now is your chance to initiate or reinvigorate continued campus discussions by assembling key stakeholders for this webinar.

Dr. John Hudzik, Michigan State University, and Dr. JoAnn McCarthy, INTO University Partnerships-North America, shift the conversation from the conceptual to the practicalities of integrating CIZN into an institutional initiative. In this webinar, you will learn how to:

  • Effectively articulate the key rationales and benefits of internationalization to engage key players from all sectors of the institution.
  • Begin identifying and building a diverse team of campus leaders (administrators, staff, and faculty) to foster comprehensive internationalization at the institution.
  • Bridge the “silos” within the international office and across the campus to build and accomplish an ambitious common agenda.
  • Employ change agent strategies to define your individual roles in the process and to activate your own internationalization plan.
  • Become an effective leader of internationalization on your campus.


John K. Hudzik, PhD
Professor John Hudzik, Michigan State University, is NAFSA's senior scholar for internationalization. From 1995 to 2010, he was dean of international studies and programs and then vice president for global engagement and strategic projects at MSU. John is a former president of NAFSA and chair of the NAFSA Board of Directors, and a past president of AIEA. He is a frequent invited commentator and speaker at national and international conferences on the direction of global higher education, and publishes frequently on these topics.

JoAnn S. McCarthy, PhD
JoAnn McCarthy is academic director of INTO University Partnerships-North America. Previously, she was assistant provost for international affairs at the University of Pennsylvania, and prior to that appointment, served as dean of international affairs at the University of South Florida. A past president of the Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA), she also served as chair of the NAFSA International Education Leadership Knowledge Community and the Task Force on Internationalization, and currently serves as one of NAFSA's senior fellows for internationalization.

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