Institute Investigates Complexities of Internationalization

New Delhi, July 04, 2018: ACE’s Center for Internationalization and Global Engagement (CIGE) last week hosted the Institute for Leading Internationalization, a yearly convening designed to improve the effectiveness of anyone with a critical role in advancing internationalization on their campus.

The three-day Institute introduced the CIGE Model for Comprehensive Internationalization, which provides a framework for a comprehensive international strategy. The Institute also provided practical examples, case studies, and effective practices. A team of seasoned international education experts served as faculty, guiding participants through sessions on integrating internationalization into strategic goals, working with senior leadership, forming international partnerships, and fundraising.

Faculty included Brad Farns worth, vice president, CIGE; Fernando Delgado, executive vice chancellor for academic affairs, University of Minnesota Duluth; Robin Matross Helms, director, CIGE; and Jane Gatewood, vice provost for global engagement, University of Rochester (NY) according to reports published in

Gatewood led a session on academic partnerships, emphasizing the complexities of geography, culture, politics, and organizational culture. She highlighted the benefits of partnering, including access to new academic or research programs, joint funding opportunities, and global research challenges. Small group work facilitated by Gatewood and other faculty helped participants analyze their current partnership strategies.

Following the Institute, each participant will complete an ACE-supervised project, applying lessons from the Institute to a particular challenge or opportunity on their campus.

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