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May 18, 2014

Presenting at NAFSA conference 2014 San Diego

More than 8,500 international education professionals from across the world will attend NAFSA annual conference in San Diego from May 25-30. More than 200 concurrent sessions will cover topics under following "knowledge communities" Education Abroad, International Education Leadership, International Enrollment Management, International Student and Scholar Services and Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship.

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I will be co-presenting in following two sessions on retention research and trends in international education:

NAFSA International Student Retention Research: Results and Practical Implications
Date: May. 28, 2014
Time: 10:15am - 11:15am
Location: San Diego Convention Center Room 33ABC
The final report and results from the NAFSA undergraduate international student retention research project will be unveiled during this session. This moderated panel includes an overview of the data accumulated over the past year from the lead researcher, and a discussion of two campus-based perspectives on implementing retention best practices. Co-presenters are:
  • Rachel Errington Director, International Student Office, University of West Florida
  • Jill Munro Director of International Student and Scholar Services, The College of Wooster
  • Sheila Schulte, Senior Director, IEM-ISSS, NAFSA 
Seminar: Is Internationalization Morphing as Its Drivers and Rationale Change?
Date: May. 29, 2014
Time: 08:00am - 10:00am
Location: San Diego Convention Center Room 2
Traditional drivers of higher education internationalization included cross-cultural learning to promote cross-border relations and understanding. More recent drivers emerged from the impacts of globalization and global growth in higher education capacity. How will higher education internationalization continue to be reshaped? Co-presenters are:
  • John Hudzik, NAFSA Senior Scholar for Internationalization, Michigan State University
  • Hanneke Teekens, NAFSA Senior Fellow for Internationalization, NUFFIC
  • JoAnn McCarthy, NAFSA Senior Fellow for Internationalization, INTO University Partnerships
  • Robert Stableski, Senior Adviser, Planning and Service Development, NAFSA 
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May 09, 2014

Three Solutions for Reforming Indian Higher Education

Comparative and International Education Society’s (CIES) Higher Education Special Interest Group (HESIG) published its fall 2014 issue on BRIC countries. I have contributed an article on the reforming Indian higher education. I recommend three solutions to manage the complexity of the system: First, enforce higher standards of transparency and disclosures for private higher education institutions; second, strengthen the vocational and doctoral education pipeline; third, professionalize the sector through stronger institutional responsibility.


expansion of indian higher education

The special "BRIC" issue includes related articles on following themes:
  • Chinese MOOCs on the Way: Opportunities and Challenges Yu Zhang, Yeqin Kang, and Manli Lia 
  • Higher Education in Brazil: Different Worlds and Diverse Beliefs, Elizabeth Balbachevsky 
  • Dispelling Illusions of Homogeneity: Growing Disparities in Higher Education Access in the Post-Soviet Regions, Anatoly Oleksiyenko
  • Public Funding and the Beginning of a New Era in Higher Education in Brazil, Danilo de Melo Costa 
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