Showing posts from February, 2016

Presenting at 2016 NASPA Annual Conference

NASPA is the leading professional association of 15,000 members focused on student affairs. The 2016 NASPA Annual Conference will take place from March 12-16 in Indianapolis. It is expected that the conference will attract over 5,000 professionals. The 2016 theme is focuses on the role of student affairs in "working across functional boundaries to assure the continued well-being of students, adapt to new regulations, and react to crises and the increasing scrutiny higher education is facing."

The conference also features NASPA International Symposium to "foster professional collaboration and exchange among an international community of practitioners and researchers in the field of student affairs and services.

In addition to the Symposium, the main conference will include several sessions on international education theme. For example:
- Beyond Orientation: Creating Connections to Help International Students Transition to Campus
- Applying Comparative/International Educa…

Presenting at 2016 AIEA Annual Conference

2016 AIEA (Association of International Education Administrators) Annual Conference in Montreal will be attended by over 700 participants from over 30 countries. The conference is mostly attended by institutional leaders (Senior International Officers) who are engaged in advancing the international dimensions of higher education.

I will be chairing two sessions at the conferences:

Tuesday,02/23 10:45am-12noon
Innovation in Global Engagement: What Works, What Doesn’t (Roundtable)
Innovation is defined as a process of creating value within constraints. In an environment of increasing complexity and change, infusing innovation in internationalization can help differentiate and shape the future of a university. This interactive session aims to discuss a range of innovative strategies and models that advance global engagement with a focus on what works and what doesn’t. • Jeffrey Riedinger is Vice Provost for Global Affairs at the University of Washington. He previously served as Dean of In…

Update from IUNC Conference Miami 2016

I had the privilege to deliver the keynote at the International Universities Networking Conference Three Trends Shaping Global Higher Education and its Implications for Institutional Strategies." I highlighted on the impact of changing demographics, shifting student decision-making processes, and maturing educational technologies on institutional growth and innovation strategies.
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Here are highlights from a couple of interesting sessions:
Building Bridges at Home for Collaborating with International Partners  Katrin Hussmann Schroll, Director of Admissions University of Maryland Carey School of Law
Polly Lawson, Assistant Dean for Graduate Studies University of Virginia School of Law
Steven Richman, Senior Director of Global Initiatives Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
The presenters highlighted the experiences of a consortium of law school professionals to recruit international students for LL.M. programs. In times of limited resources…

Enhancing success and experiences of Chinese students for sustainable enrollment strategies

I co-authored "With poor job prospects for Chinese students, is it still worth investing in a US education?" with Di Hu. The article published in South China Morning Post highlights that institutional focus on recruitment and enrollment expansion must match with the investment in campus services to support their success. Here is an excerpt from the article:

The number of Chinese students in the US rose from 81,127 in 2007/08 to 304,040 in 2014/15, an increase of 275 per cent in seven years, according to the Institute of International Education.

This skyrocketing growth resulted in a corresponding increase in their estimated financial contributions to the US economy, from US$2 billion in 2007/08 to US$9.5 billion in 2014/15, according to Nafsa: Association of International Educators.

The rapid growth of Chinese students was a boon to US higher education as many institutions were feeling the pressure of budget cuts after the 2008 global financial crisis.

With this unprecedente…