Presenting at 2016 AIEA Annual Conference

Innovation in global engagement session by Rahul Choudaha at AIEA 2016

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 International Studies and Programs and faculty member at Michigan State University. Dr. Riedinger earned a Juris Doctorate from UW School of Law as well as master’s and doctoral degrees from Princeton University.

Wednesday, 02/24 9:15am-10:30am
Metrics of International Student Success (Panel presentation)
Defining metrics helps institutional leaders to track, monitor and assess their international enrollment strategies from the lens of what matters most—student success. There is a need to shift metrics from the current focus on inputs (increasing the numbers) to outcomes (ensuring the success).This interactive session brings together expert panelists to discuss how they define metrics of international student success and how they achieve them in line with the larger goals of campus internationalization.
• David L. Di Maria is Associate Provost for International Programs at Montana State University. He earned a B.A. and M.Ed. from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a doctorate from the University of Minnesota. Di Maria is a 2015-2016 AIEA Presidential Fellow and the 2016 chair of NAFSA’s International Enrollment Management Knowledge Community. He regularly presents and publishes on critical issues and trends impacting international higher education.
• Kathleen Massey, University Registrar and Executive Director (Enrolment Services), McGill University Kathleen Massey is the University Registrar and Executive Director of Enrolment Services at McGill University. Massey has held leadership positions in the Association of Registrars and the Universities and Colleges of Canada (ARUCC). She is currently the Chair of the national ARUCC Groningen and Study Mobility Task Force in Canada. She is a proud leader of the award-winning Enrolment Services team at McGill. Massey earned an MA in Leadership from Royal Roads University.

The conference program includes many interesting and insightful sessions. I will be tweeting about the session @DrEducationBlog #AIEA2016.

Look forward to an engaging conference.

Dr. Rahul Choudaha