AIEA 2017: Aligning institutional strategies with emerging global trends

The Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA) is a professional association dedicated exclusively to senior leaders in the field of international education (senior international officers). The 2017 AIEA Annual Conference focuses on the interplay between boundaries and connections in internationalization.

scenarios and future trends impacting global engagement strategies

Dr. Rahul Choudaha will be chairing a session entitled “Getting Future Ready: Aligning Institutional Strategies with Emerging Trends” on Tuesday, February 21 at 1:30pm. 

This interactive session will bring together leadership perspectives of Senior International Officers Dr. Cheryl Matherly and Dr. Reitumetse Obakeng Mabokela on how they are preparing for the future and aligning their strategic plans with the emerging trends.

The confluence of cost pressures, demographics shifts, and technological forces is shaping the context of global higher education. Deardorff, de Wit and Heyl (2012) in “Bridges to the Future: The Global Landscape of International Higher Education” note “International higher education is at a turning point, and the concept of internationalization itself requires rethinking to take into account the emerging new world and higher education realignments” (p. 451). Senior International Officers are charged with developing internationalization strategic plans which are informed by key trends to help an institution achieve institutional goals.

Learning Objectives:

  • What are the key emerging trends of relevance for SIOs?
  • How to inform strategic plans with these emerging trends?

Dr. Rahul Choudaha, Principal Researcher & CEO, DrEducation (Chair)
Dr. Cheryl Matherly, Vice President and Vice Provost for International Affairs at Lehigh University
Dr. Reitumetse Obakeng Mabokela, Vice-Provost for International Affairs and Global Strategy at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign