NAFSA 2017: Presentation on Pathway Research and Internationalization Strategies

Nearly 10,000 international education professionals will attend NAFSA’s 2017 Annual Conference & Expo in Los Angeles from May 28- June 2. The conference will offer 200+ sessions and 40+ workshops divided into various Knowledge Communities.

I will be participating in following two sessions. As a former member (Chair Stream 2014-2016) of the International Education Leadership Knowledge Community (IEL KC), I will also be attending the update meeting.

Strategic planning trends leadership NAFSA 2017

Results from NAFSA’s Research on Pathway Programs in the United States 
Tuesday, May 30, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
This session shares the results of NAFSA’s commissioned research on pathway programs in the United States, including the characteristics of institutions that partner with private providers and the perceptions of international educators regarding rationales and considerations for third-party pathway partnerships.
Learning Objectives:
Examine the results of NAFSA’s commissioned research.
Identify key reasons and consideration for or not working with pathway programs.
Recognize diverse experiences of campus stakeholders in working with pathway providers.

  • Joann Ng Hartmann, Senior Director, IEM-ISS Services, NAFSA Office (Chair)
  • Rahul Choudaha, Principal Researcher & CEO, DrEducation
  • Mark Hoffman, Vice Provost of International Programs, Oregon State University
  • Heather Housley, Director, International Student & Scholar Services, Georgia State University

Preparing for the Future: Aligning Institutional Strategic Planning with Emerging Trends 
Wednesday, May 31, 1:15 PM – 2:15 PM
The confluence of cost pressures, demographic shifts, and technological forces is shaping the context of global higher education. In this interactive session, senior international officers at diverse institutions share their perspectives on how they are preparing for the future and aligning their strategic plans with the emerging trends.
Learning Objectives:
Explore the importance of long-range strategic planning despite pressures for short-term results.
Recognize key global issues and trends that influence strategic plans.
Identify good practices and diverse approaches of infusing global trends in developing strategic plans.

  • Rahul Choudaha, Principal Researcher & CEO, DrEducation (Chair)
  • Joe Chicharo, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), University of Wollongong
  • K. Jimmy Hsia, Vice Provost for International Programs and Strategy, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Cheryl Matherly, Vice President/Vice Provost International Affairs, Lehigh University

 Look forward to be in LA and meeting colleagues in international education.

– Rahul Choudaha