I want to highlight a relatively new book in the field for IHEC Blog readers. I have been wanting to post about this new book since it was released back on December 5, 2011 but my busy schedule prevented that from happening. Additionally, I wanted to read as much of the book as possible before posting which is why I'm posting today and not back in December.
While I was reading Developing Strategic International Partnerships I could not help from straying away from the practical insight this book provides me to how this book feeds my scholarly and research interests in the field. This book has generated a number of research questions for me ponder!
Introduction The Changing
Landscape of International Partnerships Susan Buck Sutton, BrynMawrCollege Daniel Obst, Institute of International
Approaching Partnerships Strategically
Chapter 1: Intentionality in International Engagement: Identifying
Potential Strategic International Partnerships Tim Barnes, University
of Illinois at
Chapter 2: Managing Partnerships of Strategic Importance Ann B. Radwan, St.
Chapter 3: Mobilizing Your Institution for Strategic International
Partnerships Helen Foster and Ian Jones, The University of Nottingham
Chapter 4: From Grand Plan to Working Web, with Patience and Flexibility:
The University of Washington’s Partnership with SichuanUniversity Stevan Harrell and Thomas M. Hinckley, University
of Washington, Seattle
Models for Managing and Sustaining International Partnerships
Chapter 5: Identifying and Selecting Appropriate Partner Institutions Sabine C. Klahr, University
of Utah in Salt Lake City
Chapter 6: Defining Your X-Factor for Healthy Communication in
Transnational Partnerships Adria L. Baker, RiceUniversity
Chapter 7: Using Global Gateway Offices as a Model for Expanding
International Partnerships William I. Brustein and Maureen E. Miller, The OhioStateUniversity
Chapter 8: Grits, Greens & Gari: Reflections on the Partnership
between North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and Kwame
Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana Samuel Owusu-Ofori and Minnie Battle Mayes, North Carolina
Agricultural and Technical State University
Community Partnerships and CapacityBuilding
Chapter 9: Social Justice and Capacity Building: A New Model for
Strategic International Partnerships at Liberal Arts Colleges Kiran Cunningham and Joseph L. Brockington, Kalamazoo College Nita Kumar, Claremont McKenna College and
NIRMAN Jonas Redwood-Sawyerr, University of Sierra
Leone Abu Sesay, Njala University (Sierra Leone)
Chapter 10: Managing Partnerships for Success and Sustainability: The DaeguGyeongbukEnglishVillage
Partnership Anthony J. Shull, University
of Colorado, Colorado
Chapter 11: Building Institutional Capacity for Establishing Successful
Higher Education Partnerships: An Ethiopian Case Study Cheryl Francisconi, Institute
of International Education Sub-Saharan
Designing Research Partnerships
Chapter 12: Building International Partnerships Based on Common Goals
and Mission: Four Case Studies from the University of California,
Davis William B. Lacy and Jennifer N. Wade, University
of California, Davis
Chapter 13: Enhancing Global Engineering Education and Research: Building
Institutional Partnerships with China Yating Haller and Eckhard A. Groll, PurdueUniversity
Chapter 14: Developing Research-Based Partnerships: FloridaA&MUniversity’s U.S.-Brazil
Cross-Cultural Initiative Clifford Louime and Joseph V. Jones, FloridaA&MUniversity;
Terry-Ann Jones, FairfieldUniversity
Partnering through Networks and Consortia
Chapter 15: Building Networks for Technology-Based Student Engagement: EastCarolinaUniversity’s Global Understanding
Model Rosina C. Chia, Elmer C. Poe, and Biwu Yang, EastCarolinaUniversity
Chapter 16: The Story of a Network from the Beginning: The Dorich House
Group of European Universities Joan-Anton Carbonell, KingstonUniversity
Meeting Challenges and Lessons Learned
Chapter 17: Establishing International Linkages at Historically BlackColleges
and Universities: The Case of Winston-SalemStateUniversity Peggy Valentine, Jessica Bailey, and Joti Sekhon,Winston-SalemStateUniversity
Chapter 18: Success Factors in Developing a U.S.-Brazilian Educational
Partnership Program Nader Asgary and Hans Thamhain, BentleyUniversity
Chapter 19: Perspectives on the Successful Start-up of Study Abroad
Programs in Higher Education: The Faculty Perspective K. Peter Kuchinke, University
of Illinois at
Chapter 20: Breaking the Boundaries across Nations through International
Partnership Programs: Lessons from a Student Exchange Consortia Program Luis O. Tedeschi, Cathryn Clement, and Kim E. Dooley, TexasA&MUniversity
Developing Partnerships with U.S. Institutions
Chapter 21: How to Develop International Partnerships with U.S. Institutions: Moving from Feel-Good
Agreements to Real Agreements Fanta Aw and Leeanne Dunsmore, AmericanUniversity
Chapter 22: How Institutions in Developing Countries Can Form
Sustainable International Partnerships: Experiences from India P. J. Lavakare, SymbiosisInternationalUniversity
Chapter 23: Exporting the Community College Model: A Lesson in Thinking
Locally While Acting Globally Mary S. Spangler and Art Tyler, HoustonCommunity College
Planting the Seeds for Partnerships: National Level Efforts in Europe
Chapter 24: The British Council’s UK-U.S. New Partnership Fund Elizabeth Shepherd, British Council in Hong
Chapter 25: Advancing French-American Partnerships: The PartnerUniversity
Fund Pascal Delisle, French Embassy in WashingtonDC
International Academic Partnerships: Twenty-Five Sample Activities
Criteria for Selecting International Partner Institutions Susan Buck Sutton, BrynMawrCollege
Beyond Handshakes and Signing Ceremonies: Leveraging Institutional
Agreements to Foster Broad and Deep International Partnerships Tim Barnes, University
of Illinois at
Templates for Establishing International Partnerships The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, KalamazooCollege, PurdueUniversity
IIECenter for International Partnerships in
You can learn more about Developing Strategic International Partnerships via IIE's Research and Publication website.
Note: I receive no financial compensation or other benefits for posting about this publication other than the receipt of an advanced copy.
Just over five years ago, on February 4, 2007, I decided to start International Higher Education Consulting Blog (aka IHEC Blog) and put up my first post "Initiatives in 2006 to Increase Diversity in Education Abroad". I didn't know what I was doing (a quick look at the URL <http://ihec-djc.blogspot.com/> I came up with demonstrates that!) but I knew I wanted to create my own international education space on the internet where I could inform, provoke, engage and archive. I hope I have done that...
IHEC Blog pushed me to create related internet properties and I have enjoyed playing in these spaces as well. I've met many great people along the way. Some I have met in person and for some our paths have yet to cross!
IHEC Blog has gone farther than I ever imagined. Today, IHEC Blog is one of five blogs worldwide selected by the New York Times editors to feed into the 'Headlines Around the Web' area of the International Education section of the New York Times online.
I've been doing much thinking about IHEC Blog the last several months and where to take it next. Any significant changes will come after I complete my dissertation which takes a long time to complete when you have a full-time job and three young children so later in 2012 or early 2013 is now the target. I do hope to have more guest bloggers and perhaps a regular contributor join the fun [more on this development once finally confirmed] and I'm very excited for this to happen!
Thanks to everyone who has come along for the ride and I look forward to more years to come!
A new research report from World Education Services (WES), “Trends in International Student Mobility.” Written by Dr. Rahul Choudaha, director of WES Research & Advisory Services (RAS), the report will provide an in-depth understanding of the trends and issues related to international student enrollment, helping institutional leaders and administrators make informed decisions and effectively set priorities for 2012 and beyond.
Dr. Choudaha’s research highlights several key trends and patterns of international student mobility, including:
Emerging source countries, such as Saudi Arabia, Vietnam, Mexico, and Brazil,
Non-traditional states in the U.S. witnessing significant growth, such as Montana, Oregon and Colorado,
Enrollment growth at the Bachelor’s level and how it is outstripping growth at the Master’s and Doctoral levels ,
How English as a Second Language (ESL) programs are emerging as an important pathway to the U.S. for international students, most notably from Saudi Arabia, and
How institutions can become more prompt and efficient in achieving their recruitment goals, such as through the use of recruitment service providers and social media.
I received early access to the report and after reading it I feel that many IHEC Blog readers would be interested in learning more about it. The report was published on March 1, 2012 through World Education News & Reviews (www.wes.org/ewenr), the monthly newsletter published by WES which I have been subscribing to for years. Dr. Choudaha will also be hosting a free webinar on March 16, 2012 discussing his research – more information on that can be found on the WES website.
Dr. Choudaha wrote a guest post here on IHEC Blog entitled "Indian Engineering Education in Peril" back in November 2009 and you can access his post here.
I also recommend that you follow Dr. Choudaha's blog Dr. Education at http://www.dreducation.com/. Dr. Education is one of my favorite blogs to read because it holds true to its description as it provides insights on international higher education and cross-functional and data-driven perspectives. If you are on Twitter I also recommend you follow @DrEducationBlog here.