Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Call for nominations: 2013 Award for Innovative Research & Scholarship in Internationalization

I'm posting the following to IHEC Blog at the request of the NAFSA TLS KC team.

The Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship (TLS) Knowledge Community of NAFSA is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2012 Award for Innovative Research & Scholarship in Internationalization, and Call for Nominations for the 2013 selection process.

This annual award honors those who have made substantial contributions to theory and practice that can be applied across the field of international education. The award specifically honors "path-breaking" research and scholarship, from veterans and early to mid-career researchers alike, that has changed how we as international educators advance our work. The 2012 Award for Innovative Research & Scholarship in Internationalization goes to Bruce La Brack for providing a deep understanding of how culture concepts across multiple disciplines, including anthropology and intercultural communications, are actually learned and interpreted by students, and how micro level interventions, including re-entry programs, can be used to improve student learning. His work highlights the complexities of how internationalization changes individuals and how theory can be applied to practice. Congratulations to La Brack on this award and his many contributions to the international education field! A call for nominations and criteria for the 2013 selection cycle have been posted at Nominations should be done by a peer or can be self-nominations, and must be accompanied by copies of works/publications to be reviewed. Nomination materials and questions should be addressed to Nominations will be accepted until July 29, 2012.
We hope you will consider nominating a colleague, or nominating yourself, and participating in this new effort to recognize innovative research.


The TLS Leadership Team

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Recent Focus of International Education in Russia

I found the following two news clips from RT on the growing focus on international education in Russia to be very interesting and I thought I would embed them here on IHEC Blog for readers to view.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Video Coverage of the first NACAC Commission on International Student Recruitment Meeting

Yesterday morning I discovered the NACAC Commission on International Student Recruitment YouTube Channel and I was pleased to see that they video recorded and posted the proceedings of their first meeting.  I have embedded the entire video coverage of the meeting proceedings below (7 videos in total that I believe follow in order) for your viewing and/or listening pleasure.


Wednesday, April 4, 2012

We need students. For each student you bring us, we give you a 100 euros comission

Some time ago I received the following message via LinkedIn [identification information removed by me].

"Hi David, cordial greetings from Xxxxx.  We offer Xxxxxxx courses in Xxxxx and we are interested in working with you.  We need students.  For each student you bring us, we give you a 100 euros comission.  Contact us if you are interested in.  Thanks."

What are your thoughts on this?

For me,, no thanks.  Not for me (on numerous levels) so I did not reply and I archived the message.

Don't get me wrong, if someone wants to pay me 100 Euros to do some simple work please do not hesitate to contact me and we'll discuss!