Friday, May 15, 2009

Research & Internationalization at NAFSA's Annual Conference

The following is from my colleague Bryan McAllister-Grande, Assistant Director in the Office of Global Affairs at Brandeis University and the Research & Scholarship Network Leader of NAFSA’s Teaching, Learning & Scholarship knowledge community:

As research and research application become increasingly important in our work, I'd like to highlight two specific opportunities to explore these areas during the LA conference.

**Graduate Student Research Roundtable (open to all)
Wednesday, May 27
3:45 - 5:00 pm
Westin Bonaventure Hotel
Avalon Room

Facilitators: Rebecca Hovey (World Learning), David Rudd (Arcadia University), Lou Berends (Illinois Institute of Technology), David Comp (University of Chicago), with guest Elaine Loveland (Managing Editor, "International Educator" Magazine)

This annual meeting is geared for all who are doing (or interested in) research in international education. We'll be breaking up into small groups for open discussion. Topics include: academic degrees and career paths; publishing in the field; research on student learning outcomes and mobility; "theses and dissertations: what knowledge is of most worth?"; and research on internationalization vs. globalization.

**NAFSA Research Seminar: Legitimizing Internationalization on our Campuses through Research
Thursday, May 28
8:00 - 10:00 am
Los Angeles Convention Center 404 A

Chair: Val Rust - University of California-Los Angeles
Panelists: Ji-Yeung Jang (University of Minnesota), Richard Sutton (Visiting Scholar, Kennesaw State University Siegel Institute for Leadership & Ethics), Larry Braskamp (Loyola University-Chicago), Bryan McAllister-Grande (Brandeis University)

Internationalization is an important goal of 21st-century institutions, yet for many faculty and university leaders it can seem disconnected from the core tasks of teaching, learning, and scholarship. This seminar features expert panelists discussing how research on aspects of internationalization -- including education abroad, international student recruitment , intercultural learning, and broader university strategies for internationalization -- can help position internationalization as a driving force of higher education. We'll also be opening up discussion for seminar participation.

More research-related and Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship (TLS) events and sessions can be found

For more information about the Research and Scholarship Network, please contact me at See you in LA!

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