Learn how an integrated approach to the student experience can boost international student success and set the stage for future alumni engagement.
For many institutions, internationalizing the campus is a strategic priority –- but the work of doing so doesn’t end with recruitment of international students. It’s critical to be intentional in planning integrated services and co-curricular programs offered to international students during their years on your campus in order to:
Our panel of expert contributors will address some key questions around what you can do during those students’ four years to advance both of these outcomes. You will be invited to submit your questions to our panel prior to the event.
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Student services, fundraising, and alumni relations professionals should attend to learn how an integrated approach to the student experience can boost international student retention and set the stage for future alumni engagement.
After reading our Monthly Diagnostic on internationalizing your campus, you will be invited to submit your own questions for our panel of experts to address during this intensive, one-hour session.
This expert Q&A panel will address:
In Dr. Darla Deardorff's current position, she is a research scholar in education and founder of ICC Global, a global network on intercultural competence research. In addition, she is an adjunct professor at North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, is a visiting faculty at Leeds Metropolitan University, United Kingdom, and is on faculty of the prestigious Summer Institute for Intercultural Communication in Portland, Oregon.
With nearly twenty years of experience in the international education field, she has published widely on topics in international education; she was editor of The SAGE Handbook of Intercultural Competence (Sage, 2009), as well as several other books. She serves as a consultant and trainer for universities, corporations, and non-profit organizations. Her research interests include intercultural competence, outcomes assessment, internationalization, and teacher education.
Gretchen Dobson is a leading global alumni relations consultant who develops international advancement programs for educational institutions and non-profit organizations around the world. Her specialty services include strategic planning, campaign management, volunteer management, and special event facilitation for clients with particular needs outside their home country. Gretchen also provides professional coaching for international alumni relations, development, and academic officers new to global engagement practices.
Gretchen is the author of Being Global: Making the Case for International Alumni Relations (CASE Books, 2011). She was recognized by the Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the leading “Innovators in Internationalization” for her work at Tufts University. Dobson received her EdD in Higher Education Management from the University of Pennsylvania.
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