Members In the News
February 2010
Thursday, March 04, 2010
Madeleine Green was recipient of AIEA's prestigious Klasek award at the 2010 AIEA conference for outstanding service to the field of international education.
February 2010
Monday, March 08, 2010
Melanie McCallon wrote an article for the Chronicle of Higher Education.  For citation, click here.
March 2010
Friday, March 19, 2010
The following individuals presented at the Annual Conference for Forum on Education Abroad - "Vision and Value in Education Abroad" in Charlotte, North Carolina (March 24-26): Christopher Alexander, Adrian Beaulieu, Laurie Black, Gabriele Bosley, Larry Braskamp, Kendall Brostuen, Betsy Brower, Darla Deardorff, Uliana Gabara, Margaret Heisel, John Heyl, Ross Lewin, Jennifer Lund, Cornell Menking, Michael Morrison, Jen Nielsen, Jeffrey Peck, Dawn Pysarchik, Mary Catherine Scarborough, Lee Sternberger, Anders Uhrskov, Leo Van Cleve, Paul Watson, and Wendy Williamson.

For information about the sessions, go to:
Stephen Dunnett
, Margaret Heisel and Sonny Lim are quoted in the article "Americans Shy Away from Study in Asia" - Chronicle of Higher Education.

To access, go to:
April 2010
Friday, May 07, 2010
AIEA President Bill Lacy was invited to speak and to focus on US efforts to internationalize higher education and a summary of the 2010 AIEA Conference to a conference in Madrid: Internationalization of Higher Education. A Foresight Exercise for 2020 and Beyond (April 19-20).  This event focused on the best ways to enhance the interaction and cooperation among higher education institutions throughout the world.

AIEA Executive Director Darla Deardorff and AIEA members Christa Olson and Martha Navarro
gave keynote talks at the CONAHEC Conference in Houston, Texas on April 22. Other AIEA members who presented at CONAHEC include AMPEI President Thomas Buntru, Rodolfo Hernandez, Carol Fimmen, Daniel Guhr, and Adria Baker. For details, see

AIEA member Joel Harrington was quoted in an April 23 article in The Chronicle of Higher Education; the article was entitled "In Latin America, Joint Degree Programs and Exchanges are Incresasingly Common."

Doo-Hee Lee, president and founder of one of AIEA's sister associations, APAIE, was quoted in an April 23 article The Chronicle of Higher Education; the article was entitled "Asian University Leaders, Meetingin Australia, Seek to Improve International Ties."

AIEA Past President William Brustein was quoted in an article entitled "College 'Embassies' Advance Their Interests Abroad" in the April 2010 issue of The Chronice of Higher Education.
May 2010
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
AIEA President Bill Lacy, AIEA Board Member Donna Scarboro and 2009-2010 AIEA Presidential Fellow Susan Carvalho participated in the Fulbright IEA Program in Japan - a short-term group program of three weeks for international education administrators with higher education to become familiar with the society and culture of Japan. The program consists of briefings, campus visits, appointments with selected government officials, cultural activities and other activities.
June 2010
Monday, June 21, 2010 AIEA Member Rahul Choudaha was quoted in the June 30 Inside Higher Educationa story on the developments with foreign universities bill in India titled All Eyes on India.

AIEA Executive Committee Member Mitch Leventhal
Appointed Senior Advisor to United Nations; SUNY Global Center to Lead Adoption of UN Global Compact in Higher Education Worldwide

New York, New York, June 21, 2010 - The United Nations Global Compact and the State University of New York (SUNY) today announced a collaboration to develop guidelines for academic institutions in implementing the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact.

The UN Global Compact is a strategic policy initiative for businesses that are committed to aligning their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption. Recognition that academic institutions are increasingly multi-national, and have challenges similar to businesses, has led to the impetus to adapt the Global Compact Principles for use in higher education.

“As employers, as investors, and as purchasers and consumers of goods and services on a massive scale, academic institutions play a significant role in the global economy,” said Georg Kell, Executive Director of the UN Global Compact. “We hope that the guidelines to be developed in collaboration with SUNY will inspire colleges and universities around the world to adopt the Global Compact principles as a valuable framework to manage their operations in a more sustainable manner.”

The United Nations Global Compact has appointed Dr. Mitch Leventhal as senior advisor on academic affairs to the Global Compact; Dr. Leventhal also serves as vice chancellor for global Affairs at SUNY. "There is an historic precedent for colleges and universities to adopt the principles of the Global Compact," says Dr. Leventhal, "Academic institutions have long been among the leaders in socially responsible management, and were early adopters of similar initiatives, such as the Sullivan Principles. The UNGC represents the state-the-art in global corporate responsibility guidelines, and with the increasingly global footprint of academic institutions it makes good sense for the academic community to partner with the more than 6,000 corporations worldwide who have already embraced this movement."

"I am very pleased that the UNGC has asked SUNY to collaborate on adapting the Principles of the Global Compact to higher education," said State University of New York Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher. "I strongly support this initiative, which is completely in keeping with our new strategic plan, The Power of SUNY, and "SUNY and the World," one of the six strategic priorities under this plan."

Over the next nine to twelve months, various meetings will be convened under the auspices of the SUNY Global Center in New York City, culminating in a framework for institutional adoption. Following that, SUNY will assist the UNGC in building its list of institutional adopters.

About the United Nations Global Compact

Launched in 2000, the United Nations Global Compact is a call to companies around the world to align their strategies and operations with ten universal principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption, and to take action in support of broader UN goals.

Through the development, implementation, and disclosure of responsible corporate policies and practices, business can help ensure that markets advance in ways that benefit economies and societies everywhere. The Global Compact is not a regulatory body, but a voluntary leadership platform for dialogue and learning. With more than 8,200 signatories in more than 135 countries, it is the world’s largest corporate responsibility initiative.

For additional information, contact: Dr. Mitch Leventhal, tel: +1 212 317 3546,

AIEA member Cheryl Matherly was quoted in the June 3 issue of Chronicle of Higher Education in an article entitled "As Overseas Internships Grow, So Do Challenges for College Officials"

AIEA member Rahul Choudaha was quoted in the June 2 Inside Higher Education article on The International Student Scene:
July 2010
Thursday, July 08, 2010
AIEA President Bill Lacy attended the APLU Commission on International Programs (CIP) 2010 Summer Meeting July 12-14 in Sedona, Arizona. He was a presenter in the session organized by Dieter Wanner, Associate Provost, Global Strategies and International Affairs, The Ohio State University, titled "Gateways, Branch Campuses, and Partnerships: Globally Committed Public Research Universities." His panel of speakers included members William Brustein, former president of AIEA, and Vice Provost, Global Strategies and International Affairs, at the Ohio State University, and Bailian Li, Vice Provost, International Affairs, North Carolina State University, and Jeffrey Riedinger, Dean of International Studies and Programs, Michigan State University. Bill also moderated the Session on "Leveraging Systems: The Role of System Offices in Global Relations" with Mitch Leventhal, member of the AIEA Executive Council and Vice Chancellor for Global Affairs at SUNY, and David Fleshler, Associate Provost for International Affairs at Case Western Reserve University and 2010-11 AIEA Presidential Fellow. Mitch was also the speaker in the session on "The UN Global Compact and Corporate Responsibility".

Former AIEA President John Hudzik is quoted extensively in a Times Higher Education article summarizing his recent presentation at the UK Council for International Student Affairs annual conference. Read Higher Education Becomes a Globally Traded Commodity as Demand Soars.

AIEA member Wendy Williamson, director of study abroad at Eastern Illinois University, tackles the question of why as few as 1.5 per cent of college students travel overseas to study every year in the July 26 edition of Chronicle of Higher Education.  She cites a 2008 report by the American Council on Education and the College Board to find a reply:

‘The answer involves a series of obstacles that prevent enthusiastic students from seeking the opportunities they desire. As the report states, “barriers to student participation are real, including security concerns, high cost, academic demands that accommodate neither study abroad nor other international-learning experiences, and lack of encouragement by faculty and advisers.” Also, many colleges do not foster the international-learning experience. They may talk the talk but don't walk the walk; they construct many of the barriers that hamper students.’

Williamson also notes that it’s merely a matter of time before institutions with unfriendly study abroad programs find themselves at a distinct disadvantage in recruiting students. For Williamson, there are seven signs that a university is running a successful study abroad program:

1) Support from both the administration and the faculty.
2) Variety of program options.
3) Preparation for risk.
4) Fair value, a fair price.
5) Every department has options.
6) Students earn valuable credit.
7) A commitment to go green.

For more detail on Williamson’s seven study abroad signs, read complete article.

AIEA member Elizabeth (Betsy) Brewer co-edited a book on Integrating Study Abroad into the Curriculum: Theory and Practice Across the Disciplines by Stylus Press.  Betsy also has an article in New Directions for Higher Education 150 (Summer 2010) titled "Leveraging Partnerships to Internationalize the Liberal Arts College: Campus Internationalization and the Faculty".

AIEA Member Paul Primak has been elected to the Forum on Education Abroad Council for a 3-year term.
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