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2019 CII Summer Meeting

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The CII Summer Meeting convenes senior international officers and international ag directors from the North American region to present, analyze, and discuss relevant aspects on internationalization, as well as to develop strategic initiatives for higher education institutions to overcome the current challenges in this dynamic world. Each year, a theme relevant to the interests of our SIOs is chosen as a guiding framework for sessions at the Meeting. 

The 2019 theme, “Strategic Thinking for our Future:  How Public Universities develop collaborative structures that create sustainable global and local impact,” sought to advance the conversation about the sustainable global and local impact of public universities through the development of collaborative structures. 

Click here to view the meeting agenda. The list of speakers and bio-sketches can be found here. 

Presentations: 

Advancing the Ideal of Internationalization (Key Findings)
Scott Thomas, Dean of the College of Education and Social Services, University of Vermont
Lorna Jean Edmonds, Vice Provost for Global Affairs and International Studies, Ohio University
Matthew Hartley, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, University of Pennsylvania

SPARC-ing: How the University of Minnesota is Choosing to Address Grand Global Challenges
Meredith McQuaid, Associate Vice President and Dean, International Programs, University of Minnesota
Amy Kircher, Director, Food Protection and Defense Institute; co-director, SPARC, University of Minnesota 

Successful Structures for Advancing Internationalization
David Di Maria, Associate Vice Provost for International Education, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Sabine Klahr, Executive Director, Office of Global Engagement, University of Utah
Pia Wood, Vice Provost and Dean, International Affairs, University of North Texas
Randy Kluver, Dean of the School of Global Studies and Partnerships, Oklahoma State University

Creating System-wide Standards and Badges to Recognize Students’ Intercultural Skills
Mary Lou Forward, Executive Director, SUNY COIL Center
Helen Gaudette, Assistant Dean for International Education, Fashion Institute of Technology
Carrie Wojenski, Associate Vice Provost for Global Academic Programs, University of Albany

Sustainable Development Goals and Universities
Jeffrey Sachs, Director, Sustainable Development Solutions Network; Director, Center for Sustainable Development, Columbia University

Engaging Faculty in Creating Novel Programs with Impact
Michael Benedik, Vice Provost and Chief International Officer, Texas A&M University
Joanna Regulska, Vice Provost and Associate Chancellor, Global Affairs, UC Davis
Roger Brindley, Vice President, USF World, University of South Florida

VPR/SIO Interface: Promoting a University’s International Research Interests (Key findings)
DeAndra Beck,
Associate Dean for Research, Michigan State University
E. Daniel Hirleman Jr., Chief Corporate and Global Partnerships Officer and Senior International Officer, Purdue University
Jamie McGowan, International Grants and Contracts Manager, Strategic Interdisciplinary Research Office, Pennsylvania State University
Meghna Ramaswamy, Director, International Research, University of Saskatchewan

Globally Embedded and Locally Practiced: Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Role of Universities
Gbemi Disu, Executive Director of Strategic Initiatives, George Mason University
Duncan Ross, Chief Data Officer, Times Higher Education
Sally Crimmins Villela, Associate Vice Chancellor for Global Affairs, The State University of New York (SUNY)
Joanna Regulska, Vice Provost and Associate Chancellor, Global Affairs, UC Davis
Walter Poleman, Lecturer, Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources; Director of Ecological Planning Program, University of Vermont

International Advocacy Coordinating Committee (IACC) and Public Policy Town Hall
Craig Lindwarm, Vice President, Congressional and Governmental Affairs, APLU
Deborah Altenburg, Assistant Vice President, Research Advocacy and Policy, APLU

Malone International Leadership Presentation
Brian Steffenson, Professor of Plant Pathology, University of Minnesota

Harnessing Faculty Engagement: The Perspectives of Faculty in Developing Collaborative Structures
Roger Brindley, Vice President, USF World, University of South Florida
Meredith McQuaid, Associate Vice President and Dean, International Programs, University of Minnesota
Ahmad Ezzeddine, Vice President for Educational Outreach and International Programs, Wayne State University
Elizabeth Aranda, Professor and Assistant Dean, University of South Florida
Elizabeth Borer, Professor of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, University of Minnesota
Jonathan Stillo, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Wayne State University

University Extension Initiatives: A Global Case Study Approach
I. Miley Gonzalez, Vice Provost and Dean, International Programs, Montana State University
Rod McSherry, Associate Provost, International and Border Programs, New Mexico State University
Eleanor Inglis, International Partnership Agreement Administrator, Montana State University
Larry Brence, Eastern Regional Department Head, Montana State University – Extension

Bridging the Gap Between Cultures and Disciplines: Practicum Outreach Programs Abroad
William Brustein, Vice President for Global Strategies, West Virginia University
Victor Mucino, Professor and Associate Chair, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, West Virginia University
Wondwossen Gebreyes, Executive Director and Hazel C. Youngberg Distinguished Professor, The Ohio State University

Closing Plenary Pt. I: International Student Enrollment in the United States – A look at the data and what it tells us
David Di Maria, Associate Vice Provost for International Education, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Dana Bukenova, Market Insights Analyst for North America, INTO University Partnerships
Joann Ng Hartman, Senior Director, International Enrollment Management and International Student/Scholar Services, NAFSA

Pt. II: Working together to promote US higher education to international students
Marianne Craven, Managing Director of Academic Programs, U.S. Department of State 

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