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ERIC Number: ED493863
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Nov-1
Pages: 37
Abstractor: Author
Internationalization Plans for American Higher Education Institutions: The Development and Monitoring of Written Commitments to Internationalization
Childress, Lisa K.
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) (Anaheim, CA, Nov 1-4, 2006)
Numerous studies have been conducted on the internationalization of higher education institutions. Yet, little is known about the prevalence and types of institutional plans for internationalization. Even less is known about how higher education institutions develop and monitor internationalization plans. This paper presents the results of a study conducted with the American Council on Education's Center for International Initiatives on the types, prevalence, development, implementation, and monitoring of internationalization plans at 31 Association of International Education Administrator (AIEA) institutions. Internationalization plans were found in existence at 71% of the institutions. Based on analysis of these internationalization plans, an internationalization plan typology was developed that can be used by internationalization administrators and scholars in designing and assessing internationalization plans that address specific institutional needs. The findings also revealed numerous enabling and hindering factors in the development, implementation, and monitoring of internationalization plans. Finally, the study identified five major benefits and functions of internationalization plans: An internationalization plan serves as a (a) roadmap for internationalization, (b) tool to develop buy-in, (c) tool for explanation of the meaning and goals of internationalization, (d) tool for interdisciplinary collaboration, and (e) tool for fundraising. (Contains 1 figure, 1 table, and 12 footnotes.)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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