Nafsa intl teacher ed & history of ucipPresentation Transcript
History of UCIP and Internationalization of UNC Teacher Education Programs Lois Petrovich-Mwaniki, Ph.D. Director, International Programs and Services Western Carolina University
History of UCIP University Council on International Programs Comprised of the SIOs in the 16 State Universities: ASU, UNC-Chapel Hill, UNC-G, UNC-W, UNC-Charlotte, ECSU, FSU, WSSU, NC A&T, NCCU, WCU, UNC-A, ECU, NCSU, NCSSM, UNC-P, UNCSA Internationalization became priority of North Carolina state university system in 1997
Global Engagement Summit, March 30, 2009, Raleigh Sponsored by the N.C. General Assembly International Business and Trade Caucus and the University of North Carolina Center for International Understanding (NCCIU) Leaders in government, business and education discuss strategies to make North Carolina the most globally engaged state in the nation.
Results of the meeting: 1. A copy of the meeting report, Engaging North Carolina to Engage with the World 2. HB1258, an Act Creating the Global Engagement Commission, was introduced in the N.C. House of Representatives on April 10. The Commission is charged with creating a statewide plan for global engagement, due by Feb. 1, 2011.
UCIP Decides to form two committees to address issues raised by the Global Engagement Summit: International Student Recruitment, Chair Jesse Lutabingwa, Appalachian State University Internationalizing Teacher Education, Chair Lois Petrovich-Mwaniki, Western Carolina University
February, 2010 Chair of the Internationalizing Teacher Education committee meets with the UNC Council of Education Deans to discuss the Summit and propose that the two bodies work together. General agreement of the importance of this issue and the need to pursue further action.
Summer and Fall, 2010 Dr. Gerald Ponder, Associate Dean, College of Education, North Carolina State University, is appointed to work with Dr. Petrovich-Mwaniki to identify a date for a workshop, speakers, other activities
Forum Planned Working with a committee of 10 individuals from the Colleges of Education across the state and international offices, November 18 during International Education Week was selected. Venue will be the Friday Institute on the campus of NC State University.
Forum Goals Encourage information gathering and sharing Create stronger connections and promote collaborations between COEs, UCIP members and community partners on internationalization efforts. Foster stronger relationships with universities between deans, faculty and other staff in COEs and international offices
Forum Outline We will have approximately 100 individuals participate. There will be three sessions of two presentations each grouped around the themes of Clinical Practice, Study Abroad, Internationalizing the Curriculum. Afterward, we will use the World Café model to discuss the salient issues and determine the group’s next strategies and actions.
Some presentations: The Transatlantic Consortium on Early Childhood Intervention, a collaboration of UNC-CH; University of Colorado Denver; Vanderbilt University; HögskolaniJönköping (Sweden); JyväskylänYliopisto (Finland); Ludwig-Maximilians-UniversitätMünchen (Germany); StockholmsUniversitet (Sweden); Universidade do Porto (Portugal).
Some Presentations Collaborations with NorskLærerakademi (NLA), Bergen, Norway, and UniversitàdegliStudidi Milano-Bicocca, Italy. The work World View is doing to help schools and colleges prepare students to succeed in an interconnected, diverse, and multicultural world.
Some presentations: Cooperation with the Institute for the Promotion of Teaching Science and Technology (IPST) in Thailand in conjunction with the Kenan Institute Asia and Teachers College, Columbia University, in order to improve Teaching and Learning in Mathematics and Science.
International Programs Office Services There will be a power point presentation shown in an adjoining room that illustrates some of the services international offices provide to Colleges of Education, for example: Study Abroad Services – applications, visas, health insurance, advising/course equivalents, financial aid Identifying partners - MOUs, agreements, site visits, receiving delegations, foreign travel documentation, due diligence
International ProgramsOffice Services Short-term travel courses Faculty exchange Study Abroad presentations by Study Abroad offices Pre-Departure Orientations – Health & Safety Resources for funding – external and internal Fulbright program for students and faculty Grants
International ProgramsOffice Services Co-sponsorship of on-campus International Programming International student presentations International Visitors/scholars as resources International Education Week International Day
Forum Outcomes Develop a web-based clearinghouse/database of all internationalization efforts by UNC COEs Develop a set of strategic guidelines or “best practices” for how globalization should be implemented within COEs. Develop a set of actions for further efforts to internationalize UNC Teacher education programs.