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Going Globalv3

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Going Globalv3

  1. 1. Going Global School of Hospitality and Service Management
  2. 2. Globalization of Higher Education <ul><li>Globalization refers to the set of changes in the international economic arena and in the domestic economies of nations that tend towards the creation of a single world market for wages, capital, goods, and services </li></ul><ul><li>Globalization of higher education refers to the increasingly rapid circulation and exchange of ideas and people around the globe </li></ul>
  3. 3. Globalization of Graduate Education <ul><li>World economies that have thrived in globalization, East Asian countries and Ireland, for instance - share a deep commitment to higher education </li></ul><ul><li>─ Bloom, the Gamble Harvard Professor of Economics and Demography </li></ul>
  4. 4. Globalization of Higher Education <ul><li>A highly skilled workforce positioned at the </li></ul><ul><li>frontiers of knowledge creation and professional </li></ul><ul><li>practice is critical to maintaining healthy economies </li></ul><ul><li>and a more stable world, as well as American </li></ul><ul><li>competitiveness and national security </li></ul><ul><li>Interdisciplinary research and education are central </li></ul><ul><li>to future competitiveness, innovation, and </li></ul><ul><li>knowledge creation </li></ul><ul><li>US graduate programs must attract the best and </li></ul><ul><li>brightest from around the world, and they must </li></ul><ul><li>produce globally competent scholars, scientists, </li></ul><ul><li>and citizens </li></ul><ul><li>─ Debra Stewart, President Council of Graduate Schools </li></ul>
  5. 5. Globalization of Higher Education <ul><li>With the globalization of science, technology, and the economy, we need to prepare our students for leadership in a new world </li></ul><ul><li>Important centers of innovation are opening outside our own society </li></ul><ul><li>To educate our students to access these advances, we need to prepare them for lives and careers that span national boundaries </li></ul><ul><li>─ MIT education and research study </li></ul>
  6. 6. Globalization of Higher Education <ul><li>Interdisciplinarity and a global perspective are among the hallmarks of current (and future) college classes </li></ul><ul><li>A keen global awareness of the importance of research and development to economic competitiveness will also serve to shape college-level study </li></ul><ul><li>Changes in student demographics and new demands on the labor force are among the influences leading to an increased globalization of higher education </li></ul>
  7. 7. Globalization of Higher Education <ul><li>The globalization of research and post-secondary education is leading to increasing international partnerships </li></ul><ul><li>Many US universities have some form of collaborative degree program with international partners, especially at the master’s level </li></ul><ul><ul><li>These joint ventures are occurring primarily with European institutions, but some collaboration is occurring with Asian and Middle Eastern institutions </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Going Global <ul><li>Given these trends, how can we build global programs? </li></ul><ul><li>Continue to be a magnet for international students </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Have superb academic programs, among the best of their kind </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Establish a friendly and welcoming atmosphere, enabling international students to bring us their talent, promise, and perspectives </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Help U.S. students do work abroad, be it course work or research </li></ul><ul><li>Establish partnerships in other countries, where we can offer our programs in their locations </li></ul>
  9. 9. Magnet for International Students <ul><li>International students at RIT </li></ul><ul><li>747 international graduate students out of a total of 2,357 graduate students (32%) </li></ul><ul><li>490 international undergraduate students out of a total 13,071 undergraduate students (4%) </li></ul>
  10. 10. Magnet for International Students <ul><li>International students at RIT </li></ul><ul><li>International students in CAST </li></ul><ul><li>106 graduate students (14% of university total) </li></ul><ul><li>87 undergraduate students (12% of university total) </li></ul><ul><li>International students in HSM </li></ul><ul><li>6 undergraduate students (6% of CAST total) </li></ul><ul><li>21 graduate students (24% of CAST total) </li></ul>
  11. 11. Magnet for International Students <ul><li>Some of the countries represented in HSM: </li></ul><ul><li>Saudi Arabia </li></ul><ul><li>Mongolia </li></ul><ul><li>Croatia </li></ul><ul><li>India </li></ul><ul><li>Congo </li></ul><ul><li>Jamaica </li></ul><ul><li>Dominican Republic </li></ul><ul><li>Bosnia </li></ul><ul><li>China </li></ul><ul><li>Ghana </li></ul><ul><li>Japan </li></ul>
  12. 12. Magnet for International Students <ul><li>Requires: </li></ul><ul><li>Addressing cultural norms and issues </li></ul><ul><li>Incorporating multi-national and non-U.S. based examples, cases, perspectives in course content and assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Allows: </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty and students to broaden their perspectives </li></ul><ul><li>RIT brand to be strengthened worldwide </li></ul><ul><li>RIT business partners to recruit culturally diverse and globally experienced students </li></ul>
  13. 13. Student Work and Study Abroad <ul><li>At the undergraduate level, we have placed some students in international co-ops </li></ul><ul><li>At the graduate level, we are exploring how to engage students studying in the US with their counterparts in other countries, like Croatia </li></ul>
  14. 14. Student Work and Study Abroad <ul><li>Global Service Leader Concentration </li></ul><ul><li>Undergraduate level opportunity for coursework, and international study abroad </li></ul><ul><li>Students select a specific foreign language and cultural sequence </li></ul><ul><li>They complete a study abroad and/or international co-op </li></ul><ul><li>Students complete courses in leadership, international human resource management, global trends, or global standards </li></ul>
  15. 15. Global Partnerships <ul><li>Existing partnerships: </li></ul><ul><li>ACMT, Croatia </li></ul><ul><li>PUCMM, Dominican Republic </li></ul><ul><li>American University, Kosovo </li></ul>
  16. 16. Global Partnerships <ul><li>New opportunities: </li></ul><ul><li>Expansion of programs in Croatia and Kosovo </li></ul><ul><li>RIT Dubai, a part of Dubai Silicon Oasis </li></ul>
  17. 17. Global Partnerships <ul><li>New opportunities: </li></ul><ul><li>Partnership with a Slovenian University to sponsor an Executive Leader Program for Health </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborated with College of Nursing in Jesenice to submit a proposal for grant from Slovenian Education Research Department to develop a minor in health management as part of an MS program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Minor would be offered through the public university system in Slovenia </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. IAB Role <ul><li>Participation in research into the competencies our students require for success in the global marketplace </li></ul><ul><li>Input to curriculum improvements and course content </li></ul><ul><li>Student placements in international properties </li></ul><ul><li>Identification of adjunct faculty for overseas course deliveries </li></ul>
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