Higher Education Collaboration: Local Responses in a Global Context: NAFSA (Plenary Session I)

Johnson, Marlene
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In promoting the internationalization of U.S. higher education, NAFSA: Association of International Educators has three distinct roles. First is our role in professional development and training the international education leaders and practitioners on all U.S. campuses. Second is our role as the advocacy leaders within higher education on policy questions that affect the ability of higher education to assume its appropriate and key role in educating the future leader of the U.S. and many from around the world as well. Third, recognizing the successes of individual campuses in their internationalization efforts, in order to serve to share best practices and inspire other leaders, institutions and communities to work on these important issues as well.

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CONAHEC's 12th North American Higher Education Conference - Monterrey 2008
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Join leaders and practitioners of higher education, business, government and students in the city of Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico for CONAHEC’s 12th North American Higher Education Conference! North Americans share many historical, cultural, and linguistic bonds and many common issues to face. With the signing of NAFTA in 1994, our region has become inextricably linked by growing economic ties. Leaders in North America recognize that regional and individual community prosperity depends largely on the global competencies of our future professionals -- today's students. Governmental and educational leaders acknowledge that higher education institutions in North America must be more proactive and offer students opportunities to gain international expertise by becoming more internationally oriented while strengthening local connections in their teaching, research and public service functions.More than a decade after NAFTA was launched, it is increasingly evident that our region cannot isolate itself, but must rather develop stronger and more productive linkages both internally and with other world regions. Higher education has an important role to play in connecting North America with the rest of the world. Together, we will revitalize the North American higher education collaborative agenda for the new political, economic and educational context in which we live today.