Strategies to Internationalize Programs: A Texas Tech College of Education Inventory

Mary Frances Agnello
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The College of Education (CoEd) at Texas Tech University (TTU) is positioned to meet the challenges of the globalizing world by making concerted efforts in internationalizing itself through four strategies: 1) aligning the College of Education strategic plan with the global vision of Texas Tech administration; 2) researching and making information accessible that reveals the many university contacts that individual faculty have made over the years because of sincere interest and engagement in international education; 3) expanding faculty collaborative research into new domains and building on current international programs already in place, and; 4) creating opportunities and finding scholarships for students to study abroad.

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CONAHEC's 13th North American Higher Education Conference - Houston 2010
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Join leaders and practitioners of higher education, business, government and students at Rice University in the city of Houston, Texas for CONAHEC’s 13th North American Higher Education Conference!North Americans share many historical, cultural, and linguistic bonds and have many common issues to face. Since the signing of NAFTA, our region has become the largest trading block in the world, 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.A decade and a half into NAFTA, it is evident that our region must develop stronger, more productive and more resilient linkages both internally and with other world regions. Governmental and educational leaders acknowledge that higher education institutions in North America must be more proactive in offering students opportunities to gain international expertise by becoming more internationally oriented while simultaneously strengthening local connections in their teaching, research and public service functions. Higher education has an important role to play in strengthening North America and connecting it with the rest of the world.