Patti McGill Peterson Talks to Stockton Grads About Jobs and Dreams

Patti McGill Peterson, who has served for the past five years as presidential advisor for Global Initiatives at ACE, recently gave the commencement address at Stockton University in New Jersey. As she prepares to step down from her post at ACE, we would like to reprint her remarks to Stockton’s graduates, which focus on jobs—and dreams.

Bringing Global Learning to West Virginia

Glenville State College in West Virginia is bringing global learning to its rural Appalachian campus—where 85 percent of students come from the surrounding counties—by connecting faculty and students online to teach and learn with their peers in Spain and Mexico. Megan Gibbons and Heather Ward look at how making international connections through online learning is transforming the college.

Survey Looks at New Chinese Law Restricting Work of Foreign NGOs

Many of our members have been following legislation in China that will create new regulatory controls for foreign non-governmental organizations (NGOs) operating in the country. A broad range of NGOs, including educational organizations, may be affected.

Why Europe, Why Now?

The next installment of the ACE-Boston College International Briefs for Higher Education Leaders series will explore the impact of the Bologna process and the formation of the European Higher Education Area, trends in student mobility, the role of European higher education associations, broader internationalization initiatives—and what all of this means for U.S. institutions.

Internationalizing Student Learning “Because the Country Needs It”

Presidents of three ACE member institutions outlined their efforts to reformulate global learning to reach more students and make students’ own diverse cultural backgrounds part of the learning journey, during ACE2016 on Monday.

Creating U.S. Higher Education Partnerships with Chinese Institutions

A session at ACE2016 focused on how to create and sustain lasting higher education partnerships between U.S. and Chinese institutions. Speakers included Lizhong Yu, chancellor of Shanghai New York University; Tomas Morales, president of California State University, San Bernardino; and Mary Brown Bullock, president emerita of Agnes Scott College (GA).

ACE, Banco Santander-Universia Launch Observatory for U.S.-Mexico Higher Education

ACE’s Center for Internationalization and Global Engagement and Banco Santander-Universia announced the launch of a new Observatory for U.S.-Mexico Higher Education during a dinner sponsored by Banco Santander-Universia for some 40 presidents from Mexico who are attending ACE2016.

Dispatches From Riyadh

ACE Leadership Vice President Lynn M. Gangone writes about her journey to Saudi Arabia, where she is participating in the first Women’s Leadership Forum sponsored by Academic Leadership Center, part of the Ministry of Education and housed at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals.

Mapping Internationalization 2016: Updates, Improvements and What We Hope to Learn

ACE’s Center for Internationalization and Global Engagement has launched the fourth iteration of our Mapping Internationalization on U.S. Campuses survey, which will build on data we collected in 2001, 2006 and 2011. Robin Helms previews what to expect from the new report.

A Tenure and Promotion Wish List

For a recent ACE study on how international activities and engagement are rewarded (or not) in the tenure process, Robin Helms analyzed 91 tenure policy documents from 61 U.S. institutions. Putting herself in the shoes of a junior faculty member, she has compiled a wish list for what she would like to see in campus tenure policies and procedures.  

A Call to (Open) Arms for U.S. Higher Education

Increasingly, global citizenship is a core enterprise for much of U.S. higher education. But recent events in Beirut, Paris, Tel Aviv and Bamako, amid the ongoing flow of Syrian refugees—and the dark fears they have ignited—feel like a major setback to this endeavor. ACE’s Heather Ward asks how higher education should respond.

International Education Week Finds SUNY Oswego Thinking Globally for All Students

In honor of International Education Week (IEW), we wanted to spotlight one of our many member institutions doing exemplary work in the field. Although SUNY Oswego has a study abroad participation rate of over 20 percent—more than double the national average—campus leaders have recognized the need to deliver global learning to all students.