Intelligent Internationalization

The Shape of Things to Come


In 2015, Laura Rumbley put forward the notion that higher education—in a highly complex, globally interdependent world—would be wise to commit to an agenda of "intelligent internationalization" (I2). I2 turns on the notion that "the development of a thoughtful alliance between the research, practitioner, and policy communities," in tandem with key decision makers in leadership roles, is essential for institutions and systems of higher education seeking sustained relevance and vitality through their internationalization efforts. Does "intelligent internationalization" make sense? What is faulty, misguided, or missing from this analysis that could be strengthened through further consideration? On the other hand, what speaks to its value as an idea or agenda to advance the way that internationalization is understood and enacted in the world? These issues will be addressed in this book which builds on a 2018 Symposium on Intelligent Internationalization.

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Kara A. Godwin, Ph.D., is the Director of Internationalization and Global Engagement at the American Council on Education where she leads international programs and the global research agenda. She is also a Research Fellow at the Center for International Higher Education (CIHE), Boston College. She has published several chapters and articles on internationalization, liberal arts/general education, and higher education innovation.
Hans de Wit, Ph.D., is Director of the Center for International Higher Education (CIHE) and Professor of the Practice, Lynch School of Education and Human Development, Boston College. He is founding editor of the Journal of Studies in International Education, consulting editor of Policy Reviews in Higher Education and co-editor of the Brill Sense book series Global Perspectives in Higher Education.
Foreword: Beethoven Comes to Boston
Urbain (Ben) DeWinter
List of Figures and Tables
Notes on Contributors

Setting the Scene

1 Intelligent Internationalization: The Shape of Things to Come
Laura E. Rumbley

PART 1: Global Trends & Broad Perspectives

2 Clear Trends and Murky Future: Prospects for Internationalization
Philip G. Altbach
3 Evolving Architecture of/for International Education and Global Science
Ellen Hazelkorn
4 Not Your Parents’ Internationalization: Next Generation Perspectives
Laura E. Rumbley and Douglas Proctor
5 Citius, Altius, Fortius: Global University Rankings as the “Olympic Games” of Higher Education?
Maria Yudkevich, Philip G. Altbach and Laura E. Rumbley

PART 2: Students & Faculty

6 International Faculty Mobility: Crucial and Understudied
Laura E. Rumbley and Hans de Wit
7 Internationalization 2.0: Not without the Faculty
Liz Reisberg
8 Centering Internationalization Outcomes: Four Reasons to Focus on Faculty
Kara A. Godwin
9 Internationalization and Faculty: How to Have an Intelligent Conversation
Douglas Proctor
10 The Intelligently Internationalized Researcher
Ariane de Gayardon
11 Cross-Cultural Differences among Students: Challenges and Opportunities for Intelligent Internationalization
Elena Denisova-Schmidt
12 Intelligent Internationalization at Work in the Hague, the City of Peace and Justice
Jos Beelen
13 US International Alumni Affairs: Pressing Questions for an Emerging Field
Lisa Unangst and Laura E. Rumbley

PART 3: Regional & National Policy, Challenges & Opportunities

14 From “Dumb” Decolonization to “Smart” Internationalization: A Requisite Transition
Damtew Teferra
15 Intelligent Internationalization: Is It Feasible in the Latin American and Caribbean Higher Education Context?
Jocelyne Gacel-Ávila
16 Forced Migrants in Higher Education: Syrian Students at Turkish Universities
Hakan Ergin
17 Policy, Strategy, and Practice: Toward I2 in the US
Robin Matross Helms
18 Intelligent Internationalization in the Spanish Context
Laura Howard
19 Policy Development, Research and Data Collection to Enhance International Program and Provider Mobility in Africa
Jane Knight
20 On Intelligent Internationalization
Markus Laitinen
21 Intelligent Internationalization: (Re)connections and Reconciliations
Irina Ferencz
22 Intelligent Internationalization in the Context of the U.S.: Realities, Challenges and Opportunities
Rajika Bhandari
23 Intelligent Internationalization: Using Research Results to Improve Credit Mobility at Mexican Higher Education Institutions
Magdalena L. Bustos-Aguirre
24 The Policy Conundrum
Patti McGill Peterson
25 World Class 2.0 and Internationalization in Chinese Higher Education
Qi Wang
26 The New Routes for Internationalization of Higher Education in Brazil
Fernanda Leal
27 National Policies for Internationalization: Do They Work?
Robin Matross Helms and Laura E. Rumbley

PART 4: Institutional Strategies, Curriculum & Practice

28 Moving away from What We Know: Informing Education Abroad Practices through Scholarship
Nick J. Gozik
29 Learning for All
Fiona Hunter
30 Intelligent Internationalization, Online Learning, and Interculturality
Edward Choi, Araz Khajarian, Lisa Unangst and Ayenachew Woldegiyorgis
31 Strategic Planning, Identity, and Internationalization: An Introduction
Alberto Godenzi
32 Internationalization with Adjectives
Daniela Crãciun
33 Outside the Comfort Zone: How Internationalization Can Be Used to Support First Generation Students
Georgiana Mihut
34 Higher Education Leadership and Management Training: Global Maps and Gaps
Laura E. Rumbley, Hilligje van’t Land and Juliette Becker
35 Internationalizing the Third Mission of Universities
Agustian Sutrisno
36 What an International Branch Campus Is, and Is Not: A Revised Definition
Stephen Wilkins and Laura E. Rumbley

PART 5: Conclusion

37 From Mobility to Internationalization of the Curriculum at Home: Where Are the Students in the Intelligent Internationalization Conversation?
Elspeth Jones
38 Global Learning for All: What Does It Take to Shift a Paradigm?
Betty Leask
39 Intelligent Internationalization in Higher Education: Evolving Concepts and Trends
Hans de Wit
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