- Prepared Minds, Prepared Places - Hosted by the YMCA
- Internationalization Effectiveness: Strategies for Success - Hosted by CBIE
I took advantage of Twitter to share some of my thoughts already, but I wanted to highlight two of the speakers as they were the most memorable to me. Tricia Jenkins was one of the keynotes at the first conference. She has built a very impressive program that has helped several students reach PSE that would likely never have had that chance without her work. Check out Professor Fluffy to understand a little more about the reach of her work.
Dr John Hudzik, who is the Acting Provost at Michigan State University and President of the Association of International Educators, participated in a panel discussion at the CBIE conference. The panel was discussing how the current economic situation was impacting higher education. Dr Hudzik only had 15 minutes to speak and he took full advantage of the time. I took a few notes, but it was hard to keep up. I'm looking forward to accessing his PowerPoint notes once they are posted. He made the following statement, which I believe conveys a clear, concise and powerful idea about higher education for the coming century: To be an institution of value & distinction in the 21st century requires global reach & engagement.