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Three Megatrends Transforming Internationalization of Higher Education: Implications for Research Agendas and Institutional Strategies

December 2, 2015

December 2, 2015 - December 2, 2015

When: Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Where: Teachers College, Columbia University

Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm

There will be a reception at the conclusion of the workshop from 8:30-9:00 p.m. in the Everett Lounge @ Teachers College.

Location: Milbank Chapel

Cost: This is a free, interactive, public event open to students, faculty, and administrators of Teachers College, Columbia University and the larger TC community.

Host & Moderator: Dr. Thomas P. Rock, Vice Provost for Enrollment Services at Teachers College

Presenter: Dr. Rahul Choudaha, advisor, speaker, researcher and blogger on internationalization of higher education with a focus on student mobility and experience, enrollment management, and academic innovation.

The academic programs that are co-sponsoring are: 

Higher & Postsecondary Education Program
http://www.tc.columbia.edu/O%26L/highered/

International & Comparative Education
http://www.tc.columbia.edu/international-and-transcultural-studies/international-and-comparative-education/

Also sponsoring are: 

Office of Enrollment Services
Office of International Affairs
Office of International Services


This is a free, interactive, public event open to students, faculty and administrators of Teachers College and larger Columbia community.
With more than 6,000 post-secondary institutions, American higher system commands global reputation and admiration. The American system, however, is inequitable and unsustainable in terms of its internationalization strategies and outcomes. Internationalization is concentrated in few institutions and heavily dependent on few source and destination countries. For example, 100 American universities account for 1 in 2 international students and likewise, 1 in 2 American students going abroad. This imbalance is also evident in terms of where students come from and where they go. For example, 1 in 2 international students in the US comes from China, India and Korea and 1 in 3 American students go to UK, Italy and Spain.
How can more institutions become effective in their internationalization efforts? What research agenda can help make internationalization more equitable part of American higher education system? How can research better inform institutional strategies? The overarching purpose of this session is to share three megatrends that are shaping internationalization of higher education so that it can help researchers in defining future agendas and inform institutions in developing strategies.

Dr. Rahul Choudaha is an advisor, speaker, researcher and blogger on internationalization of higher education with a focus on student mobility and experience, enrollment management, and academic innovation. He shares his analysis and insights on DrEducation.com.

As the Chief Knowledge Officer & Senior Director of Strategic Development at World Education Services (WES), a New York-based non-profit, he leads a team responsible for research, consulting, outreach and new initiatives (wes.org/ras). In last seven years at WES, he launched three strategic initiatives including building a research infrastructure to help institutions develop informed strategies.

Choudaha was a visiting scholar at Steinhardt’s Higher Education department at New York University (NYU), where he taught graduate course on International Education Reform. He received the Tony Adams Award for Excellence in Research from the European Association of International Educators (EAIE). He also serves as a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Studies in International Education.

Choudaha holds a doctorate in higher education from the University of Denver. He earned a master’s degree in management and a bachelor’s degree in engineering in India.