21 November 2016

Completion seminar - PhD research - academic staff and international engagement

In preparation for the submission of my thesis, I presented a small seminar on my research findings to colleagues and friends at the Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education last week. Below is the 80 word summary of what I've been doing for the last 3 years and a copy of my slides is available here:

Title: Academic staff and international engagement: motivations and drivers in Australian higher education

Abstract: By many measures, the internationalisation of Australian higher education is a great success story. Yet questions remain as to whether internationalisation has changed the work of academic staff. Adopting a case study approach, this study has investigated the international dimensions of academic work in Australia and the various factors which influence that work. The study conceptualises a typology of international engagement, with findings relating to national context for internationalisation and a complex interplay between personal, disciplinary, institutional and external influences.

30 August 2016

Call for chapter proposals - "The Future Agenda for Internationalization in Higher Education"

Delighted to confirm that I will be editing a new book in the Routledge Internationalization in Higher Education Series with Laura Rumbley from Boston College's Center for International Higher Education.  

Entitled "The Future Agenda for Internationalization in Higher Education: Next Generation Insights into Research, Policy, and Practice", this book intends to give primacy to next generation perspectives from emerging researchers and analysts, and will focus on new contexts for internationalization in higher education, new topics of enquiry, and new or innovative modes or methodologies of research.

The call for chapter proposals is now open and can be found at www.nextgenizn.org. This website also contains background information about the rationales for the book and its structure, as well as a welcome video from the editors and our bios. 

16 March 2016

Stakeholder engagement for successful international partnerships - book chapter now out

Launched last week, a new IIE/DAAD publication looks at Global Perspectives on Strategic International Partnerships: A Guide to Building Sustainable Academic Linkages.

Drawing on my earlier work in international relations and international education administration, I'm delighted to have a chapter in this publication looking at stakeholder engagement and international partnerships.

22 February 2016

Presentations in Montreal - Universities Canada & AIEA conference

And the North American adventure continues with a range of presentations on my research and Australian consultancy work in Montreal!

Having presented an Australian perspective on internationalisation data and performance indicators on Friday at a Universities Canada international planning day, I've spent the weekend getting ready for three presentations at the 2016 Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA) conference early this week.

19 February 2016

Adventures of a visiting scholar in Boston & Montreal

It's been a great pleasure to be a Visiting Scholar at the Boston College Center for International Higher Education (CIHE) this week.