Higher Education Programming

Designed for Scholars and Practicioners

Our engaging, practice-oriented summer short courses are geared towards higher education scholars, professionals, and graduate students seeking professional renewal, new skills, knowledge, and career advancement. From crisis management to activism, from inclusive practices to quality assurance, our offerings cover the leading topics in higher education. 

Learn more about our upcoming offerings below, registration for summer courses opens soon. 

Center for International Higher Education Summer 2021 Offerings

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Making Quality Work In Higher Education

Instructor: Dr. Gerardo L. Blanco

Dates: June 3 - June 6, 2021

Format: Online Asynchronous

The most pressing questions faced by higher education institutions around the world are related to quality: How do we adapt to remote learning and digitization without compromising quality? How can internationalization diversify and improve institutions? How can we communicate the value of higher education to different audiences? This course provides a practice-oriented, global perspective on higher education quality and its recent developments, including international and remote accreditation and program review processes, and quality assurance of online learning. 

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Inclusive Practices In Education Abroad: Why, Who, And How?

Instructor: Dr. Nick Gozik

Dates: June 14 - June 25, 2021

Format: Online Synchronous Sessions, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:00 - 1:15pm

Designed for practitioners and students alike, this hybrid course explores how approaches to inclusive excellence can be applied throughout the education abroad process to enhance all students’ learning. Doing so moves us away from looking primarily at compositional diversity to considering inclusion for quality and excellence. We begin by exploring the rationales for why equity, diversity, and inclusion are critical in mobility schemes; who we ultimately serve; and how we go about affecting sustainable change.

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Internationalizing the Curriculum For All Students

Instructor: Dr. Betty Leask

Dates: June 28 - July 3, 2021

Format: Online Asynchronous

It is timely, as we enter a new decade in  a world ravaged by a pandemic, to think about how to apply what we know about internationalization of the curriculum, teaching and learning at home - in class and on campus - in different disciplinary and institutional contexts. Discussions and presentations in this course will provoke critical reflection on the past and prompt forward thinking, inviting all participants to consider their role in imagining and creating internationalization of the curriculum for the future.

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Higher Education Summer 2021 Offerings

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Black Campus Movements From Black Power To Black Lives Matter

Instructor: Dr. Vanessa D. Johnson

Dates: June 21 - June 24, 2021

Format: Daily Online Synchronous Sessions, 12:00 - 1:30 pm

This course explores the evolution of Black student campus movements from the academic and cultural changes to campus infrastructures brought on by the Black Power Movement, to the student activism that laid bare racial climate issues that permeated institutions of higher education for decades that followed, to students taking to street and campus venues to support Black Lives Matter. 

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Crisis Management In Higher Education


Instructor: Dr. Laura De Veau

Dates: May 17 - May 26, 2021

Format: Online Synchronous Sessions, Mondays and Wednesdays, 12:00 - 1:30 pm

This mini-course will focus on how crisis management can become a tool to strengthen organizations, despite trying times. Interviews with crisis leaders as well as case studies will be used to provide students with contemporary examples. The instructor will provide students with live synchronous classes as well as asynchronous opportunities for learning. 

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Faculty as Coach: Setting Students up for Success

Instructor: Dr. Keisha Valdez

Dates: May 25 - June 8, 2021

Format: Online Synchronous Sessions, Tuesdays, 5:30 - 6:30 pm

This three session professional development workshop series is designed to help higher educators in mentorship, student supervisory  or advising roles to thoughtfully apply coaching approaches to their practice. Participants will learn to differentiate between coaching, advising, and mentoring within 21st century contexts, design a productive coaching  relationship to promote student ownership and adopt a coaching model to support student success.

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