New Challenges & Best Practice
Virginia 2020 conference Oct. 14-15 sponsored by the International
Activities Planning Commission
Virginia 2020 International Activities Planning Commission is
holding the conference, "Universalizing the University: New
Challenges & Best Practices," Oct. 14 and 15 to consider
the general international challenges faced by universities and
to look at university programs already leading the way in specific
areas. The conference, which will be held in Minor Hall Auditorium
and is free to members of the University community, is structured
in a series of plenary sessions featuring short presentations
and leaving time for discussion.
University has launched a strategic planning process to ensure
that it begins its third century in 2020 with a clear vision of
its future and a blueprint for building on strengths in four key
areas: the Fine and Performing Arts, Science and Technology, Public
Service and Outreach and International Activities.
International Activities Planning Commission, headed by Brantly
Womack, professor of Government and chair of Asian and Middle
Eastern Languages and Cultures, is charged with looking at all
aspects of internationalizing the University.
is encouraged for the conference, as audience size will be limited.
For those outside U.Va., there is a $100 registration fee, which
includes meals. See the web site at http://faculty.virginia.edu/unitheuni
or call Denise Karaoli at 924-6748.
7:45 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
a.m. Welcoming Remarks
U.Va. President John T. Casteen III
a.m. "The World in 2010: Implications for Universities"
Enid Schoettle, Consultant, Director of International Programs,
"The Public Interest in International Exchanges and Training"
William Kiehl, Staff Director of Interagency Working Exchanges
Directions in International and Area Studies"
Mary Byrne McDonnell, Executive Director of International Programs,
Social Science Research Council
a.m. "New Challenges for American Education Abroad"
Craufurd Goodwin, James B. Duke Professor of Economics, Duke University
"Developing Study Abroad Programs in Virginia"
John Reynolds, Director of International Studies, Longwood College
"Lessons From 25 Years of Overseas Study in Russia and
Daniel Davidson, President and Co-Founder, American Councils for
Lunch Keynote speaker:
Donald Kennedy, President Emeritus of Stanford University Newcomb
3 Internationalizing Education on Campus
p.m. "Structural Implications of Information Technology"
Saury, Director, Arts & Sciences Center for Instructional Technology,
University of Virginia
"Rice University's Center for the Study of Languages"
Maria-Regina Kecht, Director, Center for the Study of Languages,
Freely at NYU"
Matthew Santirocco, Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, New
4 Improving the American Experience for International Students
p.m. "Trends in the Management of International Students
Jody Olsen, Senior Vice President, Academy for Educational Development
"Michigan's English Language Institute and ESL"
Elizabeth Axelson, Lecturer, University of Michigan
"The Training of International Teaching Assistants"
Ghislaine Kozuh, Director of International Teaching Assistants
Program, University of Texas
5 International institutional initiatives
a.m. "Advantages and Problems of International Institutional
Madeleine Green, Vice President for International Initiatives,
American Council on Education
"The University of Georgia's Institutional Initiatives"
Michael Adams, President, University of Georgia
"Lessons From 21 Years of Medical Collaboration With Brazil"
Dr.Richard Guerrant, MD, Director, Office of International Health,
University of Virginia
6 Appropriate Structures for University International Activities
10:30 a.m. "Internationalization: A Tale of Five
Sheila Biddle, Senior Research Scholar, School of International
and Public Affairs, Columbia University
"Academics and Opportunities at Cornell"
Ron Herring, Director, the Mario Einaudi Center for International
Studies, Cornell University
"Uppsala University's International Activities"
Bo Sundquist, Vice Chancellor, Uppsala University
Noon. Lunch Keynote speaker:
David Newsom, professor of Government and Foreign Affairs, University
of Virginia, and former diplomat
7 Wrap-up Session & Closing Remarks
2-3:30 p.m. Discussions
5 p.m. Reception