THE AIEA ACADEMY FOR NEW SENIOR INTERNATIONAL OFFICERS
APRIL 30-MAY 4, 2018 IN DURHAM, NC, DUKE UNIVERSITY, DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA
The Association of International Education Administrators is pleased to offer the 2018 AIEA Academy for new senior international officers. The Academy, co-hosted with the Duke University Center for International Studies, will take place in Durham, NC, from April 30-May 4, 2018. This training program is designed for administrators in the first five years of their current appointment.
The program will accept up to 17 Senior International Officers (SIOs) at higher education institutions with less than 5 years in their current position. Each participant will be asked to identify a specific challenge or topic of particular interest to them as SIOs, and to write a brief 1-page essay (max 300 words) about this as part of the application process. Upon successful completion of the Academy, participants will receive a certificate of completion issued jointly by AIEA and Duke University. Applicants will be accepted through the March 15 application deadline. Applicants will be notified of the status of their application by April 15.
The participants will be housed together in the Kings Daughter’s Inn, a small five-star boutique hotel on edge of Duke University’s East Campus. There will be four faculty members for the Academy, all current or former SIOs, who will be present for all sessions.
The Academy will cover nine thematic topics that are relevant for leaders in international higher education:
Relations with the Administration
Programs and Partnerships
Making the Case for Internationalization
The Academy faculty are Pia Wood (University of Tennessee, Knoxville), Penelope Pynes (University of North Carolina, Greensboro), Riall Nolan (Purdue University), and Harvey Charles (University at Albany, State University of New York). Additional speakers will include Darla Deardorff (AIEA). Each faculty member will chair two topical sessions, but all will comment on each topic. There will also be three sessions set aside for presentations and small group discussions among the participants to apply the knowledge to their own contexts. Through the Academy, participants will gain valuable knowledge and insights into how to lead comprehensive internationalization at their institutions.
Participants will be asked to arrive on Monday afternoon, April 30 in time for an opening dinner at the Kings Daughter’s Inn. The following Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday will feature two working sessions each morning and two in the afternoon. Breakfasts and lunches are provided. No dinners are scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday. There will be a closing dinner on Thursday night at a leading restaurant in downtown Durham. Friday morning will feature a session for presentations by participants and the awarding of certificates of completion, after which people will be free to depart. (Please do not make flight reservations before a 2 pm departure). There may be an additional (optional) AIEA reception on the afternoon of May 4 (which would mean a 5:00 pm departure or later).
The fee for the 2018 Academy is $1695 per person for AIEA members, and $2250 for non-members. This fee covers the cost of lodging (Mon-Thurs nights), materials, breakfasts, break snacks and beverages, lunches (Tues.-Thurs.), and the opening and closing dinners. Participants will be responsible for their own travel expenses, airport transfers, two dinners (and The Sage Handbook of International Higher Education, which is a a recommended text for the Academy). Full payment is due within 5 business days of notification.