International Track

UPCEA members are well positioned to help their institutions reach beyond borders that once limited access to education. Innovative models of delivery, building collaborative partnerships, and a focus on linking economic and learning opportunities, positions institutions for 21st century success. Indeed, today’s higher education institutions are looking to the future with a global perspective, seeing potential learners all over the world. Many UPCEA institutions are also actively engaged in the development and implementation of branch campuses or programs that cross national borders, hosting international delegations or forming international partnerships for professional education delivery. This dynamic environment sets the perfect background for innovative and unique proposals and presentation formats that collectively pave the pathway for the future of international higher education and symbolize educational access beyond borders.

Presentations involving multiple organizations and international partners, as well as content which may be scaled or optimized by attendees from a wide range of institutions and credit-bearing scenarios (credit, noncredit, alternative credential, etc.) are strongly encouraged.

Proposals for this track may include (but are not limited to) the following topics:

  • Faculty/professional development regarding intercultural communication and intercultural competency
  • Global perspectives, including policy issues, concerning professional, continuing, and online education
  • “International 101” for professional, continuing, and online education units which host introductory concepts, principles, and practices for getting involved in international activities
  • Case studies of U.S. and foreign government sponsored programs including lessons learned and best practices
  • International opportunities in countries in which UPCEA members are actively seeking opportunities
  • The role of professional, continuing, and online education units in the internationalization of their institutions
  • Making a case for pursuing international goals via professional, continuing, and online education units
  • Successful funding and/or administrative models
  • Curriculum models for international continuing, professional, and online education
  • Case studies in financial/operations areas of professional, continuing, and online education
  • Student service and success models with international student populations

Learn more about the International Network.


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