March 19th - 21st, 2009
Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
Washington, D.C.

Celebrating 50 years, 3/19-3/21, 2009. Man Standing near mountains

Agenda and Papers Submitted

The final program in html format is below in addition to the pdf file at: (1.5MB).

An edited volume of conference papers was published by the Michigan State University Press. Titled International and Language Education for a Global Future: Fifty Years of Title VI and Fulbright-Hays Programs , the volume is available from the MSU Press at

The Online Conference Proceedings are available below. All authors were invited to submit their presentations to these proceedings. Please note that if an author has submitted a presentation, it is hyperlinked. Thank you again for a successful event.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Friday, March 20, 2009
Saturday, March 21, 2009

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Welcome Reception: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

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Session I: 8:30 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.

Session I-A: Title VI and National and Global Security
"History and Impacts of Title VI (with focus on area studies)"
Patrick O'Meara, Indiana University

"History and Impacts of Title VI (with focus on Less Commonly Taught Languages)"
David Wiley, Michigan State University

Session I-B: Business Language Assessment and Cultural Competence
"Fifteen Years on the Pathways to Advanced Skills" (Abbey Video, Chris Video, Donald Video, Joshua Video, Pat Video)
Gala Walker, The Ohio State University
Minru Li, The Ohio State University

"Assessing Student Learning in International Environments"
Bradley Farnsworth, University of Michigan

"Fifteen Years on the Pathways to Advanced Skills"
Galal Walker, The Ohio State University
Minru Li, The Ohio State University

"European Language Portfolios and Global Language Portfolios" (Handout)
Patricia Cummins, Virginia Commonwealth University

Session I-C: U.S. Policy in Asia: The Intersection of Area Studies and the Disciplines
"U.S. Policy in Asia: The Intersection of Area Studies and the Disciplines"
Richard J. Ellings, The National Bureau of Asian Research
Robert Hathaway, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Asia Program

"China's Rise"
Robert Sutter, Georgetown University

"Japan's Resurgence"
Bill Heinrich, U.S. Department of State

Session I-D: Digital Resources and Technology
"Digital Resources in Title VI: Planning the Next 50 Years" (Abstract)
Doug Cooper, Center for Research in Computational Linguistics

"The Collaborative global-e "
Niklaus Steiner, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Steve Witt, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

"Internationalizing the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill through Multi and Mixed Media Sharing"
Tripp Tuttle, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Session I-E: Innovative Approaches to Interdisciplinary Research and Graduate Training in Latin American Studies
Panel Chair
Carmen Diana Deere, University of Florida

"A Graduate Education Framework for Tropical Conservation and Development"
Jon Dain, University of Florida

"Interdisciplinary Graduate Training in Latin American Business"
Mary Risner, University of Florida

"Finding Solutions to Crime, Law and Governance in the Americas"
Tim Clark, University of Florida

Session I-F: Title VI and Community Colleges: Lessons of the Past and Directions for the Future
"Internationalizing the Curriculum: Lessons of the Past and Directions for the Future"
Theo Sypris, Midwest Institute for International / Intercultural Education

"Fulbrights: A Medium for Transformational Change and Professional Engagement"
Joanna Sabo, Monroe County Community College

"Study Abroad: Lessons of the Past and Directions for the Future"
Cindy Epperson, St. Louis Community College

"Overseas Projects: Vehicles for Positive and Meaningful Change"
Robert Keener, Sinclair Community College

"International Students: A Promising Direction for Community Colleges"
Annouska Remmert, Lorain Community College

Session I-G: Programs in International Educational Resources (PIER): the MacMillan Center's Integrated Outreach Program
"PIER: Its Rationale and K-12 Professional Development"
Maxwell Amoh, Yale University

"PIER: Programs for K-12 Students"
Elena Serapiglia, Yale University

"PIER: Community and Business Outreach"
Molly Moran, Yale University

Session I-H: Area Studies and the Disciplines
"Area Studies Course Coverage: Then and Now"
Ann Imlah Schneider, Independent International Education Consultant

"Global Realignments and the Geopolitics of Transatlantic Studies"
Abril Trigo, The Ohio State University

"The Contribution of Area Studies to Political Science: Reassessing the Controversy"
Stephen E. Hanson, University of Washington

Break: 9:50 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.

Session II: 10:20 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.

Session II-A: Internationalizing Higher Education
"History and Impacts of Title VI"
Gilbert Merx, Duke University

"Current Status and New Directions"
Sandra Russo, University of Florida

Session II-B: Learning in the K-12 Community
"Mapping and Enhancing Language Learning in Washington State"
Tamara Leonard, University of Washington

"World Language Teaching in U.S. Schools: Results of a National Survey"
Nancy Rhodes, Center for Applied Linguistics
Ingrid Pufahl, Center for Applied Linguistics

"K-12 Gateway to the Less-Commonly-Taught Languages" (Abstract) (Notes)
Thomas Hinnebusch, University of California, Los Angeles
Barbara Blankenship, University of California, Los Angeles

Session II-C: Extending Global Security to Human Security: Pedagogical Challenges and Opportunities
"Studies in Human Security"
Sara R. Curran, University of Washington

"Studies in Religion and Human Security"
James Wellman, University of Washington

"Human Rights and Security"
Angelina Godoy, University of Washington

"Environmental Security"
Patrick Christie, University of Washington

Session II-D: Middle East Language Learning in U.S. Higher Education
"Overview of Middle East Language Learning in U.S. Higher Education"
R. Kirk Belnap, Brigham Young University

"Unfortunate Implications of Unhappy Language Teachers"
Mahmoud Al-Batal, University of Texas

"Increasing Access to Quality Intensive Study"
Shmuel Bolozky, University of Massachusetts

"Measuring Success in Language Learning"
Erika Gilson, Princeton University

"Extending our Reach into K-12 and further out into Higher Education Campuses"
Maggie Nassif, Brigham Young University

Session II-E: Peace Studies and International Education
"Building Capacity in Teaching about Global Peace and Security in U.S. Higher Education"
David Smith, U.S. Institute of Peace

"Finding a Common Ground: A Dialogue between Military, Non-profit, Academia, and Muslim Organizations in the Delaware Valley"
Zeynab Turan, University of Pennsylvania

"Toward a Meaningful Understanding of "Diverse Perspectives" in Middle East Educational Outreach"
Zeina Azzam Seikaly, Georgetown University

"Creating Peace: Creating Effective Teachers of Arabic at SDSU and Bahrain Teachers' College"
Hanada Taha-Thomure, San Diego State University

Session II-F: Technology and Language Studies
"Innovative Technology-Based Pedagogies for the Foreign Language Classroom"
Linda R. Waugh, University of Arizona
Beatrice Dupuy, University of Arizona

"Creating Learner Corpora from the Computer Assisted Screening Tool for Advanced Level Proficiency (CAST)"
Michael Trevor Shanklin, San Diego State University

"Mongolian Language Learning in a Virtual Classroom"
Curt Madison, University of Alaska, Fairbanks
Brian White, American Center for Mongolian Studies

"Language-Learning in Cyberspace: Hindi-Urdu on the Web"
Afroz Taj, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Session II-G: Title VI and Research Progress in the Disciplines: African History, African Politics, and African Languages and Literature at Wisconsin
"Regionalism and Progress in the Disciplines"
James Delehanty, University of Wisconsin -- Madison

"Title VI and Research on African History at Wisconsin"
Thomas Spear, University of Wisconsin -- Madison

"Title VI and Research on African Politics at Wisconsin"
Crawford Young, University of Wisconsin -- Madison

"Title VI and Research on African Languages and Literature at Wisconsin"
Edris Makward, University of Wisconsin -- Madison

II-H: Internationalizing Higher Education: The Neglected Link between Area Studies and Study Abroad
"Study Abroad, Area Studies, and Cultural Learning: The Conceptual Map"
Richard Michael Paige, University of Minnesota

"Study Abroad, Area Studies, and Cultural Learning: A Meta Synthesis of University of Oregon and University of Minnesota Title VI Programs"
Gerald Fry, University of Minnesota

Lunch: 11:40 a.m. - 1:10 p.m.

Plenary I: Current Issues and Future Directions for International Education - 1:10 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Craig Calhoun - Social Science Research Council
Glen Block - University of California, Los Angeles
Mark Gearan - Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Kim Wilcox - Michigan State University
  • "We must produce a new wave of workers and informed leaders who can address global demands. Title VI can do this by strengthening performance in global education and to enabling all students to understand foreign cultures and languages."
  • Internationalization occurs on campuses not only through study abroad programs, but through institutional connections as well as undergraduate student engagement with faculty, graduate students, and urban populations.
  • Undergraduates are looking for an education that includes service learning, community building, and international experience. These endeavors need to be well-funded both for the students travelling abroad and the foreign students coming to the U.S. to study.
  • Study abroad is key to language study; however, the experience can be deepened by the addition of preparatory foreign area and language studies as well as re-entry education.
  • In this economic climate, universities and colleges need to embed activities within their budgets, look to private and philanthropic donors, work with alumni who have benefitted from international experience, and form new collaborations to ensure funding.
  • Title VI funding transforms programs and creates new programs, but the Title VI community needs to heighten awareness on campus and in our communities about the needs for and benefits of the funding. While internationalization might not be measured correctly on reporting forms, the experiences are invaluable for the individual as well as the country.

Break: 3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Session III: 3:30 p.m. - 4:50 p.m.

Session III-A: Area Studies and the Disciplines
"History and Impacts of Title VI"
Michael D. Kennedy, University of Michigan

"Current Status and New Directions"
Craig Calhoun, Social Science Research Council, New York University

Session III-B: International Business, U.S. Competiveness, and Global Security
"No Man is an Island: Title VI, the CIBERs and National/Global Security"
Rochelle A. McArthur, University of Hawai‘i

"The Global Business Project Course: An Innovative Multi-school, Multilanguage Approach to Promoting Global Competitive Students and Corporations"
M. Lynne Gerber, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

"Public-Private Partnerships to Develop Programs to Promote the Competitiveness of U.S. Business: The Case of Hawai‘i"
Shirley J. Daniel, University of Hawai‘i, Manoa

"Defining Global Competence and the Metrics of Global Leadership Group Process" (Handout)
Kim Cahill, Temple University
Arvind V. Phatak, Temple University
Julie Fesenmaier, Temple University

Session III-C: Building Language Competence, Programming, and Assessment
"Critical Language Competence through Immersion and Outreach to Secondary Education"
Hui Wu, University of Central Arkansas

"Building a Khmer Language Program with Title VI Funding"
Frank Smith, University of California, Berkeley

"Investment in Assessment: The South Asian Example"
Steven M. Poulos, University of Chicago

Session III-D: Who in the World is Coming to National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS)?: Future Directions for Title VI Outreach
"NCSS and its Outreach Potential for International NRC Partners"
Susan Griffin, National Council for the Social Studies

"Canada is Coming to NCSS! A Model for Conference Outreach and Beyond"
Tina Storer, Western Washington University

"Complementary On-Site Outreach at the Annual NCSS Conference"
Amy Sotherden, State University of New York College, Plattsburgh

"NCSS Conference and Surrounding Area Outreach"
Betsy Arntzen, University of Maine

Session III-E: Teacher Training and Language Competency
"Meeting the Need for Critical Language Teachers"
Johanna Watzinger-Tharp, University of Utah

"Methods Preparation for Instructors of Less Commonly Taught Languages"
Dianna L. Murphy, University of Wisconsin -- Madison
Antonia Schleicher, University of Wisconsin -- Madison

"Examining Approaches to Advanced-Level Foreign Language Competence in Less Commonly Taught Languages"
Kimi Kondo-Brown, University of Hawai‘i, Manoa

"The Impact of Undergraduate Language Requirements on Less-Commonly-Taught Language Enrollment and Instruction: The Cornell Story"
Sydney Van Morgan, Cornell University

Session III-F: Assessing the Impacts of Title VI Programs
"Competing Views of Assessment and Accountability in Higher Education: The New Public Management Versus National Resource Centers as 'Public Goods'"
Davydd J. Greenwood, Cornell University

"Impact of Title VI on the U.S. Higher Education System: Lessons from the First Thirty Years"
Nancy L. Ruther, Yale University

"The Value of National Resource Centers for Enrollments in Critical Languages"
Elizabeth Welles, Council of American Overseas Research Centers

Session III-G: International Education and Research in the Digital Age: A Critical Look at Promises, Challenges, and Future of Technological Innovation and Cooperation for Foreign Information Access (TICFIA)
"The Digital Revolution and TICFIA"
David Wiley, Michigan State University

"TICFIA: South Asia: Overseas Resources for Understanding the Subcontinent"
James Nye, University of Chicago

"The Tibetan and Himalayan Library"
David Germano, University of Virginia

"The African Digital Library Projects"
Stephen Backman, Michigan State University

"TICFIA: The View from Washington"
Susanna Easton, U.S. Department of Education

Session III-H: On the Future of Outreach: Approaches for More Effective Programs
"Professionalization of Outreach: A Continuing Challenge for Title VI Centers"
Valerie McGinley Marshall, Tulane University

"'Is this Covered in the Standards?' Outreach in the Era of Standardized Testing"
Christopher Rose, University of Texas, Austin

"Title VI and Fulbright-Hays: Toward a Closer Partnership and Enhanced Resources"
Natalie Arsenault, University of Texas, Austin

"On the Air"
Randi Hacker, University of Kansas

"Outreach and K-12 Teachers: A View from the Classroom"
Lorelei Clark, Thurgood Marshall High School

Keynote Dinner and Keynote Address by The Honorable Madeleine K. Albright at 7:00 p.m.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Session IV: 8:30 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.

Session IV-A: Crossing Boundaries
"History and Impacts of Title VI"
Anne Betteridge, University of Arizona

"Current Status and New Directions"
Anand A. Yang, University of Washington

Session IV-B: Online Resources for International Business
"On the globalEDGE"
Irem Kiyak, Michigan State University

"Online International Business Modules: A Title VI Project"
Sarah Singer, Michigan State University

"Toward the Creation of an International Business Measurement Repository"
Gangaram Singh, San Diego State University

"Building Entrepreneurial Skills in Niger: Expanding Community Service Learning Abroad"
Lauren Eder, Rider University
Sigfredo Hernandez, Rider University

Session IV-C: The NRC Web Portal
"The Role of the NRCs in the Operation of the Web Portal"
Edna Andrews, Duke University

"Format and Capabilities of the NRC Web Portal"
Mark Garbrick, Duke University

Session IV-D: Latin American Language and Outreach Innovations
"Report on the First Biennial Symposium on Teaching Indigenous Languages of Latin America (STILLA)"
Serafin Coronel-Molina, Indiana University
Daniel Suslak, Indiana University

"Title VI / Fulbright-Hays Outreach Collaboration to Enhance Latin American Studies"
Rosalind Santavicca, University of Pittsburgh

"Global Service-Learning in Latin America: Putting Learning Before Service?"
Hannah E. Gill, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Jenny Huq, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

"The Indiana Project on Latin American Cultural Competency: Triumphs and Pitfalls"
Bradley A. Levinson, Indiana University

Session IV-E: Enhancing Outreach Models for the Future
"Great World Texts in Wisconsin: A Partnership between the UW-Madison's Center for the Humanities and Title VI Centers"
Lara Kain, University of Wisconsin -- Madison
Nancy Heingartner, University of Wisconsin -- Madison

"21st century K-12 outreach programs"
Tara Flanigan Muller, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

"Expanding Boundaries Beyond Traditional Limits: Outreach Programs with Museums and Public Libraries"
Anastasia Marie Shown, University of Pennsylvania

"Taking the Lead with Institutional Alliances: Collaborations and Educational Outreach at Pitt"
Dennis Michael Hart, University of Pittsburgh

Session IV-F: Group Projects Abroad in Southeast Asia
Ruth E. Mabanglo, University of Hawai‘i, Manoa

Marmo Soemarmo, Ohio University

Chhany Sak-Humphry, University of Hawai‘i, Manoa

Thomas W. Gething, University of Washington

Bac Hoai Tran, University of California, Berkeley

Session IV-G: Languages Across the Curriculum (LAC) Programs and Title VI: Current Initiatives and Future Possibilities
"Languages Across the Curriculum: Lessons Learned and New Possibilities"
Carol A. Klee, University of Minnesota

"Preparing Future LAC Faculty: UNC's Graduate Certificate in Languages across the Curriculum Instruction"
Tanya E. Kinsella, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

"Student Advances in Spanish and Intercultural Proficiency through a Title VI Interdisciplinary Study Abroad Course"
Isabel Moreno-Lopez, Goucher College
Tami Kopischke, Goucher College

"Technology as the Essential Basis for LAC/LSP"
Nina Garrett, Yale University

Session IV-H: Realizing Title VI Goals for International Education through Quality Study Abroad Programs
"Historical Overview of NRCs and Undergraduate Study Abroad Programming"
John Metzler, Michigan State University

"Promoting International Competency Through Study Abroad Programming: Case Study MSU's Programming in Africa"
Cindy Chalou, Michigan State University

"Promoting International Competency Through Study Abroad Programming: Case Study of University of Minnesota's Programming in Africa and Asia"
Martha Johnson, University of Minnesota
Nanette Hanks, University of Minnesota

Break: 9:50 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.

Session V: 10:20 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.

Session V-A: Global Competitiveness
"History and Impacts of Title VI"
Michael Hitt, Texas A&M University

"Current Status and New Directions"
Melissa H. Birch, University of Kansas

Session V-B: Technology and Chinese Language Studies
"Evaluating Reading Proficiency Gain and Reading Program Effectiveness: A Three-Tiered Web-Based Assessment Approach"
Helen Shen, The University of Iowa
Chen-Hui Tsai, The University of Iowa

"The Virtues of Virtual Chinese"
Xiaoliang Li, Georgia Institute of Technology

"Infusing New Technologies in Elementary English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Instruction in China: Design of a Blended E-Learning Curriculum TALENT"
Guofang Li, Michigan State University

"Innovative Approaches to Chinese Language Teaching and Learning in America"
Christy Lao, San Francisco State University

Session V-C: Heritage Language Education: The Intersection of Linguistics, Demography, Language Policy, and Pedagogy
"The National Survey of Heritage Language Learners: From Survey Data to Pedagogical Implications"
Olga E. Kagan, University of California, Los Angeles

"What do Heritage Speakers Know and How Can They (Re-)learn?"
Maria Polinsky, Harvard University

"More Speakers, More Places: Heritage Language Vitality Across Suburban Networks"
Gerda de Klerk, Arizona State University
Terrence Wiley, Arizona State University

"A Task Force for the Preservation of Heritage Language Skills: Findings and Observations"
Catherine W. Ingold, University of Maryland

Session V-D: Social Science Research Council - The Production of Knowledge on World Regions
Panel Chair
Holly Danzeisen, Social Science Research Council

"A Reluctant Internationalism: Area Studies and the Social Sciences at U.S. Universities"
Mitchell Stevens, Stanford University
Cynthia Miller-Idriss, New York University

"Trends in Arabic Language Learning on U.S. Campuses: Needs and Challenges"
Elizabeth A. Anderson, American University
Jeremy Browne, State University of New York

"Middle East Studies - Exploring the Factors Shaping Post 9/11 Knowledge Production"
Jennifer Olmsted, Drew University

Seteney Shami, Social Science Research Council

Session V-E: Building Professional, Local and National Partnerships: Challenges and Strategies Adopted in Outreach to Non-Traditional Communities (Africa)
"Engaging Media and Business Constituencies through Partnerships and Technology: Challenges and Successes"
Agnes Ngoma Leslie, University of Florida

"Reflection or Information? Providing Professional Development to Biomedical and Public Health Constituencies"
Barbara S. Anderson, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

"Working with Publishers: Challenges and Opportunities for Making Maximum Impact"
Barbara B. Brown, Boston University

"Title VI Centers and Media Coverage of Crises"
Ali B. Dinar, University of Pennsylvania

Session V-F: Crossing Boundaries: New Directions in Title VI - International Studies from a Circumpolar Perspective
"Circumpolar Studies"
Nadine C. Fabbi, University of Washington

"The Indigenous World"
Daniel Hart, University of Washington

"Circumpolar Cooperation"
Duane Smith, Inuit Circumpolar Council

"Circumpolar Health"
Mark Oberle, University of Washington

Session V-G: Coordinating Strategic and Thematic Directions for International Education at U.S. Universities: The Role of the International National Resource Center
"The Center for Advanced Study of International Development, Michigan State University"
Robert S. Glew, Michigan State University

"The Women and International Development Program, Michigan State University"
Anne Ferguson, Michigan State University

"Global Studies, University of Wisconsin - Madison"
Amy Stambach, University of Wisconsin - Madison

"The Center for the Study of Global Change, Indiana University"
Brian Winchester, Indiana University

Session V-H: National Foreign Language Capacity and Language Competence
"Collaboration and Innovation: Pathways to Increased Language Competence"
Gilles Bousquet, University of Wisconsin - Madison

"The Need to Build National Foreign Language Capacity: A Comprehensive National Strategy"
Frederick Jackson, University of Maryland
Margaret Malone, Center for Applied Linguistics

"Future Federal Investments in Language: The Role of Title VI and Fulbright-Hays"
Richard Brecht, University of Maryland

Lunch: 11:40 a.m. - 1:10 p.m.

Session VI: 1:10 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Session VI-A: Language Competence: Performance, Proficiency, and Certification
"History and Impacts of Title VI"
Elaine Tarone, University of Minnesota

"Current Status and New Directions"
Catherine Doughty, University of Maryland

Session VI-B: Centers for International Business Education (CIBEs) and Internationalizing Education
"Benchmarking International Business Education in U.S. Community Colleges"
Tomas Hult, Michigan State University and William Motz, Lansing Community College

"San Diego State University CIBER: Engaging Corporate Partners in the Development of a New Global Entrepreneurship MBA Program"
Mark J. Ballam, San Diego State University

"Global Minds, Not Global Buildings: An Internationalization Agenda for 4000 Business Students"
David Platt, University of Texas, Austin

"Internationalizing Higher Education: Overseas Faculty Development in International Business (FDIB) Programs"
Michael Shealy, University of South Carolina

Session VI-C: American Overseas Research Centers (AORC) and Title VI - Supporting Higher Education Internationally
Panel Chair
Mary Ellen Lane, Council of American Overseas Research Centers

"Building from Title VI: The Experience of the American Center for Mongolian Studies"
Charles Krusekopf, Royal Roads University

"Collaborative Programs and Leveraging Funding: The Contribution of American Overseas Research Centers to International Education and Diplomacy" (Paper)
Irene B. Romano, American School of Classical Studies, Athens

"Increasing Diversity in Participation - A Case Study in Outreach"
Robin Presta, Council of American Overseas Research Centers

"Using New Technology to Increase Access to AORC and Other Host-Country Resources"
Maria Ellis, American Institute for Yemeni Studies

"Study Abroad as an Entry Point to Global Issues and a Training Ground for Research"
Ousmane Sène, West African Research Center

Session VI-D: NRC Contributions to Teacher Education Programs and International Outreach
"Bridging the Divide: Collaboration between Title VI Area Studies and Thematic Centers and the College of Education at Michigan State University"
Cheryl Bartz, Michigan State University

"Preparing for a Global Future: Best Practices for Connecting NRCs to Teacher Education and Preparation"
Katharine Douglass, Michigan State University

"International Outreach: Best Practices and Future Directions (Africa, Russia, Eurasia, East Asia, and Latin America)"
Tatyana Wilds, University of Kansas
Jane Irungu, University of Kansas

"International Education and Engagement"
Deborah Gonzales, University of Georgia

Session VI-E: Title VI Grants: Laying the Groundwork for Improved Language Skills Assessment
"The Past: A History of Title VI Funded Language Assessment Initiatives"
Elvira Swender, American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages

"The Present: A National Look at Language Assessment Capabilities"
Helen Hamlyn, Language Testing International

"The Research: A Review of Research Related to Title VI Funded Language Assessment Initiatives"
Eric Surface, SWA Consulting

"The Future: Title VI Future Initiatives"
Ray T. Clifford, Brigham Young University

Session VI-F: Internationalizing Teacher Education and the Undergraduate Curriculum
"NRC, Teacher Education Collaboration: Future Directions"
Margo Glew, Michigan State University

"Title VI and Teacher Education: International Internships"
Stefanie Kendall, Michigan State University

"Internationalizing European Studies: at Home and Abroad"
Philip Ross Shekleton, University of Washington

Session VI-G: Historical Perspectives on the Development of Latin American Studies Programs at U.S. Universities
Panel Chair
Hannah Covert, University of Florida

"The Development of Latin American Studies at the University of Florida, 1930-2009"
Paul Losch, University of Florida

"Looking Back, Looking Forward: 25 Years of Latin American Studies at the University of Notre Dame"
Sharon Schierling, University of Notre Dame

"From a Shared Border to Western Hemisphere Concerns: The History of Latin American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin" (Notes)
Carolyn Palaima, University of Texas, Austin

"Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the University of Wisconsin"
Alberto Vargas, University of Wisconsin - Madison

Session VI-H: Crossing Boundaries: Middle Eastern-American Intersections
Panel Chair
Jonathan Friedlander, University of California, Los Angeles

"Crossing Boundaries in Action: The Middle East and Middle Eastern American Center"
Mehdi Bozorgmehr, City University of New York

"Linguistic Crossings: Teaching Persian as a Foreign and Heritage Language"
Kathryn Paul, University of California, Los Angeles

"The Politics of Language: Teaching Arabic and More in U.S. High Schools"
Greta Scharnweber, New York University

"Literature in the Classroom: Bridging Middle Eastern and American Cultures"
Barbara Petzen, Middle East Policy Council, Education

Break: 2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Plenary II: Advancing the Internationalization of Higher Education - 3:00 p.m. - 4:50 p.m.
Jeffrey Riedinger - Michigan State University
Robert Berdhal - Association of American Universities
Maureen Budetti, Director of Student Aid Policy, National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
Constantine Curris - American Association of State Colleges and Universities
Madeleine Green - American Council on Education
Peter McPherson - Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities
  • "The definition of being well-educated in the United States also must include being internationally educated."
  • Accountability to an "international mission" must occur at the highest administrative levels of a higher education institution.
  • Study abroad programs need not just apply to U.S. undergraduates. Internationalizing institutions also need to create more opportunities to send more faculty members abroad as well as bring more foreign students to the U.S. institutions.
  • Institutions, particularly community colleges, need to find ways to integrate international education pedagogy into the curriculum for students who cannot travel abroad, as well as to find creative study abroad programs that fit the needs, schedules, and budgets of working students.
  • Institutions of higher education need to find methods and resources to make study abroad affordable for both the students based in the U.S. as well as for foreign students already studying in the U.S.. We also must attend more to securing visas for those foreign students.
  • In this economic climate, institutions need to be more vocal to legislators about the "products" that funding like Title VI produces on campus and in the states.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Session VII: 8:30 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.

Session VII-A: Benchmarking and Assessment
"Current Status and New Directions"
Carl Falsgraf, University of Oregon

"Current Status and New Directions"
LaNitra Walker Berger, National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education

Session VII-B: Round Table Discussion on Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad: Lessons Learned, Innovative Approaches and Future Directions
Panel Chairs
Kristin Janka Millar, Michigan State University
Michelle Guilfoil, U.S. Department of Education

"Budget and Recruitment: Issues and Challenges"
Joseph Adjaye, University of Pittsburgh
John Caldwell, Duke University

"Beyond Tourism: Preparation and Planning"
Diane Ruonavaara, Michigan State University

Session VII-C: Title VI and the University Library
Panel Chair
Lynne Rudasill, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

"Strategic Approaches to Title VI Centers at the University Library"
Paula Kaufman, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

"The Slavic Reference Service - Past and Future"
Helen F. Sullivan, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

"Interdisciplinarity and Multi-disciplinarity in the Global Studies Library - Changing Services and Outlook" (Notes)
Paula Carns, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Session VII-D: Technology and Arabic Language Studies
"The Marhaba! Curriculum and Strategies that Work"
Steven Berbeco, Charlestown High School

"CultureTalk Islamic Worlds: Seeing the World through the Eyes of the Other"
Elizabeth Mazzocco, Five Colleges, Incorporated

"Regarding TICFIA: International Collaborations and Technological Innovations"
Elizabeth Beaudin, Yale University

Session VII-E: Fashioning Global Competitiveness: Title VI's Impact on the U.S. Apparel Industry
"Apparel and Textile Education in the U.S. - Is it International Enough?"
Marsha Dickson, University of Delaware

"Going Global: Meeting the Demands of an International Industry"
Nate Herman, American Apparel & Footwear Association

"UD's FIBER Grant - A Title VI Grant in Action for the Industry"
Hye-Shin Kim, University of Delaware

Session VII-F: The Southeast Asian Studies Summer Institute (SEASSI) and South Asia Summer Language Institute (SASLI): National Summer Intensive Language Programs for Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTLs)
"SEASSI's 25-Year Legacy: Building National Capacity for Research, Business, and International Cooperation with Southeast Asia"
Mary Jo Wilson, University of Wisconsin -- Madison

"SASLI: Meeting the Critical National Need for South Asian Language Acquisition and Leading the Way in South Asian Language Assessment and Pedagogy"
Laura Hammond, University of Wisconsin -- Madison

Break 9:50 a.m. - 10:10 a.m.

Session VIII: 10:10 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.

Session VIII-A:
Title VI and National and Global Security
"Current Status and New Directions"
Mark Tessler, University of Michigan

Future Directions for Title VI and Fulbright-Hays Programs
"Current Status and New Directions"
William Brustein, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Session VIII-B: Round Table Discussion on Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad: Lessons Learned, Innovative Approaches and Future Directions (continued)
"Implementation and Follow-up"
Rachel Weiss, University of Wisconsin -- Madison
Kate Mackay, University of Arizona

"Fostering Collaboration with Colleges of Education"
Elaine Linn, University of Pittsburgh

Session VIII-C: The Partnership for Global Learning
"Excellence and Equity in International Education"
Shari Albright, Asia Society

"Teacher Preparation for the Global Age: The Imperative for Change"
Betsy Devlin-Foltz, Longview Foundation

"Going Global: Preparing Our Students for an Interconnected World"
Vivien Stewart, Asia Society

"The Growth of Chinese in K-12 Schools"
Shuhan Wang, Asia Society

Session VIII-D: Digitalizing the Archives
"Highlights of Materials and Curriculum Development for Less Commonly Taught Critical Languages: The Evolution of the Digital Media Archive"
Mary Ann Lyman-Hagar, San Diego State University
Christopher Brown, San Diego State University
John Vitaglione, San Diego State University

"Title VI and Academic Library Support: Traditional Opportunities and the Potential Future"
Gayle A. Williams, Florida International University

"Digital Library of the Caribbean: Crossing Borders to Improve International Research and Education"
Brooke Wooldridge, Florida International University

Session VIII-E: The Art of Subtitling: Expanding the Range of Southeast Asian Film
Paul Rausch, University of Hawai‘i
Rohayati Paseng, University of Hawai‘i
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