A Practical Guide to Internationalization Through Data Analysis and Visualization 28 March 2019 / 09:00 - 10:00

A Practical Guide to Internationalization Through Data Analysis and Visualization 28 March 2019 / 09:00 - 10:00

Prof Ai Xin Presenter
Prof Badri Munir Sukoco Presenter
Prof Downing Thomas Presenter
Room 302

INCLUSION, EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY IN HIGHER EDUCATION

A Practical Guide to Internationalization Through Data Analysis and Visualization

ABSTRACT:
Data-informed decision-making should be a critical component of any merit-based system, and telling an effective story that leverages facts with personal anecdotes is a valuable skill to be honed by senior international officers. Effective data analysis has allowed panelists’ institutions to diversify study abroad student participation, internationalization among disciplines, and re-deploy recruitment and faculty travel efforts. Combining data sets in a visually effective format can provide insights on “hot spots” across various areas of international engagement (for example, outbound and inbound student traffic, formal agreements, research collaborations, and grant funding). While data on student traffic has been well tracked (for both internal and external reasons), faculty engagement, grant funding, and research activities are often less visible. This session explores attempts by two public research universities in the U.S. and China to employ data-driven methodologies to prioritize its investments of time, resources, and funding toward internationalization across institutional missions. The institutions represented will outline their goals, the challenges and shortcomings of available data, and the solutions they have deployed.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
Participants will be able to:
1. Identify at least three challenges in leveraging data
2. Distinguish at least two key elements in visualizing data effectively
3. Understand the relationship between data analysis and promoting equality of opportunity while reducing institutionalized discrimination
4. Implement tools that can be put to work at their institution, regardless of institutional type or size

 

PRESENTERS:

Prof Downing Thomas
Associate Provost & Dean, International Programs
University of Iowa
USA

“Creative Problem-Solving Through Data Analysis” NAFSA 2018 "Global Research Networks and International Collaboration,” Breast Cancer Meanings Symposium, National University of Singapore, 2018 "US-China Connections in Higher Education,” US-China Think-Tank Symposium, World Food Prize, 2017 “How Senior International Officers Leverage Data to Make Tough Decisions” NAFSA 2017 "Apples and Oranges," Asia Pacific Association for International Education, 2017

Prof Ai Xin
Associate Provost & Dean, International Programs
University of Iowa
USA

Ai Xin, Ph. D, Deputy Director of OIEC, BNU, has ever been in charge of affairs of international students for over 10 years. Her study focuses on factors and strategies on the mobility of international students. International strategic planning based on data analysis will be her next career development.

Prof Badri Munir Sukoco
Head, Planning and Development Board; and Member, Board of Trustees, Department of Management
Universitas Airlangga
Indonesia

I am a Professor at Department of Management, Faculty of Economics and Business, Universitas Airlangga. I received my PhD from National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan. My major research interests include Strategic Alliance, Competitive Behavior, and Innovative/Imitative Behavior. I published numerous papers, such as Computers in Human Behavior, International Journal of Human Resource Management, R&D Management, Expert Systems with Applications, International Journal of Innovation Management, Asia Pacific Journal of Marketing and Logistics, among others.