HARMONIZING REGIONAL HIGHER EDUCATION
Engaging in International Organizations of Higher Education: Regional Transformation
Engaging in International Higher Education Organizations (IHEOs) whose members share a similar vision can be instrumental to realizing common goals. Environmental settings which frame the provision of higher education are changing rapidly. Labor market, technology, social movement and development policies are counted upon crucial contemporary worldwide conditions. On the other hand, inter- and transdisciplinary approaches have been introduced and put into practice in higher education, especially as life-long learning ones, serving as a sign for academic advancement. These two reflect the need for universities to position themselves strategically to handle them effectively. IHEOs therefore should manage to be adaptable in those environmental and academic key strategic areas to make good governance- related impacts.” This session will draw upon the experiences of National Taiwan University, University of California, Davis and Chulalongkorn University as a means to stimulate discussion. Networks that have a clear vision and effective collaboration strategy have demonstrated that “the whole is greater than the sum of its parts,” benefiting member universities by scaling up the impacts of their research, education and outreach.
1. What are the benefits of and challenges to joining an international higher education organization, network or consortium?
2. How the engagement with international higher education organizations impacts institutional mission of research, teaching and service?
3. What strategies and approaches do SIO’s use to effectively involve his/her campus in international higher education organizations?
Mr Andrew Tsung
Executive Director for Strategic Partnership, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Andrew Chao-Ting Tsung is the Executive Director for Strategic Partnerships in the Office of International Affairs, National Taiwan University. He is responsible for developing and managing strategic partnerships projects and internationalization strategies of NTU. He is also in charge of managing international partnerships and collaborative international programs in general for NTU. Before current position, Andrew also served as the Executive Director for APAIE 2011 Conference and Exhibition which took place in NTU. He receives his BA degree from NTU and M.Ed degree from Peabody College, Vanderbilt University.
Prof Joanna Regulska
Vice Provost and Associate Chancellor of Global Affairs, University of California, Davis, USA
Joanna Regulska, is a vice provost and associate chancellor, Global Affairs, and professor of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies, University of California, Davis. With over 30 years of international experience in higher education, she has developed and led large-scale education projects, established new degree programs and collaborative partnerships.
Prof Ackadej Chaiperm
Assistant to the President for International Affairs, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
Ackadej Chaiperm’s first degree was Bachalor of Arts (Honor) from Faculty of Political Science, Thammasat University. He later received the Master of Public Administration from Chulalongkorn University. His Doktor rerum publicarum degree was from Universitaet fuer Verwaltungswissenschaften Speyer. He now serves as Assistant to the President for International Affairs.