Mobility Trends and Global Strategies at Universities in California

Abstract

This panel will provide insights into the response of universities throughout California to recent mobility trends and the growing demand for customized, short-term, and other alternative program models. The panel will focus on how these alternative models fit into a comprehensive internationalization strategy, potential challenges, and tips for effective program planning. The value of alternative model programs will be explored and how these programs complement and reinforce other international activities. The panelists will also discuss the complexities of these programs and how institutions can streamline negotiations to develop programs more efficiently.  The panel will primarily focus on these issues as they relate to non-degree programs and discuss program models for English language, experiential education, certificate, internship, and custom programs. The session will conclude with a facilitated discussion on the expectations of institutions globally and how U.S. institutions might more effectively respond to these needs.