Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Internationalising Higher Education: Framework for Action Dr Helen May and Dr Janette Ryan, Higher Education Academy 8 May 2014.

Similar presentations


Presentation on theme: "Internationalising Higher Education: Framework for Action Dr Helen May and Dr Janette Ryan, Higher Education Academy 8 May 2014."— Presentation transcript:

1 Internationalising Higher Education: Framework for Action Dr Helen May and Dr Janette Ryan, Higher Education Academy 8 May 2014

2 To provide an insight into the HEA’s internationalising HE framework. To provide an opportunity for you to help shape the framework at a critical phase in its development. To stimulate dialogue and debate about core internationalisation issues. To consider how the framework may be best used as an enhancement tool in HE. 2 Aims of this session

3 Promoting a high quality, equitable and global learning experience for all students studying UK programmes across the world. Enhancing the quality of learning and teaching: Onshore Offshore Inspire and assist in enhancing the process of internationalising higher education. To the benefit of the students, staff, institutions and the wider society. 3 Vision to action…..

4 Strategy Establish an international presence Develop the curriculum Improve student recruitment Enhance research quality Promote cultural diversity Enhance teaching quality Internationalisation Strategic Priorities (PVC survey, Oct 12)

5 5 Role of the framework To shape policy and practice to enhance the experience of….. …..students coming to the UK to study. …..students studying UK programmes offshore. …..all students by providing a globalised education.

6 Aim To inspire and assist the sector in the process of internationalising HE, facilitating the achievement of a high quality, equitable and global learning experience for all students studying UK HE programmes, irrespective of their geographical location. Objectives  To recognise and build on the quality and variety of internationalisation policy and practice in higher education;  To foster collegial approaches to education, research and partnership that transcend national and international boundaries;  To acknowledge the on-going individual and institutional roles and responsibilities required to realise internationalisation. 6 Aims and objectives

7 7 Internationalising HE: Framework for action

8 154 responses to date; 102 fully completed From 70 HE institutions When asked is the framework needed: 61% YES; 4% NO; 35% abstain Approximately 60% academic roles; 25% senior management roles; professional services 10%; students 1%; other 4% Request for practical examples and articulation of benefits for multiple audiences within the framework. 8 Consultation responses to date

9 Curriculum development and review tool To focus/refocus or direct the agenda Guideline for best practice in the UK Reference point for strategic development of policy & practice To stimulate reflective debate /staff development Internal audit/tool for benchmarking/ target setting 9 How would you envisage using the framework……..

10 There is a need to raise the status of learning and teaching in the agenda. HE is a global academic community, in which staff and students are members. Internationalising HE is a joint responsibility with implications for all staff and students, functions and services. Internationalising HE is a process of continual enhancement. Collaboration are essential to the internationalising of HE. 10 Key messages The framework aspires to having regard for:

11  Agenda is dominated by international recruitment, research, and standing.  The quality of learning and teaching (both onshore and offshore) is significant to enhancing the student (and staff) experience but also to achieving these drivers.  Learning is enriched by a diverse student and staff body.  Encompasses all aspects of students’ lives inside and outside the classroom (formal and informal curriculum).  How can we raise the profile of learning and teaching in internationalisation? Raising the profile of learning and teaching in internationalisation

12  Boundaries are shifting, not ‘international’ vs ‘home’.  Need to critique and address a ‘deficit’ led approach.  Increase in transnational education and off shore students.  Students need to think of themselves as global and envision possible international connections and/or futures.  Staff are increasingly international or have international experience.  International collaborations (involving staff and students) can arguably benefit learning and teaching.  How can we encourage all staff and students to think of themselves as being part of a global academic community? HE is a global academic community of staff and students

13  More institutions are working at local, regional, national or global level, in teaching and research, seeking to increase the number and quality of their partnerships.  Increasing international operations across institutions – groupings and consortia.  However there are mixed institutional messages – collaboration versus competition.  Fresh thinking is required to facilitate and overcome barriers to collaborative ways of working.  How can we facilitate collaboration and collegiality in internationalisation? Collaboration is essential to internationalising HE

14  Framework offers a tool for quality enhancement not assurance.  Intends to complements the effective and diverse existing developments across the sector.  Promotes a continual process, informed by, as well as helping to shape, the global context.  How do we encourage internationalisation to be addressed as a process of continual enhancement? Internationalising HE is a process of continual enhancement

15  The process arguably requires a holistic approach as there are implications for all staff and students, functions and services.  Internationalising the curriculum, has implications for individuals and organisations.  Attention is needed across the academic lifecycle (for staff and students) from pre-arrival to exit.  This is pertinent to all staff and all students (and students as peers).  How can we ensure that everyone is committed and takes joint responsibility for internationalising HE? Internationalising HE is a joint responsibility

16 The framework aspires to promote: the status of learning and teaching HE as a global academic community collaboration Internationalisation as a process A collective responsibility. 1.Is this something your institution could/do aspire to? 2.How are you making, or could you make this aspiration a reality? 3.How do, or will, you measure its success? 16 Key themes and questions

17 Plenary 17

18 July 13 – Feb 14 Develop Mar – May 14 Consult May – June 14 Revise July Launch 18 Framework timescale

19 19 Plenary


Download ppt "Internationalising Higher Education: Framework for Action Dr Helen May and Dr Janette Ryan, Higher Education Academy 8 May 2014."

Similar presentations


Ads by Google