International Recruitment Tools and Techniques: One Size Doesn’t Fit All

I'm looking forward to participating in a general session of interest to colleagues involved in international student recruitment entitled International Recruitment Tools and Techniques: One Size Doesn't Fit All. This session is part of the Practitioner Toolbox Track. Session Description:  With the demographic downturn in the United States and increased competition for international students, growing … Continue reading International Recruitment Tools and Techniques: One Size Doesn’t Fit All

The 7th “Engaging with Vietnam – An Interdisciplinary Dialogue” Conference

 in combination with The First Vietnam-US Higher Education Forum I am pleased to share this announcement from the organizers of The 7th "Engaging with Vietnam - An Interdisciplinary Dialogue" Conference in combination with The First Vietnam-US Higher Education Forum. This two-day event will attract Vietnam scholars and other experts from Vietnam and all over the … Continue reading The 7th “Engaging with Vietnam – An Interdisciplinary Dialogue” Conference

The 10th VietAbroader Study Abroad Conferences Are Coming!

Mark your summer calendar, U.S. higher education colleagues!  I’m pleased to announce that the main 2015 VietAbroader Conferences – Passing of the Torch will be held on Saturday, July 18th in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) and Sunday, July 19th in Hanoi. For the first time ever, there will also be conferences in Hue (7/10), … Continue reading The 10th VietAbroader Study Abroad Conferences Are Coming!

Taking Vietnam to the Next Level: The Role of Education

I recently had the opportunity to speak to members of UPCEA at its 100th annual conference and post-conference international briefing with a focus on Southeast Asia: Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam - Higher Education in Context.  The University Professional & Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) is the leading association for professional, continuing, and online education in the US. … Continue reading Taking Vietnam to the Next Level: The Role of Education

Keynote Address: “Intercultural Competence as a Cornerstone of Innovation”

I was honored to be invited to give the keynote address at the recent annual Conference of Business Innovation, organized by the FPT Leadership Institute. First, a word about the parent company.  FPT, Vietnam's leading technology company, was founded in 1988 as The Food Processing Technology Company.  Its first contract was  to provide computers for … Continue reading Keynote Address: “Intercultural Competence as a Cornerstone of Innovation”

Workshop on Higher Education Admission Reform in Vietnam

On Saturday, 27 September, I participated in a workshop on the reform of Vietnam's higher education admission system hosted by Vietnam National University-Hanoi.  The workshop, which was led by VNU-Hanoi President Phùng Xuân Nhạ and Vice President Nguyễn Kim Sơn, received extensive print and electronic media coverage.  For those of you who read Vietnamese, here is … Continue reading Workshop on Higher Education Admission Reform in Vietnam

Vietnam Education Dialogue: Higher Education Reforms

On July 31st and August 1st, US Consul General, Rena Bitter, hosted a conference on Vietnamese higher education.  The star-studded list of guests included Dr. Ngo Bao Chau, the first Vietnamese to receive the prestigious Fields Medal, known as the Nobel Prize of Mathematics, Dr. Nguyen Quan, Minister of Science and Technology, and Professor Bui … Continue reading Vietnam Education Dialogue: Higher Education Reforms

2014 VietAbroader Summer Study Abroad Conferences

Below is a note I sent to US higher education colleagues about the summer VietAbroader Study Abroad Conferences. MAA I'm pleased to announce that the 2014 VietAbroader Conferences - Passing of the Torch will be held on Saturday, July 19th in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) and Sunday, July 20th in Hanoi.  Follow this link … Continue reading 2014 VietAbroader Summer Study Abroad Conferences

Creating and Maintaining Productive and Effective Partnerships

This was my first presentation in absentia.  I was scheduled to present at the 2014 CCID Conference in late February about Creating and Maintaining Productive and Effective Partnerships for community colleges, along with my distinguished colleagues, but wasn't able to attend.  Below is the abstract and list of presenters.  Follow this link to download a … Continue reading Creating and Maintaining Productive and Effective Partnerships

2014 VSN International Conference “What Is A Good University?”

I was recently invited to speak at a conference in Hanoi organized by the Vietnam Scholar Network (VSN), the Vietnam Centre for Economic and Policy Research (VEPR) and the University of Education, and sponsored by the British Embassy Hanoi.  The conference, which was kicked off with remarks from Prof. Dr. Nguyen Huu Duc, Vice President, … Continue reading 2014 VSN International Conference “What Is A Good University?”