There’s a buzz in private industry about how unconscious bias is preventing more diverse and traditionally underrepresented professionals from accessing top level leadership positions within corporations. The case for having a diverse team of employees has been well documented (see Resources below), but it appears that when it comes to recruiting, hiring, and promoting weContinue reading “Unconscious Bias in Education Abroad?”
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New Data on Study Abroad Programming Tells Us This is Not a Time for Complacency
Every year, international educators around the U.S. wait with a sense of excitement for the annual “Open Doors Report” published by the Institute for International Education. Each year, there is something interesting in those numbers that captures our interest and compels those in the field to reflect on the successes and challenges of the previousContinue reading “New Data on Study Abroad Programming Tells Us This is Not a Time for Complacency”
Does Diversity Have a Place in the Health and Safety Conversation?
Does Diversity Have a Place in the Health and Safety Conversation? At initial glance, it may seem that student’s health and safety considerations may have very little to do with their personal identity. All students, after all, should be prepared for the physical, emotional, and mental strain related to acclimating to a new environment. AllContinue reading “Does Diversity Have a Place in the Health and Safety Conversation?”
Over the last several years, the discourse about the availability of language proficient professionals in the U.S. workforce has expanded beyond the international education community. Congressional members, heads of multinational corporations, and foreign policy experts have joined the dialogue giving a sense of urgency to a matter that has traditionally been viewed as an educationContinue reading “Language Matters”