Grounded in research and theory, Internationalizing US Student Affairs Practice presents an inclusive framework for enhancing the intercultural competencies of practitioners, students, and faculty in institutions of higher education. This cutting-edge book explores how student affairs practitioners are well positioned to integrate internationalization strategies across student affairs divisions and functions. Each chapter intentionally incorporates theories and literature from higher education and student affairs disciplines infused with international and multicultural education. "Promising Practices"—case studies written and submitted by practitioners around the world—appear throughout the book to demonstrate practical applications in non-US settings. The strategies in this book help student affairs practitioners enhance the intercultural development of support programs and services, all without leaving the home campus.
"Based on scholarly theories, research, and best practices abroad, Internationalizing US Student Affairs Practice is a fundamental book for every US student affairs practitioner who works with international students and seeks to promote internationalization efforts at home."
—Jenny J. Lee, Professor, Educational Policy Studies and Practice, University of Arizona, USA
"This book is a timely and comprehensive guide to internationalizing student affairs. It provides a large inventory of theoretical frameworks that are unusual to see all in one place and demystifies internationalization to student affair professionals."
—Ken J. Guan, NASPA International Education Awards Coordinator and Residence Life Coordinator, Indiana University Bloomington, USA
"Internationalizing US Student Affairs Practice bridges a notable gap in the literature on comprehensive internationalization in higher education - that of internationalizing US student affairs. Kudos to the authors for putting together such a valuable resource which includes perspectives from around the world. An important read for those interested in this key yet often overlooked aspect of comprehensive internationalization efforts!"
—Darla Deardorff, Executive Director, Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA), Adjunct Instructor of Education, Duke University, USA
List of Figures and Tables
Chapter 1 Introduction: Internationalization for US Student Affairs
Chapter 2 Connection of Internationalization to Multiculturalism, Diversity, Social Justice and Inclusion
Chapter 3 Intercultural and Related Competencies for Student Affairs
Chapter 4 Organizational Alignment of Student Affairs for Internationalization
Chapter 5 Student Engagement and the Cocurriculum
Chapter 6 An Internationalized Context for Professional Development
Chapter 7 Recommendation and Implications for Practice
Bios of Authors and Promising Practices Contributors