International Education Leadership


Assessing the Internationalization Process

Thursday, June 2
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Room: CCC, 605

The call for accountability has prompted institutions to assess the effectiveness of internationalization. How do institutions maneuver aspects of internationalization to achieve their goals? This session aims to introduce organizational models of internationalization and explore how these models can be applied to guide internationalization processes.

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Darla K. Deardorff

Executive Director
Association of International Education Administrators
Durham, NC

Darla K. Deardorff, EdD, is executive director of the Association of International Education Administrators, a national professional organization based at Duke University, where she is a Research Scholar in Education. She is an adjunct professor at Middlebury Institute of International Studies, North Carolina State University and is on faculty of the Summer Institute of Intercultural Communication in Portland, Oregon. She has been a visiting professor at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, at Harvard's Future of Learning Institute and at several universities around the world including in China, Japan and South Africa. She has conducted cross-cultural training for universities, companies, and nonprofit organizations for the past 15 years and has given talks and workshops by invitation at national and international conferences around the world, including recent engagements in China, Europe, and as a Fulbrighter in South Africa. She has served as an advisor to the United Nations, Council of Europe, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, International Baccalaureate and other international organizations. Her intercultural competence models are used worldwide in a variety of institutions and programs. In addition, she has published numerous articles and book chapters on intercultural competence, international education assessment, and internationalization. She has published numerous books including as editor of the “Sage Handbook of Intercultural Competence,” featuring leading intercultural scholars from around the world, co-editor with Hans de Wit, John Heyl and Tony Adams of the “Sage Handbook of International Higher Education,” along with three other books including her most recent "Demystifing Outcomes Assessment for International Educators: A Practical Approach" (Stylus, 2015).


Ling GAO. LeBeau

Director of International Programs and Services
Western Carolina University
Cullowhee, NC

Ling Gao LeBeau is the Director of International Programs and Services. LeBeau provides strategic vision, leadership, advocacy, and expertise on international education and services at WCU. She leads and implements campus-wide internationalization initiatives and oversees various areas in the Office of International Programs and Services. LeBeau is currently completing PhD in Higher Education from Indiana University Bloomington, with concentration on international education. LeBeau’s research interests include student global learning, curriculum internationalization, internationalization assessment, and international mobility.



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