International Education Leadership


Examining Internationalization Indicators and Metrics in the United States and Japan

Friday, June 3
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Room: CCC, 505-507

Internationalization is emerging as an imperative for higher education institutions and nations as a whole. Gain insights from U.S. and Japanese practitioners and researchers who introduce and compare effective indicators and measures to assess institutional internationalization.

Learning Objectives:

Yuki Watabe

Hitotsubashi University
Kunitachi-shi, Tokyo, Japan

Yuki Watabe is Lecturer/International Education Advisor, Hitotsubashi University, Japan. She began her career in the field of international education as an international student adviser and taught Japanese language at universities in the U.S. After completing her Ph.D. in comparative and international development education at the University of Minnesota, she joined the Organization for the Promotion of International Relations, Kyoto University to plan and implement internationalization activities. She is currently working at Hitotsubashi University to advise students and provides courses to promote intercultural understanding. Her main research interests are in internationalization of higher education and international student mobility. She is currently involved in a research project of assessing university-wide internationalization of universities in Japan and a comparative study on the educational framework of higher education in 25 Asian nations and territories.

Hiroshi Ota

Hitotsubashi University
Kunitachi, Tokyo, Japan

Dr. Hiroshi Ota is Professor of the Center for Global Education at Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo, where he is also Director of the Hitotsubashi University Global Education Program (HGP). Prior to his current position, he worked for the Office for the Promotion of International Relations at Hitotsubashi University (2007 – 2009), the School of Commerce and Management as International Student Advisor at Hitotsubashi University (2003 – 2006), the Office of International Education at State University of New York at Buffalo (2000 - 2002), and Toyo University, Tokyo (1988 - 1999).
He also worked for the Japanese education ministry’s (MEXT’s) project, “Strategic Fund for Establishing International Headquarters in Universities” as Research Advisor of Project Team for Supporting University Internationalization at Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) from 2005 to 2010. His research primarily focuses on higher education policies and practices related to internationalization and international student mobility in a comparative perspective. He is currently a member of the research team conducting a government-funded research project titled “Global Personnel Development and Long-term Impact of Study Abroad”.
From the State University of New York at Buffalo, Ota received his Ed.M. in 2001 and Ph.D. in Social Foundations of Education (Comparative and Global Studies in Education) in 2008. He was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study international education administration in the U.S. in 1996.

Anne M. D'Angelo

Assistant Dean of Global Initiatives
University of Minnesota - Carlson School
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Anne M. D’Angelo, Ph.D., is Assistant Dean of Global Initiatives at the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. In this role, Anne leads the internationalization strategy including institutional partnerships, education abroad programs, and offshore global executive MBA programs. Prior to her work in Minnesota, Anne worked overseas in Central and Eastern Europe, the Republic of Georgia and Tokyo, Japan. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in Organizational Leadership and Policy Development with a specialization in Comparative and International Development Education. Anne’s research interests include how institutional missions are enhanced by internationalization strategies and the impact of education abroad participation on a range of personal development factors in students. She also is among the campus leaders who developed the University of Minnesota and Carlson School’s metrics models for internationalization.

Gayle A. Woodruff

Director, Curriculum & Campus Internationalization
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Global Programs & Strategy Alliance
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Gayle Woodruff is the director of curriculum and campus internationalization for the University of Minnesota system. She provides leadership for developing initiatives aimed at faculty development, campus internationalization, and the evaluation and assessment of internationalization. Previously she directed Minnesota’s innovative study abroad curriculum integration initiative. Gayle has published on numerous topics in international education.

She has served as the faculty mentor and instructor for the Minnesota Studies in International Development program to Ecuador. She is the recipient of the University’s John Tate Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising.

Gayle has served as the chair for the Teaching, Learning, & Scholarship Knowledge Community of NAFSA: Association of International Educators, and continues to be active in NAFSA leadership. She received the 2014 NAFSA Marita Houlihan Award for distinguished contributions to international education.


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