Category: Assessment and Evaluation in International Education

Assessing International Partnerships: Setting Criteria for Establishing and Renewing MOUs

Thursday, Jun 1
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Table 2

This poster will share the step-by-step process for international partnership assessment at the University of California, Berkeley, and provide specific examples of criteria used to evaluate potential and existing partnerships.

Lauren Beilin

Global Engagement Specialist
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA

Lauren Beilin is an accomplished and entrepreneurial international programs, operations, and higher education leader, with extensive expertise in operations, program design, international partnership development, management, and program evaluation and assessment.
Strengths include strategic planning and management, outcomes assessment, data-driven decision-making, development of academic policy guidelines, and supervision of diverse, complex, cross-cultural staff teams. 
Lauren currently oversees Global Engagement at UC Berkeley and has previously held positions in the Office of Global Initiatives at the University of Maryland’s School of Business and in the Office for Study Abroad at George Washington University.

Ashley McDonald

Global Engagement Specialist
University of California-Berkeley
Berkeley, CA

Ashley McDonald works as a Global Engagement Specialist at the University of California, Berkeley. In this role she implements that campus' global strategy and serves as the central location for all things international at Berkeley. Prior to her work at UC Berkeley, she worked in the International Office at The University of Texas at Austin where she managed international exchange programs. Ashley lived in Shanghai, China for three years and has spent extensive time traveling and living abroad.

Ashley holds a Master of Education from the University of Texas at Austin in Higher Education Administration and a Bachelor of Arts from University of Arizona in Anthropology and Art History.