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Nurturing Success Building Effective Institutional VE/COIL Professional Developm

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    Olga Aksakalova

    This webinar will be held at 10:00 a.m. ET | 16:00 CET | 24:00 JT

    Embark on a transformative journey into the heart of Virtual Exchange and Collaborative Online International Learning (VE/COIL). This webinar will explore a core element of sustainable partnerships: purpose-built professional development programs that equip faculty with the competencies and knowledge essential for success.

    Explore insights from three institutions that have pioneered effective VE/COIL professional development. Discover the details of their programs, including structures, content, methodologies, and best practices that are adaptable to your institution.

    Webinar Highlights

    • Institutional Perspectives: Gain new insights and perspectives from institutions with proven success in VE/COIL professional development.
    • Program Insights: Explore each panelist’s program’s successful structures and methodologies.
    • Best Practices: Take away transferable best practices to enhance your institution’s VE/COIL professional development initiatives.
    • Interactive Discussions: Following formal presentations and Q&A, engage in breakout sessions hosted by each panelist and AAC&U. Dive deeper into discussions and collaborative brainstorming for refining professional development in VE/COIL.

    Stay tuned for information about upcoming webinars in the AAC&U VE/COIL Initiative Webinar Series. Join our email list.


    • Divinia JithooDivinia JithooInternational Education Specialist, Durban University of Technology (South Africa)
    • Brenda GarciaBrenda Ivonne García PortilloDirector of Internationalization Projects, Universidad de Monterrey (Mexico)
    • Olga AksakalovaOlga AksakalovaCo-Director of the Office of Global and Experiential Learning and Coordinator of Collaborative Online International Learning, LaGuardia Community College (USA)

    This would be of interest to those of us looking to enhance COIL professional development programs at our campuses and to network!

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