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Awards & Recognition

The University of Michigan is a national leader in international education. Strong institutional commitment is reflected in the breadth of areas studies, foreign language offerings and education abroad opportunities for our students. Equally important is the strong presence of international students, scholars and intercultural learning programs on campus.

U-M faculty and staff members play important roles in this work. This page highlights their professional expertise and contributions to the field of international education, as well as broader recognition of U-M excellence in global engagement.

2016

February

Amy Conger was appointed to the Trainer Corps for NAFSA: Association of International Educators

March

Patrick Morgan was appointed to the steering committee for the Overseas Advisory Council Academic Working Group

Miranda Roberts and Jennifer Wegner presented Going global: Supporting student-led co-curricular trips abroad at the annual conference of the American College Personnel Association (Montreal) and at the annual conference of Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (Indianapolis)

April

Heidi Doyle presented To share or not to share? Using a Terra Dotta system at a decentralized institution at the Terra Dotta annual users conference (Louisville).

Patrick Morgan presented Safe and effective use of the student health form in study abroad and Speed-date with a higher education health, safety & security specialist the annual conference of the Forum on Education Abroad (Atlanta).  He also presented Build a better program! Processes and tools for vetting third party providers at the University of Texas Higher Education Risk Management Conference (Austin)

May

The following faculty and staff members will present at the annual conference of NAFSA: Association of International Educators (Denver):

  • Louise Baldwin: SEVP Regulations, policies, and processes: Current issues
  • David Muusz:
    • Understanding the prevailing wage process and protocols for H-1B and PERM in an academic setting
    • Advanced employment-based immigration issues 

June

David Muusz will present Academic, nonprofit and medical center PERM strategies at the Council for Global Immigration Symposium (Washington, D.C.)

2015

January

Rachael Criso was appointed as co-chair of the WIVA Subcommittee (Work, Internships, and Volunteer Abroad) for NAFSA: Association of International Educators

Scott Manly was appointed as the Regulatory Ombudsperson for Student Issues, Region V, NAFSA: Association of International Educators

David Muusz was appointed to the Employment Based Subcommittee – International Student and Scholar Regulatory Practice Group for NAFSA: Association of International Educators

February

The following faculty and staff members presented at the annual conference of the Association for International Education Administrators (Washington, D.C.):

  • Amy Conger, James Holloway: What’s covered? An analysis of university travel policies and implications for campus leadership
  • Amy Conger: Leadership in faculty and student driven international experiences: Strategies for building institutional capacity and cross-campus collaboration

William Nolting was appointed to the Conference Executive and Content Committees for the Global Internship Conference

March

The following faculty and staff members presented at the annual conference of the Forum on Education Abroad (New Orleans):

  • Amy Conger, Lorraine Currie, Donica Thomas Varner, Sandra Wiley: Engaging unusual suspects in organizational change for education abroad
  • James Holloway, Amy Conger: Evolving perspectives on institutional travel policies and implications for education abroad
  • Kathleen Lopez, Todd Favorite, Melissa Meyer, Blake Wagner III: Before, during and after: Enhancing resilience in students engaging in international experiences

Pardip Bolina served on the Diversity Abroad conference committee (New Orleans)

Amy Conger was appointed to the Boren Scholarship Review Panel, National Security Education Program

Rachael Criso led a Webinar, International internships: Support and access for underrepresented students, for NAFSA: Association of International Educators

Ebony Ellis was appointed to subcommittee on Underrepresentation in Education Abroad for NAFSA: Association of International Educators

Angelo Pitillo presented Supporting international graduate students and teaching assistants at the International TESOL Conference (Toronto)           

April

Brenda Imber presented Exploiting ear slips and misplaced boundaries in oral skills instruction at the International Association Teachers of English as a Foreign Language annual conference (Mancester)

May

The following faculty and staff members presented at the annual conference of NAFSA: Association of International Educators (Boston):

  • Louise Baldwin: SEVIS and SEVP: Current Issues
  • Scott Manley:
    • Communicating out: Setting and managing immigration expectations with campus stakeholders
    • Regional roundtable: Build your local and regional ISSS network
  • David Muusz:
    • Understanding the prevailing wage process and protocols for H-1B and PERM in an academic setting
    • Advanced employment-based topics for scholar advisers
    • Issues in special handling labor certifications
    • Roundtable discussion on institutional practices in hiring international employees
  • William Nolting:
    • Internships and service-learning: Best practices in designing and managing programs
    • Expand your digital toolbox to improve education abroad programs
  • Angelo Pitillo, Kristin Graw: Assessing the communicative competence of international graduate student instructors
  • Kate Zheng: Chinese students’ names in a U.S. context 

Norma Sarkar, Amber Dallwig, and Patricia Abbott published Community health nursing through a global lens in Gillis, G. et al (Eds.) Global Telehealth 2015: Integrating Technology and Information for Better Healthcare

June

Rachael Criso presented MILE: Michigan Internship Learning Environment at the Global Internship Conference (Dublin)

Brenda Imber presented Teaching pronunciation through popular songs using visual and kinetic reinforcement at the Centre for Applied English Studies annual conference (Hong Kong)

August

Kristen Danek led a U.S. Department of State English Language Specialist Program Workshop for Military English Teachers (Budapest)

September

Ebony Ellis presented a Diversity Abroad Network webinar: Basics of study abroad diversity outreach and advising

December

Patrick Morgan presented Pulling the trigger and getting students out: Communications during an evacuation at the Overseas Security Advisory Council’s College & University Health, Safety & Security Seminar (Philadelphia)

2014

January

Pardip Bolina was appointed to the subcommittee for Underrepresentation in Education Abroad for NAFSA: Association of International Educators

Michael Jordan was appointed to the academic council of International Education for Students (IES)

Scott Manley was appointed as Region V Representative to the International Student and Scholar Services Knowledge Community, NAFSA: Association of International Educators

David Muusz was appointed to the subcommittee for International Student and Scholar Regulatory Practice for NAFSA: Association of International Educators

March

The University of Michigan received the Andrew Heiskell Award for Innovation in International Education (Institute of International Education, New York), recognizing the success of the U-M/Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute

Scott Manley completed his term as Chair of the Michigan Association of International Educators (MAIE) and presented at the annual conference (Ann Arbor): F-1 for Beginners Workshop and The CPT X-Files: Strange and Unusual Employment

Angelo Pitillo published Assessing academic speaking skills in Idiom

Angelo Pitillo and Raul Sanchez presented Google your department: Online resources for successful ESL programs at the International TESOL Conference (Portland)

April

The following faculty and staff members presented at the annual conference of the Forum on Education Abroad (San Diego):

  • Amy Conger, Jessica Loh, Steven Skerlos, Sita Syal, Joseph Trumpey: Co-curricular experiences abroad: Building successful program models and institutional infrastructure
  • James Holloway: The evolving role of the Senior International Officer
  • Joseph Trumpey, Mary WrightSandra Wiley: Assessment of school-wide international experience requirement in studio-based curriculum

May

The following faculty and staff members presented at the annual conference of NAFSA: Association of International Educators (San Diego):

  • Louise Baldwin: SEVIS hot topics part I: Discussion with SEVP representatives
  • Pardip Bolina: Represent! An introduction to the NAFSA Underrepresentation in Education Abroad subcommittee
  • Scott Manley:
    • Open meeting: Tips for newcomers to the international student and scholar services community
    • Open meeting: U.S. regulatory roundtable discussion, F-1 regulations
    • Open meeting: U.S. regulatory roundtable discussion, Exchange visitor program
  • David Muusz
    • Understanding the prevailing wage process and protocols for H-1B and PERM in an academic setting
    • Advanced H-1B topics
  • Kate Zheng:  Strategies for international student and scholar advising

June

William Nolting presented Best practices in campus support of co-curricular internships, service and student organizations abroad at the Global Internship Conference (Toronto)

October

The following faculty and staff members presented at the Region V conference of NAFSA: Association of International Educators (Grand Rapids):

  • Rebecca Griffin, Emily Keeler and Kathleen Lopez: Returning student programming: From evaluation to student learning outcomes and beyond 
  • Scott Manley:
    • J-1 for beginners workshop
    • Student & exchange visitor program (SEVP) update
  • John Prescott: Utilizing ePortfolios to foster integrative learning in international and education abroad students

Pamela Bogart was re-appointed to the MITESOL Advisory Board, the Michigan chapter of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages

Pamela Bogart presented at the MITESOL annual conference: Bridging the gap: Designing advanced speaking, reading, and vocabulary curricula and Self-serve advanced vocabulary learning (Grand Rapids)

Michael Jordan presented at the annual conference of International Education for Students (IES): Double jeopardy? Appropriate use of students’ disciplinary records (Chicago)

Elizabeth Voshel and Kathleen Lopez presented Global engagement: Developing best practices for social work graduate internships at the Council on Social Work Education Annual Meeting (Tampa)

November

Pardip Bolina was selected as a delegate for the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) Diversity Abroad Future Leaders Summit (Baltimore)

December

Audrey Buswell was appointed as a Critical Language Scholarship Advisor and Application Reviewer, U.S. State Department

Amy Conger was appointed to the Fulbright National Screening Committee, Institute of International Education

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