Monthly Features & Archive

Spring 2021 Features

Practice Brief

Community Colleges and Global Equivalents: Increasing Visibility by Dr. Rosalind Latiner Raby – California State University, Northridge

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Scholarship Brief

Operationalizing ‘internationalization’ in the community college sector: Textual analysis of institutional internationalization plans by Dr. Lisa Unangst and Nicole Barone

In their 2019 paper, “Operationalizing ‘internationalization’ in the community college sector: Textual analysis of institutional internationalization plans,” Unangst and Barone used the textual analysis tool Voyant to dissect three US community college internationalization plans to explore how the foci of those plans differed.

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Critical Voices

From “Foreign Languages” to “World Languages” within U.S. Institutions: Abandoning Misleading Terminologies

by Dr. Roger Anderson – Central State University

“Foreign language” learning is a crucial component of an internationalizing education, yet the term itself is highly problematic, particularly for people living in a multilingual country like the United States. A general meaning of “foreign” is that something is not of that place; it somehow does not belong there, not wholly, or legitimately. Those that choose to continue using the terminology of “foreign languages” will continue to ignore complex linguistic realities and become complicit in the promulgation of inaccurate and damaging perspectives. In this essay, Anderson suggests the adoption of a more inclusive term like “world language.” 
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Internationalization and Hegemonic Practices by Dr. Shazia Nawaz Awan – Dalhousie University

Internationalization in higher education is generally understood in terms of student and faculty mobility in ways that when students and faculty move to the Northern hemisphere, it is to acquire knowledge, and when they move to the Southern hemisphere of the world, it is to disseminate knowledge. These understandings have created an intellectual imbalance where there are binary divisions between the ones who give and the ones who receive.
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Newsletter Archive

You can access here all past issues of the CISN monthly Newsletter:

Vol.1 (1) – January, 2021
Vol.1 (2) – February, 2021
Vol.1 (3) – March, 2021