Join presenters Neal McCrillis of Columbus State University, and Dan Paracka of Kennesaw State University, as they share their successful strategies for engaging faculty, students, and community to strengthen their campus internationalization efforts. Drawing from their experience as winners of NAFSA’s Senator Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalization, McCrillis and Paracka provide real-world examples on how you can build upon existing programs and initiatives to broaden the global perspective of your campus.
Designed for senior international officers and others involved in developing campuswide international activities, this webinar shows you how to build connections on campus and gain support for internationalization through less-involved units. The webinar presenters also provide valuable information on how to create a global certificate program, and how to engage international students with your campus and local community.
- Offer strategies to expand existing global initiatives on your campus
- Identify potential campus and local community partners
- Improve engagement in existing partnerships between the campus and community
Mildred Miller Fort Foundation Eminent Scholar Chair of International Education
Columbus State University
Neal McCrillis is the Mildred Miller Fort Foundation eminent scholar chair of international education, executive director of the Center for International Education, and associate professor of history at Columbus State University in Columbus, Georgia. He currently serves as the national coach for NAFSA's Academy for International Education.
McCrillis leads Columbus State's campus internationalization efforts by working with faculty and staff to develop and promote study abroad, the international learning Community, international student programming, faculty seminars, visiting scholar programs, and campus events. He has served in a number of capacities within the University System of Georgia and as an international education consultant.
McCrillis received his BA from Vanderbilt University, and MA and PhD from the University of Illinois-Chicago.
Daniel Paracka, Jr.
Director of Academic Initiatives, Institute for Global Initiatives
Kennesaw State University
Dan Paracka is director of academic initiatives in the Institute for Global Initiatives at Kennesaw State University, and professor of education in the Interdisciplinary Studies Department. A former NAFSA Region VII chair, Paracka has presented widely at the state, regional, national, and international levels.
Paracka regularly teaches courses aimed at helping students develop strategies to internationalize their college experience and reflect on today’s complex interdependent world. Since 2004, he has coordinated Kennesaw State’s signature annual country study program. With more than 20 years of international education experience, Paracka’s scholarship focuses on intercultural learning and global engagement.