Australian International Education Conference October 18-21, 2016

aiecThe 30th anniversary of the Australian International Education Conference (AIEC), will be held on 18-21 October 2016.

The theme is ‘connectivity – at the heart of international education’, and the program will feature world leading experts, unique social events and an exhibition, all hosted in and around the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

AIEC 2016 will once again be the leading event on the international education calendar in Australia.

CHRG PHD student Anna Kent is organizing the workshop:

Scholarships and alumni: evaluating the impact of international education

18 October 2016 | Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre | 1pm-4pm

Evaluation is an important step in the development of international education. Understanding patterns, common experiences, successful approaches and using the correct tools are important for practitioners, policymakers and academics alike. Scholarship programs in the UK, the US and Australia are routinely evaluated – by sponsors and independent bodies – to ensure funding is being spent appropriately and the program’s goals are being met. This provides governments and sponsors with useful tools when promoting programs or seeking additional funding.

Alumni professionals are also interested in evaluation. Australian providers are fast realising the value of an engaged alumni. Understanding the impact of their experience allows institutions to better support current students and, in turn, develop stronger advocates. This workshop will focus on connections between scholarships and alumni and how they can gain from formal evaluation.


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