PASSHE: International Educators Network

Millersville University hosted the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE): International Educators Network (IEN) summer meeting this July. The two day meeting hosted various international education staff from the 14 PA State System universities. Several guests, including Dr. Victoria Sanders the Assistant Vice Chancellor, also participated in this year’s meeting.

The PASSHE: IEM membership consists of International Educators from all 14 PASSHE Universities.  IEN was established to identify, develop, and expand beneficial international relationships that contribute to the enhancement of the State System’s global profile and the international expertise and activities of the Commonwealth’s publicly owned universities.

The IEN serves to maximize existing resources and to minimize duplication through cooperation in the areas of education abroad, international education leadership, international enrollment management, international student and scholar services, learning and scholarship.

Some topics discussed during this meeting include:

  • The administration’s travel ban
  • Recruitment across the state system
    • Strategies
    • Current issues
  • International credential evaluation
  • International student and scholar services
    • Current issues
    • Employment
    • Visa fee increases
    • Campus climate
  • PASSHE study abroad website design & implementation
  • Study abroad topics
    • Best practices
    • Current issues
  • Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC)

There was also guest speakers from Insurance Services Office (ISO) who gave a presentation on their insurance plans and services for international students.

The next meeting will take place in Harrisburg, PA in the fall.