Nurturing Success

Building Effective Institutional VE/COIL Professional Development Programs

January 30, 2024

This webinar will be held at 10:00 a.m. ET | 16:00 CET | 24:00 JT

Embark on a transformative journey into the heart of Virtual Exchange and Collaborative Online International Learning (VE/COIL). This webinar will explore a core element of sustainable partnerships: purpose-built professional development programs that equip faculty with the competencies and knowledge essential for success.

Explore insights from three institutions that have pioneered effective VE/COIL professional development. Discover the details of their programs, including structures, content, methodologies, and best practices that are adaptable to your institution.

Webinar Highlights

  • Institutional Perspectives: Gain new insights and perspectives from institutions with proven success in VE/COIL professional development.
  • Program Insights: Explore each panelist's program's successful structures and methodologies.
  • Best Practices: Take away transferable best practices to enhance your institution's VE/COIL professional development initiatives.
  • Interactive Discussions: Following formal presentations and Q&A, engage in breakout sessions hosted by each panelist and AAC&U. Dive deeper into discussions and collaborative brainstorming for refining professional development in VE/COIL.

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  • Divinia Jithoo

    Divinia Jithoo

    International Education Specialist, Durban University of Technology (South Africa)
  • Brenda Garcia

    Brenda Ivonne García Portillo

    Director of Internationalization Projects, Universidad de Monterrey (Mexico)
  • Olga Aksakalova

    Olga Aksakalova

    Co-Director of the Office of Global and Experiential Learning and Coordinator of Collaborative Online International Learning, LaGuardia Community College (USA)


  • Veronica Onorevole

    Veronica Onorevole

    Director of Innovative Global Education Initiatives, AAC&U

Sponsored by the Norwegian Directorate for Higher Education and Skills and conducted in collaboration with the Institute for Innovative Global Education at Kansai University as part of the Norwegian Panorama VECOIL Partnerships Initiative.