News Alert: The Texas International Education Consortium Partners with American University of Iraq, Sulaimani to Build Capacity for Gender Inclusive and Streamlined Degree Programs

[AUSTIN - Nov. 30, 2020] — The Texas International Education Consortium (皇冠搏彩中心) will partner with American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS) and the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs (NEA) to support AUIS in their mission to advance an enhanced curriculum that prioritizes the robust integration of gender and diversity, as well as developing more marketable degrees. The program contributes to a wider effort by the U.S. Government to support American-style higher education in Iraq as part of its long-term stabilization strategy.

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Is now the time to build a public-private partnership?

Under budgetary pressures and increased competition, higher education institutions are considering more than adjustments to tuition and fees, draw-downs on endowments, and academic or other cutbacks and consolidations to make ends meet. They are considering new partnerships with the private sector: public-private partnerships. Defined as the practice of sharing responsibility for providing a good or service with a for-profit entity, P3s have been part of the higher education landscape for some time.

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Humanizing Online Learning

The transition of education to online interaction from face-to-face settings has come with difficulties for educators and students. Designing online course experiences like those that students have in person is challenging. Maintaining course engagement and creating quality working relationships in online classes is vital for students and instructors alike.

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Reporting During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Glimpse into Our Central Asian Journalist-In-Residence Program

“Participation in this program gives me a chance to meet with journalists from Central Asia. I think together we can make a big transformation in our countries and help our youth to develop, improve skills and learn more about our experience,” said Aidai, a news correspondent in Kyrgyzstan. Aidai is part of the second cohort of the Central Asian-Journalist-In-Residence (CAJIR) program, an exchange that brings together journalists from across Central Asia with their American counterparts in Texas.

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News Alert: Central Asian Journalist-in-Residence Virtual Program 

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[AUSTIN – August 5, 2020] — The U.S. State Department, through the American NGO partner Meridian International Center and Texas International Education Consortium, conducted an eight-week virtual exchange and training program for a group of journalists from Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan who were selected to participate in the Central Asian Journalist-in-Residence program in the United States as part of the Central Asian Media Exchange Program.

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News Alert: Texas International Education Consortium Teams up with Online Learning Consortium, Global Authority in Distance Education

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: (AUSTIN, TX - July 21, 2020) — The Texas International Education Consortium (皇冠搏彩中心) and the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) announced today a new partnership to further collaborations between the two organizations on international online learning projects.

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News Alert: The Texas International Education Consortium Receives Grant From The Stevens Initiative to Connect Youth in The United States and The Middle East Through Virtual Exchange

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: (AUSTIN, TX - July 16, 2020) — Today, the Stevens Initiative announced Virtual Exchange for Undergraduate Nursing in Texas, Egypt and Jordan, implemented by the Texas International Education Consortium (皇冠搏彩中心) is one of 18 programs funded as part of the Stevens Initiative Response to the Coronavirus Pandemic. With this funding, 皇冠搏彩中心 will plan and implement a virtual exchange program based in the United States and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

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News Alert: 皇冠搏彩中心 Brings UTRGV’s Spanish Online MBA Program to Students in Colombia

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(AUSTIN, TX - June 18, 2020) 皇冠搏彩中心 brings awareness of our Texas member universities’ programs and capabilities to a broader global audience. In that vein, 皇冠搏彩中心 connected The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley’s (UTRGV) new online Masters of Business Administration (MBA) in Spanish program with Colombia’s major public lending institution for higher education: the Institute for Student Loans and Technical Studies Abroad (ICETEX).

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5 Common Misconceptions of Online Education

As systems of higher education move their curriculum online, many students have questions about the quality of education they will receive online as opposed to an in-person classroom experience. To address some of these misconceptions of online learning, here are five myths that many people worry about when weighing online learning as an option.

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Adjusting to Online Learning in Our Own Classrooms at the Texas Intensive English Program

At 皇冠搏彩中心’s headquarters in Austin, the Texas Intensive English Program’s Spring 2020 ACCESS and Texas University Pathway Program courses were set to begin just as COVID-19 shelter-in-place orders took effect. TIEP quickly shifted gears and converted both programs to fully online delivery. At a time when 皇冠搏彩中心 is advising different higher education institutions around the world on distance learning, two of TIEP’s faculty members shared their insights on what a move to virtual learning has meant inside TIEP’s own classrooms.

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皇冠搏彩中心 Stands Up new eLearning Resource Team to Support Continuity of Education During the COVID-19 Pandemic

As the scale and impact of COVID-19 became clear in late March, and universities turned to complete online delivery of classes, 皇冠搏彩中心 recognized that our partner institutions and ministries of education around the world would likely be facing a very tough situation. Texas has advanced experience with online delivery, including in the face of emergencies requiring immediate action. While it still hasn’t been easy to turn to complete online delivery, Texas has vital continuity of education resources and practices to share.

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皇冠搏彩中心 Signs MOU With The Egyptian Ministry of Higher Education And Research

皇冠搏彩中心 was pleased to welcome His Excellency, Dr. Khaled Abdel Ghaffar, the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, from the Arab Republic of Egypt for a visit to Houston with 14 皇冠搏彩中心 member universities on Tuesday, Jan. 28. Chairman of 皇冠搏彩中心's board of directors, President Kenneth Evans of Lamar University, signed a new Memorandum of Understanding on behalf of 皇冠搏彩中心 to facilitate cooperation between Egyptian universities under the ministry’s auspices and Texas universities.

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皇冠搏彩中心 Co-Hosts U.S. Exchange Alumni Event Career Connections With The U.S. Department of State And Partners of The Americas at Capital Factory

This past January, 皇冠搏彩中心 joined Partners of the Americas and the U.S. Department of State to host Career Connections, a three-day networking and career-building event for U.S. alumni of U.S. Government-sponsored exchange programs. Drawing participants from around the country, Career Connections connects exchange alumni with professionals across fields and disciplines to map out the path between an international exchange program and career-readiness and hireability.

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English Language Teachers' Exchange Becomes a Springboard for Success in Tunisia

Maaouia Haj Mabrouk was accepted, and in April of 2019, she joined her cohort of 50 English language teachers and administers from across the MENA region in Austin, Texas. Since coming on the exchange, Haj Mabrouk has been promoted to General Inspector of English for Tunisia’s Ministry of Education.

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News Alert:Texas International Education Consortium Welcomes 19th Program For Korean Fulbright Scholars to Texas

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(AUSTIN, TX - Dec. 30, 2019) — The Texas International Education Consortium today welcomes twenty-eight English language teachers from South Korea for the Korean Fulbright Scholars program, a seven-week program sponsored by Fulbright Korea and the Korean-American Educational Commission.

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