2011 Heiskell Award Honorable Mention: Internationalizing the Community College

Genesee Community College

Nursing and Science (path and biotech) clinical exchange

Nomination submitted by: James Goodwin, Director of Curriculum Development and Review

Program Overview
Gennessee Community College in Batavia, New York offers a clinical exchange in nursing and science (medical pathology and biotechnology) with Southbank Institute of Technology in Brisbane, Australia. The exchange is the first of its kind in the New York, offering nursing and pathology students an opportunity to learn from real-world experience of health care as it is practiced in another nation. The program has already helped recent participants secure registered nurse positions at magnet hospitals in New York State.

Because of attention drawn to the nursing and science clinical exchange, interest in study abroad has been growing institution-wide. "Our relationships with international partners such as Brazil, Ireland, Costa Rica, and the Dominican Republic are strengthening," says Eunice M. Bellinger, Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, "adding to a shared vision of our philosophy of providing international experiences to the student body, thus broadening their horizons."

Program Implementation
Read the winning nomination, including details on how the program achieves its objectives

2014 Awards Presentation
IIE will present the annual IIE Andrew Heiskell Awards for Best Practices in Internationalization at a ceremony in New York City on March 14, 2014, as part of the Annual Best Practices in Internationalization Conference.
Selection Panel Members 2011

The members of the selection panel for this year’s awards include the following leaders in international education:

Ulrich Baer
Vice Provost for Globalization & Multicultural Affairs, New York University

Maria Harper-Marinick
Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost, Maricopa Community Colleges

Arlene Jackson
Director of International Education, American Association of State Colleges & Universities (AASCU)

Donna Scarboro
Associate Vice President, International Programs, The George Washington University

Brian Whalen
President and CEO, The Forum on Education Abroad