AIEC 2013 – Canberra

Dates: 8-11 October 2014
Location: Canberra, Australia
Venue: National Convention Centre Canberra


AIEC 2013 Program Handbook

AIEC 2013 Program at a Glance

AIEC 2013 Speaker Bios


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Tuesday 8 October, 5.30pm – 6.30pm

P-001 – Plenary

Welcome Plenary

  • Mr Jon Burns, Founder & CEO, Skateworks Ethiopia, Australia
  • Professor Ian Young AO, Vice-Chancellor, Australian National University, Australia

Wednesday 9 October, 9.00am – 10.30am

P-002 – Plenary

Opening Plenary

  • Dr Pratap Bhanu Mehta, President and CEO, Centre for Policy Research, India
  • The Hon. Christopher Pyne, Minister for Education, Federal Parliamentary Liberal Party, Australia

Wednesday 9 October, 11.00am – 12.00pm


So, Where Are You From?: Student Theatre Performance

  • Ms Catherine Simmonds, Australia La Trobe University Students


Colombia and Peru in Focus


1) Twitter, AdWords and Virtual Fairs: The World of Student Recruitment in 2013?

2) Disruptive Innovation and the New World of International Education


Global Leadership Programs in the Asia-bound Policy Context


2013 Research Agenda: Australian Universities International Directors Forum


1) International Schools and Host Country Nationals: A Case-study from Malaysia

2) Cultural Awareness in Schools

Wednesday 9 October, 1.15pm – 2.15pm


Ten Technologies That Will Change International Education

  • Mr Michael Castellano, engajer inc., USA
  • Mr Rob Malicki, AIM Overseas, Australia


The Asian Century for Australian Student Mobility ... The Rhetoric and the Reality

  • Mr SS Junaidi, Head of International Office, Universitas Indonesia
  • Mr Leigh Howard, Sheffield International, Kuala Lumpur, and Malaysia-Australia Business Council, Australia

HE Mr James Wise, Australian Ambassador to Thailand, Australia


Facilitating Good Regulatory Practices for Higher Education Services in the APEC Region

Ms Tanya Spisbah, APEC Branch, Australia


English Language Competence and Learning and Teaching Across Cultures – Improving Graduates’Learning Outcomes


1) Benchmarking International Student Success Across Countries

2) Tuition Fees-Based Competition: Australia in Perspective


1) Strengthening the Value Proposition of TNE Partnerships

2) We Are Selling Education, Not Mars Bars

Wednesday 9 October, 2.25pm – 3.25pm


An In-depth Look at the All-new Times Higher Education World University Rankings for 2013-14

C-014 – Say-it-in-six

1) It Doesn't End Here: Bringing the Overseas Study Experience Back Home

2) Growing a Global-ready Workforce

3) The Rubber Hits the Road – Delivering the Asian Century to Victorian Education Students

4) The Next Wave of Mobility: A Canadian and Australian Analysis of Short Term Programs


Best Practice Education Providers: A Student Perspective


Linking TAFE and VET Institutions and Chinese Students: The CSCSE-SQA-HND Program


National Priorities Shaping Internationalisation of the Curriculum in the 21st Century

  • Mr Jon F. Baldwin, Murdoch University, Australia
  • Professor Gordon Cheung, APAIE and Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Professor Fazal Rizvi, Melbourne University Graduate School of Education, Australia


1) Australian Government Schools International - Homestay Programs

2) Marketing Australian Schools –Understanding Parents as Customers

Wednesday 9 October, 3.55pm – 5.10pm


2013 Election: Where To From Here?

Senator the Hon. Scott Ryan, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Education, Federal Parliamentary Liberal Party, Australia

  • The Hon. Alan Tudge MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister, Federal Parliamentary Liberal Party, Australia


Women Leaders in Global Education –Imperatives and Realities

  • Professor Stephanie Fahey, Ernst & Young, Australia Ms Helen Zimmerman, IEAA, and Navitas, Australia
  • Dr Fanta Aw, NAFSA, USA
  • Professor Caroline McMillen, Vice-Chancellor, The University of Newcastle, Australia
  • Dr Joanna Newman, UK Higher Education International Unit, UK
  • Professor Dr. (Tan Sri) Sharifah Hapsah, Vice-Chancellor, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Malaysia


The Global Research Environment: How Might Australia Participate More Effectively?

Thursday 10 October, 9.00am – 10.00am


Malaysian Higher Education – Global Imperatives & Local Realities


Inside the Minds of Today’s International Students: IDP’s Latest Research


Greece, Italy and Spain in Focus


The United Nations Global Compact, Sustainability and Responsibility: Why Universities Must Lead Global Practice


1) Developing University Students’English Language Proficiency: Outcomes From a National Project

  • Ms Cynthia Kralik, Monash University, Australia

2) English Language Proficiency: Academic Performance and English Language Entry Channels

  • Ms Nicole Brigg, Griffith University, Australia
  • Ms Helen Cook, ETS TOEFL, Australia


Presentation by the Winners of the Best Practice/Innovation IEAA Award

Thursday 10 October, 10.10am – 11.10am


Next Generation Leadership and Management in International Education


The Participation of Students in TEQSA Reviews


Education as an Export for Australia: Green Shoots, First Swallows, but Not Quite Out of the Woods Yet


1) Benchmarking Local Realities for US Outbound Mobility – An Insight Into the Largest Mobility Programs in the US

2) The Nordic Student Experience


1) Smart E-processes to Manage SVP –University of South Australia Case Study

  • Mr Mark Pettitt, OCA Group, Australia
  • Dr Rajendra Pandey, University of South Australia, Australia

2) How Do We Recognise a ‘Genuine Temporary Entrant’?

  • Ms Sue Blundell, English Australia, Australia
  • Dr Kate Dempsey, Victorian TAFE International, Australia


1) Navigating the Complex Regulatory and Economic Landscape – A Private Vocational Education Training Provider’s Success Story

2) The Impacts of International Students on Pedagogical Practices in Vocational Education and Training

Thursday 10 October, 11.40am – 12.55pm

M-004 – Mini-plenary

Trolls and Flame Wars on Facebook

  • Ms Laurel Papworth, Social Network Educator, Australia

M-005 – Mini-plenary

Post Chaney Report – A Call to Action!

  • Mr David Riordan, Sydney Institute TAFE NSW, Australia Mrs Mariana Lane, Independent Schools Queensland, Australia
  • Mr Brett Blacker, IEAA, Australia, and The University of Newcastle, Australia
  • Ms Sue Blundell, English Australia, Australia
  • Ms Di Weddell, General Manager, International Strategy Branch, Australian Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education, Australia
  • Mr David Riordan, Sydney Institute TAFE NSW, Australia Mrs Mariana Lane, Independent Schools Queensland, Australia

M-006 – Mini-plenary

Connecting Continents: Where Now for Australian-European Cooperation?

Thursday 10 October, 1.55pm – 2.55pm


Hot Topics in International Education: Global Update

  • Dr Fanta Aw, NAFSA, USA
  • Mr Leolyn Jackson, University of the Western Cape, South Africa, and IEASA, South Africa
  • Professor Gordon Cheung, APAIE/Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Mr Hans-Georg van Liempd, EAIE, The Netherlands


Education and Indonesia's Future: The Difference between Good and Great

Professor Greg Barton, Monash University, Australia Mr Wimar Witoelar, Social Commentator, Indonesia


International Education Marketing: Connecting Globally through Digital and Social Media Engagement


Are Asia-Pacific Advances in Higher Education and Research Sustainable?


Room to Move: Global Imperatives, Offshore Realities and TEQSA in Transnational Education

  • Associate Professor Peter Ling, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
  • Associate Professor Beena Giridharan, Curtin University Sarawak Malaysia, Australia
  • Professor Margaret Mazzolini, Victoria University, Australia


1) Education Agents a Global Imperative for Local Success

  • Dr Nadia O'Connell, James Cook University (JCU) Singapore, Australia

2) Are We Ready for Global Standards in Agency Based Recruitment?


Thursday 10 October, 3.05pm – 4.05pm


Africa in Focus


Horizon Scanning: What Will International Higher Education Look Like in 2020?


Towards Better English Language Skills for Graduates and Professionals: Two IELTS Research Studies


1) A Brave New World: Will MOOCs Save Our International Education Market?

  • Mr Benjamin Mack, Brisbane Marketing, Australia

2) MOOCs - The Inside Story


1) Graduates, International Mobility and Employment: Perceptions and Patterns

2) Graduate Perceptions of Mobility


1) Research to Identify Local and Global Realities

2) Research to Identify Local and Global Realities – Offshore Vocational Education and Training Delivery

Thursday 10 October, 4.35pm – 5.35pm


Bringing Internationalisation of the Curriculum into the Disciplines: Local and Global Challenges


The Future of the World’s International Education – British Council Global Research Update


Capital Cities, Regional Cities


1) Pathways and Cross-Sectoral Mobility

2) Collaborating for Quality: English Australia's Guide to Best Practice in Direct Entry Programs


MOOCs: Addressing Global Expectations and Local Realities


Presentation by the Winner of the Outstanding Postgraduate Research Thesis IEAA Award

Friday 11 October, 9.00am – 10.15am


Post-Election Peak Bodies Review: Where do We Stand?

  • Ms Sue Blundell, English Australia, Australia
  • Ms Ainslie Moore, Universities Australia, Australia
  • Mr Mel Koumides, Academia International, Australia
  • Mr Peter Holden, TAFE Directors Australia, Australia
  • Mr Thomson Ch’ng, CISA, Australia
  • Mr Phil Honeywood, IEAA, Australia


Thailand in Focus


Developing Global Profiles: Perspectives from Canada and the UK


From Beijing to the Big 4: The Journey of Chinese Accounting Graduates Into the Australian Labour Market


1) Leveraging Global and Virtual University Networks to Effectively Develop Research Skills in Undergraduate Students

2) The Higher Degree Research Student Experience

Friday 11 October, 10.25am – 11.25am


Understanding Generation G and the Implications for Every Institution in Meeting Their Expectations

C-056 – Say-it-in-six

1) Swinburne Connect – Assisting Students to Attain Their Goals. A Swinburne University Case Study

2) Connecting Global With Local Using Social Media

‘National Education’ and ‘Global Education’: Can They be Compatible?

4) Rolling Out the Red Carpet: The Value of Visiting Delegations and the Challenge of Keeping Everybody Happy

5) Integrating Student Experience: Towards a Holistic First Year Transition

6) Changing Profile of North American Students: A New Opportunity


Malaysia in Focus


The Return on Investment in Engagement


Indonesia and Australia – Skills Training Partnership for an ASEAN Future


1) Forming Strong Relationships On-campus, in the Region and Beyond

2) Transitioning International Graduates to the Professional Workplace

  • Ms Dallas Dowsett, ICTE-UQ, Australia
  • Mr David Nelson, ICTE-UQ, Australia Ms Dallas Dowsett, ICTE-UQ, Australia

Friday 11 October, 11.55am – 1.10pm

P-003 – Plenary

Engaging with the Islamic World through International Education

  • Dr Halim Rane, Griffith University, Australia
  • Professor Greg Barton, Monash University, Australia
  • Ms Arfa Noor, Griffith University, Australia
  • Mr Wimar Witoelar, Social Commentator, Indonesia Professor Amin Saikal AM, Australian National University, Australia
  • Prof. Abid Khan, Australian National University, Australia

Friday 11 October, 2.10 – 3.30pm

P-004 – Plenary

Closing Plenary

  • Senator the Hon. Brett Mason, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Foreign Affairs
  • Ms Annabel Crabb, Chief Online Political Writer, ABC, Australia