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EPISODE 7

Strategic Budgeting:

Championing the Importance of International Education with Paulo Zagalo-Melo
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Episode Summary

Paulo Zagalo-Melo, Western Michigan University's Associate Provost for Global Education, boasts 30+ years of experience in international education, combining expertise in accounting, finance, and management. He deems international education the top growth market for higher education, citing its pivotal role in research, innovation, and cultural understanding. Paulo emphasizes the need for ongoing advocacy for internationalization as crucial to the institution's mission and strategic plan. He underscores the significance of strategic budgeting to address resource and funding challenges.

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[3:01] Introduction to Paulo Zagalo-Melo
[39:51] Full Podcast Episode
[2:19] How Important is International Education?
[5:01] The Economic Value of International Education
[2:23] International Education's Impact on the Enrollment Cliff
[5:18] The #1 Growth Market for Higher Education
[2:58] Advocating for International Education
[6:56] Making the Case: A Strategic Budgeting Process
[3:56] The Political Obstacles to International Education
[2:46] Local Impact and the Competition for Internal Resources
[2:29] The Foundational Importance of IE to Higher Education
[2:50] The Importance of Storytelling in Strategic Budgeting
[4:40] The Strategic Role of Data in Global Engagement
[0:56] Making the Case for Global Engagement
TRANSCRIPT
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We have to internally show that we are everywhere, that what we do impacts most, if not everything, that the university is doing or could impact if embedded into those activities or those programs.”
— PAULO ZAGALO-MELO
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