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EPISODE 8

Best Practices

for Funding and Growing Global Engagement with Jill Blondin, Ph.D.
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Episode Summary

Jill Blondin, Ph.D., Associate Vice Provost and “SIO of the Year,” underscores the significance of global engagement in higher education. She advocates for institutions prioritizing global involvement, citing student, faculty, and staff advantages. Jill references VCU’s internationalization plan, “Dare to be Global,” emphasizing data-driven decisions, accessibility, recruitment, and engagement. She emphasizes the importance of continuous advocacy and strategic budgeting to secure resources while encouraging collaboration and a “we can all win” approach.

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[2:41] Introduction to Jill Blondin, PhD.
[36:50] Full Podcast Episode
[4:00] The Vital Importance of Global Engagement
[2:30] Global Engagement’s Role in Tackling Enrollment Decline
[6:25] The D.A.R.E. to Be Global Strategy: Explained
[5:15] Strategic Budgeting Best Practices
[4:08] Advocacy & Being a Champion for the Institution’s Mission
[5:08] Budgeting Mistakes and Avoiding Delusional Strategies
[1:31] Increasing Impact on Students’ Lives
[2:37] Generosity and a Win-Win Approach
[0:53] The Vital Importance of Global Engagement
TRANSCRIPT
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International education is vital to the importance of the institution because every institution going forward is a global institution, whether they like it or not.
— Jill Blondin, Ph.D.
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