Category: AAI

20Jan '18

Resolve to be Global, Act Local

Preparing for your next international road trip? Heading back to India this time, or squeezing in a trip to China before Lunar New Year begins on February 14? Like many of you, I live my life on land and in air. On a monthly basis, I commute from Academic Assembly’s Australian base in New South […]

07Dec '17

New Research: Global Alumni Management For U.S. Institutions

New York, NY and Boston, MA; December 7, 2017 – Academic Assembly, Inc. (, a provider of global, strategic business services for educational institutions, and Intead (, a provider of global recruitment marketing solutions, today published their joint white paper entitled “Global Alumni Management For U.S. Institutions: the State of the Field 2017.” This publication […]

07Apr '17

Middle States Considers Interfering with Institutions’ Use of Agents

The means by which institutions use agents has re-emerged in the public debate with Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) proposing changes to its Policies, Guidelines & Procedures around international student recruitment.  MSCHE seems to tie international practice to the same rules that affect national practice, bypassing the provision in Title IV that exempts […]

06Mar '17

Academic Assembly seeks Product Manager familiar with Training Products

Academic Assembly provides solutions to educational institutions seeking to better manage and grow their global operations. We are a young company that brings together some of international education’s most successful entrepreneurs and leaders into a platform of services designed to boost the international success of high schools, language and vocational schools, colleges and universities. Services […]

31Jan '17

Global Alumni Relations and the Employability Agenda

  What is Global Alumni Relations? Many institutions struggle to engage international alumni, let alone know how to make contact. To aid our industry, I submitted this definition in 2016: Global Alumni Relations is the outreach to and engagement of internationally affiliated alumni, students, faculty, staff, families, community, and key industry/governmental partners in the support […]

24Jan '17

Web Demo – Global Alumni Relations Course

Join Academic Assembly live from Brisbane for an inside look at the new Global Alumni Relations Course. Created by Gretchen Dobson, this 12-module online course provides a comprehensive look at the issues around mobilizing your international alumni and the opportunities for leveraging valuable lifelong relationships. Hosted by Gretchen, this 30-minute web demo will feature a […]

23Sep '16

International Alumni – a Gold Mine for Many Reasons

Author: Gretchen Dobson Happy Chinese New Year to friends at home and abroad. The Spring Festival is upon us (actual date is February 19) and I wanted to share a few thoughts in response to a recent post on Inside Philanthropy: The contributor writes about what I agree is often an untapped resource: our international […]

23Sep '16

New funding models for international education

By Mitch Leventhal Many institutions continue to talk about ‘performance-based budgeting’ and, what I am advocating here might be aptly called ‘performance-based reinvestment.’  What I am advocating is an approach which create new financial resources which can be reinvested to achieve the many internationalization goals which have been committed to in strategic plans, by presidents […]