Faculty Member Engagement in the Context of Internationalization at Home at the University of Iceland: A Collective Case Study
Internationalization at Home (IaH) has been promoted as means to increase international and intercultural education on the home campus. Considering Iceland’s recent increases in immigration, such education is crucial not only for students and members of the academic community, but also for the populations in greater Iceland. This talk will present a study which examined faculty members’ engagement in IaH at the University of Iceland with the goal of understanding the specific practices of IaH and subsequent development stemming from this engagement. A portrait of adult learning constructed from a variety of learning theories and concepts will be used in interpreting how faculty members grow from practices of IaH. The findings from this study are useful in (re)defining IaH, understanding how IaH is enacted and has implications for supporting the internationalization of faculty members at the University of Iceland.
Casey is the Assistant Director for Internationalization at the University of Denver and develops curriculum for intercultural communication and transnational student experience. His main research interests include intercultural development, faculty member development, internationalizing curriculum and self-reflexivity in education. He holds a master’s degree in Scandinavian Studies from the University of Wisconsin and a doctorate in international Education from the University of Minnesota. Additionally, he studied at the University of Iceland on a Fulbright Award in the 2005-2006 academic year.