2014 AASCU/NAFSA Institute for Senior International Officers

2012 Senior International Officers

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 to Friday, February 14, 2014
Washington, D.C.

The American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) and NAFSA: Association for International Educators are pleased to announce the Institute for New Senior International Officers. Designed for SIOs working on AASCU member campuses, the institute offers participants the opportunity to be introduced to the key skills and knowledge a SIO must master as a leader in internationalization at a public comprehensive college or university. 

About the Conference

Applicants accepted into this focused and practical professional development institute will benefit from sessions led by a group of experienced international educators, and topical experts. This institute is ideal for new senior administrators (those with less than three years of experience) that want to deepen their knowledge, expertise and leadership skills.

The Institute for New Senior International Officers’ two-and-a-half day program will introduce participants to key issues in each of the critical subject areas for which they are responsible. The program will address topics including regulation, risk management, institutional partnership development, integration into curricula, principles of internationalization, outcome assessment, budget and physical plant management, and the “culture” of international educational exchange.

The meeting will begin at 7:45 a.m. on Wednesday, February 12th and end on Friday, February 14th at Noon. You should plan on arriving in DC on Tuesday the 11th and departing after 2 p.m. on Friday the 14th. 

Fees top

Registration for Senior International Officer: $685
Fee includes all program sessions and materials; opening reception, breakfast, lunch and refreshments at all breaks. All SIO are expected to register and participate in all program activities.


Registration Information top

Two options to register:  

  • Register Online  

  • Register via the downloadable registration form (pdf), to be mailed or faxed in to:

    Felicia Durham, SIO Institute
    American Association of State Colleges and Universities
    1307 New York Avenue, NW, 5th floor
    Washington, D.C. 20005-4701

    Fax: (202) 296-5819
    Phone: (202) 478-4673
    Download Form (pdf)

Accommodations top


Washington Marriott at Metro Center
775 12th Street NW
Washington, DC 20005

Room Rates  

A special room block has been made at the Washington Marriott at Metro Center. The rate for a single/double room is $229 a night. So that you can enjoy AASCU's tax-free Washington DC status, AASCU will be making your room reservation for you and then invoicing you for the room night's after the meeting. This saves you from having to pay the 14.5% tax per night.

To make your room reservations, please contact AASCU's Meeting Manager, Jill M. Gately at (202) 478-4668 or send an email to gatelyj@aascu.org.

Please call Jill to make your hotel reservation by January 24th. After January 24th you will be subject to a higher rate.  

Cancellation & Refund Policytop

If you must cancel your registration, you will receive a full refund if the cancellation is before 5 p.m. EST Friday, January 10th. There will be a $250.00 cancellation fee after that date. Special circumstances will be handled on an individual basis.