Founding leadership team 2019-2022:

  • Chair: Daria Panina, Texas A&M University, USA
  • Vice Chair, Communications: Aušrinė Šilenskytė, University of Vaasa, Finland (2020-2022)
  • Vice Chair, Membership: Marleen Dieleman, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Vice Chair, Resources: Miguel Ignacio Cordova, Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru, Peru
  • Co-Vice Chair, Main Conference Events: Karen Lynden, University of North Carolina Wilmington, USA
  • Co-Vice Chair, Main Conference Events: Cyntia Vilasboas Calixto, University of Leeds, UK
  • Vice Chair, Finances: Margaret Fletcher, University of Glasgow, UK.

SIGs coordinators: Yuxue Luo; Ilke Kardes; Elizabeth Yi Wang; Marina Schmitz; Mary Leung; Karla María Nava Aguirre.

Over the first few years, AIB T&E SIG has established several far-reaching projects and created grounds for interaction with the AIB chapters and other units. The AIB T&E SIG has designed and implemented several formats of the conference events, such as Pre-Conference Professional Development Workshops (meant to develop pedagogical skills in international business (IB) and share the knowledge) and Teaching Cafes (meant to initiate discussion among the diverse educators and share best practices in an informal environment). AIB T&E SIG has also taken the leadership of the Teaching and Education track in the annual AIB main conference since the last two meetings; also encouraged the Teaching and Education track and event development in the AIB chapter conferences.

Several teaching resource projects, such as IB-mini cases and Video capsules, have been conceptualized and received several contributions from educators located in different parts of the World. Coordinator Ilke Kardes has led the Digital Platform Database project comprising various free online resources that IB educators could use to enhance their teaching.

The Inaugural Teaching Innovation Award was launched in 2021, setting the pathway for IB educators’ innovations to be recognized and gain an impact globally.

Coordinator and project manager Elizabeth Yi Wang has led a series of the impactful co-education initiative, MIIB, that allowed IB educators to enhance their teaching practices, make their classrooms more international, and present the most recent research to students. Coordinator Marina Schmitz has created strong collaboration ties between the T&E and Sustainability SIGs.

The Newsletter and blog with Insights on IB education have been launched, featuring tips on IB education from diverse contributors. These outlets aimed at providing practical, hands-on tools and tips that could be applied in the IB classroom. Additionally, they deliver mentoring-type advice provided by passionate educators and cherish various collaborations and achievements of AIB T&E SIG and their associates. Several special issues have been created as well. For example, coordinator Yuxue Luo explored the success recipes behind the award-winning Ph.D. dissertations, sharing best practices in doctoral education.

A number of webinars have been conducted in collaboration with the fantastic partner – Georgia State University CIBER. The webinars attracted a broad audience globally and contributed to the exchange of the most needed knowledge at the time, such as teaching online, education on sustainability, team-based learning, and developing various educational programs.