University of Colorado Denver CIBER Impact Story

New Forces Shaping the Future of International Business Education

October 27-29, 2016 in Denver, Colorado

The 10th regional faculty development in international business conference, New Forces Shaping the Future of International Business Education, was hosted by the University of Colorado Denver CIBER, and co-sponsored by the Western Regional CIBER Consortium, the Rocky Mountain CIBER Network, and the University of Colorado Denver Business School. The conference was rated 4.7/5.0 by its participants.


  • 103 total
  • from 39 institutions
  • in 14 western states
  • 87 faculty
  • 2 PhD students
  • 4 masters students
  • 3 business people
  • 7 administrators
  • 6 faculty from 2 Tribal Colleges and Universities
  • 2 faculty from 1 Native American Serving-Non Tribal College Institution
  • 1 faculty from 1 Historically Black College/University
  • 11 faculty from 9 community colleges
  • 10 faculty from 7 Hispanic Serving Institutions

Disciplines Represented


Business Administration

Business Communication





Health Administration

Info Systems and Analytics

Information Technology

International Business

International Leadership

International Trade

Latin American Literature




Operations Management

Political Science


Risk Mgmt and Insurance



Identified benefits of attending

  • Intellectually and academically engaging
  • Very informative – I learned a lot
  • Content of presentations
  • Excellent breadth of subject matter
  • Meeting people from peer institutions; networking with industry and government representatives
  • Great discussions, new ideas; I have changed my IB paradigm a bit
  • Learning different opinions and topics in international business, and different ways of engaging students
  • The conference gave me an opportunity to rethink/revisit my IB course, both in terms of content and delivery.

Participant comments about conference

  • Excellent introduction to the field of international business!
  • My first conference – thoroughly enjoyable.
  • I appreciate the current topics presentations to get my mind going.
  • I enjoyed the multiple perspectives on international business and the experience multiple companies were able to provide.
  • I almost didn’t come because this is a busy time of the year for me (as it is for most academics), but I am very glad I did. Very useful!
  • Great conference, 100% rewarding. The educational aspects and panels were very powerful.
  • Wonderful conference – I went to every session and thoroughly enjoyed them all!
  • I am grateful for the support I have received from the Rocky Mountain CIBER through the years! Our programs are better today due to all the learning provided by the organization and a previous opportunity to participate in the China FDIB. Thank you and I look forward to continue supporting Rocky Mountain CIBER programs. (Diana Bullen, Director, Business Management Programs and the Belgium-EU Study Abroad Program), (Mesa Community College, AZ)
  • Thank you for the invitation. I learned a lot at the conference and have started applying some of the insight I gained in my classrooms already. Sometimes when you are limited to the reservation, you get tunnel vision and create the feeling there are not many options for our students to make a better life for themselves or their community. I will work hard to enlighten my students on their important role in regards to international business, both in the United States and across the pond. In addition, I will encourage my fellow co-workers and other instructors that are resistant to the introduction and inception of international business to their classroom, to broaden their train of thought and embrace the idea, instead of continuously putting our students in a box. Thank you for the opportunity. I really appreciate it. (Marry Abraham, Assistant Professor, Business),(Oglala Lakota College (TCU), SD)
  • I am very grateful to have received a scholarship from the University of Colorado Denver CIBER and I look forward to becoming involved and to giving back. Thank you! This conference has opened my eyes and my mind. (Nina Molinaro, Associate Professor, Spanish),(University of Colorado Boulder)
  • This was a very good conference with varied topics and speakers on international business issues. I enjoyed it greatly. I was very happy to see Kelly Murphrey was a speaker. He provided a very comprehensive list of sources of information related to IB. Joint support from Texas A&M CIBER, UC Denver CIBER, and Prairie View A&M University made my participation possible. It was truly a team initiative! (Moosa Khan, Professor, Finance),(Prairie View A&M University (HBCU), TX)