As seen in The PIE Blog In our previous post, we discussed the potential of a Coordinated International Student Support Infrastructure (or, CISSI) model as a way of creating a holistic, monitored, and appropriately invested approach to supporting international students. Part 2 of our 4 part series on pathway programs. For part 1, please click here … Continue reading LOOKING FOR A PATHWAY PARTNER? PART 2: FUNDING NEW PROGRAMMING
As seen in The PIE Blog “Even without a partner, you can still benefit from emulating the best elements of outside pathway providers” If you are looking for a pathway partner, it is probably also true that you are looking for some kind of overarching structure to guide your international student management on campus. You’re … Continue reading LOOKING FOR A PATHWAY PARTNER? MAYBE CHECK IN THE MIRROR
As seen in The PIE... By Larry, Rick, & Vanessa Andrade NOTE: In addition to Larry and Rick, who authored blogs #1 and #2, we have another co-author on this blog: Vanessa Andrade is Director, International Partnership & Program Development and Deputy Senior International Officer at California State University, Northridge. Vanessa brings over 20 years … Continue reading UNIVERSITIES LAUNCHING PATHWAYS THEMSELVES, PART 3
As see in The PIE... (In addition to Larry Kuiper and Rick Rattray, Mark Grace, the former Senior Director of Academic Affairs at NAFSA has contributed to this post.) Student Services Under the circumstances of past few weeks, it’s almost hard to imagine a calm time when international students will once again be returning to … Continue reading UNIVERSITIES LAUNCHING PATHWAYS THEMSELVES (PART 4 of 4)
As if we didn’t have enough to worry about with visa-denials, scholarship scheme cancellations and poor work-rights, COVID-19 is now the latest in a number of health concerns (SARS, Avian Flu/H1N1, Ebola, etc) that have created fear, uncertainty, and instability in global education. Coronavirus, don’t think you’ll prevent us from continuing to deliver transformative programs! ...But where … Continue reading FEAR AND LOATHING IN ONLINE DELIVERY
In light of yesterday's Chronicle article reminding us that IEP enrollments are down, it's important to focus on working from "where we are" rather than "where we'd like to be." In our current international student market, some institutions are still growing international enrollments. And many who aren't growing are still making incredible things happen to … Continue reading IS YOUR SHIP SINKING, OR IS THE TIDE JUST GOING OUT?
Every day, a new adventure – for us and for our international students. And we know that these heart-opening and often mind-blowing experiences are more than academic, are more than adventure: they are diplomatic, they are building inter-cultural competencies. We know that every day, we are contributing to a more just, a more open, a … Continue reading MINDSET BEFORE FOOTPRINT: HOW INTERNATIONAL EDUCATORS CAN MOVE THE NEEDLE
by Nadine Baladi Notes to the EnglishUSA board, Jan 16, 2019: Prepping for this meeting, I was considering the amazing contributions of everyone on this board, and our personal stories that have brought each one of us here today and I realized that ½ of us have changed jobs in the last year. Half of … Continue reading WHEN BEING CAREFUL IS BEING RECKLESS: A CALL TO EMBRACING CHANGE