Global Education: Comments from 10/20/11

Members of campus were asked what they would create, keep, and discard regarding Global Education. The following are their responses:

Create

•Create a strong "study abroad" consolidated office with a director who has the time to step up to the challenge of a growing campus.

•Great goals, but what do we do with the foreign students once we take their money? We need more support for them- more dedicated campus to help them feel supported and wanted. How do we accept and exchange cultures? Some students are coming from very horrible & disadvantaged cultures- corruption, crime, etc. How do we cope & help keep them through graduation?

•Include geography dept. in global discussion.

•Involve international faculty ( who are tenure-track) in global issue discussion.

•Add a central campus office for international recruiting & student services & for study abroad opportunities.

•Create abroad online programs that can help new students start a degree program. Should they pursue a larger degree, it might help entice them to come to campus.

•More faculty & student exchange programs or study abroad. (Perhaps a scholarship or contest for expenses paid.)

•Inform the campus about global initiatives.

•Create a center for global education and allot significant resources.

•Add dedicated coordinator of global programs & options for students.

•Create more international partnerships. Our students aren't necessarily able to afford study-abroad, so create more programs for foreign students to come here. Also, consider better ESL programs either on-campus or through partnerships with quality institutions.

• International students need the support of student affairs professionals. Connecting them to the UCCS campus is different than administering visas.

•All students receiving financial aid should be made aware of study abroad opportunities through CU-Boulder & UCCS faculty-led.

•If we are serious about going global: Establish a global office that is expertly staffed to help bring students, faculty & visiting faculty to campus. It's ridiculously inefficient to have staff in each college all trying to figure out the same thing only once in a while. Have on-campus experts who keep up with law and policies.

•Create high quality online programs & distance (face-to-face) programs. Quality is key; how will you measure it?

•I'm not sure how many global students we have; I know this enriches the academic community- we saw this with exchange students at our high school.

•Please consider a global studies program or degree that includes a travel abroad requirement.

•Create an exchange program where a UCCS student actually swaps places with an international student.

•Increase the understanding of global programs and the effect of the application/enrollment process on the students and enrollment numbers.

•Provide programs to educate the campus faculty & staff on the importance of global initiatives. How this can contribute to the global common good: science, health, world peace and more.

•More study abroad programs.

•Create a strong, full-time staffed department for international student studies. Hire a bonded rep for ever-changing international law, that can help students study at this university.

•With an Olympic Games emphasis, the Sport Management program provides a great platform to build international exchange programs- primarily with English-speaking countries for internship opportunities.

•Increase study abroad opportunities.

•Make sure we have adequate support for international students prior to admission, during admission and while here.

•Create a centralized office that does all functions of global education.

•Create international student office.

•Create more opportunities for international study and to host international students on campus.

•Incorporate globalization into the curriculum- sort of like the writing across curriculum ideas that were once so popular.

•More comprehensive exchange programs; Emphasize global diversity in our student and faculty population; I really like the draft goals!

•One stop shop for helping international students; ISSS employment.

•We need a more coordinated effort across campus to support the international students we recruit. Perhaps a committee of people across campus in the short-term, an office in the long-term.

•Create a much stronger international program with a strong orientation & mentorship for each international student. Create an international/global floor in housing- pairing domestic & international students who want that experience.

•Create more foreign language instruction.

•Create true study abroad program!

•Create more student support services for special circumstances not usually encountered, such as employment, internships, student jobs, housing, etc. Help service departments understand differences for international students.

•UCCS should develop a strategic plan for attracting international students for both a semester or a year on a C2 [Extended Studies] funding basis. C2 gives us the flexibility to offer a lower, but still reasonable tuition rate. We have an attractive campus. Getting more international students will improve our student quality, enhance out diversity and prepare our students for a global world.

•Creation of an official study abroad office.

•Need more support for retention services- presence on campus, clubs, orientation, etc.

•Improve the process by which international students become integrated into the campus- especially online programs.

•More study abroad emphasis; help students want to travel. Many students seem afraid.

•Create a stable administrative structure to support international programs & students.

•Increase international student presence. Increase study-abroad opportunities. Promote faculty inter-exchange.

•Resource person or center to assist UCCS students with visa requirements, etc. when going abroad for internship.

•Increase international study exchanges. Great learning and global awareness opportunities for all groups involved.

•Require study-abroad as part of the international business degree program.

•Create an opportunity for students/faculty coming back from overseas travel to discuss their experiences and encourage others.

•Pre-Health Professions: Provide opportunities for global service- increase university reputation.

•More faculty/student exchange program.

•Develop many more joint or dual degree programs with partner universities.

•Increase study abroad opportunities for UCCS students. Send at least 10% of students on 1 or 2 semester study abroad opportunities. Develop the services to support study abroad opportunities.

•Add the physical infrastructure needed to support international students.

•Add the needed student resources to service the needs of international students: visa services, enrollment services, advising & counseling, ESL, housing services, etc.

•Grow the international student body to 10% of the total student enrollment at UCCS by 2020.

•Increase support for international students, especially for those of us who fall under the LGBT population.

•International student recruiting for specialty programs.

•Establish study abroad.

•Encourage professors to make accommodations for foreign-born students. Extra test time, setting up groups.

•Better public transportation for on-campus students would allow more international students to see Colorado.

•Create a central office for international students & support global office in their efforts to create ESL courses to help international students.

•Create international student office, help with international faculty.

•Increase resources available to students re: study abroad.

•Partner with international companies that have foundations (IKEA).

•More study abroad programs: Without having to speak fluently; exchange programs (less expensive); semester at sea.

Keep

•Keep growing; this area is so important.

•Keep advisory council established while Amy Hill was around.

•Keep expanding global outreach programs & initiatives

•Keep small campus-friendly feel.

•Expansion of global programs

•I like what you've got.

•Keep what little we already have.

•Keep the office of Global Education. They've done a great job!

•Keep international mentor program.

•Keep offering foreign language & global classes so our students can be global citizens.

•Encourage students to study abroad; our student employees discuss it. Keep affordable.

•Keep exchange programs and encourage students to travel to other countries to foster a global view of the world.

•Keep connected with diversity initiatives as well.

Discard

•Cut out-of-state tuition

•Discard the mindset that we are only local-focused

•Cut out-of-state tuition, one way or another, for international students