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“Faculty Integration in Education Abroad”. NAFSA: Region 1 Boise, Idaho October 2006. Faculty Development and Reciprocity. Neal Sobania, Executive Director Wang Center for International Programs Pacific Lutheran University. The PLU Context.

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Faculty integration in education abroad

“Faculty Integration in Education Abroad”

NAFSA: Region 1

Boise, Idaho October 2006


Faculty development and reciprocity
Faculty Development and Reciprocity

Neal Sobania, Executive Director

Wang Center for International Programs

Pacific Lutheran University


The plu context
The PLU Context

  • PLU mission: educating for lives of thoughtful inquiry, leadership, service, and care.


The plu context1
The PLU Context

  • PLU mission: educating for lives of thoughtful inquiry, leadership, service, and care.

  • “PLU 2010” commitments: to global education, purposeful learning, student-faculty research


The plu context2
The PLU Context

  • PLU mission: educating for lives of thoughtful inquiry, leadership, service, and care.

  • “PLU 2010” commitments: to global education, purposeful learning, student-faculty research

  • Global Education Plan: four central values to which PLU global education aspires—justice, health, sustainability, and peace.


Examples of plu ownership
Examples of PLU Ownership:

  • Departments consider international experience when hiring new faculty

  • New standing committee for global education

  • Faculty course releases for gateway program directors

  • Leave for administrators to serve as J-term assistant leaders

  • Global Scholars Distinction program in process


The plu by the numbers
The PLU by the Numbers

  • 5 PLU “Gateway” programs: China, Mexico, Namibia, Norway, and Trinidad and Tobago


The plu by the numbers1
The PLU by the Numbers

  • 5 PLU “Gateway” programs: China, Mexico, Namibia, Norway, and Trinidad and Tobago

  • Consortia memberships add many more


The plu by the numbers2
The PLU by the Numbers

  • 5 PLU “Gateway” programs: China, Mexico, Namibia, Norway, and Trinidad and Tobago

  • Consortia memberships add many more

  • Semester, year, J-term & summer programs


The plu by the numbers3
The PLU by the Numbers

  • 5 PLU “Gateway” programs: China, Mexico, Namibia, Norway, and Trinidad and Tobago

  • Consortia memberships add many more

  • Semester, year, J-term & summer programs

  • “7 Continents” (Jan ’06) 400+ on 25 programs


The plu by the numbers4
The PLU by the Numbers

  • 5 PLU “Gateway” programs: China, Mexico, Namibia, Norway, and Trinidad and Tobago

  • Consortia memberships add many more

  • Semester, year, J-term & summer programs

  • “7 Continents” (Jan ’06) 400+ on 25 programs

  • Nearly 40% of graduation classes study away


The plu by the numbers5
The PLU by the Numbers

  • 5 PLU “Gateway” programs: China, Mexico, Namibia, Norway, and Trinidad and Tobago

  • Consortia memberships add many more

  • Semester, year, J-term & summer programs

  • “7 Continents” (Jan ’06P) 400+ on 25 programs

  • Nearly 40% of graduation classes study away

  • PLU 2010 goal = 50% of graduates will have a study away experience as part of degree program


1 consortia member opportunities
1. Consortia Member Opportunities

  • CIEE: International Faculty Development Seminars

  • 26 offerings in 2007 spanning the globe

  • Broad range of themes

  • http://ciee.org/IFDS.aspx


1 consortia member opportunities1
1. Consortia Member Opportunities

  • IES: diverse faculty development programs, including

  • Faculty seminars

  • IES faculty-in-residence program

  • http://www.IESabraod.org



The challenge1
The Challenge:

  • You?

  • Your staff?


The challenge2
The Challenge:

  • You?

  • Your staff?

  • Faculty?


Staff
Staff?

  • Expertise: familiarization with programs your university uses


Staff1
Staff?

  • Expertise: familiarization with programs your university uses

  • Experience: professionalization of international education staff


Staff2
Staff?

  • Expertise: familiarization with programs your university uses

  • Experience: professionalization of international education staff

  • Drawback: with professionalization, people make more frequent job moves


Faculty eligibility issues
Faculty? Eligibility issues:

  • Know your faculty? Know your faculty!


Faculty eligibility issues1
Faculty? Eligibility issues:

  • Know your faculty? Know your faculty!

  • Only tenured faculty—you are making a long-term investment


Faculty eligibility issues2
Faculty? Eligibility issues:

  • Know your faculty? Know your faculty!

  • Only tenured faculty—you are making a long-term investment

  • Identify and include faculty leaders


Faculty eligibility issues3
Faculty? Eligibility issues:

  • Know your faculty? Know your faculty!

  • Only tenured faculty—you are making a long-term investment

  • Identify and include faculty leaders

  • Find allies in younger faculty to send


Faculty eligibility issues4
Faculty? Eligibility issues:

  • Know your faculty? Know your faculty!

  • Only tenured faculty—you are making a long-term investment

  • Identify and include faculty leaders

  • Find allies in younger faculty to send

  • Purposefully select a “roadblock"


Faculty eligibility issues5
Faculty? Eligibility issues:

  • Know your faculty? Know your faculty!

  • Only tenured faculty—you are making a long-term investment

  • Identify and include faculty leaders

  • Find allies in younger faculty to send

  • Purposefully select a “roadblock"

  • New president or provost? Overseas ASAP!


Faculty benefits
Faculty? Benefits:

  • As transformative for faculty as students;


Faculty benefits1
Faculty? Benefits:

  • As transformative for faculty as students;

  • Provides serious sense of study away program/academics;


Faculty benefits2
Faculty? Benefits:

  • As transformative for faculty as students;

  • Provides serious sense of study away program/academics;

  • Gives sense of another educational system


Faculty benefits3
Faculty? Benefits:

  • As transformative for faculty as students;

  • Provides serious sense of study away program/academics;

  • Gives sense of another educational system

  • International colleagues are made real


Faculty benefits4
Faculty? Benefits:

  • As transformative for faculty as students;

  • Provides serious sense of study away program/academics;

  • Gives sense of another educational system

  • International colleagues are made real

  • Overseas development seminars often result in new international content to courses

    Reciprocity!


Outcome reciprocity
Outcome: Reciprocity!

Reciprocity (generalized):

not necessarily immediate return, but over time, a gift is returned of equal or similar value.

Stated crassly: People will owe you!


An example investing in the natural sciences
An example: Investing in the Natural Sciences

Combination of opportunities over 6 years:

  • Biologist

  • Physicist

  • Mathematician

  • Computer scientist

  • Engineer


Today
Today?

  • All are now department chairs


Today1
Today?

  • All are now department chairs

  • In hiring new faculty, international experience is a consideration


Today2
Today?

  • All are now department chairs

  • In hiring new faculty, international experience is a consideration

  • As faculty advisors work with FYS to make study abroad possible


Today3
Today?

  • All are now department chairs

  • In hiring new faculty, international experience is a consideration

  • As faculty advisors work with FYS to make study abroad possible

  • 20% plus all study abroad students are majors from the natural sciences


2 j term assistant leaders faculty
2. J-term assistant leaders: faculty

  • Develop new, potential program directors


2 j term assistant leaders faculty1
2. J-term assistant leaders: faculty

  • Develop new, potential program directors

  • Create potential for new programs at new sites, or


2 j term assistant leaders faculty2
2. J-term assistant leaders: faculty

  • Develop new, potential program directors

  • Create potential for new programs at new sites, or

  • Possibilities for alternating courses in same department


2 j term assistant leaders faculty3
2. J-term assistant leaders: faculty

  • Develop new, potential program directors

  • Create potential for new programs at new sites, or

  • Possibilities for alternating courses in same department

    Reciprocity (They owe you!)


2 j term assistant leaders staff
2. J-term assistant leaders: staff

  • Administrative staff are frontline contacts with students


2 j term assistant leaders staff1
2. J-term assistant leaders: staff

  • Administrative staff are frontline contacts with students

  • Often meet students before faculty/advisors


2 j term assistant leaders staff2
2. J-term assistant leaders: staff

  • Administrative staff are frontline contacts with students

  • Often meet students before faculty/advisors

  • Must include staff if serious about internationalizing the campus


2 j term assistant leaders staff3
2. J-term assistant leaders: staff

  • Administrative staff are frontline contacts with students

  • Often meet students before faculty/advisors

  • Must include staff if serious about internationalizing the campus

  • Some faculty need the “steadiness” of such staff people


2 j term assistant leaders staff4
2. J-term assistant leaders: staff

  • Administrative staff are frontline contacts with students

  • Often meet students before faculty/advisors

  • Must include staff if serious about internationalizing the campus

  • Some faculty need the “steadiness” of such staff people

  • (not counted as vacation time)

    Reciprocity: You’ve made powerful friends!


3 own study away programs
3. Own study away programs

  • Site visits

  • Help faculty develop research connections

  • Help faculty identify research collaborators

  • Meet possible sabbatical replacements

  • Team teach with international colleagues


3 own study away programs1
3. Own study away programs

  • Site visits

  • Help faculty develop research connections

  • Help faculty identify research collaborators

  • Meet possible sabbatical replacements

  • Team teach with international colleagues

    Reciprocity (They owe you!)

    E.g. use as a cadre of in-department advisors


4 wang center grants
4. Wang Center Grants

Faculty grants: support faculty development in global education:

  • research

  • Add an international component to an existing course

  • Design a new J-term or summer course

  • Add a service learning/internship option


4 wang center grants1
4. Wang Center Grants

Faculty grants: support faculty development in global education:

  • research

  • Add an international component to an existing course

  • Design a new J-term or summer course

  • Add a service learning/internship option

    Reciprocity (They owe you!)


4 wang center grants2
4. Wang Center Grants

  • Faculty-student research grants for advanced research and creative projects in which student(s) play an integral part in the overall project

  • E.g. – “Impact of oil development on local peoples in Ecuador” (J-term 07) by faculty member and two students


4 wang center grants3
4. Wang Center Grants

  • Faculty-student research grants for advanced research and creative projects in which student(s) play an integral part in the overall project

  • E.g. – “Impact of oil development on local peoples in Ecuador” (J-term 07) by faculty member and two students

    Reciprocity (They owe you!)


5 slush fund possibilities
5. “Slush fund” possibilities

For a faculty member already overseas, attending a conference, presenting paper; doing research, even for a family visit;

  • Already there; pay for them to stay on for an extra day or two;


5 slush fund possibilities1
5. “Slush fund” possibilities

For a faculty member already overseas, attending a conference, presenting paper; doing research, even for a family visit;

  • Already there, pay for a day or two extra;

  • $s for transportation, overnight, meal or two;

  • Meet their/your students & take them out


5 slush fund possibilities2
5. “Slush fund” possibilities

For a faculty member already overseas, attending a conference, presenting paper; doing research, even for a family visit;

  • Already there, pay for a day or two extra;

  • $s for transportation, overnight, meal or two;

  • Meet their/your students & take them out

  • Require a short report!

  • Share it on campus


How to create a slush fund
How to create a “slush fund”

  • Campus activity fee = international fee

  • Cooperate with book store – t-shirts

  • International graduation pins and/or stoles

  • photo contest to calendar


6 on campus opportunities
6. On-campus opportunities:

  • Global Education Committee or campus equivalent

  • Study away admissions committee

  • Int’l campus event planning committees

  • Parents weekend/admission day presentations


6 on campus opportunities1
6. On-campus opportunities:

  • Global Education Committee or campus equivalent

  • Study away admissions committee

  • Int’l campus event planning committees

  • Parents weekend/admission day presentations

    Reciprocity: you’ll owe them! (see site visits)


Another example study away fair plus
Another example: Study Away Fair Plus

  • Request providers do other presentations

  • Insist on substance; need to do homework

  • Target departments or curricular units

  • Turn those involved into departmental advisors for study abroad


Another example study away fair plus1
Another example: Study Away Fair Plus

  • Request providers do other presentations

  • Insist on substance; need to do homework

  • Target departments or curricular units

  • Turn those involved into departmental advisors for study abroad

    Reciprocity: you’ll owe them! (see site visits)


Conclusion
Conclusion

It’s all about relationships

and forging links

(Reciprocity)



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