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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)

sobania@plu edu www plu edu wangcenter
[email protected]

www.plu.edu/wangcenter/

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