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mid career education abroad professionals dialog session

Mid-Career Education Abroad Professionals Dialog Session

Developing Critical Skills for Careers in Campus Internationalization

Forum on Education Abroad Conference

Austin, Texas – March 2007

presenters
Presenters
  • Dru Simmons - Assistant Director, Arcadia University Center for Education Abroad
  • Jerry Wilcox - Director, International Office, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Joe Kinsella - Associate Vice President, International Programs, DePaul University
  • Joël Gallegos - Executive Director, Office of International Programs, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Forum on Education Abroad Conference

Austin, Texas – March 2007

survey of campus based directors of internationalization
Survey of Campus Based Directors of Internationalization

Purpose to Measure

  • Current Purview
  • Educational Background
  • Career Experience
  • Professional Training
  • Professional Experience
  • Responsibilities & Actions

Forum on Education Abroad Conference

Austin, Texas – March 2007

the survey
The Survey
  • Number Sent – 61
  • Respondents (as of 2/28) – 22
  • Breakdown of Respondent’s Institutions
      • Research/Doctoral – 13
      • Masters – 4
      • Baccalaureate – 5

Forum on Education Abroad Conference

Austin, Texas – March 2007

institutional data
Reporting Lines

Provost – 16

Dean – 2

President – 1

VP Student Affairs – 1

Number of Staff

1 to 4 – 4

5 to 10 – 9

10+ - 9

Units Directed

Education Abroad – 22

Int’l Admissions – 5

Int’l Student Services – 17

Int’l Scholar Services – 14

ESL – 10

Exchange Agreements/Linkages – 20

International Research – 8

Overseas Branch Campuses – 3

Title VI/Area Studies – 4

Foreign Language Departments – 1

Institutional Data

Forum on Education Abroad Conference

Austin, Texas – March 2007

personal background
Education Level

PhD – 15

Ed.D – 2

MA – 4

M.Ed – 1

Area of Study

Arts & Humanities – 8

Education – 7

Languages - 3

Business/Public Adm. – 3

Sciences - 1

Primary Int’l Background

EA – 14

Int’l Student Services – 2

Int’l Scholar Services – 1

Foreign Language – 2

Other – 3

Previous Experience

Current Institution – 7

Other Institution – 13

Outside Academia – 2

Personal Background

Forum on Education Abroad Conference

Austin, Texas – March 2007

professional experience
Professional Experience
  • Faculty – 11
  • Overseas Faculty – 2
  • University Governance – 3
  • EA Admin – 9
  • Overseas EA Admin – 2
  • IE Admin - 4
  • Academic Admin – 4
  • Student Affairs Admin – 1
  • Peace Corps – 2

Forum on Education Abroad Conference

Austin, Texas – March 2007

professional training
Professional Training

Little Discernible Pattern

  • 7 had participated in AIEA training
      • Ghost Ranch highest rated w/ multiple respondents
  • 8 had participated in NAFSA training
      • Leadership in IE Symposium highest rated w/ multiple respondents
      • Executive Leadership Development & EAA also w/ multiple respondents
  • Others: ACE, SIETAR

Forum on Education Abroad Conference

Austin, Texas – March 2007

professional leadership
Professional Leadership

Even Less Discernible Pattern

  • 8 held NAFSA Leadership Positions
      • President – 1
      • EA Chair – 1
      • State Representative – 3
      • EA Regional Representative – 2
  • 3 held Forum Leadership Positions
      • Board – 2
  • Others: NASULGC, Provider Boards

Forum on Education Abroad Conference

Austin, Texas – March 2007

actions responsibilities
Education Abroad Advising

Education Abroad Program Development

Education Abroad Program Management

International Student Admissions

International Student Advising

International Student Programming

International Scholar Administration

ESL Program Administration

ESL Teaching

Overseas Branch Campus Administration

Title VI or Area Studies Administration

Faculty Instruction (Int'l, Area or For. Lang)

Scholarship and Research

Intercultural Training

Curriculum Development

Curriculum Integration

Personnel Management

Strategic Planning

Office Budgeting

University Governance

Trustee Relationships

Grant Writing or Fundraising

Alumni Relations

Technology Management

Data Collection/Analysis

Risk Management & Liability Assessment

Community Outreach Initiatives

Actions & Responsibilities

Forum on Education Abroad Conference

Austin, Texas – March 2007

institutional job definition
Strategic Planning

Office Budgeting

Personnel Management

EA Program Development

Curriculum Integration

Strategic Planning

Office Budgeting

Personnel Management

Curriculum Integration

4. EA Advising

Institutional Job Definition

Forum on Education Abroad Conference

Austin, Texas – March 2007

daily time allocation
Strategic Planning

Personnel Management

EA Program Management

Office Budgeting

5. University Governance

Strategic Planning

Personnel Management

EA Program Management

4. Office Budgeting

5. University Governance

Daily Time Allocation

Forum on Education Abroad Conference

Austin, Texas – March 2007

personal enjoyment
Strategic Planning

EA Program Development

Scholarship & Research

Curriculum Integration

EA Advising

Strategic Planning

EA Program Development

University Governance

EA Program Management

4. Scholarship & Research

4. Curriculum Integration

Risk Management &

Liability Assessment

Personal Enjoyment

Forum on Education Abroad Conference

Austin, Texas – March 2007

personal commentary
Personal Commentary
  • Jerry Wilcox - Director, International Office, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Joe Kinsella - Associate Vice President, International Programs, DePaul University
  • Joël Gallegos - Executive Director, Office of International Programs, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Forum on Education Abroad Conference

Austin, Texas – March 2007

questions comments discussion
Questions, Comments, Discussion

Mid-Career Education Abroad Initiative

  • Co-Chairs
      • Dru Simmons – simmons@arcadia.edu
      • Sarah Spencer – sespencer@stthomas.edu
  • Web
      • http://160.94.154.34/educators/careers.html
  • Listserv
      • https://lists.brandeis.edu/wws/info/mid-career

Forum on Education Abroad Conference

Austin, Texas – March 2007