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  1. Performance Excellence Briefing:The Office of International Programs Lee G. Sternberger, Ph.D. Executive Director May 19, 2005

  2. Performance Excellence Briefing:The Office of International Programs • The Potential and Promise of International Education at James Madison University • The Office of International Programs at JMU: An Overview • National Facts and Figures on International Education • A Closer Look at Study Abroad • A Closer Look at International Student and Scholar Services • A Closer Look at Programming, Projects, and Faculty Development • Making Sense of the Budget • Achieving Our Potential, Fulfilling our Promise

  3. Performance Excellence Briefing:The Office of International Programs I. The Potential and Promise of International Education at James Madison University • International education is a necessary and integral part of higher education if students are to be competitive in today’s global society and marketplace • We are ideally positioned to assume national and international leadership in international education • Our historic strengths/traditions and current plans/activities are aligned with trends in this area • We can and should do more to achieve our full potential and promise as international educators • The benefits of achieving a prominent and distinctive national and international profile in international higher education are substantial for our students and faculty • International higher education enhances the national and international reputation and distinctiveness of James Madison University

  4. Performance Excellence Briefing:The Office of International Programs • The Potential and Promise of International Education at James Madison University • Include internationalization as an integral part of the institution’s mission and strategic plan • Promote greater involvement of all students in significant international education experiences • Create and maintain a stimulating and supportive academic and cultural environment for international students and scholars • Increase the international activity of faculty and professional staff • Internationalize the curriculum • Assure that research and scholarship pertaining to international matters permeates disciplinary and interdisciplinary fields • Ensure that international awareness is an integral part of appropriate outreach, extension, and fund-raising activities

  5. Office of International Programs Mission Statement The Office of International Programs (OIP) at James Madison University is committed to the principle that international experiences and perspectives are essential to any undergraduate and graduate education. The mission of the OIP is to promote and encourage a critical awareness of world issues; a knowledge of and appreciation for other cultures, languages, and belief systems; a sense of global community; and a commitment to engagement at the international level, that we may educate active and responsible global citizens. To this end, the OIP is committed to providing, supporting, and facilitating international experiences for students, faculty and staff at JMU and abroad.

  6. James Madison UniversityoIP: Office of International ProgramsOrganization Chart Doug Brown Provost Vice President for Academic Affairs Lee Sternberger Executive Director-International Programs AVP-Academic Affairs Daniel Hale Outreach and Program Development Coordinator Michèle Ivey Assistant to the Executive Director Felix Wang Director Study Abroad Delores Blough Director International Student/Scholar Services Jackie Ciccone Director Program Operations Judy Cohen Assistant Director, Study Abroad Gina Kudrav Assistant Director, Visa Services Thomas Lavenir Assistant Director, Programming Lorie Merrow Project SpecialistInternational Student Advisor Arlene Bengtson Secretary/Receptionist Sean Slevin Technical Resources Coordinator Peggy Zeh Study Abroad Advisor Donna Sharpes Data Management Coordinator

  7. The Office of International Programs 1077 South Main Street Front Row (L to R): Lee Sternberger, Lorie Merrow, Peggy Zeh, Gina Kudrav, Arlene Neff, Delo Blough, Donna Sharpes, Judy Cohen Back Row (L to R): Jackie Ciccone, Michele Ivey, Daniel Hale, Sean Slevin, Felix Wang

  8. Performance Excellence Briefing:The Office of International Programs • The Potential and Promise of International Education at James Madison University • The Office of International Programs at JMU: An Overview • Administration • Executive Director • Assistant to the ED • Director of Program Operations • Outreach and Program Development Coordinator • Technical Resources Coordinator • Secretary/Receptionist

  9. Performance Excellence Briefing:The Office of International Programs • The Potential and Promise of International Education at James Madison University • The Office of International Programs at JMU: An Overview • Administration • Study Abroad • Director • Assistant Director • Study Abroad Advisor • Data Management Coordinator

  10. Performance Excellence Briefing:The Office of International Programs • The Potential and Promise of International Education at James Madison University • The Office of International Programs at JMU: An Overview • Administration • Study Abroad • International Student and Scholar Services • Director • Assistant Director, Visa Services • Assistant Director, Programming • Project Specialist/International Student Advisor

  11. Performance Excellence Briefing:The Office of International Programs • The Potential and Promise of International Education at James Madison University • The Office of International Programs at JMU: An Overview • Administration • Study Abroad • International Student and Scholar Services • Program Directors • Semester Programs in Antwerp, Florence, London, and Salamanca • Short-term programs around the world

  12. Performance Excellence Briefing:The Office of International Programs • The Potential and Promise of International Education at James Madison University • The Office of International Programs at JMU: An Overview • Administration • Study Abroad • International Student and Scholar Services • Program Directors • Faculty Members in Residence • Antwerp, London, and Salamanca

  13. Performance Excellence Briefing:The Office of International Programs • The Potential and Promise of International Education at James Madison University • The Office of International Programs at JMU: An Overview • Administration • Study Abroad • International Student and Scholar Services • Program Directors • Faculty Members in Residence • Onsite Staff • Residence Hall Managers in Antwerp and London • Accountants • Solicitors • Other support staff (e.g., secretarial, cleaning, etc.)

  14. Performance Excellence Briefing:The Office of International Programs • The Potential and Promise of International Education at James Madison University • The Office of International Programs at JMU: An Overview • Administration • Study Abroad • International Student and Scholar Services • Program Directors • Faculty Members in Residence • Onsite Staff • International Faculty • Semester programs • Short-term programs

  15. Performance Excellence Briefing:The Office of International Programs • The Potential and Promise of International Education at James Madison University • The Office of International Programs at JMU: An Overview • Administration • Study Abroad • International Student and Scholar Services • Program Directors • Faculty Members in Residence • Onsite Staff • International Faculty • Other JMU Units • All Colleges • International Accounting • Residence Life • Judicial Affairs • Honors Council • CMISS • University Business Office • University Advancement • Registrar • Financial Aid and Scholarships • Honors Program • Sponsored Programs

  16. Performance Excellence Briefing:The Office of International Programs • The Potential and Promise of International Education at James Madison University • The Office of International Programs at JMU: Recent Initiatives • Mission statement • Office restructuring and realignment of roles • Website development • Marketing and branding • Office policies and procedures • Study abroad policies and procedures • Emergency procedures • Safety and liability issues • Drug and alcohol policies • Banking and accounting procedures • Immigration and employment procedures • Property and staff safety, liability, and insurance issues • OIP staff development • JMU faculty and professional staff development • External funding • ACE Internationalization Collaborative • International Network of Universities

  17. oIP on the Web • Launched Summer 2004 • Provides clear, convenient, and comprehensive information to students, • parents, faculty, and professional staff • Study, internships, and service learning abroad, visa requirements, short-term • program development, and other resources for faculty and professional staff • www.jmu.edu/international

  18. oIP on the Web: Studying and Volunteering Abroad • Program information • Travel advice • Financial Aid information • Quotes • Information for Parents

  19. oIP on the Web: International Student and Scholar Services • Welcome to JMU • Immigration regulations • Programming and support

  20. oIP on the Web: Faculty and Professional Staff • Serving as a Faculty Member in Residence • Developing short-term programs • Developing student exchange programs • Faculty exchange • Awards and Grants

  21. Performance Excellence Briefing:The Office of International Programs • The Potential and Promise of International Education at James Madison University • The Office of International Programs at JMU: An Overview • National Facts and Figures on International Education • Some institutions have established goals regarding the percentage of students they intend to send abroad. For example: • Elon University 60% by 2007 • Michigan State University 40% by 2006 • University of Minnesota 100% • University of Virginia 80% by 2020

  22. Performance Excellence Briefing:The Office of International Programs • The Potential and Promise of International Education at James Madison University • The Office of International Programs at JMU: An Overview • National Facts and Figures on International Education • Some institutions have established goals regarding the percentage of students they intend to send abroad. • The actual percentage of students who have a study abroad experience during a typical four-year period varies widely, from quite high (e.g., 50%)… • Boston College 50% • Emory University 50% • Rice University 35% • University of Virginia 36% • William and Mary 40%

  23. Performance Excellence Briefing:The Office of International Programs • The Potential and Promise of International Education at James Madison University • The Office of International Programs at JMU: An Overview • National Facts and Figures on International Education • Some institutions have established goals regarding the percentage of students they intend to send abroad. • The actual percentage of students who have a study abroad experience during a typical four-year period varies widely, from quite high (e.g., 50%)…to quite low (e.g., 1% or less). • Old Dominion University 6% • Tulane University 8% • University of Michigan 5% • Virginia Commonwealth University 1%

  24. Performance Excellence Briefing:The Office of International Programs • The Potential and Promise of International Education at James Madison University • The Office of International Programs at JMU: An Overview • National Facts and Figures on International Education • Some institutions have established goals regarding the percentage of students they intend to send abroad. • The actual percentage of students who have a study abroad experience during a typical four-year period varies widely, from quite high (e.g., 50%)…to quite low (e.g., 1% or less). • JMU sends approximately 5.8% of its student body abroad per semester, or 23.2% over a four-year period

  25. Performance Excellence Briefing:The Office of International Programs • The Potential and Promise of International Education at James Madison University • The Office of International Programs at JMU: An Overview • National Facts and Figures on International Education • Many institutions have enhanced the profile and prominence of international education on campus by according greater prominence and centrality to international education leadership. • GMU Director, Center for Global Education • JMU Executive Director, Office of International Programs • ODU Executive Director, International Programs • UVA Vice Provost for International Activities • VA Tech Associate Provost for International Programs • VCU Vice Provost for International Education • W&M Dean of International Affairs

  26. Performance Excellence Briefing:The Office of International Programs • The Potential and Promise of International Education at James Madison University • The Office of International Programs at JMU: An Overview • National Facts and Figures on International Education • Many institutions have enhanced the profile and prominence of international education on campus by according greater prominence and centrality to international education leadership. • Likewise, in a recent national survey of four-year institutions in the U.S., 44% include “international education” in their mission statement and 38% list internationalization among their top five priorities (from ACE 2002, Transatlantic Dialogue)

  27. Performance Excellence Briefing:The Office of International Programs • The Potential and Promise of International Education at James Madison University • The Office of International Programs at JMU: An Overview • National Facts and Figures on International Education • Other national survey data also indicate that international education is an increasingly important priority for today’s students. For example, a recent (2001) survey of college-bound seniors found that: • 98% took a foreign language in high school and planned to continue such studies in college • 86% planned to participate in international courses and programs • 85% believed that proficiency in a foreign language would help them find a better job • 80% believed that acquiring international skills and competencies would help them in the workforce • 75% wanted the institution they attend to offer foreign languages and international courses, study abroad programs, and opportunities to interact with foreign studies

  28. Performance Excellence Briefing:The Office of International Programs • The Potential and Promise of International Education at James Madison University • The Office of International Programs at JMU: An Overview • National Facts and Figures on International Education • A Closer Look at Study Abroad • Semester programs in Antwerp, Florence, London, and Salamanca • Short-term programs around the world • Discipline-specific programs • International service-learning/work/internship programs • External programs and providers

  29. Total Study Abroad Participants2000-2005 Number of Participants 29 Academic Year

  30. Study Abroad Participants Projection2005-2008 1672 945 461 346 30

  31. Study Abroad Participants by College 2000-2005 31

  32. Study Abroad Participants by College 2004-2005 32

  33. Study Abroad Participants by Academic Level 2000-2005 Number of Participants Academic Year 33

  34. Study Abroad Participants by Academic Level 2004-2005 34

  35. 2004-2005 Study Abroad Participants by Region Open Doors by Region 2002-2003 35

  36. Study Abroad Students by Countries oIP 36

  37. JMU Study Abroad Participants vs. Other Virginia Universities 2004-2005 Percentage of Participants Per Year 37

  38. JMU Study Abroad Participants vs. Peer Institutions 2004-2005 Percentage of Participants Per Year 38

  39. Gender Percentage of Participants 39

  40. Study Abroad Participants by Ethnicity 2003-2005 JMU Population by Ethnicity 2004 40

  41. Study Abroad Participants by Annual Income 2003-2005 JMU Population by Annual Income 2004 41

  42. Study Abroad Scholarships JMU Scholarships Universal Study Abroad Scholarship ($2500 each to 6 students) Study Abroad Scholarship ($500 each to 1:5 students) Honors Abroad Scholarship ($2000-2500 each to 6 students) Student Assistantships ($500 each to 2-3 students) Summer Program ($500 each to 5 students) International Network of Universities ($1000 each to 4 students) International Partnership for Service Learning ($500 each to 2 students) Other Scholarships • Freeman Awards for Study in Asia ($5,000 per semester) • Fulbright Student Program (Full scholarship) • Gilman International Scholar Program (up to $5,000) • Marshall Scholarships (Full scholarship studying in UK) • NSEP/Boren Undergraduate Scholarships for Study Abroad ($10,000 per semester) • Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad and Internship Grants ($1,000 each) • Rhodes Scholarships (Full scholarship studying in Oxford) • Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholarships (up to $26,000 per year) For Minority Students AIFS Minority Scholarship (Full program fee and airfare) Robert B. Bailey Minority Student Scholarship ($500 each) Marion Wright Edelman Scholarships (amount varies) Miami University of Ohio- Havighurst Minority Scholarship (amount varies) 42

  43. Scholarship Facts and Figures Total Amount of Scholarship Awards (2004-2005): $70,500

  44. Semester in Antwerp Program SIA’s curriculum provides 12 credits within the College of Business (COB 300) and a 3-credit course on the European Business Environment (COB 301) Excursions to Amsterdam’s Anne Frank House, the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the Grand Palace in Brussels, and London’s Theatre District Students stay in single-room residence halls across the street from the University of Antwerp 44

  45. Semester in Florence Program Excursions to Venice, Pisa, Siena, Assisi, Rome, and Verona Students live with Italian host families within walking distance of the city center SIF courses focus on Italian language, cinema, culture, humanism movement, and European political science 45

  46. Semester in London Program SIL courses focus on Britain’s culture, literature, government, history, and the fine and performing arts Excursions to Brighton’s Royal Pavilion and Shakespeare performances in Stratford Students stay in Madison House in the Bloomsbury District of London 46

  47. Semester in Salamanca Program Excursions to Alhambra Palace, the Cathedral of Burgos, Montserrat, and Altamira Students live with Spanish host families within walking distance of the university and city center SIS courses focus on Spanish language, history, literature, government, art history, and economics 47

  48. Summer in China Program Excursions to the Great Wall, Ming Tombs, Forbidden City, Imperial Palace, and Tian’anmen Square Students live in university housing in Beijing Summer in China course-related activities include meeting government officials, touring a local factory and farm, and attending seminars and receptions with Chinese students and faculty 48

  49. Summer in Ghana Program Excursions to a slave fort, African Rainforest, and traditional religious shrines Students live in a local hotel near the University of Ghana, Legon Summer in Ghana courses focus on African history, African art, and social sciences 49

  50. Summer in India Program Excursions to archaeological and historical sites, cities, museums, and cultural exhibitions in North, South, and West India The Summer in India course, Exploring Contemporary India, allows intense exploration of the diversity of cultures, languages, traditions, religions, mythology, and arts of contemporary India 50