State Consortia Models: How Everyone Wins

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This presentation was given at the EducationUSA Forum 2013 in Washington DC. Panelists included John Wilkerson from University of Missouri-Columbia, Dawn Wood from Kirkwood Community College, and Lokesh Shivakumariah from Mississippi State University.

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  • Music:Birthplace of America’s MusicB.B. KingElvis PresleyWriters:John GrishamWilliam FaulknerFood is an event
  • Perceptions of International Students: Why Mississippi? My favorite question is “Why not Mississippi?”
  • Undergraduate ProgramsGraduate ProgramsEnglish as Second LanguageConditional AdmissionsInternational Student ScholarshipsInternships/co-ops/full-time jobs
  • In 1963 the University of Mississippi Medical Center accomplished the world's first human lung transplant and, on January 23, 1964, Dr. James D. Hardy performed the world's first heart transplant surgery. Hosts NASA’s Center for Excellence Tests Space Shuttle Main EnginesCertify Rocket Propulsion SystemsUS Navy’s most sophisticated ships are built in Pascagoula, MSWorld’s first Lung and Heart transplant done in MS: UMMCAgriculture & Life SciencesGreenwood: The Cotton Capital of the WorldBelzoni: The Catfish Capital of the WorldLumberton: World's largest pecan nurseryGrowing Automobile Industry: Toyota and Nissan plants
  • It is important for us to identify partners who can help us to achieve our two-fold goals. We carefully screen our partners based on their market outreach, international education expertise and credibility. They help us to increase Mississippi’s global outreach. We have both Government and Private sector partners. It is a win-win situation. They help us to increase the consortium’s global outreach and we help them to network with our institutions interested in strengthening their international education. It is a win-win situation. Today we are here talking about our partners. Our partners proudly talk about our association with StudyMississippi. US Higher Ed Marketing Firms: CollegeWeekLive, Zinch, HotCourses, Envisage InternationalTesting Partners: IELTS, CAE. Let me explain why IELTS. Nearly 2 millions students took IELTS last year. Increase our reach for prospective students. We will soon have Mississippi’s first IELTS testing center.
  • It is important for us to identify partners who can help us to achieve our two-fold goals. We carefully screen our partners based on their market outreach, international education expertise and credibility. They help us to increase Mississippi’s global outreach. We have both Government and Private sector partners. It is a win-win situation. They help us to increase the consortium’s global outreach and we help them to network with our institutions interested in strengthening their international education.
  • It is important for us to identify partners who can help us to achieve our two-fold goals. We carefully screen our partners based on their market outreach, international education expertise and credibility. They help us to increase Mississippi’s global outreach. We have both Government and Private sector partners. It is a win-win situation. They help us to increase the consortium’s global outreach and we help them to network with our institutions interested in strengthening their international education.
  • It is important for us to identify partners who can help us to achieve our two-fold goals. We carefully screen our partners based on their market outreach, international education expertise and credibility. They help us to increase Mississippi’s global outreach. We have both Government and Private sector partners. It is a win-win situation. They help us to increase the consortium’s global outreach and we help them to network with our institutions interested in strengthening their international education.
  • Missouri Landscape:Education is 5th largest export Missouri is ranked 13th for number of international students $417.9 million in 2011-12, 26% increase over 10-year periodGrowth in highly skilled jobs – Boeing, Monsanto, A-B Inbev, Purina, Energizer, Barnes-Jewish Healthcare, Sprint-Nextel, Garmin, etc.Legislation:HCR7 passed April, 2008SCR 31 passed May, 2010State Groups:IEC (International Education Council), St. LouisMAIN (Missouri Advisors of Internationals Network), ColumbiaMissouri Education Abroad NetworkGEM:Established late 1990’sNAFSA 2009 conference, MO DHE attended session about state consortia. DHE took the lead, developed liaison position and funds travel and development for liaison position.
  • Membership:Regionally accredited colleges and universitiesAssociates: partner organizations, secondary schoolsLeadership:Chair, Chair-Elect, VP, Secretary, Treasurer, DHE LiaisonSteering Committees:Web & MarketingMembership & FinanceInternational InitiativesDomestic InitiativesPublic Policy & LegislationStudy AbroadFunding:Member-funded through duesDHE support of liaison positionExisting monies from various state meetings
  • Communication repositoryStudent ServicesStudy Abroad Reentry ConferenceInternational photo competition (international & study abroad students)Cultural programmingGroup purchasing power (insurance, etc.) International Education Day:Spring semesterInteractions with state legislators, tours of capitol and govt. facilities Visibility of international students, diversity, and cultural contributionsAvailable to international and domestic students Advocacy:Collaboration with state leadersWork with Dept. of Commerce, Chambers of Commerce, World Trade Centers (STL, KC)Joint Recruitment Efforts:SE Asia toursMissouri delegationsPositioning, brandingProfessional Affiliation:NAFSAMOACACMAACRAO
  • State Consortia Models: How Everyone Wins

    1. 1. State Consortia Models: How Everyone Wins Marty Bennett Institute of International Education Lokesh Shivakumaraiah Mississippi State University John Wilkerson University of Missouri, Columbia Dawn Wood Kirkwood Community College, Iowa
    2. 2. 2007
    3. 3. 2013
    4. 4. Tremendous Growth 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Total International Education Consortia Total International Education Consortia
    5. 5. Tremendous Growth • January 2007 9 state consortia • Summer 2013 34 state/regional consortia What states aren’t in yet: • Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, Connecticut, Delawar e, Idaho, Kansas, Maryland, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Utah, Wyom ing
    6. 6. Mississippi: The Hospitality State! • Population: 2,967,297 • Friendly people • A temperate climate • Rich musical heritage • Delicious cuisine
    7. 7. Mississippi - A Fly Over State • Studying in the U.S. – California, New York, Florida, Las Vegas • Mississippi? – Wow, mighty Mississippi! – Where is the state of MS? • Perceptions of International students
    8. 8. Why MS Institutions? • State-of-the-art academic & research facilities • Outstanding faculty & staff • Excellent student life & friendly Southern hospitality • Less cost of living & studies compared to other states • International Student Scholarships • Growing university-industry partnerships
    9. 9. Mississippi Fast Facts • Hosts NASA’s Center for Excellence • Build US Navy’s most sophisticated warships: Pascagoula, MS • World’s first Lung and Heart transplant done in MS: UMMC • Agriculture & Life Sciences – Greenwood: The Cotton Capital of the World – Belzoni: The Catfish Capital of the World – Lumberton: World's largest pecan nursery • Growing Automobile Industry: Toyota and Nissan plants
    10. 10. StudyMississppi Institutions Secondary (High) Schools • Piney Woods School • St. Andrews Episcopal School Community College • Meridian Community College Four Year Private Colleges • Belhaven University • Blue Mountain College • Millsaps College • Mississippi College • Tougaloo College • William Carey University Four Year Public Universities • Alcorn State University • Delta State University • Jackson State University • Mississippi Valley State University • Mississippi State University • Mississippi University for Women • University of Mississippi • University of Southern Mississippi
    11. 11. StudyMississippi Strategic Partners • Increase MS institutions global outreach • Government Organizations – Mississippi Development Authority – US Department of Commerce – MS World Trade Center – EducationUSA – Mississippi Association of International Educators (MAIE) • Non Governmental Organizations – US Higher Ed Marketing Sectors – IELTS, CAE – International Airports in Mississippi
    12. 12. StudyMississippi Activities • Branding & Extensive Web-presence • Build and Promote Strategic Partnerships • State-wide Awards – International Student of the Year – International Student Life Photo of the Year – Study Abroad Photo of the Year • State-wide Study Abroad Scholarships • MAIE-StudyMississippi Annual Conference • Overseas Education Fairs – China, Peru (EducationUSA Fair), Vietnam
    13. 13. StudyMississippi Activities • Represent Mississippi Institutions in Regional, National and International Conferences and Events – NAFSA – NAFSA Regionals – Mississippi District Export Council (DEC) – ICEF, AIRC • 2014 NAFSA Region VII Conference, Jackson, MS • Host EducationUSA Advisors in Mississippi
    14. 14. StudyMississippi Reception Bringing Mississippi to Washington D.C June 27 (Thu), 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM One Lounge D.C Complimentary food and drinks Live Jazz Music! R.S.V.P to studymississippi@gmail.com
    15. 15. Contact Information www.studymississippi.us Facebook.com/StudyMS | Twitter.com/StudyMS Dr. Lokesh Shivakumaraiah Lokesh@international.msstate.edu|662-312-3397 Dr. Kathie Stromile Golden kstromile@aol.com|601-750-7318
    16. 16. Vision “To develop, cultivate and provide opportunities for the exchange of cultures through advancing Missouri as a leader in cultural exchanges both importing and exporting students to enjoy the benefits of different cultures while advancing their higher educational experiences.”
    17. 17. History • Missouri Landscape  Education as an export  Global companies  Research  International climate • Missouri Legislation • State Groups & Committees • GEM
    18. 18. Infrastructure • Membership  Higher Education  Associates • Leadership • Committees • Funding
    19. 19. Action • Communication • Student Services • International Education Day • Advocacy • Joint Recruitment Efforts • Professional Affiliations
    20. 20. StudyIowa - Formation • Historical Background • Reasons for Forming • Power in Partnership • ByLaws
    21. 21. StudyIowa Mission: StudyIowa is a nonprofit consortium organized to promote the State of Iowa as a premier destination for education and training for students from all nations.
    22. 22. IOWA RANKINGS - Did you know? Iowa is a great place to live • Iowa is ranked the nation's 2nd most livable U.S. state. • Iowa ranks 9th in the nation for number of state parks, recreational areas and natural areas. • Iowa ranks 7th in education, with more than 90.5% of 25-year-olds having completed high school or the state equivalent. • Iowa ranks 8th in safest U.S. neighborhoods. --CQ Press, 2009 Iowa is leading us into the future • Iowa ranks 2nd in the nation for wind energy capacity. – KCRG -TV, 2009
    23. 23. StudyIowa – The Progression • Membership Growth • Categories of Membership – Member – Associate Member – Ex-Officio (US Department of Commerce)
    24. 24. StudyIowa – Support • Programming • Branding • Partnerships with other organizations – Education USA – NAFSA – ACT – US Department of Commerce
    25. 25. StudyIowa – Overseas Activities • Joint Travel Overseas • Hosting EducationUSA and Counselors in Iowa • EducationUSA Triennial Sponsorship • Digital Video Conferencing • Scholarship for Students
    26. 26. EducationUSA’s work with Consortia • Presentations at over 20 different conferences/meetings of consortia groups • EducationUSA Virtual College Fair in 2012 – 13 different consortia (130 schools represented)
    27. 27. 2013 Forum • Representatives of 25 of the 34 consortia in attendance • Leadership Roundtable meeting tomorrow – At least 27 leaders from 17 consortia will be attending – First ever meeting of its kind
    28. 28. Thanks!

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