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AIEA 2011 GMU ACCESS Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Foundation year programs for conditionally admitted international applicants: Two models
    George Mason University
    ACCESS Program
    cisa.gmu.edu
  • 2. Key Programmatic Components
    Academic Coursework
    Advising and acculturation
    Co-extracurricular programming
    Coordinated university resources and assessment
  • 3. Inter-area Coordination
    Consultation with liaison from ELI (English Language Resource & Development Coordinator)
    Faculty/Staff trainings
    Cross-course coordinated assignments
    Communication & resource sharing
    Academic department resources & English language support resource coordination
    Inter-unit activities and collaborations
  • 4. Program Structure
    FALL 2010 - 12 credits
    CORE
    Using innovative team teaching approach
    Offered with in-class and after-class language support
    Incorporating
    Peer Advising from successful Mason Undergrads
    Mathematics Placement Seminar
    (0)
    Additional tutoring made available during afternoon and evening hours
  • 5. Program Structure
    Spring 2011 - 12-16 credits
    CORE
    Using innovative team teaching approach
    Major Course
    (2-4)
    English
    Grammar
    Seminar
    (0)
    *Mathematics: Per placement exam
    Additional tutoring will be available during day and evening hours
  • 6. Co-curricular Connections
    • Peer Mentorship Program
    • 7. Peer Tutoring Program
    • 8. Peer Learning Partnership Program
    • 9. Student Leadership Council
    • 10. Living Learning Community (future)
    • 11. Specialty extra-curricular activities
  • Student Matters
    Unexpected Issues
    Academic Acculturation, Culture Shock, and Skills Development
    Distributed locations
    Third Party Influences (e.g., Sponsors)
    Unexpected Benefits
    Cross‐cultural connections
    Community building connection to institution simplified
    Innovative cross‐departmental collaborations
    Active award‐winning faculty
  • 12. Enrollment Management
    Financial Model
    Enrollment forecasts
    Recruitment
  • 13. Program Evaluation
    Ongoing— Current Language Resource Coordinator leading data collection and analysis
    University data collection in progress—comparison of traditional data points within the enrollment funnel will be compared
  • 14. Perpetually Learning in Motion
    Program development is always a work in progress; utilize functioning academic model already in place
    Pre-implementation planning critical to success
    Both upper administration and faculty buy-in a requirement
  • 15. Obtain this presentation from:
    http://cisa.gmu.edu/research
    (click on the AIEA presentation link)