AIEA 2011 GMU ACCESS

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AIEA 2011 GMU ACCESS

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

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