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AIEA 2011 GMU ACCESS
AIEA 2011 GMU ACCESS
AIEA 2011 GMU ACCESS
AIEA 2011 GMU ACCESS
AIEA 2011 GMU ACCESS
AIEA 2011 GMU ACCESS
AIEA 2011 GMU ACCESS
AIEA 2011 GMU ACCESS
AIEA 2011 GMU ACCESS
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AIEA 2011 GMU ACCESS

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  • 1. Foundation year programs for conditionally admitted international applicants: Two models<br />George Mason University <br />ACCESS Program<br />cisa.gmu.edu<br />
  • 2. Key Programmatic Components<br />Academic Coursework<br />Advising and acculturation<br />Co-extracurricular programming<br />Coordinated university resources and assessment<br />
  • 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. 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. 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. Co-curricular Connections<br /><ul><li>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</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. Enrollment Management<br />Financial Model<br />Enrollment forecasts<br />Recruitment<br />
  • 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. 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. Obtain this presentation from:<br />http://cisa.gmu.edu/research<br />(click on the AIEA presentation link)<br />

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