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Intercultural	
  Strategies	
  for	
  Enhancing	
  Campus	
  
Inclusion	
  and	
  Student	
  Success	
  
	
  
February	
  ...
Agenda	
  for	
  today’s	
  session	
  
•  Context	
  of	
  the	
  discussion	
  
•  Three	
  experts	
  from	
  different	...
Key	
  quesTons	
  to	
  address	
  
1.  What	
  are	
  some	
  of	
  the	
  
challenges	
  in	
  enhancing	
  
interna=on...
Context	
  of	
  the	
  discussion	
  
Di	
  Hu	
  
Principal	
  Coach	
  &	
  Co-­‐founder	
  
interEDGE.org	
  
	
  
•  ...
In	
  search	
  of	
  soluTons…	
  
Increasing	
  challenges	
  
Declining/Stagnant	
  
resources	
  
ShiVing	
  emphasis	
  on	
  enrollment	
  growth	
  
19%	
  
56%	
  
Not	
  the	
  headline	
  we	
  want…	
  
“Colleges	
  need	
  interna=onal	
  students	
  in	
  part	
  for	
  the	
  tui...
SIO	
  PerspecTve	
  
•  Diverse	
  ins=tu=onal	
  contexts	
  
•  Challenges	
  
•  Prac=ces	
  
•  Lessons	
  learned	
  
SIO Perspective
Amir	
  Reza	
  	
  
Vice	
  Provost	
  for	
  InternaTonal	
  &	
  
MulTcultural	
  EducaTon	
  
Babson	
...
International Students at Babson College
BABSON	
  COLLEGE	
  
•  Founded	
  in	
  1919	
  
•  Specialized	
  Bachelor’s	
...
BABSON	
  COLLEGE	
  MISSION:	
  	
  
Babson	
  College	
  educates	
  entrepreneurial	
  leaders	
  who	
  create	
  grea...
•  InsTtuTons	
  are	
  increasing	
  their	
  capacity	
  to	
  recruit	
  
interna=onal	
  students,	
  thus	
  becoming...
1. Vicinity	
  is	
  Important,	
  	
  
	
  But	
  Not	
  Sufficient	
  
2.	
  Misconcep=on	
  about	
  the	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  
	
  	
  	
  	
  Interna=onal/Domes=c	
  Divide	
  
	
  
“There	...
3.	
  Conformity	
  Pressures	
  are	
  	
  	
  
	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  Real	
  and	
  can	
  be	
  Harmful	
  
	
  
-­‐-­‐	
...
4.	
  Fragmenta=on	
  is	
  Apparent	
  at	
  
Many	
  Ins=tu=ons	
  	
  
	
  
	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  -­‐-­‐	
  and	
  it...
Source:	
  M.	
  Hammer,	
  2009	
  
Commonality	
  
	
  
Difference	
  
CONFORMITY	
  
FRAGMENTATION	
  
When	
  not	
  In...
Source:	
  M.	
  Hammer,	
  2009	
  
Commonality	
  
	
  
Difference	
  
FOCUS	
  
INNOVATION	
  
When Integrated
•  Glavin	
  Global	
  Fellows	
  combine	
  
humani=es	
  and	
  business	
  
approaches	
  to	
  cri=cal	
  thinking	
  ...
Global	
  Scholars	
  Program	
  
ü  10	
  Scholars	
  per	
  cohort	
  
ü  Compe==ve	
  need-­‐based	
  scholarships	
 ...
Campus Traditions [a sample]
§  MulTcultural	
  FesTval	
  
§  LaTn	
  American	
  Forum	
  
§  O.N.E.	
  Week	
  
§  ...
Undergraduate Orientation
•  Overhaul	
  and	
  ongoing	
  assessment	
  and	
  improvement	
  of	
  
efforts	
  to	
  stra...
•  Ongoing	
  assessment	
  and	
  
improvement	
  of	
  
curriculum,	
  educa=onal	
  
materials,	
  and	
  guidance	
  
...
Staff & Faculty Development
Diversity	
  Magers	
  Dialogues	
  
	
  
•  Monthly	
  dialogue	
  series	
  facilitated	
  b...
SIO	
  PerspecTve	
  
Amy	
  McNichols	
  
Associate	
  Dean	
  for	
  Interna=onal	
  
and	
  Intercultural	
  Programs	
...
InsTtuTonal	
  Context	
  
•  Small	
  liberal	
  arts	
  college	
  in	
  rural	
  county	
  outside	
  of	
  
Bal=more/D...
Make	
  Challenges	
  =	
  Strengths	
  
•  Small	
  campus,	
  small	
  interna=onal	
  
student	
  popula=on	
  
•  Majo...
InternaTonalizaTon	
  =	
  Building	
  Community	
  	
  
	
  
•  Global	
  Fellows	
  Program	
  
•  Global	
  Bridge	
  P...
Shared	
  acTviTes	
  
	
  
•  Global	
  Bridge	
  
•  Global	
  Fellows	
  
•  F-­‐1	
  students	
  
•  Study	
  abroad	
...
Shared	
  values:	
  
Budapest	
  and	
  Maryland	
  
•  Interna=onal	
  Peer	
  Mentor	
  
Program	
  
•  Local/global	
 ...
ConversaTons	
  Build	
  
Bridges	
  and	
  CulTvate	
  
Learning:	
  Social	
  Networks	
  
	
  
•  Global	
  Bridge	
  C...
SIO	
  PerspecTve	
  
Torian	
  L.	
  Lee,	
  J.D.	
  	
  
Chief	
  Interna=onal	
  Officer	
  and	
  
Director	
  of	
  the...
Xavier
University
of Louisiana
Unique History & Mission…
•  Xavier	
  was	
  founded	
  in	
  1925	
  by	
  Saint	
  
Katharine	
  Drexel	
  and	
  the	
...
Xavier by the Numbers
• 2,976	
  is	
  the	
  student	
  enrollment	
  for	
  
Fall	
  2016	
  
• 40	
  states	
  and	
  f...
Emphasis	
  on	
  Student	
  Success	
  
INTERNSHIPS
Office of Career Services
RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES
Center for Undergrad...
Intercultural Strategies for Enhancing
Campus Inclusion and International
Student Success
•  Enhanced Orientation and Supp...
Lessons Learned
•  It is important to collaborate with all campus departments to
ensure the success of international stude...
Resources	
  
Bit.ly/4iStudent	
  
QuesTons/Comments	
  
Di	
  Hu,	
  interEDGE	
  (di@interEDGE.org)	
  
Amir	
  Reza,	
  Babson	
  College	
  (areza@babson...
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Aiea 2017 intercultural strategies for enhancing campus inclusion and student success

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At the AIEA 2017 conference in Washington, DC, Di Hu, co-founder of interEDGE, chaired a session entitled “Intercultural Strategies for Enhancing Campus Inclusion and Student Success.” The session brought together Senior International Officers from Babson College, McDaniel College and Xavier University of Louisiana to share their leadership perspectives and experiences in developing and implementing applying cost-effective, high-impact intercultural strategies to enhance intercultural competence for all student groups including international students.

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Aiea 2017 intercultural strategies for enhancing campus inclusion and student success

  1. 1. Intercultural  Strategies  for  Enhancing  Campus   Inclusion  and  Student  Success     February  22,  2017   AIEA,  Washington  DC   Di  Hu  (di@interEDGE.org)   Co-­‐founder  and  Principal  Coach   interEDGE.org   Amir  Reza,  Ph.D.  (areza@babson.edu)   Vice  Provost,  Interna=onal  &  Mul=cultural  Educa=on     Babson  College   Amy  McNichols,  Ph.D.  (amcnichols@mcdaniel.edu)   Associate  Dean,  Interna=onal  and  Intercultural  Programs    McDaniel  College   Torian  L.  Lee,  J.D.  (tllee@xula.edu)   Director,  Center  for  Intercultural  and  Interna=onal  programs  (CIIP)   Xavier  University  of  Louisiana  
  2. 2. Agenda  for  today’s  session   •  Context  of  the  discussion   •  Three  experts  from  different   ins=tu=onal  contexts   •  Q&A  
  3. 3. Key  quesTons  to  address   1.  What  are  some  of  the   challenges  in  enhancing   interna=onal  student   experience?   2.  What  are  some  of  the  cost-­‐ effec=ve,  high-­‐impact   intercultural  programs  and   strategies?  
  4. 4. Context  of  the  discussion   Di  Hu   Principal  Coach  &  Co-­‐founder   interEDGE.org     •  Mo=va=onal  speaker  and   intercultural  trainer  focusing  on   interna=onal  students  inclusion   and  career  success     •  Contributor  to  Forbes  and  Asia   Times   •  M.S.  in  Interna=onal   Development  from  American   University,  and  M.A.  in   Psycholinguis=cs  from  China  
  5. 5. In  search  of  soluTons…   Increasing  challenges   Declining/Stagnant   resources  
  6. 6. ShiVing  emphasis  on  enrollment  growth   19%   56%  
  7. 7. Not  the  headline  we  want…   “Colleges  need  interna=onal  students  in  part  for  the  tui=on  revenue,  but   language  and  cultural  barriers  make  assimila=on  a  struggle”     -­‐The  Wall  Street  Journal   •  “  
  8. 8. SIO  PerspecTve   •  Diverse  ins=tu=onal  contexts   •  Challenges   •  Prac=ces   •  Lessons  learned  
  9. 9. SIO Perspective Amir  Reza     Vice  Provost  for  InternaTonal  &   MulTcultural  EducaTon   Babson  College     •  Served  on  regional  leadership  boards   for  NAFSA  and  is  ac=ve  in  AIEA.       •  Presented  at  numerous  na=onal  and   interna=onal  conferences  on   interna=onal  educa=on.     •  His  research  focus  is  on   interna=onaliza=on,  and   intercultural  development   •  B.A.  and  M.Ed.  from  the  University   of  Maine,  and  Ph.D.  in  Higher   Educa=on  Administra=on  from   Boston  College’s  Center  for   Interna=onal  Higher  Educa=on  
  10. 10. International Students at Babson College BABSON  COLLEGE   •  Founded  in  1919   •  Specialized  Bachelor’s  and  Master’s   •  2,100  undergraduate  students   •  900  graduate  students     •  Nearly  1000  interna=onal  students   •  From  more  than  90  countries.     300 321 373 422 479 536 551 555 565 558 608 281 306 295 239 263 287 293 341 334 305 320 29 43 53 52 50 54 38 35 44 32 30 0 100 200 300 400 500 600 700 Fall 2006 Fall 2007 Fall 2008 Fall 2009 Fall 2010 Fall 2011 Fall 2012 Fall 2013 Fall 2014 Fall 2015 Fall 2016 Undergraduate Graduate Exchange
  11. 11. BABSON  COLLEGE  MISSION:     Babson  College  educates  entrepreneurial  leaders  who  create  great  economic  and   social  value—everywhere.   GLAVIN  OFFICE  MISSION:   We  empower  students  to  think  and  act  intenTonally  in  intercultural  contexts,  to   explore  their  idenTTes,  and  to  develop  the  skills  necessary  to  navigate  the   environment  in  which  they  live,  learn  and  work.  
  12. 12. •  InsTtuTons  are  increasing  their  capacity  to  recruit   interna=onal  students,  thus  becoming  increasingly  diverse   •  The  conven=onal  wisdom  has  been  that  interac=on  with   diversity  is  posiTve  and  has  dividends  for  learners’   intercultural  competence   •  Many  are  less  clear/deliberate  in  avoiding  some  of  the   pidalls  that  come  with  growing  diversity   Challenges  
  13. 13. 1. Vicinity  is  Important,      But  Not  Sufficient  
  14. 14. 2.  Misconcep=on  about  the                    Interna=onal/Domes=c  Divide     “There  are  two  kinds  of   people  in  the  world.  Those   who  divide  the  world  into   two  kinds  of  people,  and   those  who  don’t.”       -­‐Robert  Benchley    
  15. 15. 3.  Conformity  Pressures  are                Real  and  can  be  Harmful     -­‐-­‐  and  we  unwiengly  contribute  to  these  pressures  
  16. 16. 4.  Fragmenta=on  is  Apparent  at   Many  Ins=tu=ons                  -­‐-­‐  and  it  threatens  our  communi=es  
  17. 17. Source:  M.  Hammer,  2009   Commonality     Difference   CONFORMITY   FRAGMENTATION   When  not  Integrated  
  18. 18. Source:  M.  Hammer,  2009   Commonality     Difference   FOCUS   INNOVATION   When Integrated
  19. 19. •  Glavin  Global  Fellows  combine   humani=es  and  business   approaches  to  cri=cal  thinking  on   global  issues,  language  study  and   interna=onal  experience.  They   also  integrate  Babson’s  business   and  liberal  arts  educa=on  with   interna=onal  studies  and   proficiency  in  another  language.   Glavin  Global  Fellows  
  20. 20. Global  Scholars  Program   ü  10  Scholars  per  cohort   ü  Compe==ve  need-­‐based  scholarships   ü  Full  tui=on  +  living  expenses  as  needed   ü  Increased  socio-­‐economic  and  regional  representa=on  among   interna=onal  student  popula=on  
  21. 21. Campus Traditions [a sample] §  MulTcultural  FesTval   §  LaTn  American  Forum   §  O.N.E.  Week   §  Shabbat  Dinners   §  India  Symposium   §  Lavender  GraduaTon   §  Asia  Entrepreneurship  Forum   §  Hispanic  Heritage  Month   §  Diversity  Forum   §  Transgender  Awareness  Week  
  22. 22. Undergraduate Orientation •  Overhaul  and  ongoing  assessment  and  improvement  of   efforts  to  strategically  embed  more  experien=al  diversity   and  inclusion  content  that:   •  Increase  awareness  of  self  and  other     •  Challenges  assump=ons  and  bias   •  Define  and  Promote  Bias  Incident  Repor=ng   •  Encourages  curiosity,  empathy,  and  moving  past  one’s   comfort/familiar  zone  
  23. 23. •  Ongoing  assessment  and   improvement  of   curriculum,  educa=onal   materials,  and  guidance   on  diversity  and  inclusion-­‐ specific  content.   •  Expanded  FYS  Instructor   training   •  Full  day  with  external   trainer   Class  1:    IdenTty   Class  7:    Stereotypes,   Micro-­‐aggressions   Class  8:    Bias,   Privilege   Class  10:    Intercultural   Leadership   First Year Seminar (FYS)
  24. 24. Staff & Faculty Development Diversity  Magers  Dialogues     •  Monthly  dialogue  series  facilitated  by  faculty  and  staff,  for  faculty  and  staff.   •  We  explore  common  interests  and  diverse  perspec=ves  in  an  effort  to   create  an  inclusive  campus.       A  few  examples:   •  New  Faculty  Orienta=on   •  Intercultural  Development  Inventory     •  Global  Mindset  Workshops     •  HR  collabora=on  for  new  employees     External   Opportuni=es:   SIIC   BISC   WISE  
  25. 25. SIO  PerspecTve   Amy  McNichols   Associate  Dean  for  Interna=onal   and  Intercultural  Programs  and   Associate  Professor  of  Spanish     McDaniel  College   •  Named  Director  of  Global   Ini=a=ves  in  2012  to  lead  campus   interna=onaliza=on  efforts   •  Research  interest  in  wri=ng  by   and  about  marginalized  subjects   led  to  ethical  global  experien=al   educa=on,  intercultural   competence  development,  and   inclusion/access  in  global   educa=on   •  MA/MAT  from  Binghamton   University,  and  Ph.D.  from  the   University  of  North  Carolina  at   Chapel  Hill  
  26. 26. InsTtuTonal  Context   •  Small  liberal  arts  college  in  rural  county  outside  of   Bal=more/DC  metropolitan  area,  1600   undergraduates,  1600  graduate  students   •  Very  small,  diverse  interna=onal  student   popula=on,  including  Global  Bridge  Program   students  (“mul=-­‐local,”  mul=-­‐na=onal  iden==es)   •  Sister  campus  in  Budapest,  Hungary  with  full  four-­‐ year  degree  program  and  globally  diverse  student   body  
  27. 27. Make  Challenges  =  Strengths   •  Small  campus,  small  interna=onal   student  popula=on   •  Majority  popula=on  largely  local/ regional   •  Rural  campus   •  First  genera=on  students   •  High  percentage  of  students  on   financial  aid   •  Limited  resources   Goal:  Cul=vate  meaningful   interac=ons  among  students   of  diverse  backgrounds.  
  28. 28. InternaTonalizaTon  =  Building  Community       •  Global  Fellows  Program   •  Global  Bridge  Program   •  Emphasis  on  intercultural  competence/interac=on   •  Programming  to  engage  students  in  discussion  of   complex,  global,  cross-­‐cultural  issues   •  Classroom  experience:  Faculty  development  work  on   intercultural  competence  in  teaching  and  learning      
  29. 29. Shared  acTviTes     •  Global  Bridge   •  Global  Fellows   •  F-­‐1  students   •  Study  abroad  returnees   •  Second  language  and   interna=onal  studies  students   •  Faculty  and  staff   Partnership  and   cooperaTon  with  the   Office  of  Diversity  and   Inclusion,  Wellness   Center,  Residence  Life,   Associate  Dean  of   Faculty  Development,   Faculty  
  30. 30. Shared  values:   Budapest  and  Maryland   •  Interna=onal  Peer  Mentor   Program   •  Local/global  connec=ons   •  “Students  First”  ethos   •  Student  exchange    
  31. 31. ConversaTons  Build   Bridges  and  CulTvate   Learning:  Social  Networks     •  Global  Bridge  Coffee  Hours   •  Bus  trip  to  Washington,  DC   Cherry  Blossom  Fes=val   •  Global  Fellows  Program   •  “Where  are  you  from?”   Campaign   •  Post-­‐elec=on  discussions   •  “Mul=-­‐Local”  Faculty   Panel    
  32. 32. SIO  PerspecTve   Torian  L.  Lee,  J.D.     Chief  Interna=onal  Officer  and   Director  of  the  Center  for   Intercultural  &  Interna=onal   Programs   Xavier  University  of  Louisiana   •  Serves  on  the  AIEA  leadership   team  as  a  Member  of  the  Board   •  A  three-­‐=me  Fulbright   Scholarship  recipient,  he  has   twelve  years  of  experience  in   Interna=onal  Educa=on   •  B.A.  from  Virginia  State   University  and  J.D.  from  Capital   University  
  33. 33. Xavier University of Louisiana
  34. 34. Unique History & Mission… •  Xavier  was  founded  in  1925  by  Saint   Katharine  Drexel  and  the  Sisters  of  the   Blessed  Sacrament   •  Xavier  is  the  only  Historically  Black  and   Catholic  university  in  the  United  States   •  Xavier  Mission:  Promo=ng  a  more  just   and  humane  society  and  Prepara=on   of  students  for  leadership  and  service   in  a  global  society.  
  35. 35. Xavier by the Numbers • 2,976  is  the  student  enrollment  for   Fall  2016   • 40  states  and  foreign  countries  are   represented  in  student  body   • 13:1  is  the  Student-­‐Faculty  Ra=o   • 2  Colleges  make  up  Xavier:  Arts  &  Sciences   and  Pharmacy   • 6  Divisions    are  in  the  College  of  Arts  &   Sciences   • 21  Departments    are  in  the  College  of   Arts  &  Sciences  
  36. 36. Emphasis  on  Student  Success   INTERNSHIPS Office of Career Services RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES Center for Undergraduate Research STUDY ABROAD & INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SERVICES Center for Intercultural and International Programs PROFESSIONAL SKILLS Office of Career Services STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS Academic Departments/Student Services/Volunteer Services LEADERSHIP Center for Student Leadership & Service
  37. 37. Intercultural Strategies for Enhancing Campus Inclusion and International Student Success •  Enhanced Orientation and Support •  Campus Cultural Exchange Opportunities – “Cultural Night” •  Community Service Activities •  Academic Support Services •  Student Organizations & Activities •  Monthly off campus cultural excursions for International Students •  Pairing international and U.S. students in campus housing and mentor programs •  Courses across the curriculum with significant international content
  38. 38. Lessons Learned •  It is important to collaborate with all campus departments to ensure the success of international students. •  An organized series of off campus activities in the local community and beyond helps to enhance the International Student experience.
  39. 39. Resources   Bit.ly/4iStudent  
  40. 40. QuesTons/Comments   Di  Hu,  interEDGE  (di@interEDGE.org)   Amir  Reza,  Babson  College  (areza@babson.edu)   Amy  McNichols,  McDaniel  College  (amcnichols@mcdaniel.edu)   Torian  L.  Lee,  Xavier  University  of  Louisiana  (tllee@xula.edu)  

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