So, the IEP role was not high prestige, but it wasn’t overtly threatened as it is today.
Nearly every household had daily ice deliveries. It was essential and built into daily life and to the community interactions. Beer companies started experimenting with artificial refrigeration but not one ice company redefined itself as a refrigeration company.
The real objectives of our students are beyond English. They are degrees and careers. ESL is broad term that does not describe the student’s end goal. It also carries a low status connotation, so move beyond it.
Everything we’ve been doing is great, but we need to reframe it to match the goals of the global classroom and marketplace.
Substitute corporate community and you’ll see they basically want the same things from IEPs. Make our contributions known by raising awareness on campus – but not of ESL.
Show up - brown bag lunches , international week
Karen o'neill tesol 2011
IEP 2.0<br />This was part of an invited panel for the intrasection of Higher Education and <br />Intensive English Programs at TESOL 2011.<br />TESOL 2011 Karen O'Neill<br />
IEP 2.0<br />Karen O’Neill<br />International Gateways<br />San Jose State University<br />
IEP 1.0 circa 1950 - 2000<br />FIRST …. quick response to a sudden need post WW2<br />THEN …. Seen as remedial, etc. <br /> (Leo’s root causes)<br />TESOL 2011 Karen O'Neill<br />
IEP 1.0 circa 2000 - 2011<br />NOW …. even more challenges!<br />Development of corporate entities<br />Improvement in home country education<br />Expansion of online learning opportunities<br />Freeenglishclass.com<br />what you need, when you need it<br />TESOL 2011 Karen O'Neill<br />
TESOL 2011 Karen O'Neill<br />Aagghhh!!!<br />Actually, that could be <br />good news….<br />
Restructure<br />What does the host institution really want?<br />Successful students (earn strong rankings)<br />International diversity (expand candidate pool)<br />Income (attract faculty, provide facilities)<br />IEPs provide all three<br /> but are rarely recognized for doing so.<br />TESOL 2011 Karen O'Neill<br />
What can IEP administration do?<br />Get the news out <br />Provide content for campus website<br />Post campus events on program Facebook<br />ReTweet campus news<br />Measure success<br />Track student transfer rates, GPAs, etc.<br />Take a supporting role in the campus drama<br />Sponsor campus events<br />Offer student volunteers for campus events<br />TESOL 2011 Karen O'Neill<br />
What can IEP faculty do?<br />Show up – campus events<br />Keep up -- TESOL<br />Speak up -- TESOL<br />Link up -- alums reflect success<br />Step up -- visual professionalism <br />TESOL 2011 Karen O'Neill<br />
TESOL 2011 Karen O'Neill<br /> If educators want to be treated as professionals, we should carry ourselves as professionals. Business attire in the classroom portrays an image of an educator who is proud of the work he or she does.<br /> What degree of respect can teachers expect to receive if they don't dress like role models intent on providing the very best education for their students? Would a doctor see patients in shorts and a T-shirt? Would an attorney enter a courtroom with flip-flops and Capri pants?...<br /> --Ray Waters, English Teacher, Florida http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa3617/is_200602/ai_n17170769<br />
As Leo said……<br />Take responsibility for improving conditions<br />Raise the bar<br />Educate the university community<br />Expand points of contact<br />Demonstrate benefits<br />Educate IEP students<br />Nurture alumni<br />