Many institutions of higher education recognize leadership as a vital component of a well-rounded college education. For international students, leadership development can be a key component in helping them to be actively engaged on campus (e.g., thus increasing retention, building networks, etc.). It definitely has a snow ball effect—students who participate in leadership programs will be more motivated to seek out other ...more »
Read about Harper College's Ebola awareness panel as a part of their International Education Week activities:
I have found that giving students opportunities to share their culture with others is a great way to get them involved. Their culture and country is something that they have expertise in and can be confident in sharing/teaching others about. I would also like to develop an International Student Leadership Conference for the west coast. Working with students from other schools would be inspiring and help to build a network. ...more »
Often I encouraged international students to get involved with campus leadership programs as a way to develop skill sets for their future career. Marketing the program in a way that students, international and domestic, understand they are learning skills that will help shape a career is pretty powerful and participation makes for great resume material.
International student recruitment is complex, costly and competitive. But universities can keep ahead by staying connected with overseas graduates.
In order to seed the idea of becoming alumni, some institutions give Alumni Services information along with a small gift when international students apply for post-completion OPT. This allows the student to learn a little bit about the organization and understand that Alumni Services will be in touch with them after graduation.
I would love to have a resource where I could learn about the various regulatory issues in the field of international education. As some with a traditional K-12 teaching background trying to transition into higher ed and international ed, I lack some of the background knowledge. If it were weekly or biweekly, it might be helpful to focus some weeks on introductory or intermediate experience issues and some one advanced ...more »
Yes, I would listen. I think that a weekly/bi-weekly podcast would be sufficient, if it were an hour or so long. This would also give you time to ask for feedback or questions from listeners and then prepare to address them on the show.
Ideas are abundant, anything ranging from Student Services to admission and Immigration guidance. It would also be possible to have guests hosts call in and share their expertise.
• 1. What would be ideal topics for regulatory podcasts? -immigration updates & trends • 2. What is your preference for the frequency of the podcasts? -depends on length of podcast: 15 minutes in length, once or semimonthly; 30 minutes once a month • 3. Any other suggestions as we get started on this endeavor of keeping you abreast of regulatory issues via podcast? -maybe have a way for end-listeners to submit ideas ...more »
I like this idea and agree, these should be free and once a month. My school does not allow access to podcast, so I would listen outside the office in my free time. Here are two alternatives - 1) A free webinar with a discussion and feedback similar to what SEVP offers. This would allow for live NAFSA member discussion. 2) A Q & A session similar to the one NAFSA has for session presenters. Save these discussions for ...more »
Yes, I'd listen, as long as they were provided free of charge for NAFSA members (at least). I’ve been disappointment with NAFSA offering webinars for a fee for members, so I would hope that a podcast would be free. Ideal topics would be anything timely. Also, occasional Q&A with governmental officials might be useful. I would think once a month would be great but no more than twice a month. While I understand the ...more »
The value that general education programming brings to students and need to incorporate global learning and interdisciplinary learning activities into the general education curriculum