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1 Where Innovation Is Tradition Comprehensive Internationalization Comprehensive Internationalization: An Institutional Approach to Cross-Campus Collaboration Laurie Miller & Kirsten McLagan George Mason University English Language Institute

2 Where Innovation Is Tradition Contents Where are you at? Where Mason is at Focus on ACCESS to show institutional, collaborative effort Keys to successful comprehensive internationalization

3 Where Innovation Is Tradition

4 Who We Are Dealing With

5 Where Innovation Is Tradition Where in the University is the ELI?

6 Where Innovation Is Tradition University Life

7 Where Innovation Is Tradition Ready, set … Internationalize!

8 Where Innovation Is Tradition The Center for International Student Access

9 Where Innovation Is Tradition Top Support

10 Where Innovation Is Tradition Mason’s CISA

11 Where Innovation Is Tradition ACCESS & BRIDGE Programs ACCESS ACCESS = undergraduate, first-year, language supported classes BRIDGE BRIDGE = graduate – Degree Enhancement Track custom “fourth year” program for international students with three year degrees Degree Enhancement Track – English Enrichment Track first-year, English language support English Enrichment Track

12 Where Innovation Is Tradition English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Curriculum Development across Departments English ELI Communications History Anthropology Math

13 Where Innovation Is Tradition Language Supported Classes Three models – Team teaching ENGH – Adjunct teaching PROV COMM PROV 104 – HISTORY – Instructor support PROV 106 – American Cultures

14 Where Innovation Is Tradition Team Teaching: English First Year Composition Course (ENGH 100) – Stretched to two semesters – Language supported Co-taught: ENGH & ELI faculty members both present

15 Where Innovation Is Tradition – Curriculum co-developed Assessment completed by both – Designated Writing Center tutors Team Teaching: English

16 Where Innovation Is Tradition Students attend COMM 100, required public speaking course for all incoming freshmen. – COMM instructor & ELI instructor both present ELI faculty member teaches students in additional “support” class outside of COMM 100 – purpose = prepare students for successful completion of COMM 100; main focus = oral aspects of English Adjunct Teaching: PROV 103

17 Where Innovation Is Tradition COMM & ELI faculty members work together so both have full understanding of curriculum in each course facilitator Language support instructor = facilitator – bridge language & content in current academic classes clarification, review, and reinforcement of concepts language issues needed for successfully performance of speeches Adjunct Teaching: PROV 103

18 Where Innovation Is Tradition Instructor Support: PROV 106 American Cultures – Taught by anthropology faculty – Gen Ed course – Language support faculty member “How to make this course accessible to multilingual international students.”

19 Where Innovation Is Tradition Language Assessment Entrance Placement Midterm Exit In-class

20 Where Innovation Is Tradition The ELI Matriculation Advisor What in the world does Kirsten do? Student Advising

21 Where Innovation Is Tradition Matriculation Advisor Promote pathways programs to IEP students Meet with students to assess eligibility Research program application requirements Assist with application process Request and collect recommendations from IEP instructors Teach EAP elective

22 Where Innovation Is Tradition Undergrad Pathway Advising Articulate admission requirements Assist with app and SAT registration Maintain communication with International Admissions office

23 Where Innovation Is Tradition Graduate Advising Advise on language requirements Assist with researching appropriate program If not pathway-friendly, introduce student to IEP graduate advisor Determine relative strength of application, set realistic expectations Network with academic unit admissions teams and program managers

24 Where Innovation Is Tradition EAP Courses Offered at the IEP Grammar of Academic Writing Transition (Psych, Anthro, Astronomy) Math Vocabulary Recent collaborative courses: – Dialog with Americans (S-CAR) – Business English (various units) – English through Theater (Theatre)

25 Where Innovation Is Tradition for Successful, Comprehensive Internationalization Communication Flexible, supportive leadership – University vision Institutional commitment to student outcomes

26 Where Innovation Is Tradition Celebrate the uniqueness of the international student population Affirm of the benefits of multiculturalism for Successful, Comprehensive Internationalization

27 Where Innovation Is Tradition Contact Information Laurie Miller Kirsten McLagan


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