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2 2012 NAFSA Annual Conference & Expo Houston, Texas

3 Comprehensive Internationalization (CIZN) Houston conference theme is “Comprehensive Internationalization: Vision and Practice” Read the NAFSA publication Comprehensive Internationalization: From Concept to Action at Comprehensive internationalization provides a framework in which we all operate

4 KC ISSS This knowledge community provides professional development opportunities and resources for international student and scholar advisers and for those who work or volunteer in campus and community-based international programming.

5 KC ISSS National Team Jenny BowenIndiana UniversityKC ISSS Chair James DorsettIowa State UniversityKC ISSS Chair-Elect Samantha LuTeachers College, Columbia University KC ISSS Past Chair Chris BargerstockMichigan State University ISCA Network Leader John LorchJohns Hopkins University ISTA Network Leader Mihaela MetianuFlorida Atlantic University Regulatory Practice Coordinator Joann Ng HartmannUniversity of Tennessee, Knoxville Chair, Professional Development Subcommittee Monica SharpUniversity of OklahomaSubcommittee on Information Management Liz WoycyznskiCase Western Reserve University Campus and Community Programming Coordinator

6 KC ISSS Regional Liaisons IChristina Luther Portland State University IIMarlene Perrine University of Denver IIIMeg Morgan University of Texas at Dallas IVMeghan Lunders University of South Dakota VElizabeth Matthews Illinois Institute of Technology VKristin Aoki University of Wisconsin-Green Bay VILea Minniti Xavier University VIITammy Rosner Georgia State University VIIICarly Shane Carnegie Mellon University XRosa Kelley Baruch College, City University of New York XIMihwa Lee University of Connecticut XIIRebecca Sablo University of California-Berkeley

7 Working together: KC ISSS & ISS-RP International Student and Scholar Regulatory Practice Committee (ISS-RP) Close collaboration with David Elwell, Chair, ISS-RP and Adam Harold, Chair of the Regulatory Ombuds

8 Working together: KC ISSS & RAP/IEM Discussions between KC ISSS and RAP/IEM include: Resources for colleagues on retention and re-entry Development of an FAQ for faculty on working with international students in the classroom How to best and most clearly highlight concrete, specific objectives and examples of Comprehensive Internationalization

9 Houston Annual Conference 40 KCISSS conference sessions are on the program for the 2012 Annual Conference; special thanks to Sandy Soohoo-Refaei. Don’t miss these networking opportunities! Tuesday, 5/29 (2:30pm) – Tips for Newcomers to the ISSS Community Wednesday, 5/30 (8:45am) – Dialogue on Non-Traditional Programs Wednesday, 5/30 (1:15pm) – Get Involved: Leadership Opportunities in KC ISSS Thursday, 5/31 (8:00am) – Mentoring Professionals New to ISS Advising There are also outstanding NAFSA workshops offered for KC ISSS members and Regional Highlight sessions that are KC ISSS related. As in previous years, a number of “shared interest" sessions at the conference relate very closely to KC ISSS interests. This category of session continues to work well for maximizing relevant sessions for KC ISSS members. And more to come next year in St. Louis! Please submit proposals for sessions, workshop and poster fairs.

10 KC ISSS Awards Presentation Hugh Jenkins Award for Excellence in Community Programming KC ISSS Award of Excellence

11 Hugh Jenkins Award Recognizes individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to promoting global understanding and international exchange in the local community and who exemplify a spirit of volunteerism and a long term dedication to international exchange. Special thanks to the Selection Committee! Alice Laubach Maria Oriti Liz Woyczynski

12 KC ISSS Award of Excellence Honors a NAFSA member who has been a professional in the ISSS field for 10 years or more, demonstrated outstanding qualities that distinguish him or her as a leader in the field of international student and scholar services, and who possesses qualities of compassion, integrity, and leadership. Special thanks to the Selection Committee! Bill Smart Ellen Badger Meg Morgan Tammy Lyskowinski Samantha Lu

13 ISTA and ISCA NETWORKS Ask Questions Share Experiences Be the First to Know of New Practice Resources and KC ISSS News All KC ISSS Resources Are Available on the Networks

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15 Featured KC ISSS Resource Comprehensive Resource on Crisis Management for the International Student and Scholar Services Office at Before, During and After a Crisis: Questions to Ask Learn more about responding to: A crisis in a student's/scholar's home country An international student/scholar death A missing student/scholar A serious injury of a student/scholar Working with international students and scholars with mental health issues A world-wide crisis (e.g. H1N1) The arrest of a nonimmigrant student

16 Contains Recommended Action Items

17 Breaking news… New KC ISSS Resource Coming Soon! Submitting post-completion OPT applications: Tips for Success Will assist DSOs with practical problems that arise during the post-completion OPT application process. These problems are addressed at different stages at the application process: while preparing the applications, while waiting for adjudication, and after OPT has been granted. The resource will include a table with recommendations, a timeline and a flowchart!

18 Professional Development Subcommittee Core Education Program Workshop Deans – Thank you!! Core Education Program (CEP) Workshops and Deans: Campus and Community Programming for Intercultural Learning (Need Dean!) F-1 Regulations for Beginners (Jamie Kendrioski) F-1 Regulations - Intermediate (Christina Luther) Filing Academic H-1B Petitions (David Jones) J Regulations for Beginners (Susan Ellis-Dougherty) J Regulations - Advanced (Christine Bargerstock) Nonresident Alien Tax - What International Educators Should Know (Mary Fortier ) Pathways to Permanent Residency (Dena Neese)

19 Professional Development The Training Coordination Subcommittee is happy to announce a new eLearning course being offered this summer: Beyond the Basics of F-1 Student Advising We are also looking for new curriculum writers for a new e- Learning project: J-1 Regulations for Beginners -- contact Joann Ng Hartmann at if you are interested. Upcoming NAFSA Webinar on International Student Adjustment, July 11, Go to to learn more and register.www.nafsa.org/training

20 Campus and Community Programming Projects include: Hugh Jenkins Award 2012 Task Force on supporting international student families in the community. Updating Intercultural Activity Toolkit Annual Conference Intercultural Initiatives for Campus & Community Poster Fair

21 NAFSA Publications NAFSA’s Immigration Classification poster was updated in April 2012 to reflect the most recent statutory and regulatory changes including changes for B-1, B-2, E-1, E-2, E-3, F-1, F-3 part-time border commuter students, H- 1C, J-1, and more. Basic F-1 for Beginners (CD) has been updated for 2012 and can be purchased in the NAFSA Bookstore A new NAFSA brochure for incoming and current international students and scholars, with the working title, Bringing Family Members to the U.S.: A Guide for International Students and Scholars, is being planned with an expected release by the end of 2012.

22 Open Team Positions – Join Us!! If you are interested in joining our dynamic KC ISSS team, please contact Jenny Bowen or James Dorsett!  Interested in becoming KC ISSS Chair-elect? Leadership Development Committee is always looking for candidates. Please consider leading this great team and contact Jenny, James or Sam for more information.

23 Thank you! Remember: Join the KC ISSS networks! Meet and stay in touch with your Regional Liaisons! Contact us if you have any suggestions or questions! Enjoy the Annual Conference!


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