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1 Augsburg College and its Center for Global Education MOVING INTO THE FUTURE

2 Goal of meeting Clarify where CGE stands within Augsburg College and what the future may look like

3 Situation of augsburg college Recent serious budget cuts have prompted the close review of all programs and services Recent serious budget cuts have prompted the close review of all programs and services Student recruitment is key to survival of Augsburg Student recruitment is key to survival of Augsburg Minneapolis area is a highly competitive environment for higher education Minneapolis area is a highly competitive environment for higher education

4 Cao input Communicated to Kathi Tunheim from Tammy and Paul Bottom line is that CGE should contribute close to $500,000 to meet indirect costs at the college based on the CM report Concern about value of travel seminar programs Fits from a values perspective and value the pedagogy Needs to be more central to the campus and academics Volatility and risk are concerningVolatility and risk are concerning Large infrastructure and staff in current sitesLarge infrastructure and staff in current sites Desire to expand through a partnership modelDesire to expand through a partnership model Overall financial situation at the college is causing all programs to be reassessed.Overall financial situation at the college is causing all programs to be reassessed.

5 Cge’s role in oip Signature program that communicates the overall quality of all international programs at Augsburg CollegeSignature program that communicates the overall quality of all international programs at Augsburg College Constituencies outside Augsburg subsidize a high quality program that Augsburg would otherwise not be able to affordConstituencies outside Augsburg subsidize a high quality program that Augsburg would otherwise not be able to afford Helps to bring the college national visibilityHelps to bring the college national visibility

6 Georgetown university consortium study Class composition - students in this study who took all of their courses at the host university made almost no advances in intercultural learning. This finding challenges the view that U.S. students normally learn abroad when left to their own devices Group mentoring on site - One of the single most important steps we can take in working to maximize students’ intercultural learning is to design, or enroll students in, programs that feature intercultural mentors at the site Host families: students who took advantage of the potential in that learning environment by engaging with their host family made significantly more progress in oral and intercultural proficiency than students who did not

7 Nsse Best practices Deep approaches to learning (DAL) help students make richer, more lasting connections to material through an emphasis on activities such as integration, synthesis, and reflection. Higher-Order Learning —How much courses emphasize advanced thinking skills such as applying theories to practical problems or synthesizing information into new interpretations Higher-Order Learning —How much courses emphasize advanced thinking skills such as applying theories to practical problems or synthesizing information into new interpretations Integrative Learning —Integrating ideas from various sources, including diverse perspectives in coursework, and discussing ideas outside of class Integrative Learning —Integrating ideas from various sources, including diverse perspectives in coursework, and discussing ideas outside of class Reflective Learning —Examining one’s own thinking and the perspectives of others Reflective Learning —Examining one’s own thinking and the perspectives of others From National Survey on Student Engagement 2012 report

8 Cge expansion: reflections CENTRAL AMERICA/NAMIBIA: CENTRAL AMERICA/NAMIBIA: Start small, i.e. identify local consultant that can be trained to do travel seminars our way, then expand into semester programs: we are using this model in Bolivia now for travel seminars Start small, i.e. identify local consultant that can be trained to do travel seminars our way, then expand into semester programs: we are using this model in Bolivia now for travel seminars CUBA CUBA Allied with another organization that has a similar mission/values Allied with another organization that has a similar mission/values Some challenges in terms of maintaining the CGE pedagogy (brand) and communication Some challenges in terms of maintaining the CGE pedagogy (brand) and communication INDIA INDIA Initial visit made to the partner and some Augsburg faculty doing programs directly with them, Initial visit made to the partner and some Augsburg faculty doing programs directly with them, Have not found enough interest among faculty or curricular interests for a semester program, but still exploring. Have not found enough interest among faculty or curricular interests for a semester program, but still exploring. NETHERLANDS/EUROPE: use past staff that know our pedagogy NETHERLANDS/EUROPE: use past staff that know our pedagogy VIETNAM – have a partner in place and have run 2 programs, but very little longer-term interest from sponsors VIETNAM – have a partner in place and have run 2 programs, but very little longer-term interest from sponsors Given budget challenges for CGE and Augsburg College, how would future expansion efforts be funded?

9 Better leveraging Current sites Rationale:Rationale: Augsburg already has made a long term investment there, as a result it has developed dense network of contacts in 5 countries that could be tapped for the Mpls campus if we thought about relating to those sites in a new way.Augsburg already has made a long term investment there, as a result it has developed dense network of contacts in 5 countries that could be tapped for the Mpls campus if we thought about relating to those sites in a new way. Activities in these sites are generating a surplus, financed by serving outside constituencies. That surplus could be used to reinvest in current sites or finance expansion.Activities in these sites are generating a surplus, financed by serving outside constituencies. That surplus could be used to reinvest in current sites or finance expansion. How can Augsburg better make use of the reputation in higher education in its promotional materials now (most local colleges contract with CGE for services)?How can Augsburg better make use of the reputation in higher education in its promotional materials now (most local colleges contract with CGE for services)?

10 Better leveraging Current sites, cont. Part of CGE’s 2011 Strategic Plan Mining the “wealth” in our sitesMining the “wealth” in our sites Replicate example of Susan O´Connor and Lois BoschReplicate example of Susan O´Connor and Lois Bosch Develop library of custom made 2-3 minute videos done in sites to bring international perspective into nearly any topic – strengthen Augsburg’s reputation for bringing an international/intercultural perspective into the classroomDevelop library of custom made 2-3 minute videos done in sites to bring international perspective into nearly any topic – strengthen Augsburg’s reputation for bringing an international/intercultural perspective into the classroom Hybrid online/abroad programs (Aug Math)Hybrid online/abroad programs (Aug Math) Certificate programs with international dimensionCertificate programs with international dimension Long term and native perspective different quality than “visitor´s” viewLong term and native perspective different quality than “visitor´s” view

11 Cge’s vision Be an integral part of Augsburg College to deliver high quality cross-cultural programs and enhance the broader institution’s curriculum, teaching and learning, and intercultural development. Be an integral part of Augsburg College to deliver high quality cross-cultural programs and enhance the broader institution’s curriculum, teaching and learning, and intercultural development. Enhance Augsburg’s ability to recruit more students to Augsburg. Enhance Augsburg’s ability to recruit more students to Augsburg.

12 Draft cao strategies Program Develop a plan for new initiatives in other part of the world (i.e. Asia, Europe, the Middle East) that is based on a clear analysis of return on investment (ROI) Finance - Articulate a written financial arrangement that will guide future planning for CGE within Augsburg College. Tangential strategy - Reinvest in the critical semester student recruitment position to support growth in CGE enrollment Curriculum - Create better alignment and remove barriers between CGE programs and Augsburg general education curriculum to incent participation in CGE programs Related actions: - identify a faculty advisory group - review study abroad policies Structure - Identify how to better support CGE and study abroad with all of the college's support services/functions (ie, admissions, marketing and communication, development, alumni) Tangential strategy - Clarify role and structure of the Office of International Programs within Augsburg College.

13 Financing Options for Study Abroad From NAFSA: Association of International Education General Fund Covers All Costs Administration and all program costs are covered from central administrative funds General Fund Pays Administrative Costs but Not Program Operation Costs Central administration pays staff and costs of space, communication tools, etc., while program operational costs such as staff travel and all program costs abroad are covered by fees paid by participating students. Study Abroad as an Autonomous Unit—Cost Recovery Model Offer study abroad through a financially independent agency, similar to extension programs or other self-supporting entities. The program receives little or no central budget support, and charges whatever fees are needed to cover all program operations, staffing, contingencies, and other costs. Hybrid Models Institutions may offer a variety of programs, drawing on many elements taken from the models shown above. A CM of $500,000 would add 28% to costs for students, so wouldn’t be affordable for them or sustainable for CGE. Also doesn’t fit industry standards.

14 New arrangement for cge Create a Signed agreement Establish costs for CGE similar to what’s being done for other programs at Augsburg that primarily serve external audiences (CDC, Urban Debate, Campus Compact, etc.) and accepted practices in the study abroad field Establish costs for CGE similar to what’s being done for other programs at Augsburg that primarily serve external audiences (CDC, Urban Debate, Campus Compact, etc.) and accepted practices in the study abroad field CGE be put in a restricted fund and be allowed to make hiring and spending decisions without exceeding available funds CGE be put in a restricted fund and be allowed to make hiring and spending decisions without exceeding available funds Further develop the potential that CGE has within Augsburg to better serve faculty, students and staff and can enhance recruitment efforts for students to Augsburg’s Minneapolis campus. Further develop the potential that CGE has within Augsburg to better serve faculty, students and staff and can enhance recruitment efforts for students to Augsburg’s Minneapolis campus. Develop a model and working relationship that better serves both CGE and Augsburg that measure value beyond just financial contributions. Develop a model and working relationship that better serves both CGE and Augsburg that measure value beyond just financial contributions.

15 discussion How does CGE fit into your vision for international programs, including its current sites? Have you heard that CGE impedes any part of that vision?How does CGE fit into your vision for international programs, including its current sites? Have you heard that CGE impedes any part of that vision? When CGE is discussed, what are the biggest concerns you hear?When CGE is discussed, what are the biggest concerns you hear? Do you see a way that CGE could be used as a way to help make Augsburg more competitive in recruiting students?Do you see a way that CGE could be used as a way to help make Augsburg more competitive in recruiting students? CGE’s finances are treated differently than other externally serving programs at the college, so what is the logic behind that?CGE’s finances are treated differently than other externally serving programs at the college, so what is the logic behind that? Does Augsburg administration still see itself as the best home for CGE?Does Augsburg administration still see itself as the best home for CGE?


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