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Results of the Faculty Survey on Internationalization at Villanova: A Preliminary Report Prepared for the International Leadership Committee Prepared by Office of Planning and Institutional Research July 2013
Survey Methodology On May 2, 2013, an email was sent from Villanova University’s President announcing the administration of a web-based survey on Internationalization at Villanova and requesting full participation from all faculty. On May 6 th the survey invitation was emailed to all fulltime and adjunct faculty. During the month, 3 reminders were sent to non- respondents. The survey was closed on June 17 th, 2 weeks after the last completed survey was received. This report summarizes by faculty status responses to the questions. Fulltime faculty include academic administrators and instructors; adjunct faculty are faculty with part-time employment status or fulltime employees in other University departments who also teach. All faculty employed in the four colleges during the Spring 2013 semester, as reported by the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs, were included in the survey population.
Survey Respondents The survey included questions to gauge faculty opinions and attitudes about Internationalization at Villanova and to identify who is engaged in these types of activities in their teaching, their research or in co- curricular activities. To accommodate these purposes, skip patterns were incorporated throughout the survey to facilitate data collection. Those not engaged in specific areas of activity, did not need to respond to selected questions. Nevertheless, the survey was rather lengthy, and some respondents did not proceed through the entire survey and/or did not enter a final submit key to close the survey. The latter resulted in partial completions of the survey. Cases were not excluded from the data analyses presented here; rather the N size for each series of questions is reported to help interpret the percentages and average ratings. The N size gives an indication of the number of respondents used in calculating percentages in the varying sections of the survey.
Survey Respondents The table below shows the number surveyed and the number of respondents by faculty status and by college. Numbers are further reported by completed or partially completed surveys. Faculty Status/ College Number Surveyed Completed Surveys Response Rate Partial Surveys Total Respondents Fulltime Faculty 63726842%6233052% Adjunct Faculty 39810426%3113534% Total 1,03537236%9346545% Arts 49719439%4824249% Sciences 1746940%138247% Engineering 952829%63436% Nursing 1103128%134440% Business (VSB) 1594931%136239% TOTAL 1,03537136%9346445%
Survey Respondents The table below shows the number and percentage of fulltime and adjunct faculty responding to the survey by college. (Includes both completed and partial surveys.) Faculty Status/ College Fulltime Faculty % Adjunct Faculty % Total RespondentsResponse Rates Arts 14945%9369%24252%49% Sciences 6921%1310%8218%47% Engineering 288%65%347%36% Nursing 3210%129%4410%40% Business (VSB) 5216%107%6213%39% TOTAL 330100%135100%464100%45%
Opinions about the Internationalization Experience
Teaching & Curriculum LevelLevel Description # of Courses % Level 1Course contains an international element. 97 18% Level 2One unit (one week’s worth of classes) in the course is internationally oriented. 5911% Level 3International elements are integrated throughout the course. 15630% Level 4The entire course has an international orientation. 21641% 257 Faculty (55%) said they are currently teaching or have recently taught (within 5 years) courses with international content; 194 (63%) of the Fulltime Faculty and 63 (51%) of the Adjunct Faculty. 211 Respondents identified 533 courses with international content that they currently teach or have taught in the past 5 years. The table below shows the Level of Internationalization in these courses. NOTE: 5 courses were not assigned a level.
Teaching & Curriculum 55 Faculty (12%) identified 75 courses that they are currently teaching or developing into which they would like to infuse international elements. The chart below shows the types of assistance that would be very helpful or helpful in those efforts
Teaching & Curriculum What types of assistance would help you internationalize your courses?
Research Collaboratives & Partnerships In the last 12 months, 17 fulltime faculty (6%) and 1 adjunct faculty (1%) sponsored an international scholar in a J-1 visa category to come to Villanova for research collaboration. One-third of the fulltime faculty (6 faculty) had visited their sponsored international scholars at their home institutions. 128 fulltime faculty (45%) and 17 adjunct faculty (16%) are currently or have been involved in an international research partnership, collaboration or project. o Of those involved in partnerships, 82 fulltime faculty (64% ) and 7 adjunct faculty (41%) reported their projects were still ongoing. o Of those involved in partnerships, 45 fulltime faculty (35%) and 5 adjunct faculty (29%) reported there were opportunities for post- doctoral, graduate, or undergraduate research students to participate in the research collaborative or partnership.
In what types of international outreach activities are you currently involved? In what types of international outreach activities would you like to be involved? International outreach activities: outreach concerning students in research and/or teaching
Co-Curricular Activities & Opportunities What challenges do you face when trying to conduct international outreach?