Office for International Engagement (OIE) Parker Fawson Sharon Brennan Kathryn T. Norman August 16, 2011 An Equal Opportunity University Presentation Agenda • • • • • • • Rationale for the international engagement in education OIE purpose, current activities, and model COE faculty international initiatives COE international student teaching International Graduate Student Admissions (Pat Bond) Office of International Affairs (Tony Ogden) OIE invitation to submit faculty publications An Equal Opportunity University “Internationalizing a College of Education” • Why should COE be looking at promoting increased internationalization? “We need [education professionals] today who are World Minded!” James Greenberg University of Maryland An Equal Opportunity University “Internationalizing a College of Education” • What are the critical considerations for a COE to implement a successful international strategy? – – – – – “Leadership” “Infrastructure” “Faculty Development … Buy-in” “Curriculum and Climate” modification “Resources” James Greenberg University of Maryland An Equal Opportunity University “Rationale for Global Competence” • “Globalization, the digital revolution, mass migration, and the prospect of climate instability are triggering new concerns and demanding a new kind of graduate.” • An increasing number of education related reports, “call for more powerful, relevant, and self-directed learning that will prepare the young to live, compete, and collaborate in a new global scenario.” “Educating for Global Competence: Preparing our Youth to Engage the World”, 2011 Council of Chief State School Officers’ EdSteps Initiative, Asia Society Partnership for Global Learning An Equal Opportunity University International Engagement Charles E.M. Kolb, President of the Committee for Economic Development Our nations schools are locked in a time warp. By ignoring critical languages … and the essential cultural knowledge needed to succeed, our school systems are out of step with new global realities. GASTON CAPERTON President, College Board Americans have been the world’s most successful students and entrepreneurs for the past century. We have to envision a new set of global skills that include understanding world languages and cultures to retain our edge in an increasingly interconnected economy. CCSSO Draft Model Core Teaching Standards Standard #5: Innovative Applications of Content. The teacher understands how to connect concepts and use differing perspectives to engage learners in critical/creative thinking and collaborative problem solving related to authentic local and global issues. OIE Purpose • To provide assistance and coordination in expanding the College of Education’s international strategy • To serve as a gateway for faculty, students, and professional and community partners to access opportunities to research, study, and engage with partners from around the globe • To assist faculty and students in planning and executing their international experiences, in collaboration with the UK Office of International Affairs An Equal Opportunity University OIE Priorities • First Year Goals: • • • • • • Seek faculty input on OIE vision Articulate College’s international strategy Focus on funding sustainability Identify university and community collaborators Identify infrastructure needs Highlight existing activities Faculty Research and Professional Collaboration International Program Development COE Office for International Engagement (OIE) Student Global Experiences and Learning P-20 Innovation Lab, Critical Issues of Local and International Significance Faculty Research and Professional Collaboration • _________________________________________________________________ • _________________________________________________________________ • _________________________________________________________________ • _________________________________________________________________ • _________________________________________________________________ International Program Development • _________________________________________________________________ • _________________________________________________________________ • _________________________________________________________________ • _________________________________________________________________ • _________________________________________________________________ P-20 Innovation Lab, Critical Issues of Local and International Significance • _______________________________________________________________ • _______________________________________________________________ • _______________________________________________________________ • _______________________________________________________________ • _______________________________________________________________ Student Global Experiences and Learning • _______________________________________________________________ • _______________________________________________________________ • _______________________________________________________________ • _______________________________________________________________ • _______________________________________________________________ John Thelin: China, Belgium, and France Jennifer Wilhelm: Australia Faculty International Initiatives Jayson Richardson: Egypt and Switzerland Aaron Beighle and Heather Erwin: England Allan Allday: Ukraine Malachy Bishop: Australia and New Zealand Lars Bjork: China, Finland, Republic of South Africa and Ecuador Jana Bouwma-Gearhart and Andrew BouwmaGearhart: Costa Rica Joan Mazur and Katherine McCormick: Ecuador Ralph Crystal: England Belva Collins: Saudi Arabia, British Columbia and Great Britain Cathy Zhou: China Rory Remer and Pam Remer: Taiwan and China LaurieMcCreary: Henry: Portugal, Nancy Jamaica and Turkey Greece and the State of Rio de Janeiro Jane Jensen: Italy Ellen Usher: France, Singapore, Korea Kristen Perry: Canada, Indonesia, and Switzerland Jeanette Groth Linda Congo, Liberia, Togo,and Egypt, Bhutan, Levstik: Ghana Nepal, Iraq and Afghanistan Alan DeYoung: Eurasia Sonja Feist-Price: South Africa Jennifer Grisham-Brown: Guatemala Parker Fawson: Rwanda, New Beth Goldstein: China, Lee Ann Jung: Germany, Thailand, Zealand, Chile, Hungary, South Indonesia and Malaysia Oman Africa and China http://education.uky.edu/International/international%20initiatives COE International Student Teaching Timeline 1979 - England, Haiti 1974 -Colombia, Costa Rica, 1984 – Ecuador Germany 1970s 1980s 1986 – Scotland 1996 – Ireland 1990s 1985 – Chile, 1975 – Mexico, the Dominican Australia , the Republic, Netherlands El Salvador 1990 – New 1982 – Spain Zealand An Equal Opportunity University 2000 Canada 2012 China 2000s 2002 – South Africa 1998 - Greece 2012 …and beyond Student Teaching Abroad Andrea Racine, Germany, 2010: “I have learned that as a teacher/educator I have the ability to be the fun and well-loved teacher I strive to be every day while maintaining a well structured and managed classroom.” Cassandra Criscillis, New Zealand, 2011: “I love hearing other people’s stories, ideas, and opinions on life. I can tell you that I have truly learned a lot through this experience, and it has only been a few weeks!” Katie Mara, Ireland, 2010: “I thoroughly enjoyed my time in the classroom and cannot wait until I have a classroom of my own. I am going to miss my Irish students who helped me become the teacher I am today.” http://education.uky.edu/International/content/international-teaching-experiences Global Partners with The Graduate School An Equal Opportunity University New Options for Admission • Conditional admission for TOEFL and GRE • Admission decision based solely on academic credentials and program requirements • English proficiency through successful completion of ESL at UK and recommendation of ESL director • Academic assessment through GRE An Equal Opportunity University Outstanding Benefits • • • • • Fully funded students Gradual transition into program of study Diversity of cultures Life experiences Goodwill An Equal Opportunity University Team Effort Entire University community: • Academic programs • Graduate School administration • Center for English as a Second Language • Housing • Student Account Services • Registrar • Office of International Affairs An Equal Opportunity University Current Agreements • Higher Commission for Educational Development (HCED) in Iraq • Ministry of Higher Education, Iraq • Kurdistan Regional Government • Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission • Ministry of Higher Education, Saudi Arabia An Equal Opportunity University Fast Facts • • • • • 647 students studied abroad in 2010-2011, which is a 10% increase over last year. 4.5% were from Education. 21% received funding from UK to support their international education experiences. 50% of COE applicants received funding. There is an increasing number of faculty-led, education abroad programs. An increasing number of students are choosing non-traditional destinations. Anthony C. Ogden, Ph.D. – 304 Bradley Hall, [email protected] An Equal Opportunity University UK Sponsored • Italy: From Bologna to Bologna: The University in Global Context UK Exchange • Australia: Charles Sturt University UK Consortia • Consortium on Overseas Teaching UK Direct • England: Undergraduate Research Summer at Newcastle Univ. UK Partner • Japan: CET Intensive Japanese Language An Equal Opportunity University Embedded Programming EA Faculty-Led Programming An Equal Opportunity University Customized Programming Integrated Programming Comprehensive Programming • Jumpstarting curricular integration efforts by discipline… • Increasing bilateral exchanges with peer institutions… • Strengthening partnerships to more actively pursue outcomes assessment research… • Reviewing all health, safety and security systems and communication protocols… • Building strategic partnerships across the Commonwealth to encourage inter-institutional collaboration… • Pursuing external funding sources for research and student support, namely to enhance faculty engagement, whole world study, and to increase participation of underrepresented populations… • Extending outreach and development efforts to education abroad alumni and other potential donors… An Equal Opportunity University Office for International Engagement Faculty & Staff Parker Fawson, Associate Dean for International Engagement, Director of the Office for International Engagement, [email protected] Sharon Brennan, Associate Director for the Office of International Engagement, [email protected] Kathryn T. Norman, Graduate Assistant, Office for Global Engagement, PhD Student, [email protected] COE Faculty Publications We invite COE faculty to send publications to Kathryn T. Norman at [email protected] COE Faculty: We need your help! • Now that you’ve seen our model: What are we missing? • Our resources include the following: • • • • Office of International Affairs The Graduate School Interdepartmental Collaborative Agreements What other resources may we include? What are your thoughts?