Some universities are reporting declines in international enrollments, ranging from modest to substantial. After years in which American universities enjoyed steady growth in numbers of foreign students, many institutions expect international enrollments to be flat or down -- in some cases significantly -- this fall.
In interviews with officials at about two dozen universities, no consistent, unifying trends emerge, but some are reporting a slowdown in the flow of students from China and declines in graduate students from India, two countries that together account for nearly half of all international students in the U.S. Universities also continue to feel the effects of the declines in enrollments of Saudi Arabian students that began in 2016, after the Saudi government tightened up some of the terms of its massive scholarship program.
At many colleges, declines in international enrollment not only detract from the educational experience, they also impact the bottom line. As such, officials at U.S. colleges have been anxiously anticipating this fall’s international enrollment numbers. Survey of international students asks what they'd like their professors to improve. WASHINGTON – What would international students in American classrooms most want their professors to do differently?
A survey of 662 international students at 23 colleges and universities commissioned by ELS Educational Services found that many international students want their professors to: Provide more feedback (35 percent identified this as a desired improvement from among a given list of choices). Seek to understand international students’ perspectives (33 percent). Make classroom materials available after class (32 percent). Institute of International Education. With increasing international enrollments, faculty grapple with implications for classrooms. In the past few years it’s not been unusual for Don Bacon to walk into his classroom on day one and find that half his students are from China.
“I realized I’m going to have to change how I do some things,” said Bacon, a professor of marketing at the University of Denver. “If you do some things that don’t work great for 10 percent of your students but work for the other 90 percent you can probably keep doing that and be successful as a teacher,” he said (though he noted that wouldn’t be optimal either). “When it gets to be half the class and you’re realizing you’re not meeting the needs of half the class, that’s a problem.” ReachingAllStudentsResourceBook. The Geography of Foreign Students in U.S. Higher Education: Origins and Destinations. Guide to Advising International Students about Academic Integrity - The Mentor. Guide to Advising International Students about Academic Integrity According to the 2011 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange, the number of international students in the United State increased 4.68 percent over the previous year for a total of 723,277 students” (Institute of International Education, 2011).
More and more institutions of higher education are intentionally seeking to increase their international student population by actively recruiting students from other countries. Reasons cited for this burgeoning interest in international students include maintaining the United States’ competitiveness in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines, improving the image of the United States globally, and aiding U.S. national security efforts (Pandit, 2007). NAFSA International Student Economic Value Tool. Academic Integrity in the Global Classroom. Georgetown University is undeniably a global university.
With over 3,000 international students and 500 international professors, researchers and staff, our international character is a source of immense pride. With this pride comes a responsibility to recognize the diversity our international students bring to the classroom and create an atmosphere of respect and transparency that will ensure the success of all students. The following 5 tips were created to help faculty recognize and address cultural variations in our classrooms. Please click on the headings for more information on each topic.
There is no global standard for academic integrity and Western citation practices are not universal. About English3. Request Information Our mission at English3 is to foster greater learning by offering the highest quality and fastest English teaching platform available.
At English3, we realize that a language learning platform needs to be able to address the individual needs of each customer. We have the expertise to help any industry, company, school, and individual achieve results that matter. The English3 platform is highly innovative and incorporates the four aspects of language learning--listening, speaking, reading, and writing. With our methodology, students learn English the SMAART way. Specific Measurable Adaptive Accelerated Retention Technology. Getting Students' Names Right: It’s Personal. Editor’s Note: The following article was excerpted with permission from To My Professor: Student Voices for Great College Teaching, a new book that brings together student experiences and opinions with advice from master educators and experts.
The book was written by students at Michigan State University under the guidance of Joe Grimm, visiting editor in residence in the MSU School of Journalism since 2008. “I spend a lot of money to go to school here. It would be nice if a professor knew my name.” “I appreciate the fact that you asked me what I wanted to be called because my name has various pronunciations in different languages.” Challenges for International Students in the United States. Translation and Cross-Cultural Validation of the Academic Success Inventory for College Students. Purdue University. The Multinational Integration Xchange (MIX) is charged with the presidential initiative to provide every new international student with the opportunity to have a meaningful , intentional, purposeful interaction with a returning domestic student.
That meaningful interaction may be an e-mail conversation before the new international student arrives,a welcoming event,assistance in getting a phone, a bank account, and needed supplies,a first football game or parade,a trip to a local beach, encouragement to attend BGR/BGRi, where we know many meaningful interactions will happen, ora cross-cultural trip to a museum. More than a program, we have a vision for improving the climate of our campus. International.
Aperian Global: GlobeSmart® Profile for Cross Cultural Agility. Clicking on the chart will display a summary of the differences on each dimension.
"Show Advice" gives users access to extensive, dynamically-generated advice on numerous topics. For each dimension, users will have access to extensive advice on how to work effectively across different work-styles. Each topic provides helpful best practices and strategies for bridging differences and leveraging similarities. Prior to taking the GlobeSmart Profile survey, videos are available to better understand how to use the Profile, as well as its statistical validity and psychometric properties.
The GlobeSmart Profile is available in 13 languages. The survey consists of 40 items, which users are encouraged to respond to honestly with how strongly one agrees or disagrees with each statement. Upon completion of the survey and resulting Profile, users can learn more about each of the five dimensions of culture represented on the chart. Up to ten items can be compared on the chart at one time. 2015 resource guide ncda international student work group. Teaching International Students: Pedagogical Issues and Strategies.
One challenge that instructors face is how to design a course so the material engages students' prior knowledge and their skills, whether the intent is to build on that knowledge, to interrogate it, or to situate new ways of thinking.
When students bring diverse backgrounds, course design is particularly challenging. On the other hand, attending to student differences provides valuable clarity for both students and instructors; and drawing on student differences multiplies the teaching and learning exchange in a class. Clicking the CHECKMARKS below unfolds more detail for each of the following categories noting more about each issue, and listing instructional strategies that respond to those issues. The ideas are relevant whether the class has a few or many international students, or whether the class focused on international topics or not.
Academic Integrity: A Key Cross-Cultural Issue for Chinese Students Overseas? Our Perspectives series features op-ed pieces from guest bloggers, United Planet contributors, and volunteers. Through this series, we aim to illuminate different viewpoints and foster open discussion and cross-cultural understanding between people of all different backgrounds. This Perspective is written by guest blogger Dr. Yingyi Ma, Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at Syracuse University. Source: economicas.ua.es. Academic Integrity: A Key Cross-Cultural Issue for Chinese Students Overseas? Guide to Advising International Students about Academic Integrity - The Mentor. For some international students, 'plagiarism' is a foreign word.
It was half an hour before deadline, and Zizo Amro's paper still wasn't finished. Three years ago when he was a freshman, the University of St. Thomas student had about three and a half of the required five pages for his analysis of a short story. Worried the paper looked thin, he went online, found a student paper on the same story and copied a paragraph verbatim into his own work. It's a story that frequently plays out in dorm rooms, with one exception.
Amro, a recent transplant from Saudi Arabia, had no idea he had done something wrong. "I swear I really didn't know," he said. But by the standards of U.S. colleges, it was wrong, and potentially disastrous. International students are pouring into Minnesota colleges and universities at rates higher than ever before. The international student population at St. The proportions are similar statewide. "Plagiarism is a new word, intellectual property is a new word and idea," she said. Punishments for cheating can be severe. NAFSA International Student Retention Research. More International Students Studying In U.S. : NPR Ed. The number of international students studying at U.S. colleges and universities jumped last year — in a big way. It's up 10 percent, to roughly 975,000, according to a new report by the Institute of International Education and backed by the State Department. In 2014-15, China was still the largest source of students with 31 percent of the total.
India was in second place with nearly 14 percent. International Student’s Challenge and Adjustment to College.