1 Dr. Leonardo Villalón, University of Florida Dr. Nicola Kernaghan, University of Florida Dr. Anthony C. Ogden, University of Kentucky
2 Campus Internationalization Is comprehensive internationalization perceived as the goal or is it a means to advance other goals? In other words, is our goal simply to increase education abroad enrollment or is it to leverage education abroad programming to achieve overarching institutional goals?
3 Session Overview 1. Faculty perceptions of education abroad 2. Faculty engagement in education abroad 3. Enhancing education abroad through faculty engagement 4. Discussion
4 Dr. Nicola Kernaghan Associate Director for Program Development International Center, University of Florida
5 Study Abroad at UF Number of students: ~2,200 When: summer (1,300) Type: 85 % UF faculty-led programs Destination: Western Europe Number of faculty-led programs: 70 Length: 6 12 weeks When: Majority in summer
6 Results of 2013 Study of Faculty Perceptions Towards International Research indicated a need to examine faculty perceptions towards study abroad. Background
7 Purpose of Study Investigate the factors that influence faculty participation in study abroad Assess levels of support for faculty and student participation in study abroad by colleges, departments and UFIC Identify how UFIC can improve support for faculty
8 Study Outcomes Recommendations to increase faculty engagement in study abroad Foster a culture of support for study abroad Develop new study abroad initiatives
9 Survey Methods Online survey with 38 items Disseminated through: Faculty Update College Deans Directors of Title VI Centers Various faculty listservs 257 responses from all 16 colleges and support units
10 Sex Male 53.7% Female 45.9% Years as a faculty member 0-5 years: 33.1% 6 20 years: 42.9% >20 years: 23.3% Current Position Assistant Professors: 31.1% Professors: 28.8% Associate Professors: 24.1% Other: 15.3% Respondent Profile
11 Respondent Profile
12 Experience with Study Abroad
13 Support for Faculty Participation
14 Support for Faculty Participation
15 Factors that influenced faculty decisions to lead SA
16 Factors that influenced faculty decisions NOT to lead SA Research & teaching responsibilities at home institution 72% Level of support from department 59% Program cost 59% Existing professional connections in destination country 46% Study abroad as a factor for T & P 45% Level of compensation 45% Working with students in new learning environments 26% Ability to adapt to the language and culture of others 21%
17 Faculty satisfaction with UFIC
18 Recommendations to Increase SA Align study abroad initiatives with institutional goals on internationalization of teaching and research Increase collaboration between UFIC and colleges/departments to: Facilitate course release for faculty Incorporate international activities into faculty T&P and annual review Align study abroad programs with college strategic plans and curriculum
19 Recommendations to Increase SA Provide strategically targeted program development funds Determine student demand/interest for new programs Increase awareness of SA as an option for new faculty Organize information sessions on SA-related topics for faculty members Encourage and facilitate faculty to make connections at international institutions
20 Dr. Anthony C. Ogden Executive Director of Education Abroad & Exchanges International Center, University of Kentucky
21 Where do we mostly focus our attention? Students? Faculty? Administration?
22 What is our feedback look for faculty engagement? Central International Offices Faculty Adapted from Childress, 2010
23 How do we overcome the Golden Rule?
24 How do we overcome the Golden Rule?
25 How do we overcome the Golden Rule? Education Abroad is important! We need you to encourage more students to study abroad! What are you doing to remove curricular barriers to education abroad?
26 How do we embrace the Platinum Rule?
27 How do we embrace the Platinum Rule? How do you view education abroad in relation to your goals and initiatives? How can I better support you in realizing your international education goals?
28 How do faculty members want to be engaged? Why? What is the purpose of Education abroad? Who owns education abroad? Who? How? How do the faculty support education abroad? What motivates faculty members? What?
29 What is the purpose of education abroad? Intercultural Competency Development Language Acquisition & Cultural Knowledge Academic Engagement &Primary Learning Experiential Learning Student Career Development
30 Who owns education abroad?
31 The Nile River: A History of Water Politics in Africa Kampala, Uganda Parliamentary Internship London, England International Perspectives on Sexuality and Gender Amsterdam, Netherlands Summer Archeological Field School Rome, Italy Mediterranean Myths & Monuments Athens, Greece Comparative Study of Appalachia & Sardinia University of Cagliari
32 How do the faculty support education abroad?
33 How do the faculty support education abroad?
34 What motivates faculty members?
35 and what happens behind the scenes?
36 Dr. Leonardo Villalon Dean, International Center University of Kentucky
37 University of Florida Learning without Borders QEP Funding for development of new SA programs Innovative initiatives to address student learning outcomes Faculty consultations College focus groups on internationalization Identifying opportunities for new programs Graduate research abroad programming
38 University of Florida UF in Maynooth: Innovation Academy 6-week program for pre-freshmen Developed in conjunction with faculty advisory board Recruited new faculty leader UF in Madagascar: Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Development New program developed in conjunction with QEP UFIC facilitated program design Opportunity for new faculty engagement
39 Education Abroad New Program Development Grant Education Abroad Program Site Visit Grant Outcomes Assessment Research Grant Annual Faculty Engagement Reception New! Annual Faculty & Staff Reception during Int l Educ. Week Faculty Development Seminar 2015 Morocco & Jordan Education Abroad Familiarization Visit 2015 China Program Development Group Site Visit 2015 Australia Education Abroad Faculty Toolkit
40 Dr. Leonardo Villalon, Dr. Nicola Kernaghan, Dr. Anthony C. Ogden,
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