Question 37

37. How much engagement has there been with the international programs office (if such an office exists) on your campuses?


NU: None.  Although a coordinator from the International Division was part of the first conference, she has since left the Los Angeles area and is now based in another state. There has been no additional interaction with our International Division specifically.

Griffith: None, but that is normal within GU policy, but they were kept informed and are genuinely interested in the development of this course. When time comes, they will act upon this initiative and encourage us to develop the course further, and help assure its delivery within an international context.

We have no international programs office at CCC.

We have no international programs office at ACTT

At UTEP we are now working closely with the Director of Study Abroad who comes to the class every semester to discuss study abroad options with the students.  The International Programs Office and Study Abroad are located in the same office so there is contact with both.  

VU has worked closely with UTEP in order to foster study abroad programs. The International Programs Office facilitates these activities through grants and scholarships. Most students who have completed the collaborative course desire to visit UTEP. Typically, those who have taken up the exchange give a lecture to the next GLC cohort.

We have no international programs office at CCC.

We have no international programs office at ACTT

Currently, UB does not have such an office.

There is no international programs office at CCC either.

UVIC has an Associate Vice President of International Affairs since Fall 2012. To Dr. Aragon’s knowledge he has not been in contact with ESC.

ESC is extensively engaged with international programs, and works closely with SUNY COIL. To Dr. Gupta-Carlson’s knowledge, there is no contact between ESC and UVIC at the international programs level.

Last year, in the midst of the Institute’s activities, RIT created an office of International Education and Global Programs and hired an Associate Provost-level position to head the office. That individual has been aware of our activities, and as he has worked to coordinate all International efforts on campus, Martins has been included in numerous discussions for ongoing development of curriculum and assessment.

We have a student studying in Ecuador who was in this class and was inspired by it.  CCU and USFQ have signed a joint collaborative research agreement in which faculty and students from both institutions collaborate on 2 research projects per year.

Clarke: We have an Office of International Affairs, but I never thought to involve them in the project.

Vanderbeke: The international office was informed of the collaborative class. They will receive a full account at some later point - in Jena the semester has only just ended.

Very little at Swarthmore during the implementation of the course. Ashesi faculty had a connection to the international programs office and would have liked to see some kind of exchange program develop from our course. Swarthmore faculty agreed and would have liked to create an exchange component for the course. Currently Swarthmore administration is working with Ashesi administration to create such an exchange or study abroad but it would not be linked to this course.

The UWM students were in contact with the Global Studied Program and its advisors throughout the course. There were also monthly meetings between Jason and Global Studies Program advisors to discuss course progress and student relations in the Living Learning Community.

Dean Mark Novak is the one of the members who encouraged my participation in COIL and Mark Adams was sent to our team SJSU from international program office as an instructional developer.

None directly, though the “virtual abroad” program was discussed as a potential next step for those with interest in foreign travel.

UC International was aware of the project and was asked to help publicize the course, but no engagement came from them unfortunately.

Buffalo State:

The international education office is very engaged with us in terms of our Atlantis exchanges.  This course, it must be remembered, is one piece in  a larger project to establish a shared certificate/minor in transatlantic public administration and policy.  The idea is for the COIL course to be the capstone in this experience.

International Education has been aware of and interested in our COIL work and provided institutional contribution to support COIL faculty Elena Lukovitskaya’s travel and attendance to the COIL training in September, 2011. This support was in response to a request from COIL fellow Barb LeSavoy to the Office of International Education. Given our success to this project, the Office of International Education is interested in future prospects for international collaboration.

At George Mason, the Office of Global and International Strategies brought the COIL program to my attention. They helped write the application to be part of the Institute. They provided financial support to hire a student to run video cameras in the George Mason classroom. Representatives of that office twice came to observe the class.

Foreign Relations Department at HSE was important at the initial stages of correspondence between the universities and was prepared to fund Filatova's trip to New York for the workshop, but the trip did not work out because of logistical problems

At SUNY Geneseo, the Office of International Programs was involved in the identification of a potential international partner and has supported travel costs for both faculty.

At MSU, NONE.  The SUNY-MSU Center Director was interested how this course could be useful for their image, but did nothing.

NCCU: Lenora Helm Hammonds - I learned of the RFP for the COIL project and intitiated contact with our Director of International Affairs, Emmanuel Oritsejafor.  Dr. Oritsejafor had a Memorandum of Understanding in place with UNISA (in other areas outside of the Directorate of Music) for previous projects before the start of the COIL Project.  When the COIL project was first being considered by NCCU, Dr. Oritsejafor identified the appropriate person at UNISA to approach to ask for their interest in the COIL collaboration.  That person was Arisa Voges, and she approached her university and appropriate offices to begin discussions to establish the collaborations, hiring the remaining parties at UNISA and appointing them to the project.  Lenora also reached, through a professional musician colleague, the name of the international programs officer at RAMA.  This person was Keld Hosbond, who repeated the same scenario as Ms. Voges, approaching the appropriate persons at RAMA, and identifying the team at RAMA best able to facilitate the collaboration.  The international programs officers at each institution were key in connecting all parties.

NCCU: Emmanuel Oritsejafor - The international programs office at NCCU has been instrumental in the development of the project partnership between UNISA, NCCU, and the Royal School of Music in Denmark. The Office of International Affairs hope to sustain and strengthen the existing international partnership through other collaborative projects that will reinforce network teaching of jazz.

UNISA:  Contact with NCCU was initiated through the international office at Unisa. Further contact was established when an NCCU contingent visited Unisa during the International Jazz School.

None during the collaboration at TTU--The International Programs officer assigned to our project resigned and the director was too short-staffed to replace him. Since returning from Korea, Kelli has made contact with the International Office about developing student exchanges but so far, no work has been completed in this area.

None (USA)

ULPGC : The Vice-Dean for International Relations was part of the team. Prior to this course, she visited ESC twice and met the members of the Center for Distance Learning (CDL). She spoke with Meg Benke (Provost) and with Tom Mackey (Dean of CDL) about the possibility to have a framework agreement signed between the 2 institutions in order to collaborate on a formal basis and to participate together to ICT-based initiatives. See here (2010):

The Cortland IP Director gave a class on cultural issues at the beginning of the semester and the Anadolu IP did not participate.