Innovations in Supporting International Students Symposium
November 6, 2014, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Shippensburg University Conference Center, Shippensburg PA
CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE SCHEDULE OF PRESENTATIONS AND ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS
Explore and gain new ideas for supporting international students, build a regional network of colleagues, and
build your professional portfolio.
This one day symposium
is designed to showcase innovative models and practices that support the varied
needs of international students studying in the United States. It includes
concurrent presentations, roundtable discussions focused on particular topics,
and networking opportunities designed to foster a sharing of ideas, approaches,
and resources across institutions. Individuals involved in supporting
international students are invited to attend, submit presentation proposals, and
to contribute to a post-symposium online monograph.
Why You Should Attend
Individuals involved in supporting international students should attend to:
- Explore and gain new ideas for supporting such students
- Build a regional network of colleagues
- Build their professional portfolio (through presentations & a post-event monograph)
Presentations and Roundtable Discussions -
Presentations will highlight
innovative models and strategies designed to support the unique needs of
international students studying in the U.S., including those that:
- Help students understand higher education expectations and
practices in the U.S.
- Help students overcome cultural differences, adapt to life in the
U.S., and build meaningful connections to the university community
- Deliver innovative English language programs and language
- Provide effective academic
support services and academic strategies that lead to student success and
- Provide administrative and student services, practices, and
policies that ease students’ transition to study in the U.S. and support their
success and retention
- Support international students during the admissions, funding, VISA
approval, orientation, and on-boarding phases
- Help faculty, staff, and administrators understand, and be
sensitive and responsive, to the unique needs of international students
Registration Information - Registration Ends October 31, 2014 (or earlier if seats have been filled)
Seats are limited, on a first-come basis ... so register early! Registration ends on October 31, 2014 (or earlier if seats have been filled prior to Oct 31).
Registration Fee: $75 (includes continental breakfast, lunch, morning and afternoon breaks, and conference materials).
To register go to http://register.ship.edu/wconnect/CourseStatus.awp?&course=PCD8051460
Location and Directions
This event will be held at the Shippensburg University Conference Center. For GPS or other mapping software, use the address 500 Newburg Road, Shippensburg, PA 17257. For driving directions to the Conference Center (be sure to following directions to the Conference Center, not to Shippensburg University) go to http://www.conferencecenteratshipu.com/index.php/contacts/directions.html. The Conference Center is building #49 on the Shippensburg campus map at https://www.ship.edu/Visit/Campus_Maps. There is ample parking in front of the Conference Center, and parking permits/passes/stickers are not needed and there is no charge for parking.
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- Presenters will have the opportunity
to contribute their presentation slides and/or other presentation materials for
posting on the symposium website.
- Presenters will have the opportunity
to contribute their work to a post-symposium online monograph. Additional information about this opportunity
will be sent to presenters closer to the symposium date.
- Presentations have been allotted a total of 45
minutes for their presentation and answering questions from the audience.
- Presenters should plan for no more
than 30-40 minutes of presentation, allowing 5-10 minutes for questions and answers.
- Each presentation room will ONLY be
equipped with a projector, wireless internet, a long table at the front/side of
the room for presentation materials, and chairs for the
audience will be arranged theater style.
- Presenters are expected
to bring their
own presentation laptop (or other suitable device); presenters who bring
an Apple product as their presentation computer should also bring their
- Presenters are expected to bring any
additional materials that they may need to achieve the learning objectives of
- Presentation handouts are not
required; presenters who wish to provide handouts should plan to bring 25-30
copies as copy facilities will not be available at the Conference Center.
For additional information about this event, contact CJ Ezell (firstname.lastname@example.org or 717-477-1123 extension 3381) in Shippensburg University's Office of Professional, Continuing, and Distance Education.
- Mary Burnett, Associate Dean of Students and Director of International Programs
- CJ Ezell, WEDnetPA Partner, Office of Professional, Continuing, and
- Jeremy Goshorn, Interim Assistant Dean of Graduate Studies
- Jose Ricardo-Osorio, Associate Professor, Modern Languages
- Christina Sax, Associate Provost and Dean of Academic Outreach and
- William Sommers, Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management
- Sarah Stokely, Dean of Academic Engagement and Student Support