SP4.6: Promote International Student Success, Retention, and Cultural Integration Through Outstanding Programs and Services

Academic success, social adjustment and cultural integration are components of a premier education for international students; a strong international student experience is likely to promote learning for domestic students through their interaction with international students. These outcomes require strong advising, support services and programming on campus. To date, three new professional staff and one new support staff position have been filled in the International Student and Scholar Services Office (ISSS). New service enhancements include a pre-arrival e-mail series addressing nine (9) topics that was circulated to Fall 2013 admits; a new international student housing website and enhanced immigration advising support both on-line and on a walk-in basis. During the remaining portion of the 2013-2014 academic year, the team working on this project will gather information and data to better understand international student success and the barriers to it.

Goals advanced under this project:

  1. Improve the University’s Social Impact on the Global Community
  2. Enhance the University’s Cultural Impact on the Global Community

Indicators of success for these goals are:

Milestones completed since last progress report:

Last Updated: 9/12/14