Middle Tennessee State University New Faculty Professional Development December 4, 2015 Middle Tennessee State University International Affairs Middle Tennessee State University Mission and Values Statement The mission of International Affairs is to strengthen the global and international dimensions of teaching, learning, research and service at MTSU. We believe that: • The promotion of global awareness, knowledge and proficiency should be intrinsic to MTSU; • Global and international awareness, knowledge and proficiency are essential for MTSU students to participate effectively in the 21st century; • International education is an orientation and approach across the curriculum as well as a separate subject; and, • International education at MTSU should be an integrated and collaborative effort on the part of all levels of the education establishment. Middle Tennessee State University International Students/Scholars Education Abroad Faculty Development & internationalization of the curriculum and campus Confucius Institute Middle Tennessee State University • Education Abroad Advising Workshops • Faculty-led Education Abroad Program Workshops • Internationalizing the curriculum workshops Middle Tennessee State University • International Opportunities (CIEE, Fulbright) • Newsletters • International Agreements of Cooperation and Exchange • International Alumni Outreach • Orientation/Visa Support for Visiting Scholars MTSU Education Abroad Fast Facts 2012-2013 Study Abroad Participants: 373 2012-2013 Non-Academic Program Participants: 26 TOTAL Students Served By Education Abroad: 399 2012-2013 Undergraduate Study Abroad Participants: 342 Total Full-time Undergraduate Enrollment: 18,403 Percentage of MTSU Undergraduates Studying Abroad: 1.86% MTSU Education Abroad Participation by Year 399 400 339 350 297 300 207 200 138 150 100 50 0 269 257 250 38 227 254 212 226 373 EA Fast Facts Continued 250 233 201196 200 164 150 100 50 9 26 28 21 22 26 25 17 15 19 17 26 36 42 37 34 15 20 0 Fall Spring 2010-11 Full Year 2011-12 Winter 2012-13 Short Term Summer 2013-14 Over the past two years, participation in Fall semester programs has increased over 200% while Summer participation increased 38%. Summer includes May term, as well as regular summer session terms. Winter refers to programs which occur during the DecemberJanuary break between semesters. Who Participation by Academic Level Senior 46% Graduate 9% Junior 29% Sophomore 12% Freshman 4% Nationally the gender ratio in education abroad has remained fairly constant over the past ten years – 64% female and 36% male. MTSU’s gender breakdown shows a more skewed distribution between genders. According to the latest Open Doors figures (2013-2014), U.S. students are most likely to participate in education abroad during their junior year (36%), followed by their senior year (23%), sophomore year (13%), and finally freshman year (3%). Participation by Gender Male 31% Female 69% Where Participation by Region Asia 21% The Americas 24% Other 7% Europe 48% 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 5. 7. 8. 8. 8. Top 10 Countries* France Italy United Kingdom Canada Costa Rica Japan Germany Denmark Israel Taiwan TOTAL 43 34 33 27 23 23 19 16 16 16 *Some students visited multiple countries during a single program. Oceania 2% Africa 1% Middle East 4% In comparison to national trends for the last year of available data (2013-2014), the top three host regions in education abroad were Europe (55%), The Americas (16%), and Asia (12%). Compared to 2012-13, increases were found in all regions except Europe. Why Participation by College Roughly half of MTSU Study Abroad participants were from only one of the seven colleges on campus (College of Liberal Arts). Basic and Applied Sciences 11% Business 11% Liberal Arts 49% Behavioral and Health Sciences 8% Mass Communications 14% Education 5% University College 2% Middle Tennessee State University The most important thing that schools can do is to make people aware that understanding the world is very much part of the requirement of being an educated person. There should be some shame attached to not being more aware of the world. Fareed Zakaria College must prepare students to adapt and respond effectively to whatever international problems and opportunities may confront them later in life, but how we accomplish this remains clouded by uncertainty and confusion. Derek Bok Middle Tennessee State University Thank you and welcome to MTSU.