Academic Integration of International Experience: The Univ. of California Academic Integration Strategic Initiative Ann Marie Plane, Faculty-In-Residence, UCEAP History of UC Academic Integration Efforts • Original vision (1962-1989) University of Bordeaux 1962 Asia: Valued Partnerships since 1964 Growth, diversity of programming: Egypt, 1980s Ambitious AI program launched (1990s-2000s) Institutional Complexity – 10 autonomous campuses – over 234,000 students – thousands of faculty • $$$$$$$$$$$$/TIME/STAFF – Scott D. Cooper et al. in, Internationalizing Undergraduate Education, ed. Lynn Anderson( Univ. of Minnesota, 2005) • 50th Anniversary Year: 2012 Current state of UCEAP • • • • 4700 students in 2011-12 Over 250 programs, 39 countries Recent reorganization Shifting relationship with individual Univ. of California campuses – Faculty-led programming Student satisfaction high: • Adam Noily, UCB | Peking University, Beijing"EAP has been an integral part of my college education. It has complemented my studies in a way that no course at my home university ever could....As far as my emphasis in the politics and economics of China is concerned, any attempted study of this subject without the firsthand experiences offered by EAP would have been pure folly.” Active Research Program • • • • • Regular surveying; Student, Parent satisfaction; Student Focus Groups (2011) Academic Outcomes Survey http://eap.ucop.edu/ or contact UCEAP Dir. of Research, Gordon Shaeffer – [email protected] 50th Anniversary Strategic Goals: 1) Best Business Practices 2) Academic Excellence 3) Study Abroad for All • Strategic Initiatives for the last 18 months – Academic Intergration working group Academic Integration working group • Convened April 2012 – Staff/Faculty representation-each campus – Systemwide and campus co-leadership – Will sunset June 2014 • Will recommend overall AI structure – Focus on measurable results – Consult on Acad. Outcomes survey design Acad. Outcomes Survey 2011 Results: Core Major Courses • About half the respondents intended to pursue Core Major Courses (CMCs) through their UCEAP program – 51.7% • 80.9% who intended to enroll in CMCs did so • Some who didn’t intend to also enrolled in CMCs Results: Major Elective Courses Results: Additional Academic Consequences of Study Abroad "My participation in UCEAP contributed to my decision to... Response/prompt "Add a new major to my existing major(s)" "Change my major(s)" "Add a new minor" "Change my minor" "Pursue specific academic research related to my major(s) or minor(s) upon return" Yes 6% 4% 10% 2% 28% Results: Past Participants Recommendations to UC Students Given your experiences with UCEAP, would you recommend UCEAP's programs to UC students: In your major(s) 88% In your minor(s) 54% In other academic disciplines 90% Interested in doing academic research 52% Interested in doing an internship 51% Interested in pursuing general elective or breadth requirements 80% Interested in pursuing language requirements 84% AI Working group 3 pilot initiatives: 1) Internationalizing Engineering – Engineering summer: foundations – Engineering summer: research/internships – Major course articulation • Mechanical, Computer Engineering 2) Useable Information (web updates) 3) Course Approval Data Collection – Capture student successes (my EAP) – Standing Dept/College agreements – Track via Registrars’ degree audit systems Conclusion: • Audience comment on experience with similar initiatives • Problems, prospects, successes? • Measures of effectiveness?