International Educator - November/December 2013 - 38

CAMPUS PROFILE

| Universityof South Florida | Tampa

USF is going fast. Built on a World War II practice bombing
range and opened in 1960, what was largely a commuter college
now is a system institution with 48,000 students and $411 million
in research grants and contracts. All freshmen must live on the
green campus lined with graceful live oak trees. It has weathered
$125 million in state budget cuts. The out-of-state tuition of $16,260
(Floridians pay $6,330) is a draw for the 2,368 international students,
and more are coming through a new partnership with INTO University Partnerships, the British recruiting enterprise that places
students from China and elsewhere into intensive English and
academic pathway programs at allied universities (Colorado State
University, another Simon Award winner, is another INTO school).
On a campus where Floridians once comprised 96 percent of students, USF aims to double international enrollments to 10 percent
by 2018. "We're doing it to enhance the quality and moreover the
relevance of the educational experience," said Provost Ralph Wilcox.
"We believe we've got something to offer international students, but
they also have an incredible amount to bring to us."

U.S. Marine Lt. General (ret.) Martin Steele, associate vice president for
veterans research and executive director of USF Military Partnerships

Serving the Needs
of a Global Community

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Genshaft, president since 2000, is carrying out her third strategic
plan, each more globally focused than the preceding one. That is
only natural for Tampa Bay, she said, home to 480 multinational
corporations as well as Florida's busiest port and MacDill U.S. Air
Force Base, headquarters for U.S. Central Command (CentCom) and
Strategic Operations Command. Genshaft said one business leader
told her pointblank that his company cannot alone teach employees
"tolerance, cultural knowledge, and the value of international activities. You've got to do it and then they're better employees for us." The
military, too, relies on USF's help to bring academic perspectives
to grappling with the world's trouble spots and resolving problems
peacefully instead of using "kinetics," as retired three-star Marine Lt.
General Martin Steele, associate vice president for veterans research
and executive director of USF Military Partnerships, delicately put it.

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Learning Mandarin
in Tampa Bay and Qingdao
USF secured a Confucius Institute in 2008 by promising to recruit its
first tenure-track professor of Mandarin. Eric Shepherd got the job.
"It was unfathomable to me that at that time we had 40,000 students
and basically no Chinese language program beyond an introductory
class taught mostly in English," he said. Now the Department of
World Languages offers a Chinese minor, and 200 students attend
classes taught by three professors and three instructors. "We came
along a little later, but we're quick learners," said Genshaft.
Shepherd, a master of the Chinese storytelling performance art
called Shandung "fast tales," sends students to Qingdao University

Professor of Mandarin Eric Shepherd sends students to China for up to 18
months of classes and internships.

and Ocean University of China for up to 18 months of classes and
internships. "They learn how to work at a professional level," he said.
"If they're an international business major, they learn to do international business in Chinese. If they're a chemistry major, they're
learning how to do chemistry in Chinese."
As an undergraduate Victor Florez, 23, now working for the
Confucius Institute, finished fourth in a month-long, nationally televised "Chinese Bridge" language contest for international students.
Florez, a Miami native of Colombian ancestry, came to college with
a strong desire "to learn a language that was completely alien to me."



Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of International Educator - November/December 2013

International Educator - November/december 2013
Contents
From the Editors
In Brief
Core Values
Reawakening Higher Education in Iraq
University of South Florida: What's in a Name? The World
Foreign Student Affairs
View From Out Here
Forum
In Focus
Supplement
When a Student Dies Abroad
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International Educator - November/December 2013 - Cover2
International Educator - November/December 2013 - Contents
International Educator - November/December 2013 - From the Editors
International Educator - November/December 2013 - 3
International Educator - November/December 2013 - In Brief
International Educator - November/December 2013 - 5
International Educator - November/December 2013 - 6
International Educator - November/December 2013 - 7
International Educator - November/December 2013 - 8
International Educator - November/December 2013 - 9
International Educator - November/December 2013 - 10
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International Educator - November/December 2013 - 12
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International Educator - November/December 2013 - Core Values
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International Educator - November/December 2013 - Reawakening Higher Education in Iraq
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International Educator - November/December 2013 - University of South Florida: What's in a Name? The World
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International Educator - November/December 2013 - Foreign Student Affairs
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International Educator - November/December 2013 - 47
International Educator - November/December 2013 - View From Out Here
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International Educator - November/December 2013 - Forum
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International Educator - November/December 2013 - 55
International Educator - November/December 2013 - In Focus
International Educator - November/December 2013 - Cover3
International Educator - November/December 2013 - Cover4
International Educator - November/December 2013 - Supplement
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