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students in terms of where they come from, most come from a 50– 100 miles radius. Bringing other students from around the world to influence the residence halls, the student groups and clubs, and athletic teams is part of our overall approach to international affairs.” Several experts reiterate that successfully implementing IEM is dependent upon having homegrown support. While there are strategies to successfully lobby reluctant faculty members and administrators, IEM and greater internationalization goals have to fit in with the institutional mission. “If there’s not an inherent desire to increase the global perspective on campus, it would be a challenge (to implement IEM),” Vogl says, adding that at her institution, located in the Northeast, the need grew from a practical need to boost recruitment when there weren’t enough domestic students to fill seats. In other regions, such as California, public institutions can face the opposite problem. There can be reluctance to increase international enrollment as international students are seen as taking spots away from domestic students, who are already facing tough competition to get in. Ohlone College, a two-year community college, is an example where this is occurring. “People have a tendency to misperceive what’s going on and say that if there are three students from China, three fewer students

from the local community can take that class. We try to counter the tendency for that misperception and explain it’s not a zero sum game,” explains Eddie West, director of international programs and services at Ohlone. He explains that they create additional course sections based on the anticipated enrollment of international students, which is on top of local enrollment caps. That means there will be a maximum number of domestic students regardless of the number of international students brought in. He emphasizes, however, that the additional course sections are not international-student only as they strive to integrate them across the curriculum.

Link to Broader Institutional Goals and Strategies
One practical approach for success is to strategically link an IEM plan to broader institutional strategies. This applies to not only general advocacy but also in concrete enrollment plans and other related documents. “If you can’t point to the core institutional mission and values to anchor this work, chances are you are going to have a hard time trying to sell this,” Aw explains. “For the campus leadership, IEM needs to be part of a larger strategy. You need to specify how this endeavor fits with the institutional mission.”

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International Educator - September/October 2011
Contents
From the Editors
In Brief
Building a Literate World
In Sync:  The Peace Corps and International Education
Expanding Cooperative Education Across the Globe
Education Abroad
Foreign Student Affairs
Partnering
A View From Out Here
Forum
In Focus
Supplement: A 360º View
Supplement: Making the Numbers Work
Supplement: International Recruitment and Enrollment Listings
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