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But that artwork and a nearby colorful, 2.7ton slab from the Berlin Wall both remind students and faculty every day of Kennesaw State’s international ambitions and achievements. One feather in its cap recently came in the form of a midterm report from its accreditor, the Southern Association of Schools and Colleges (SASC), which requires member institutions to single out an area for self-improvement when they seek reaccreditation. KSU intrepidly asked in 2007 Sovietologist and founder of the Sam nunn of International affairs at to be held accountable President daniel Papp, a the international torch from his predecessor,SchoolSiegel. georgia tech, picked up Betty for how much and how well it bolstered its international education programs. “a metropolitan university.” Former President Betty L. Siegel was a SACS sent Susan Buck Sutton, then associate vice chancellor of vigorous proponent of KSU’s international efforts during her quarIndiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (she is now at ter century at the helm, and KSU took part in the American Council Bryn Mawr College), to take a look. “KSU is emerging as a national on Education’s Global Learning for All project aimed at helping leader in international education,” Sutton wrote in evaluating the institutions expose adult, minority, and part-time students to interinstitution’s Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP). “It would be difficult national education. Daniel Papp, a Sovietologist and founder of the to find another university where such a broad range of global learn- Sam nunn School of International Affairs at Georgia Tech, picked ing initiatives, across all dimensions of the institution, is occurring.” up the international torch when he became president in 2006. “We’ve made the Quality Enhancement Plan part of our DnA,” said Barry J. Morris, vice provost for global engagement and stra- The “Year of” Program tegic initiatives and executive director of the Institute for Global A signature international activity is KSU’s “Year of Program” that Initiatives, who deflects credit to the faculty. Morris said KSU’s in- spotlights a particular country, region, or international theme ternational thrust benefited from strong leadership from President through a host of courses, lectures, exhibits, music, theater, and Daniel Papp and his cabinet, but received legitimacy “because it was other activities that extend throughout an academic year. It started chosen from the bottom up. The faculty themselves raised the flag.” with Japan in 1984–85 and now has examined nearly two dozen countries as well as the Olympic movement and slave trade across the Atlantic. The Year of Romania was marked in 2010–11 with From Junior college 33 lectures, a film festival, and other events that examined the to comprehensive university KSU opened in 1966 as Kennesaw Junior College, constructed on treatment of the Roma (Gypsy) minority, persecution of Jews, what once was farmland in Cobb County 20 miles northwest of post-communist religion and politics, and medieval painted monAtlanta. It did not start offering bachelor’s and master’s degrees asteries. Some KSU students studied in Romania, and five faculty until the 1980s. now it is preparing its first doctoral students. Today with Romanian roots made contributions as well. The Year of Proit has 20,000 undergraduates (average age 25) and 2,000 graduate gram “is a lot of fun and a lot of work,” said Daniel Paracka, director students. Some 1,600 are international and nearly 900 students of education abroad, manager of the Year of Program. The 2006–07 Year of Kenya resonated with Atlanta’s sizeable Kestudy abroad each year. Eighty-five percent live off campus or commute and half are nontraditional. KSU proudly describes itself as nyan immigrant community. When the Kenyan ambassador spoke,

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of International Educator - November/December 2011

International Educator - November/December 2011
Contents
From the Editors
In Brief
Cultivating Branch Campuses
India Opens Its Doors— Cautiously
A Quest to Enhance Quality Spurs Global Learning
Foreign Student Affairs
A View From Out Here
Forum
In Focus
Health and Insurance Supplement
Supplement: Danger Ahead!
Supplement: Their Baggage Goes, Too
Supplement: Directory of Insurance Providers, Services, and Products
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International Educator - November/December 2011 - Contents
International Educator - November/December 2011 - From the Editors
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International Educator - November/December 2011 - In Brief
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International Educator - November/December 2011 - A Quest to Enhance Quality Spurs Global Learning
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International Educator - November/December 2011 - Foreign Student Affairs
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International Educator - November/December 2011 - 49
International Educator - November/December 2011 - A View From Out Here
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International Educator - November/December 2011 - Forum
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International Educator - November/December 2011 - 55
International Educator - November/December 2011 - In Focus
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International Educator - November/December 2011 - Health and Insurance Supplement
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International Educator - November/December 2011 - Supplement: Danger Ahead!
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International Educator - November/December 2011 - Supplement: Their Baggage Goes, Too
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International Educator - November/December 2011 - Supplement: Directory of Insurance Providers, Services, and Products
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