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SEEK QUALITY, NOT PROFITS, OVERSEAS.
President John sexton said of the failures of several u.s. universities’ overseas branches, “there are a lot of ill-advised ventures out there….Everything we do is based upon an academic imperative.” that imperative is to afford nYu students unique perspectives on the full range of human experience, he said, and that does not come cheaply. “You can’t make money in quality higher education. You’re either going to lose quality or lose money” because every great institution spends more than it takes in.

TAKE EXTRA CARE WITH FRESHMEN WHO START ABROAD. nYu has met success in enrolling freshmen in
Florence, Paris, and London to start their college career, but it also takes pains to prepare them for u.s. college life. “It’s easy to forget what a huge role faculty play in that acculturation process of turning high school students into college students,” said Dean of Liberal studies Fred schwarzbach. “It takes a lot of time and work to find faculty at these sites who understand that freshmen are not simply smaller, younger upperclassmen, but a different animal altogether.” One simple step it took was to require all faculty to hold regular office hours.

REACH OUT TO INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS. the
first job for international student offices is to comply with sEVIs and handle the immigration paperwork smoothly, but they may also be the only place on busy campuses where someone asks international students how they are doing and what is going on back home, said OIss Director David Austell. “this is particularly important for large institutions because it’s easy for international students to feel quite lonely and isolated. Our challenge is finding time to make those important personal connections.”

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SET QUALITY STANDARDS, NOT ENROLLMENT TARGETS . nYu Abu Dhabi expects to enroll up to 2,000
students when it moves into a spacious new campus on saadiyat Island in 2014. It was content to start small, with 149 students in the first class. “We did not set enrollment targets at the outset,” said Deputy Vice Chancellor Hillary Ballon. “We set quality standards and said, ‘We’ll see how many students we can find that meet those standards.’” nYu made clear to its emirate partners that “we were going to grow really slowly” so as not to compromise quality.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of International Educator - January/February 2012

International Educator - January/February 2012
Contents
From the Editors
Front Lines
In Brief
Voices: Rollins College President Lewis Duncan
Finding a Home in Higher Education
Promoting Peace Th Rough Partnerships
New York University Becomes a Global Network University
International Education Fairs
Education Abroad
A View From Out Here
In Focus
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International Educator - January/February 2012 - Cover2
International Educator - January/February 2012 - Contents
International Educator - January/February 2012 - From the Editors
International Educator - January/February 2012 - 3
International Educator - January/February 2012 - Front Lines
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International Educator - January/February 2012 - 9
International Educator - January/February 2012 - In Brief
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International Educator - January/February 2012 - Voices: Rollins College President Lewis Duncan
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International Educator - January/February 2012 - Finding a Home in Higher Education
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International Educator - January/February 2012 - New York University Becomes a Global Network University
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International Educator - January/February 2012 - International Education Fairs
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International Educator - January/February 2012 - Education Abroad
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International Educator - January/February 2012 - A View From Out Here
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