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n  Determine how the pathway provider will

ensure recruitment of a diverse international
student population and not only recruit students from China who are relatively easy to
recruit compared with other nationalities
(due to the sheer number of Chinese students looking to earn their undergraduate
degrees abroad).
n  Outline how student progress will be
monitored in the pathway program and once
students are fully admitted to the institution.
n  Determine how the pathway provider will
collaborate with the institution to ensure
student retention to graduation.
n  Determine to what degree the pathway
program will be involved in the curriculum
of the pathway courses or whether instruction and learning outcomes are solely at the
discretion of the academic department.
n  Determine the support structures the pathway provider will put in place for students who
do not successfully complete the program and
cannot enroll at the institution. This often has a

negative effect on international students, who
may not want to return to their home countries having failed, and can lead to depression
and despair or possibly other harmful results,
including suicide. Ensure that a strong support
and advising system is in place.
n  Outline the expectations for the pathway
program and course of action if fraudulent
documents are submitted for full admission
to the institution.
n  Outline the expectations of pathway
program employees in actively supporting
campus offices to provide the specialized support to pathway students with limited English
skills. For example, will pathways staff provide
an interpreter during a student emergency (if
necessary), communicate with family members, provide increased support to a student
who is experiencing an emergency, etc.

And finally...
Before contract negotiations begin, the decision to partner with a pathway provider

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company should be fully researched and
vetted-not only with entities and key stakeholders across the institution, but also with
institutions that have experience working
with the particular company and through
the AIRC network. Institutions should
ensure that the pathway program staff
will meet certain expectations as outlined
above and that there is a representative of
the institution who serves as a "supervisor"
of sorts for the program staff. The long-term
impact of enrolling pathway students should
be considered as well as retention of the students to graduation. The desire for a quick
fix in terms of enrollment and tuition revenue should not keep institutions from doing
due diligence and moving forward without
consulting with the various stakeholders on
campus and other institutions with this type
of partnership experience.
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Contents
Supplement Contents
Going Home to Teach
A Little Goes a Long Way
Opening a Window on the World at Columbus State University
Frontlines: Framing the Discussion
In Brief
Foreign Student Affairs
View From Out Here
Forum
In Focus
International Educator - September/October 2015 - Cover1
International Educator - September/October 2015 - Cover2
International Educator - September/October 2015 - Contents
International Educator - September/October 2015 - 2
International Educator - September/October 2015 - 3
International Educator - September/October 2015 - Frontlines: Framing the Discussion
International Educator - September/October 2015 - 5
International Educator - September/October 2015 - 6
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International Educator - September/October 2015 - In Brief
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