International Educator - September/October 2016 - 40

CAMPUS SPOTLIGHT 

| Wake Forest University  | Winston-Salem, North Carolina

TEXT AND PHOTOGRAPHY BY CHRISTOPHER CONNELL

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FTER Wake Forest University made preparing students

to become global citizens the centerpiece of a 2006 Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) for reaccreditation, leaders
decided a good place to start would be to work on improving instruction in 40
classes taught by its own faculty in other parts of the world each year. J. Kline
Harrison, the associate provost for global affairs, canvassed faculty for ideas
on how to improve study abroad programs and heard back that if "we'd had
more intentional training to prepare for the experience, we'd have been even
more effective." The faculty wanted their own schooling or, to use the formal
term, professional development. Nearly two-thirds of students study abroad,
a participation rate topped in the 2014 Open Doors report (published by the
International Institute of Education supported by a grant from the Bureau of
Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S.
Department of State) only by the University
of Denver and the University of San Diego
(another 2015 Simon Award winner).

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Associate Provost for Global Affairs J. Kline
Harrison found faculty willing learners on how
to improve study abroad

A steering committee led by Steven Duke, then
director of international studies, was given the task
of figuring out how to buttress preparation. Instead
of sending professors elsewhere for training, the
committee settled on an in-house solution and in
2009 put on the first Workshop on Intercultural
Skills Enhancement (WISE). It invited not only
Wake Forest faculty and study abroad professionals, but also counterparts from nearby colleges so
they could share ideas and learn from each other.
One of the speakers was Penelope Pynes, associate provost for international programs at nearby
UNC-Greensboro, who laid out her approach to
providing "culture shock treatment" to faculty before departure.

chose the winners of the 2015 Senator Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalization,
recognized three institutions for their outstanding accomplishments in specific areas of
internationalization. Wake Forest University is recognized for its Workshop on Intercultural
Skills Enhancement (WISE). The full set of profiles can be seen in Internationalizing the
Campus 2015: Profiles of Success at Colleges and Universities.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of International Educator - September/October 2016

Frontlines
In Brief
Insights
Collaborating with Africa
Rice University Finds a Natural Partner in Brazil
Virginia Commonwealth University Students Live and Learn Engagement
At Wake Forest University, Intercultural Skills Start with Faculty
Foreign Student Affairs
In Focus
Going Social
Advice from the Field
Using Social Media to Recruit Chinese Students
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International Educator - September/October 2016 - In Brief
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International Educator - September/October 2016 - Rice University Finds a Natural Partner in Brazil
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International Educator - September/October 2016 - Virginia Commonwealth University Students Live and Learn Engagement
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International Educator - September/October 2016 - At Wake Forest University, Intercultural Skills Start with Faculty
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International Educator - September/October 2016 - Foreign Student Affairs
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International Educator - September/October 2016 - In Focus
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International Educator - September/October 2016 - Using Social Media to Recruit Chinese Students
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