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CAMPUS PROFILE 

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"When I look at us now, compared to where we were several
years ago, we really have opened up
the world of opportunities for our
students and faculty. We've built a
broad portfolio that everyone can
take advantage of," Vaughn says.
Marca Bear has helped expand
the University of Tampa's
international portfolio since
she became associate dean of
international programs in 2006

The current structure of UT's international programming has been in
development since the mid-1990s,
when under President Vaughn's leadership, the university made
internationalization a strategic priority. By 2005 those early efforts
became the foundation for UT's QEP, according to Marca Marie
Bear, PhD, associate dean of the International Programs Office
(IPO) and associate professor of management and international
business at the Sykes College of Business.
"We were able to leverage the QEP and build internationalization into the vision that President Vaughn had for the university,"
she says.
As the center for international programs of all kinds, the IPO
oversees education abroad, international student and scholar
services, and on-campus global programming. A sampling of its
portfolio includes semester abroad, travel courses, international
internships, service learning, research and athletics abroad,
immigration advising, and advising for postgraduate opportunities abroad.
The office provides comprehensive support for any universitysponsored activity abroad, ranging from predeparture orientations
to assistance with logistics and health insurance. The IPO also
sponsors more than 50 international events each academic year,
including its Global Scholar Speakers Series, and publishes World
View, an annual magazine showcasing the institution's international initiatives.
A number of other initiatives came out of the first QEP, including funding for faculty to explore international issues. Annually,
the Office of International Programs sponsors five to six faculty
members to participate in International Faculty Development
Seminars (IFDS) organized by the Council on International
Educational Exchange (CIEE).

Celebrating Global Competence
Another achievement of the QEP was the development of UT's
Certificate of International Studies (CIS). According to Bear,
approximately 40 to 50 students are working toward the certificate
at any given time.
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Victoria Tully earned UT's
Certificate of International
Studies and served as a
Spartans Abroad ambassador

"Internationalization has
transformed the students'
experience at UT," says Tampa
Provost David Stern

Students must obtain intermediate foreign language proficiency, participate in education abroad, and complete five global
engagement projects. Students are also required to take 12 to 16
credits in non-Western and global awareness courses and complete a capstone course. Students are recognized at graduation
with a cord of distinction.
Victoria Tully, a 2016 graduate, majored in international and
cultural studies and completed the CIS. "The certificate allowed
me to get involved on campus. You do internationally based projects and events," says Tully, who studied abroad in both Spain and
Brazil and is currently serving in the Peace Corps.
One of the ways the Office of International Programs encourages students completing the CIS is to get involved with Spartans
Abroad Ambassadors, which helps build awareness of education abroad options throughout campus. "As a Spartans Abroad
ambassador, I have been able to help other students in going
abroad by sharing my experience," Tully says.

Creating a Study Abroad Pipeline
In 2016 UT launched a new QEP, Learning by Doing, which
focuses on experiential learning. Bear says the new QEP will have
increased focus on international internships and service learning. Provost David Stern adds that it will also create an impetus to
develop opportunities for undergraduate research abroad.
One recent initiative that bridges the two QEPs is the creation
of a four-year study abroad pipeline beginning with opportunities for freshmen to go abroad during-or even before-their first
year. Two groups of first-year students will have the opportunity
to spend the second semester of their freshman year in Ireland
or Spain. In August 2016 UT will also launch Spartans Academy
Abroad, a summer pre-enrollment program in Costa Rica aimed
at incoming freshmen.
Working through the admissions office, UT has leveraged the
programs to attract highly qualified incoming freshmen that they
expect to become "repeat participants," as Stern puts it, when it

PHOTOS BY UNIVERSITY OF TAMPA AND CHARLOTTE WEST

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of International Educator - May/June 2017

From the Editor
Frontlines
In Brief
Global Spotlight: Middle East
Quick Questions
High Tech, High Engagement
Principled, Pragmatic, Impactful
What Happens to Study Abroad Students
Campus Profi le: Internationalization at the University of Tampa
Campus Spotlight: Internationalization at East Carolina University
Education Abroad
International Enrollment
International Student Affair
Partnering
A View From Out Here
Forum
In Focus
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International Educator - May/June 2017 - Cover2
International Educator - May/June 2017 - 1
International Educator - May/June 2017 - From the Editor
International Educator - May/June 2017 - 3
International Educator - May/June 2017 - Frontlines
International Educator - May/June 2017 - 5
International Educator - May/June 2017 - 6
International Educator - May/June 2017 - 7
International Educator - May/June 2017 - In Brief
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International Educator - May/June 2017 - Global Spotlight: Middle East
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International Educator - May/June 2017 - Quick Questions
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International Educator - May/June 2017 - High Tech, High Engagement
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International Educator - May/June 2017 - Principled, Pragmatic, Impactful
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International Educator - May/June 2017 - Campus Profi le: Internationalization at the University of Tampa
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International Educator - May/June 2017 - Campus Spotlight: Internationalization at East Carolina University
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International Educator - May/June 2017 - Education Abroad
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International Educator - May/June 2017 - International Enrollment
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International Educator - May/June 2017 - International Student Affair
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International Educator - May/June 2017 - Partnering
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International Educator - May/June 2017 - A View From Out Here
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International Educator - May/June 2017 - Forum
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