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Outsourcing the Path
Universities in several large U.S. cities have turned
to third-party providers for their pathway programs.
Kaplan Pathways, for example, offers recruitment,
marketing, and wraparound student support services at
Northeastern University in Boston and Pace University
in New York City, among others.
Rahul Choudaha, StudyPortals's executive vice president of global engagement, research and intelligence and
the principal investigator for a NAFSA-commissioned
report on third-party providers that was released earlier
this year, says U.S. educators are increasingly open to
new models of recruitment and collaboration. Still, 64
percent of the educators surveyed for The Landscape of
Third-Party Pathway Partnerships in the United States
say they are not considering this type of arrangement or
prefer an in-house solution.
"The diversity of U.S. higher education institutions calls for equally diverse approaches to pursuing
strategic goals of international enrollment," the report
says. "The result is a continuum of interest in engaging
with third-party pathway providers. Not all institutions need, want, or can engage in third-party pathway
partnerships, while for others it may be a mutually
beneficial relationship."
The College of Southern Nevada (CSN), which is
primarily a two-year college serving students in the
Las Vegas area, has its own credit-bearing English as

a Second Language (ESL) program with intermediate and upper-level pathway classes. Agent Partners, a
third-party provider, also works with the college to help
beginning students qualify for enrollment, but offers no
classes on the CSN campus.
"We work hard at keeping our relationships strong,"
says Mary Sasso, director of the college's International
Center. "I'm very satisfied with the caliber of their program and the students they send us."
Tetreau-Segura, on the other hand, says not having
a third-party provider gives the University of Arizona
"complete academic freedom" and ensures "that our
ESL experts are creating the most effective curriculum."
Ohio Northern University serves 2,600 students,
only 5 percent of whom come from other countries.
Because of its size and culture, Ohio Northern might
not be well-served by a third-party provider.
"Our program really is a scaffolded entrance into
the university, because it focuses on the campus, the
culture, the community, and what's expected in the
classroom, along with English language," he says. "We
are able to work across the campus with the other
faculty and find out what they need us to do so students can finish the program. Within the system we
can work the system and help the students get what
they need." n
GLENN COOK is a freelance writer and photographer based in
Northern Virginia.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of International Educator - November/December 2017

From the Desk of
Frontlines
In Brief
Global Spotlight: Iran
Quick Questions
Feature: The New Why of Partnering: International Partnerships Are Expanding Their Reach and Goals
Feature: Partnering Case Studies: Leveraging Unconventionality
Feature: Doing Well by Doing Good: Social Entrepreneurship is Evolving to Meet New Realities
Education Abroad
International Student Affairs
International Enrollment
International Education Leadership
Forum
In Focus
Feature: A Healthy Balance
Feature: Mental Health: Leveraging Resources
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International Educator - November/December 2017 - From the Desk of
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International Educator - November/December 2017 - Frontlines
International Educator - November/December 2017 - 7
International Educator - November/December 2017 - In Brief
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International Educator - November/December 2017 - 10
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International Educator - November/December 2017 - Global Spotlight: Iran
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International Educator - November/December 2017 - Quick Questions
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International Educator - November/December 2017 - Feature: The New Why of Partnering: International Partnerships Are Expanding Their Reach and Goals
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International Educator - November/December 2017 - International Student Affairs
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