Engaging Out of State and International Students Patricia

Engaging Out of State and International Students Patricia

Engaging Out of State and International Students Patricia Mahaffey Dean of Student Affairs, Muir College Dulce Amor L. Dorado Associate Director, International Center November 20, 2012 VCSA All-Staff Meeting Who are our International and Out of State students? What is important to these populations? What is happening in Student Affairs? OVERVIEW 2 Total Campus-Wide: 957 Total New Out of State Students, Fall

2012: 461 Most Popular States: Washington, Texas, Nevada, Arizona, Hawaii, and New York. Fall 2012: Who are our Out of State Students?3 Intercultural Competence Institutional Prestige Competitive advantage Revenue International goodwill Benefits to Institutions that Internationalize 4 Fall 2012: Who are our international non-resident students?

Fall 2012: 1,607 new registered international students. Fall 2012: 3,348 total international student enrollment Top 5 countries/regions of origin (in rank order) are China, Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and India. Top 5 undergraduate majors (in rank order) are Economics, Management Science, Communication, Biology, and Biochemistry. Demographics: International Students at UC San Diego Source: International Center; Fall 2012 Snapshot Report 6 Assessment Projects and Preliminary Results 7 College Choice When applying to college, was UCSD your? Source: Domestic Non Resident Student Survey, 2012

G 50% of UCSDs Fall 2012 international freshmen applied to 10 or more schools. For 80% of the Fall 2012 international freshmen, UCSD was NOT their first choice. Top 5 campuses that were the first choice were Berkeley, UCLA, USC, NYU, and Stanford. 83% of the Fall 2012 international freshmen did not visit the campus before selecting UCSD. College Choice 9 Source: Preliminary results of International Freshmen Survey, 2012; International Center Percentage of respondents indicating that the following factors influenced their decision to attend UCSD: UCSD has a strong academic reputation* (82%) Location in San Diego* (53%) Weather* (48%) Wanted to live far from home*

(32%) Visit to the campus* (26%) Wanted to attend a university this size (24%) Family wanted me to attend here (21%) Attractive campus* (17%) Friend or relative lives near UCSD* (15%) Influential Factors in Deciding to Attend Source: Domestic Non Resident Student Survey, 2012 H

Academic ranking (72%) Weather (66%) Location (65%) Graduates get a good job (55%) Graduates gain admission to good graduate schools (55%) Top 5 Influential Factors 11 Source: Preliminary results of International Freshmen Survey, 2012; International Center 100.0% 90.0%

UCUES 2012: SATISFACTION: VALUE OF YOUR EDUCATION FOR THE PRICE YOU ARE PAYING 80.0% 70.0% 60.0% 29.6% 22.8% 29.0% UCSD: CA Resident UCSD: Not CA resident 19.4% 20.0% 25.3%

30.0% 22.2% 40.0% 19.2% 32.5% 50.0% 10.0% 0.0% VERY DISSATISFIED TO DISSATISFIED SOMEWHAT DISSATISFIED SOMEWHAT SATISFIED Student Research and Information, Student Affairs

SATISFIED TO VERY SATISFIED 12 Out of State International Financial Assistance Meaningful engagement with domestic students Writing tutors and assistance Career Development & job search Cultural & Linguistic Orientation and Practice Housing Accommodation Orientation for Parents Pre-Arrival Information

Opportunities to engage with other out of state students Gaining Residency Financial Assistance Social Connections Mail Services Business Administration Housing Accommodations Unique Needs of International and Out of State Students Source: Domestic and International Non-Resident Focus Groups 2012 Admissions & Relations with Schools Council of Deans of Student Affairs Council of Provosts Council of Academic Advising Deans Council of Resident Deans

Center for Student Involvement International Center International House Housing, Dining, and Hospitality Financial Aid Counseling and Psychological Services Parent & Family Programs Recreation Writing Center Non-Resident Student Engagement Workgroup A Student Affairs Collaborative 14 Recruitment and Admission Pre-Arrival International Triton Transition Program Triton Day and International Parent Orientation and Webinars

Programming Student excursions and service Holiday Programming Assessment Focus groups (WI12 & SP12) and surveys (SP12 & FA12) Training Intercultural communication training for faculty, staff, and students Staffing 2 New College Coordinators for Non-Resident Students Writing tutors at the Writing Center New Programs, Services, and Staffing 15

College outreach Interns Host family development College programming Assessment/Focus groups College mail room services Parent/Family outreach Student excursions and service programs Wilderness orientation Admission tour translators/orientation translators Triton Day/Orientation webinars US holiday and cultural celebrations Writing tutors Advisor training program International Triton Transition Program

Staffing: 2 Outreach Coordinators for Out of State and International Students Assessment Coordinator 2011-2012 NRSE Funded Programs 16 Patricia Mahaffey Dean of Student Affairs, Muir College [email protected] 858-534-3587 Dulce Amor L. Dorado Associate Director, International Center/ Director, International Students & Programs Office [email protected] 858-534-5795 Questions? Come to our Breakout Session for Further Discussion!

ENGAGING INTERNATIONAL AND OUT OF STATE Academic Performance by VISA Type, Fall Freshman 2012 Registered: High School GPA & First Quarter GPA (Fall 2012) 4.00 3.99 3.97 3.90 3.73 3.50 3.32 2.97 3.00

3.04 3.04 2.50 Permanent Residents F1 Student 2.00 US Residents Other Visa 1.50 1.00 0.50 0.00 HS GPA 1st Quarter GPA

Academic Performance Student Research and Information, Student Affairs 19 100.0% UCUES 2012: SATISFACTION: OVERALL SOCIAL EXPERIENCE 90.0% 80.0% 70.0% 60.0% 32.7% 35.5% 40.0% 37.7%

31.5% 50.0% UCSD: CA Resident UCSD: Not CA resident 17.9% 16.9% 11.7% 20.0% 16.2% 30.0% 10.0% 0.0% VERY DISSATISFIED TO DISSATISFIED

SOMEWHAT DISSATISFIED SOMEWHAT SATISFIED Student Research and Information, Student Affairs SATISFIED TO VERY SATISFIED 20 100.0% UCUES 2012: SATISFACTION: OVERALL ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE 90.0% 80.0% 70.0% 40.0%

35.4% 31.5% 50.0% 44.6% 47.9% 60.0% UCSD: CA Resident UCSD: Not CA resident 12.7% 7.3% 10.0% 9.0%

20.0% 11.6% 30.0% 0.0% VERY DISSATISFIED TO DISSATISFIED SOMEWHAT DISSATISFIED SOMEWHAT SATISFIED Student Research and Information, Student Affairs SATISFIED TO VERY SATISFIED 21 100.0% UCUES 2012: KNOWING WHAT I KNOW NOW, I WOULD

CHOOSE TO REENROLL AT THIS CAMPUS 90.0% 80.0% 60.0% 51.6% 56.4% 70.0% 50.0% UCSD: CA Resident 10.0% 11.6% 9.6%

10.6% 20.0% 10.7% 30.0% UCSD: Not CA resident 26.3% 23.3% 40.0% 0.0% VERY DISSATISFIED TO DISSATISFIED SOMEWHAT DISSATISFIED SOMEWHAT SATISFIED

Student Research and Information, Student Affairs SATISFIED TO VERY SATISFIED 22 Percentage of respondents reporting the following factors as challenges or significant challenges: Cost of attending* (83%) Getting belongings to San Diego when moving to campus* (58%) Understanding residency requirements* (56%)

Getting to places off campus* (50%) Adjusting to the place of the quarter system* (48%) Finding a place to stay when residence halls are closed* (47%) Learning to manage my time* (46%) Getting to the airport during breaks* (45%) Challenges Student Research and Information, Student Affairs H Percentage of international respondents reporting the following factors as challenges or significant challenges:

Cost of attending* (67%) Getting to the airport during breaks* (50%) Getting belongings to San Diego when moving to campus* (48%) Getting to places off campus* (50%) Learning to manage my time* (45%) Adjusting to the place of the quarter system* (40%) Finding a place to stay when residence halls are closed* (37%) Making friends at UCSD (35%) Challenges Source: Preliminary results of international non-resident survey 2012 H What other challenges have you experienced at UC San Diego? (number of respondents)

Cost of attendance/financial issues* (20) Difficulty of gaining residency* (16) Receiving help from UCSD staff* (e.g. Financial Aid Office, Student Business Services, Academic Advising) (7) Forming social connections (6) Getting into necessary classes (5) Adjusting to the quarter system* (4) Difficulty transferring courses taken at other schools (4) Free Response: Challenges Student Research and Information, Student Affairs H Percentage of international respondents reporting the following factors as challenges or significant challenges:

Coping with cultural differences with American students (37%) Passing ELWR (36%) Communicating in English with American students (30%) Communicating in English with faculty (28%) Adjusting to life in the USA (27%) Entering the USA (20%) Visa delays (13%) Challenges Source: Preliminary results of international non-resident survey 2012 H Staffing Increases College Student Interns Outreach Coordinators for Out of State and International

Students (2) Program Coordinator I House Yield Projects Parent/Family Outreach Triton Day Programs Assessment International & Out of State Students Formal and Informal Programmatic What are we doing at UC San Diego? Transition and Integration Projects International Triton Transition Program New Student Orientations Translation Services New Parent Orientations Welcome Week & First Weeks All Campus Mixers for International Students

and Out of State (regional grouping) What are we doing at UC San Diego? Transition and Integration Projects Cont. Excursions off campus (SD/LA area) Outback Adventures: Camping, kayaking, etc. Housing & Dining Over Break Periods Dining Options Host Families for Holidays On Campus Housing options Off Campus Housing options Support Initiatives: Writing Tutoring: Individual & Groups Language Tables Classroom Culture & Etiquette Workshops Financial Support (cost/value question) Discussion: What are your

observations and concerns? Patricia Mahaffey Dean of Student Affairs, Muir College [email protected] 858-534-3587 Dulce Amor L. Dorado Associate Director, International Center/ Director, International Students & Programs Office [email protected] 858-534-5795 Questions?

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