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					INSTITUTIONAL EFFECTIVENESS ASSESSMENT PLAN - DEPARTMENT / UNIT
Department/Unit: Office of International Affairs College/Division: Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Date: June 17, 2004 Mission Statement: The Office of International Affairs (OIA) promotes excellence in teaching, research and service through global engagement. This commitment to international education reflects an understanding that a global perspective is essential to achieving institutional quality and international competitiveness in today's ever shrinking world. OIA leads the university's international education agenda and is responsible for international exchanges, international Strategic Initiatives and Study Abroad. Other areas of responsibility include international visitor coordination, advising senior university leadership as well as other faculty and administrators on an array of international matters and developing university-wide policies and procedures pertaining to international programs.

Intended Outcome # 1:

The university community has access to multiple international cooperation partnerships that facilitate academic and other exchanges, thereby strengthening international education at Georgia State.

Effectiveness Indicators:
  Number of “active” international cooperation partnerships Number of faculty, staff and students involved in international activities

Success Criteria:
  Fifteen active international cooperation partnerships. Less than fifteen active partnerships will signal the need for increased college support and international outreach Increase of 2-5% per year in faculty and staff participation in international activities. Study abroad numbers increase by 95 per year. Two or three exchange student programs per year. Lower levels would signal the need to intensify efforts to establish linkages with other universities

Data Collection and Analysis Procedures:
  Data will be collected annually using exchange program approval and review forms. OIA staff will analyze data; prepare performance and participation reports, brochures and publicity materials for distribution and use by university community and external constituencies. Some student and faculty data will be gathered using participant data sheets on study abroad and bilateral exchange programs. Additionally, colleges will collect data annually on faculty and staff participation. Data on incoming exchange students will be collected by the Office of International Student and Scholar Services. OIA staff will analyze data; prepare performance and participation reports, publicity materials for distribution to university community and external constituencies.

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Department/Unit: Office of International Affairs

Date: June 18, 2004

Utilization of Results:
 Results will be used to sustain and improve the quality and number of international cooperation partnerships and participation in them by members of the Georgia State University community.

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Department/Unit: Office of International Affairs

Date: June 18, 2004

Intended Outcome # 2:

The university community has access to a limited number of international strategic initiatives (ISI) that generate additional financial resources to support internationalization of education at Georgia State.

Effectiveness Indicators:
    Annual university commitment of $100,000 to fund international strategic initiatives request for proposal (RFP) Three to six external funding proposals amounting to at least $500,000 each developed annually Lead 2-4 university delegation visits per year to international partner institutions Attendance at OIA sponsored events

Success Criteria:
  Eight to twelve proposals received in response to RFP and all funds fully committed. Receipt of less than eight proposals would signal need to better publicize program. External funding received for one out of every 6 or ten proposals developed. Lesser performance would signal need to enhance proposal development skills and/or the need to more carefully select activities for which funding is sought. Delegation visits yield at least one new cooperation agreement, extension, exchange program, or collaborative research initiative each year Attendance and participation of university community in OIA sponsored events e.g. International Education Week, Annual Study Abroad Fairs etc. increase by not less than 5% per year. Low levels of participation would signal the need to better publicize events on campus and to augment outreach efforts.

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Data Collection and Analysis Procedures:
    Data on program development, fundraising efforts, contacts with partner institutions, problems and successes will be collected from ISI awardees’ annual reports to OIA OIA’s ISI database will collect data on proposals e.g. when submitted, thematic discipline, geographic area, funding received, and implementation progress International exchange agreements database will track date of signature, the number of agreements and the nature of cooperation activities initiated. Attendance records at OIA sponsored events, disaggregated by students, faculty and staff will be collected.

Utilization of Results:
 Results will be used to improve the quality and effectiveness of international strategic initiatives and OIA sponsored events that foster international education.

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Department/Unit: Office of International Affairs

Date: June 18, 2004

Intended Outcome # 3:
Georgia State students recognize the importance of international education, by taking full advantage of the university’s numerous and diverse study abroad offerings that go to destinations all over the world.

Effectiveness Indicators:
 Numbers of students studying abroad  Number of university sponsored study abroad programs (including student exchange programs)  Number of scholarships awarded for study abroad  Number of students participating in internationally focused Freshmen Learning Communities (FLC's)

Success Criteria:
    Study abroad numbers increase by a minimum of 95 per year. A smaller increase would indicate need to intensify outreach. At least three new programs per year. A lesser amount would signal the need for more advocacy by departments and colleges. Increase of 10% per year. A smaller increase would indicate the need to intensify outreach. Increase by 5% per year. A smaller increase would indicate the need to intensify outreach.

Data Collection and Analysis Procedures:
 Data will be collected by the OIA's Study Abroad Programs' data collection system and may be sorted and assessed by discipline, college, destination, duration, etc.  Data will be collected & analyzed by the OIA's Study Abroad Programs' data collection system.  Data will be collected & analyzed by the OIA's Study Abroad Programs' data collection system.  Data will be requested from Freshmen Studies and analyzed per minimum success criteria.

Utilization of Results:
 The results of each of the above will be used to increase as necessary campus student outreach, faculty support, and/or departmental collaboration.

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