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					How Durham Tech is Meeting
   the Global Challenge
               Presented by
            Gwen Barclay-Toy
          María J. Fraser-Molina
           Margaret Newhouse
(With the special assistance of Karin Abell)

                 April 13, 2005
          Teaching and Learning Center
       Durham Technical Community College
   Why Global Education?
Strategic location   International
                     students on campus
Economic and
workforce            Philosophical
development          Reasons

Competitiveness      Mission and vision
Vision for a Learning College
The ability to communicate clearly and
effectively both orally and in writing in a
manner that is respectful, sensitive to the
culture of others, and understood by those
receiving the communication.

The ability to recognize cultural differences
among peoples, to develop tolerance for
differences, and to act appropriately with
individuals of varying cultures.
To ensure the survival and well-being of
our communities, it is imperative that
community colleges develop a globally
and multiculturally competent citizenry.

        (American Council on International
        Intercultural Education)
      Global Connections-
International Student Standing
          Committee
 Through all of its programs and activities,
 DTCC promotes education, understanding,
 and acceptance of the diversity of global
 cultures. The college endeavors to support
 its students, faculty, staff, and the community
 at large in acquiring the skills necessary to
 succeed in today’s multicultural and
 interdependent world.
 Global Education Program Areas
International Student Services
Faculty/Staff Development
Study Abroad
Internationalizing Curriculum/Campus
Economic Development
International Students at
     Durham Tech
Definition of an international student in
curriculum
  90 countries
  644 students
  Kenya, Nigeria, India are the largest groups
  International students make up 10% of the AtD
  cohorts
       Most Popular
     Programs of Study
 University Transfer
 ADN
 LPN
 Special Students
(Developmental students classified in
 prospective program group)
    Immigration Status
Permanent residents (the majority)
F-1 visa students (next largest group)
Asylees and refugees
Naturalized citizens
Other types of visas
       ESL Students

65 countries
1188 students
Mexico most heavily represented
Followed by Honduras, Korea, Japan,
and El Salvador
Curriculum Admissions Information
  Current policy: We do NOT accept
  students who are abroad
  Undocumented students accepted
  Pay out-of-state tuition fee
  Some visas do not permit study towards
  degree. Student must apply for F-1
  student visa
  Takes several months for approval
   Legal Requirements
    for F-1 Students
Enroll full-time (12 or more credits)
Summer semester not required (except
new students – 9 credits)
Make normal progress toward degree
objective
Report any change of program,
address, other information
When is “Reduced Course
   Load” allowed?
Academic reasons (one term only)
Advisor’s recommendation required
Last term before graduation (one term
only)
Documented medical condition
(maximum 12 months)
Employment of F-1 Students
 On-campus up to 20 hours per week
 Off-campus requires application to
 USCIS
 Upon graduation eligible for OPT for
 one year
  Problems Encountered
     by F-1 Students
Class availability to meet full-time
requirement
Waiting list students must take courses
outside program
Delayed arrival of funds from abroad
     Problems (continued)
Cannot obtain driver’s license without
Social Security number
Cannot get SS number without job offer
(DTCC assigns ID number 270)
Spouse’s activity restricted (no credit
courses, no SS number)
Need to improve English skills
 International Students Club

Mission is to be a gathering place for
exchange of cultural information
Monthly meetings focus on one country
Campus activities (Nigerian
Independence Day, International Coffee
Connection, Taste of International
Food)
  International Students Club

International Education Week (fashion
show and entertainment)
Help host visiting international groups
Upcoming plans for Year of Languages
Adult Basic Skills ESL vs EFL
Fed/State funded      Tuition charged
No cost to student    5 credits/course
Survival English      Academic English
Multi-skill classes   Single skill classes
                      Listening/speaking,
Waiting list common   Reading, Grammar,
Con Ed offerings      Writing
GED and NA in         Developmental
Spanish               prefix
NC Community College EFL

Currently offered only at Central
Piedmont (Charlotte) and Wake Tech
Durham Tech offered a few classes but
none currently
 Obstacles to EFL at DTCC

Difficult to schedule 5 cr class if not 5
days/wk.
Lack of available classrooms
How to count these classes:
developmental? Foreign language?
Continuing Education?
   Alternatives to EFL
Workplace-related ESL classes at
company sites
Increased Con Ed offerings
ESP English for Specific Purposes
classes-Collaboration with Duke School
of Nursing
EFL tutoring in CLC
Summer English Language Institute
  Additional Challenges
Appropriate advising for walk-in/phone
inquiries from non-native speakers
looking to improve English language
skills
Determining where to house EFL if
DTCC decides to offer it again
Internationalizing Curriculum/Campus
Foreign Language    Guest lecturers
offerings           International Visitors
Year of Languages   Science Seminars
AA concentrations   Viva/Vive the Arts
and corollaries     Latin American Film
Programs/courses    Festival
global in nature    Field trips abroad
Infused courses
        Study Abroad
2003: Ecuador and Peru

2004: Ecuador with Galapagos

2005: Chile
   Faculty/Staff Development
Study Abroad coordinators
Conferences abroad
Scholarships-Summer 2005
Lunch and Learn presentations
TLC presentations
Workshop for CC librarians (UNC-
CH/Worldview)
      At the System Level

Hispanic/Latino Initiative Advisory
Committee (H/LI)

Global Education Consortium
What next?