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									                                       Division of Academic Affairs
                                        Annual Reports 2007-2008

Annual reports for units in the Division of Academic Affairs are to be posted to the Annual Report section
of the unit’s strategic planning site on UPIC according to the following schedule:

         Academic departments/divisions:                  Monday, June 30
         Colleges and other units:                        Monday, July 14
         Division of Academic Affairs:                    Monday, July 28

An electronic copy should also be forwarded to the Office of Academic Affairs (academicaffairs@uwf.edu)

PART I

 Part I-SP, Summary Report on Status of Strategic Planning Goals/Objectives

          To be completed by all units. See attached template for Part I-SP.

 Go to Part I-ALC/ALP/AFP, Summary Report on Assessment of Student Learning
       Undergraduate Programs:      Academic Learning Compacts (ALCs)
       Graduate Programs:           Academic Learning Plans (ALPs)
       General Education:           Academic Foundation Plans (AFPs)

PART II

 Part II-A, Major Unit Accomplishments and Changes in Programs and Services

          To be completed by all units. See attached template for Part II-A.
          Note: If the unit’s Notable Accomplishments report has already been posted to UPIC, Part II-A
          need not be completed.

 Part II-B, Distinguished Individual Accomplishments

          To be completed by all units. See attached template for Part II-B.
          Note: Information about tenure and promotion and university-level awards and recognitions need
          not be included given that this information is already on file in the Office of the Provost.

 Part II-C, Community Engagement Activities with Participation on Behalf of UWF

          Optional for 2007-2008. Will be required for 2008-2009. See attached template for Part II-C.

PART III

 Part III-A, Strategic Planning Goals/Objectives

          To be completed by all units. See attached template for Part III-A.

 Part III-B, New Degree Program Projections

          To be completed only by the Dean for the college-level annual report. See attached template for
          Part III-B.




Annual Report, 2007-2008
Annual Report, 2007-2008

Department/Division: Diversity and International Education and Programs/Academic Affairs

College:



Part I-SP, Summary Report on Status of Strategic Planning Goals/Objectives

Diversity and International Education and Programs
                                                  a
Program/Function/Service Strategic Goal/Objective        Method of                Summary of Assessment            Use of Assessment
                                                                                          bc
                                                         Assessment               Results                          Results to Improve
                                                                                                                   Program/Function/Serviced
NAFSA Training             Complete training             Completion of training   Met                              Training has increased
                           required by Department of     and certification.                                        staff’s knowledge of specific
                           Homeland Security.                                                                      regulations regarding
                                                                                                                   international students.
Multicultural Activities   Collaborate with Student      Members of Student       In Progress: Plan to resume      Additional funding will allow
                           Diversity Council regarding   Diversity decided they   Student Diversity Council        Student Diversity Council to
                           multicultural activities.     would prefer to create   Fall 2008.                       increase diversity
                                                         a registered student                                      awareness to UWF and
                                                         organization so that                                      community through more
                                                         funding for activities                                    and varied events.
                                                         would be available.
Diversity Workshops        Collaborate with Human        Number of participants   Met: Four workshops              Plan to continue to offer
                           Resources to offer            in attendance.           offered with a total of 69       diversity workshops. Format
                           NCORE Diversity                                        participants (a. 18; b. 20; c.   change appealed to a wider
                           Workshops.                    Survey results from      19; d. 22); 96% rated            audience, and participants
                                                         each workshop.           workshops as beneficial.         qualified for certificate after
                                                                                                                   the completion of four
                                                                                                                   workshops.
Participate in UWF Open    Increase exposure to the      Number of students       Met: November: total 332;        Continue to host an
Houses                     department and services       and their parents in     January: total 204;              information booth at UWF
                           provided.                     attendance.              February: total 430;             Open Houses.
                                                                                  April: total 372.
IEP Training Sessions      In-house training session     Number of instructors    In Progress: Held training       Improving credentials for
                           for instructors.              in attendance.           sessions: 1-Fall 2007 (5         instructors and program
                                                                                  instructors); 3-Spring 2008      policies/procedures.
                                                                                  (4 instructors).



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Part I-SP, Summary Report on Status of Strategic Planning Goals/Objectives

Intensive English Program
                                                                                                                          Use of Assessment
                                                         a         Method of           Summary of Assessment
Program/Function/Service    Strategic Goal/Objective                                                bc                    Results to Improve
                                                                  Assessment                Results                                              d
                                                                                                                      Program/Function/Service
Accent Reduction Class      Establish TOEFL                  Number of students       Met: Fall 2007–61; Spring      Incorporated accent
                            preparation and accent           enrolled in classes.     2008–49; Summer 2008–23        reduction curriculum within
                            reduction classes.               Class feedback.          -25 (Projected for June 30).   regular class times based
                                                                                                                     on student feedback and
                                                                                                                     specific requests.
Student Enrollment          Increase enrollment in IEP       Number of IEP            In Progress: Fall 2007 – 61    Continue contact with other
                            for fall and spring              students enrolled fall   Spring 2008 – 49               schools to promote IEP
                            semesters.                       2007 and spring 2008     Summer 2008 – 23-25            program.
                                                             compared to previous     (Projected for June 30)        Continue to advertise and
                                                             years.                   Largest Spring group in the    promote program.
                                                                                      history of the program
International               Offer more programming           Created surveys to       Met: Increased participation   Future programs will cater
Programming                 for international students       provide feedback from    in campus activities by 50     to the interest and needs of
                            and campus community.            programming activities   students. Attendance for       the students.
                                                                                      the year 1160. Over 80% of
                                                                                      evaluations rated events at
                                                                                      least a 7 or higher on a
                                                                                      scale of 1-10.
Student Recruitment and     Increase number of               Over 20,000 leads        In Progress: No students       Discussed with Hobson’s
Retention                   International students from      created from Hobson’s    generated from first year of   staff how department can
                            Hobson’s Publications and        website and follow up    advertisements with            enhance publication and
                            website and Study in the         leads.                   Hobson’s; renewed for          improve correspondence
                            USA catalogs.                                             second year, because           with prospective students.
                                                             Received monthly         studies show that
                                                             updates from Study in    continuous exposure is
                                                             the USA.                 needed to produce results.
                                                                                      Cancelled subscription with
                                                                                      Study in the USA-produced
                                                                                      insignificant number of
                                                                                      leads.
Accreditation               IEP accredited by                                         In progress: Budget            Meet requirements to be
                            Commission on English                                     constraint will not allow      accredited by Commission
                            Language Program.                                         hiring full-time staff.        on English Language
                                                                                                                     Program.



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Part I-SP, Summary Report on Status of Strategic Planning Goals/Objectives

Intensive English Program (cont.)
Program/Function/Service Strategic Goal/Objectivea        Method of                Summary of Assessment          Use of Assessment
                                                          Assessment               Resultsbc                      Results to Improve
                                                                                                                  Program/Function/Serviced
Instructors with ESOL      Upgrade instructor ESOL        Number of instructors    Met: Fall 2007 – 5             Better qualified instructors
qualifications             qualifications.                hired per semester       instructors with ESOL          were able to work more
                                                          with ESOL                teaching experience (2-        independently.
                                                          qualifications.          doctorates). Spring 2008 – 4
                                                                                   instructors with teaching
                                                                                   ESOL teaching experience
                                                                                   (2 doctorates). Summer
                                                                                   2008 – 4 instructors (3 of 4
                                                                                   ESOL teaching experience);
                                                                                   lead teacher had masters in
                                                                                   TESOL.

International Exchange/Study Abroad
                                                                                                                        Use of Assessment
                                                      a         Method of           Summary of Assessment
Program/Function/Service   Strategic Goal/Objective                                              bc                     Results to Improve
                                                               Assessment                Results                                                 d
                                                                                                                   Program/Function/Service
International Exchange/    Increase awareness of          Recorded interest with   Met: Interest cards and sign   Interest cards ask questions
Study Abroad               International Exchange/        individual interest      in sheets netted over 400      about intended term of
                           Study Abroad programs          cards and sign in        students requesting            participation, field of study,
                           among students.                sheets in the office     additional information about   year in college, and desired
                                                          and at information       programs.                      location. This information
                                                          sessions.                                               helps target students for
                                                                                                                  certain locations and
                                                                                                                  programs that fit their
                                                                                                                  interests. Requested
                                                                                                                  locations that are not
                                                                                                                  available can be explored
                                                                                                                  for future programs.
International Exchange/    Hosted Study Abroad            Track number of          Met: Not including             Continue to host Study
Study Abroad               Workshops.                     participants.            Orientation sessions, hosted   Abroad Workshops.
                                                                                   three information days and     Investigate SUS
                                                                                   13 workshops: average          partnerships. Determine
                                                                                   attendance 20, total 260.      affordable destinations for
                                                                                                                  UWF students.



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Part I-SP, Summary Report on Status of Strategic Planning Goals/Objectives

International Exchange/Study Abroad (cont.)
                                                                                                                         Use of Assessment
                                                       a          Method of           Summary of Assessment
Program/Function/Service   Strategic Goal/Objective                                                bc                    Results to Improve
                                                                 Assessment                Results                                             d
                                                                                                                     Program/Function/Service
International Exchange/    Increase participation in        Track number of          Met: Participation increased   The demographics of
Study Abroad               International Exchange/          participants.            100%, 47 participating         students participating can
                           Study Abroad programs.                                    students in 2007-2008 up       be used to determine the
                                                                                     from 23 participants in        types of students that may
                                                                                     2006-2007.                     need to be targeted to
                                                                                                                    increase participation in
                                                                                                                    underrepresented groups.

Japan Center
                                                                                                                        Use of Assessment
                                                        a         Method of           Summary of Assessment
Program/Function/Service    Strategic Goal/Objective                                               bc                    Results to Improve
                                                                 Assessment                Results                                             d
                                                                                                                     Program/Function/Service
                                                                                                       th
Languages                  Offer non-credit Intensive       Number of                On-going: In the 8 year        Continue to offer non-credit
                           Japanese Language                participants.            non-credit Summer              language courses.
                           courses.                                                  Intensive Japanese
                                                                                     Language course offerings,
                                                                                     starting July 2008.
Languages                  Strengthen the credit –          Number of students       On-going: Fall 2007: JPN I-    Managed a transition of the
                           bearing Japanese                 enrolled Japanese        27; JPN I-30; JPN III-15       textbooks to unify
                           language program.                language courses         Spring 2008: JPN II-13; JPN    curriculums for Japanese I,
                                                            (credit).                II-17; JPN IV-12.              II, III, & IV.
Japan Social Welfare       Continuation of the U.S. –       Number of participants   On-going: Conducted the        Continue collaboration with
                                                                                        th
Symposium Conference       Japan Social Welfare             in attendance.           11 Annual U.S.-Japan           Japan to host Social
                           Symposium Conference.                                     Social Welfare Symposium       Welfare Symposium.
                                                                                     Conference attended by
                                                                                     approximately 200              Adjust dates of symposium
                                                                                     participants including 55      to mirror university calendar.
                                                                                     students from Japan, UWF
                                                                                     students, faculty, and area    Work with Japan to receive
                                                                                     healthcare professionals.      all print materials early
                                                                                                                    enough to confirm final
                                                                                                                    program.




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Part I-SP, Summary Report on Status of Strategic Planning Goals/Objectives

Japan Center (cont.)
Program/Function/Service   Strategic Goal/Objectivea         Method of             Summary of Assessment                Use of Assessment
                                                            Assessment                  Resultsbc                       Results to Improve
                                                                                                                    Program/Function/Serviced
Japan Cross Cultural       Continuation of the U.S.-   Number of participants     On-going: Conducted the          Continue to collaborate with
                                                                                     th
Exchange and Study         Japan Cross Cultural        in attendance.             15 Annual U.S.-Japan             the City of Gero to host
Program                    Exchange and Study                                     Cross Cultural Exchange          U.S.-Japan Cross Cultural
                           Program for Junior High                                and Study Program for            Exchange and Study
                           School students from the                               Junior High School students      Program.
                           City of Gero, Japan.                                   from the City of Gero,
                                                                                  Japan, March 20-28, 2008,
                                                                                  30 student participants.
Partnership                Strengthen professional     Partnerships with          On-going: Hands on Culture       Continue to develop
                           partnerships with other     Consulate General of       Day – 200 participants.          additional partnerships and
                           universities and            Japan in Miami, the                                         funding sources to support
                           organizations.              City of Pensacola, and     Japan Film Night – 100           cross cultural exchanges
                                                       the City of Gero,          participants.                    with Japan.
                                                       Japan renewed.
                                                                                  1,014 viewed the Hokusai
                                                       Renewed partnerships       Exhibit.
                                                       with Florida
                                                       Department of State,       Hokusai: Master of Book
                                                       Division of Cultural       Illustration Exhibit reception
                                                       Affairs and Florida        – 200 participants.
                                                       Arts Council.

                                                       Received partnership
                                                       for Japan Day Hands
                                                       on Culture, Film Night,
                                                       and Celebration of
                                                       Friendship activities in
                                                       the amount of $3,000
                                                       from Consulate
                                                       General of Miami.




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Part I-SP, Summary Report on Status of Strategic Planning Goals/Objectives

Japan Center (cont.)
Program/Function/Service   Strategic Goal/Objectivea             Method of           Summary of Assessment          Use of Assessment
                                                                Assessment                Resultsbc                  Results to Improve
                                                                                                                 Program/Function/Serviced
                                                           Received Florida
                                                           Division of Cultural
                                                           Affairs Quarterly
                                                           Assistance Grant in
                                                           the amount of $2,500
                                                           for Hokusai: Master of
                                                           Book Illustration
                                                           exhibit.
Cultural Activities        Host a series of events at      Hosted a series of       On-going: Japanese New       Continue to host cultural
                           the Japan House,                successful events at     Year Celebration 2008 –      activities.
                           International Center, and       the Japan House and      600 participants;
                           off-campus locations.           International Center     Japan Day Celebration of
                                                           and off-campus           U.S.-Japan Friendship –
                                                           locations: tea           200 participants;
                                                           ceremony                 Japanese cultural
                                                           demonstrations;          experiences – 8 events/150
                                                           origami workshops;       participants;
                                                           Japanese dance and       Origami workshops – 22
                                                           calligraphy; lectures;   events/350 participants;
                                                           exhibitions, etc.        tea ceremony
                                                           Number of                demonstrations – 13
                                                           participants.            events/277 participants.

Florida-China Linkage Institute
                                                                                                                      Use of Assessment
                                                       a         Method of           Summary of Assessment
Program/Function/Service    Strategic Goal/Objective                                              bc                  Results to Improve
                                                                Assessment                Results                                          d
                                                                                                                  Program/Function/Service
Language Courses           Develop Chinese language        Number of students       Partially met and in-        UWF offered a Continuing
                           and Chinese history/            enrolled in class.       progress: CCR for ―CHI       Education conversational
                           culture classes.                                         1100 Chinese Language I‖     Chinese class during
                                                                                    was submitted and            Summer 2008. FCLI will
                                                                                    approved.                    work with CAS to offer
                                                                                                                 college credit Chinese
                                                                                                                 classes.



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Part I-SP, Summary Report on Status of Strategic Planning Goals/Objectives

Florida-China Linkage Institute (cont.)
                                                                                                                         Use of Assessment
                                                       a         Method of           Summary of Assessment
Program/Function/Service    Strategic Goal/Objective                                              bc                      Results to Improve
                                                                Assessment                Results                                               d
                                                                                                                     Program/Function/Service
                                                                                    Scheduled for spring 2008,      FCLI is working with the
                                                                                    but cancelled due to budget     Dean of College of Arts and
                                                                                    constrains.                     Sciences to develop plans
                                                                                                                    are to offer 4 to 5 Chinese
                                                                                    Continuing Education class      classes since the foreign
                                                                                    had an enrollment of 12.        language department is in
                                                                                                                    CAS. The conversational
                                                                                                                    Chinese class will be offered
                                                                                                                    in the summer 2009.
Recruitment                Recruit students from           Monitor the number of    Partially met: FCLI             Continue to develop
                           China, Taiwan, and              students who enroll in   contacted all UWF partners      exchange partnerships.
                           Macao.                          IEP and as degree        in China to recruit students
                                                           seeking candidates.      to UWF. Three UWF               Continue to provide waiver
                                                                                    students received the out-of-   to study in the SUS and
                                                                                    state tuition waivers from      particularly UWF.
                                                                                    FCLI in 2007-2008. Four
                                                                                    students will receive the
                                                                                    out-of-state tuition waivers
                                                                                    in 2008-2009.

                                                                                    70 students received out-
                                                                                    of-state tuition waivers for
                                                                                    2007-2008, three were UWF
                                                                                    students.

                                                                                    83 students received out-
                                                                                    of-state tuition waivers for
                                                                                    2008-2009, four are UWF
                                                                                    students.




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Part I-SP, Summary Report on Status of Strategic Planning Goals/Objectives

Florida-China Linkage Institute (cont.)
                                                                                                                          Use of Assessment
                                                       a         Method of           Summary of Assessment
Program/Function/Service    Strategic Goal/Objective                                              bc                       Results to Improve
                                                                Assessment                Results                                                d
                                                                                                                      Program/Function/Service
Funding                    Seek external funds.            Amount of funds          In progress.                     1. FCLI will continue to seek
                                                           generated.                                                external funds to support its
                                                                                    FCLI worked with Taiyuan         activities.
                                                                                    University of Technology         2. FCLI worked with
                                                                                    (TUT) on a grant proposal        STOA/Golemon/Bolullo,
                                                                                    that would have established      Architects in Houston was
                                                                                    a Confucius Institute to offer   able to secure the funds to
                                                                                    credit as well as non-credit     support a Feng Shui lecture
                                                                                    courses for UWF students.        at UWF. Mr. C.C Lee, the
                                                                                    UWF and TUT signed a             president of STOA, gave the
                                                                                    proposal to explore the          lecture at UWF.
                                                                                    opportunity. The proposal        3. FCLI worked with Gulf
                                                                                    submitted to the Chinese         Coast Chinese American
                                                                                    Consulate General in             Association to collect money
                                                                                    Houston. UWF declined the        to support Mr. Yiming Liu’s
                                                                                    Confucius Institute              biking trip from Tallahassee
                                                                                    Agreement.                       to New Orleans who has
                                                                                                                     been biking around the
                                                                                                                     world to promote world
                                                                                                                     peace.
Study abroad               Expand study abroad             Number of students       Partially met and in-            There are opportunities for
                           opportunities for UWF           participating in study   progress: FCLI worked with       students to study in China.
                           students.                       abroad.                  several universities in
                                                                                    China, one university in         Reviewed current
                                                                                    China will provide financial     partnerships and look to
                                                                                    assistance to UWF students       expand programs.
                                                                                    to study in China, Shanghai
                                                                                    International Studies
                                                                                    University (SISU).




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 I. Undergraduate Programs - To be completed by academic units offering degree programs.

 Annual Report, 2007-2008

 Department/Division:         Diversity and International Education and Programs/Academic Affairs

 College:

 Part I-ALC, Summary Report on Assessment, Academic Learning Compacts (ALC)
               a                                             b
 Program Title : Foreign Language – Japanese         Degree ________          CIP Code: ____________
 a
  Prepare separate summary table for each degree program.
 b
  For example, BA, BS, BSBA

 Based on direct measures of student learning in the domain(s) your department assessed, compare your students’
 performance this year to their performance last year.
 [duplicate this section if students were assessed in multiple domains]

Indicate the student learning outcome assessed (check one):
         Content                  X      Communication                                 Project Management
         Critical Thinking               Integrity/Values                              Other (describe)

Based on departmental assessments, student learning in this domain was (check one):
         Worse than last year
         Equivalent to last year
         Slightly better than last year
  X      Moderately better than last year
         Dramatically better than last year
         Cannot be compared (this is the first year for this assessment)

Describe the direct measure used to assess student learning in this domain (e.g., answers to questions included on
an exam, performance on a paper or project scored with a rubric, etc.)
Performance on written exams and quizzes, evaluation of quality of work for weekly assignments and in-class
performance with a rubric.

If you observed changes in student performance on this measure when comparing the two years, briefly describe (in
one or two sentences) the nature of these changes.
Attendance rate has been improved. Students seem to be willing to express their ideas and thoughts more often in spoken
and written language.

Use of Assessment Data for Making Decisions. Describe the process used in your department to evaluate
assessment evidence and make decisions (include dates of relevant department meetings if known). Describe the
decisions made to improve student learning in your program. Describe how these decisions are related to the
assessment evidence collected by your department.
Managed a transition of the textbooks to modify curriculum in Japanese language courses I, II, III, and IV. Before fall 2007,
attendance point counted for only 5% toward the final grade. Student were often absent from class giving the appearance
that the importance of class participation and in-class-practice was not critical. Also, there was no attendance policy on
the course syllabus. Due to that, sometimes students did not participate in class discussion or practice sessions actively.
With the addition of attendance requirements the students know what they need to do in class in order to get full credit for
the attendance points.
Use of Assessment Data for Improvement of Assessment Procedures. Describe any changes made to
assessment methods. Explain the relation between these changes and the information obtained from previous
assessments.
Changed the weight of some criteria and added new criteria for evaluation of the final grade. By adding the attendance
component class attendance and participation improved.

 Describe the Department’s Commitment to Assessment Activities in 2008-2009
Domain(s) to be examined in assessment plan in 2008-2009
Content
Assessment question(s) to be addressed in 2008-2009
How to integrate technology into the curriculum to improve student learning.



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Department/Division:    Diversity and International Education and Programs/Academic Affairs

College:

Part II-A, Major Unit Accomplishments and Changes in Programs and Services

This section of the annual report replaces the Notable Accomplishments report that was required in past
years.

List major department/division accomplishments and changes in programs and services for 2007-2008.
(Add lines as needed.)

1. Increase in International Exchange participation of 100%.

2. Change in Programs and Services: Information sessions offered to general campus, in Freshman
   Experience courses, and in cooperation with Housing and Residence Life.

3. FCLI jointly organized ―Asian Business Conference‖ in July 2007 in Pensacola. More than 90 people
   from Florida, Alabama, and Louisiana attended the conference. FCLI invited Consul Gao, P.R. China
   in Huston to give a presentation on ―Chinese Business Policies and Regulations.‖ FCLI also invited
   Mr. C. C. Lee, President and CEO of STOA Architects in Houston, TX, to give presentation on ―Doing
   Business in China.‖

4. Offered ―Conversational Chinese Class‖ summer 2007 and summer 2008.

5. FCLI invited Profess Xu, New World Senior Fellow, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard
   University, to give a talk on ―Quality Progress in Developing China,‖ October 2007.

6. FCLI hosted ―Study and Travel in China‖ seminar at UWF on November 15, 2007. Consul Wu,
   Chinese Consulate General in Huston, and Ms. Rebekah Wilmoth, UWF student, traveled to China
   and taught English, summer 2007; Ms. Amy Steinmetz, UWF student, studied in China, summer
   2007; and six Chinese students from Kinman gave presentation. Dr. Li also gave two presentations 1)
   ―Travel in China,‖ 2) ―Study in China.‖ More than 140 UWF faculty, students, and staff attended the
   seminar.

7. FCLI hosted ―Study and Travel in China‖ seminar at UWF on February 14, 2008; more than 80
   students and faculty attended. Mr. C.C. Lee, President and CEO of STOA/Golemon/Bolullo,
   Architects in Huston, make a presentation on ―Why you should study Chinese.‖ The students from
   Kinmen, Taiwan, R.O. China, Dean Ranellie, and Dr. Li gave talks on ―Study in China.‖ Dr. Li gave a
   talk on ―Travel in China.‖

8. Dr. Li attended the ―Asian Pacific American Heritage‖ conference. Dr. Li organized by Pensacola
   Diversity Development Committee on May 20, 2008. Dr. Li was the keynote speaker and gave a
   presentation on ―Study and Travel China.‖

9. FCLI jointly held ―China Earthquake Disaster Relief Silent Art Auction‖ with the Gulf Coast Chinese
   American Association, May 31, 2008. Dr. Li spent days and nights since May 12 to contact artists,
   local businesses, and friends for their support of this event. More than 10,000 dollars were raised.
   The entire fund was forwarded to China Earthquake Relief Fund of Chinese Red Cross to help the
   earthquake victims.

10. Obtained approval of conditional admission to a degree program at UWF for IEP students
    successfully completing program.




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Part II-A, Major Unit Accomplishments and Changes in Programs and Services

11. Adopted new English proficiency exams to admission requirements.

12. Developed IEP (in several languages) and International Student Office brochures.

13. Implemented cross-cultural workshops open to campus staff and community members.

14. Presented at the State FAIE Conference in February 2008.

15. Maintained a successful relationship with the Jikei Group of Colleges in Japan and continued to
    receive funding of $113,000.

16. Received $2,500 Quarterly Assistance grant funding from the Florida Department of State, Division of
    Cultural Affairs for Hokusai: Master of Book Illustration exhibit.
                     th
17. Conducted the 11 Annual U.S.-Japan Social Welfare Symposium in January 2008, involving
    approximately 200 participants including 55 students from Japan and UWF student and faculty and
    the healthcare professionals in the community.
                              th
18. Conducted a successful 17 Summer Semester in Japan program that was held in Osaka, Japan,
                                          th
    May 18-July 1, 2007. Currently, the 18 Summer Semester in Japan in Fukuoka, Japan, May 17-June
    29, 2008 is being attended by 5 students and a instructor.

19. Continued partnership with Japan-America Society of Northwest Florida, Florida Delegation of
    Southeast U.S.-Japan Association, Arts for a Complete Education/Florida Art Alliance Education,
    Consulate General of Japan in Miami, the City of Pensacola, the City of Gero, the Wakayama
    Prefectural Governor’s office, and others.

20. Developed 8 summer study abroad options. University of Cork, Ireland, participants received
    academic and financial assistance.




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Annual Report, 2007-2008

Department/Division:   Diversity and International Education and Programs/Academic Affairs

College:

Part II-B, Distinguished Individual (Faculty, Staff, and Student) Accomplishments

List college/departmental distinctions earned by faculty, staff, and students during 2007-2008.
(University- and Academic Affairs-level recognitions—such as promotion, tenure, Distinguished Teaching
Award—need not be listed. This information is already available in the Provost’s Office.)

A. Faculty
    Angela McCorvey: President’s Award for Leadership in Diversity, 2008; University Support Award
     from Student Success Programs, 2008.




B. Staff
    Kathy Jones: Certificate in Diversity Training, 2008.
    Rachel Errington: Certificate in Diversity Training, 2008.
    Brenda Groat: Presented ―Body Image‖ Diversity Training, 2008.




C. Students
    Alejandra Lopez, Columbian student, accepted to the Washington Center for an internship in
     2008.

    Nathaniel Bryan – Grand Prize 2008 Florida Japanese Yonkoma Manga Contest and participated
     in the 2008 Japanese Speech Contest held in Atlanta, GA, March 29, 2008.




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Annual Report, 2007-2008

Department/Division:      Diversity and International Education and Programs/Academic Affairs

College:

Part II-C, Community Engagement Activities (Faculty, Staff, and Student)
This section is optional for the 2007-2008 Annual Report given that units in Academic Affairs were
requested to provide information about community service earlier this spring. Information such as the
following will be requested for the 2008-2009 Annual Report. Information about community engagement
will be used to document the University’s activities related to its service mission, to comply with a new
SACS standard pertaining to community service, and to support the University’s application for
classification by the Carnegie Foundation as a ―community engagement‖ institution.

List all college/departmental community engagement activities with participation on behalf of UWF by
faculty, staff, and students during 2007-2008. Please include a very brief description of the Activity, the
Community Partner, the Time Commitment (identify as hours per week, hours per month, hours per
semester, or hours per year), and a very brief description of the Outcome/Impact of the activity

Examples of community engagement activities include participation on community-based projects,
organization and/or presentation of cultural community events, faculty scholarship related to community
action, student scholarship related to community action, participation on community organization boards,
and community-based student learning activities such as service learning projects, internships, and
capstone experience projects.

                                          Community             Time
                     Activity              Partner           Commitment              Outcome/Impact
                                                               (Hours)
A. Faculty
Angela         UWF                    NAACP                 August 2007      Administered scholarship
McCorvey       Representative                               10 hrs
               UWF                    Martin Luther King    September-       Administered J.S. Young
               Representative         Commemorative         present          Honorary Scholarship, Parade
                                      Celebration                            Line-up, successful MLK
                                      Committee             40 hrs +         programs

               UWF                    First Corinthian      October 2007     Youth Day Speaker – Vision of
               Representative         Missionary Baptist    3 hrs            Success
                                      Church
               UWF                    First Baptist         February         Black History Month Speaker
               Representative         Church of             2008
                                      Cantonment            3hrs
                                         th
               UWF                    95 Year               February         UWF incorporated in activities
               Representative         Celebration of        2008             hosted by Sorority
                                      Delta Sigma Theta
                                      Sorority, Inc.        5 hrs
               Member                 African American      2007-present     UWF incorporated in activities
                                      Heritage Society      40hrs +          hosted by AAHS
               UWF                    Escambia County       2008             UWF incorporated in initiatives
               Representative         Poverty Solutions                      set by committee
                                      Team                  20 hrs +
               Co-Chair               Education Sub-        2008             UWF incorporated in initiatives
                                      Committee             3 hrs            set by committee




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Part II-C, Community Engagement Activities (Faculty, Staff, and Student) (cont.)

                                      Community              Time
                   Activity            Partner           Commitment            Outcome/Impact
                                                            (Hours)
                                                   th
Angela       UWF                  Pensacola’s 450        2008          UWF incorporated in activities
                                                                                    th
McCorvey     Representative       Anniversary                          hosted by 450 committee
                                  Committee/Educati      12 hrs
                                  on Subcommittee
Kuiyuan Li   Presentations        Pensacola              Total 40      Provide information on
                                  Chamber of             Hours         traveling to China to the local
                                  Commerce and                         people who are interested in
                                  Pensacola                            the China Tour.
                                  Diversity
                                  Development
             Fundraiser           Gulf Coast             Total 50      Raised more than $10,000 to
                                  Chinese                Hours         help the China earthquake
                                  Association                          victims. The entire fund was
                                                                       forwarded to Chinese
                                                                       Consulate General office in
                                                                       Houston, TX.
             Co-director of       Floridians             10 Hours      Assist in the development of
             Florida China                               weekly        stronger economic, cultural,
             Linkage Institute                                         educational, and social ties
                                                                       between Florida and China
                                                                       through the promotion of
                                                                       expanded public/private
                                                                       dialogue on cooperative
                                                                       research and technical
                                                                       assistance activities, student
                                                                       and faculty exchanges, cultural
                                                                       exchanges, and the
                                                                       enhancement of language
                                                                       training skills between Florida
                                                                       postsecondary institutions and
                                                                       those of China.

Shigeko      Hokusai: Master of   Dr. Patrick Rowe,      90 hrs        Awareness of other culture;
Honda        Book Illustration    Prof., Pensacola       Fall/Spring   historical significance;
             Exhibit and          Junior College;        semesters     increased knowledge
             Reception- Exhibit   Florida
             of authentic         Department of
             Hokusai wood-        State, Division of
             block prints and     Cultural Affairs and
             maps from the Edo    Florida Arts
             period. Exhibit      Council, Japan-
             dates: 11/5/2007-    America Society of
             1/25/2008            NW FL; Japanese
             Reception date:      volunteers from
             11/9/2007            area community;
                                  UWF; UWF




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Part II-C, Community Engagement Activities (Faculty, Staff, and Student) (cont.)

                                         Community              Time
                   Activity               Partner           Commitment           Outcome/Impact
                                                               (Hours)
Shigeko      Japan House             Escambia County        115 hrs yr.   Awareness of other culture;
Honda        Cultural Activities-    Schools; Santa                       Nurtures humanistic sensitivity
             Japan House             Rosa County                          toward others
             tours, tea              Schools; Baldwin
             ceremony                County Schools;
             demonstrations,         area private
             exhibits and field      schools; Azalea
             trips for students      Trace Retirement
             from area school        Community; UWF
             systems scheduled       students, faculty
             throughout the          and staff; Intensive
             year                    English Program
                                     students; Japan-
                                     America Society of
                                     Northwest Florida;
                                     Dr. Patrick Rowe;
                                     Dr. Thomas Groth;
                                     Japanese
                                     volunteers from
                                     area community
             Executive Director      Japan-America          140 hrs yr    Community out-reach;
             of Japan-America        Society of NW FL;                    Awareness of other culture;
             Society of              Japanese                             Nurtures humanistic sensitivity
             Northwest Florida       volunteers from                      toward others
             – Planning and          area community;
             execution of JAS        UWF
             sponsored
             activities that raise
             awareness and
             funding for the
             UWF Japan
             House: Tanabata
             Festival (Star
             Festival) –
             7/7/2007; 2008
             Japanese New
             Year Celebration
             1/26/2008 –
             Annual celebration
             of Japanese New
             Year with food and
             entertainment




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Part II-C, Community Engagement Activities (Faculty, Staff, and Student) (cont.)

                                       Community              Time
                     Activity           Partner           Commitment           Outcome/Impact
                                                             (Hours)
Shigeko      2008 Overseas         University Pines       100 hrs yr    Awareness of other culture;
Honda        Study Program for     Retirement                           Nurtures humanistic sensitivity
             Tokyo College of      Community;                           toward others; professional
             Welfare and           Broadview                            growth
             Saitama College of    Assisted Living
             Welfare 1/15-         Facility; Bayview
             20/2008 – 35          Senior Citizen
             students from         Center; United
             TCW and 20            Cerebral Palsy of
             students from         NW FL; West
             SCW participate in    Florida Hospital;
             cultural exchange     Covenant Hospice
             and study program     Children’s Support
             (Jikei Group of       Services; Tokyo
             Colleges)             College of Welfare;
                                   Saitama College of
                                   Welfare; UWF
                th
             11 Annual Social      Tokyo College of       80 hrs yr     Awareness of other culture;
             Welfare               Welfare; Saitama                     professional growth
             Symposium             College of Welfare;
             1/18/2008 –           UWF Social Work
             Annual symposium      Department; Dick
             event featuring       and Laverne
             distinguished         Baker; Dr.
             guest speakers        Elizabeth
             and presentations     Kunimoto; UWF
             of student papers
             by TCW/SCW and
             UWF students
             2008 Youth            City of Pensacola;     50 hrs        Awareness of other culture;
             Exchange              Board of Education     Fall/Spring   Nurtures humanistic sensitivity
             Program for Junior    in the City of Gero,   Semesters     toward others
             High School           Japan; Brown
             Students from the     Barge Middle
             City of Gero,         School (Escambia
             Japan 3/20-           County Schools);
             28/2008 – Annual      local host families;
             cultural exchange     Downtown Historic
             program for 30        Society; Naval Air
             junior high school    Station Pensacola
             students from the     National Naval
             city of Gero, Japan   Aviation Museum;
                                   UWF




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Part II-C, Community Engagement Activities (Faculty, Staff, and Student) (cont.)

                                        Community              Time
                   Activity              Partner            Commitment            Outcome/Impact
                                                              (Hours)
Shigeko      Japan Day              UWF Campus             90 hrs Spring   Awareness of other culture;
Honda        Activities: Film       Activity Board         semester        Nurtures humanistic sensitivity
             Night 3/25/2008 –      Cinemagic                              toward others
             Film night showing     Committee;
             two Japanese           Consulate General
             films: Paprika and     of Japan in Miami;
             Densha Otoko           Anime South;
             (Train Man); Japan     Japan-America
             Day: Hands On          Society of NW FL;
             Culture -              Pea Ridge
             3/19/2008 –            Elementary
             Annual Japanese        School; UWF; local
             cultural celebration   Japanese origami
             with tea ceremony      artist; Japanese
             demonstrations,        dance groups;
             origami,               International
             calligraphy, pop       Relations Advisory
             culture, and           Board of the City
             Japanese dance         of Pensacola; City
             and music              of Gero, Japan;
             activities; Japan      Board of Education
             Day: Celebration       in the City of Gero,
             of Friendship –        Japan; Japanese
                th
             15 delegation          volunteers from
             from                   area community
             Hagiwara/Gero in       who performed tea
             Japan 3/26/2008 -      ceremony and
             Reception and          supported the
             program to             cultural activities
             celebrate the 15
             year relationship
             between
             Hagiwara/Gero
             and the City of
             Pensacola
             Exhibit of art work    Dr. Thomas Groth,      35 hrs Spring   Awareness of other culture; art
             In Quiet Light: The    Professor, UWF         semester        appreciation
             Figure Art by          Dept. of
             Thomas Groth           Communication
             Exhibit 3/1/2008 –     Arts; Japanese
             5/2/2008;              volunteers from
             Reception –            area community;
             3/28/2008              UWF
             Japanese Cultural      Pensacola News         5 hrs Spring    Awareness of other culture;
             Exchange May           Journal                semester        Nurtures humanistic sensitivity
             2008 – Speaking                                               toward others;
             engagement at a
             Pensacola News
             Journal employee
             event



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Part II-C, Community Engagement Activities (Faculty, Staff, and Student) (cont.)

                                       Community               Time
                   Activity             Partner           Commitment              Outcome/Impact
                                                             (Hours)
Shigeko      City of Pensacola     City of Pensacola      8 hrs yr        Awareness of other cultures;
Honda        International                                                establishing international
             Advisory Board –                                             relationships
             Shigeko Honda is
             a member of the
             board that
             establishes and
             nurtures
             relationships
             between
             Pensacola and
             other international
             cities
             Lecture on ―Japan     National               10 hrs Spring   Political, cultural and economic
             and the 2008 U.S.     Association of         semester        awareness
             Presidential          Japan-America
             Election: Concerns    Societies; Small
             of a Key Ally‖        Business
             3/20/2008 –           Development
             Presentation by       Center of the
             Dr. Skipp Orr on      University of West
             key issues and        Florida
             concerns the
             Japanese and
             other countries
             have regarding the
             up-coming 2008
             presidential
             election
             One-Day               Consulate General      10 hrs          Exposed participants to the
             Consulate Service     of Japan in Miami;     Summer          campus; community out-reach
             6/6/08 – 42           UWF                    semester
             Japanese citizens
             could renew their
             passport without
             going to Miami
Shigeko      Pensacola Junior      Pensacola Junior       25 hrs          Community out-reach; collegial
Honda        College               College                Fall/Spring     partnership
             Presidential                                 semesters
             Search Committee
             Member
B. Staff
Rachel       UWF                   Martin Luther King     8 hrs           UWF visibility
Errington    Representative        Day Parade
             UWF                   Florida Coalition of   2 hrs           Cross-cultural workshop
             Representative        the Blind
             UWF                   Pensacola Young        16 hrs          Networking with community
             Representative        Professionals




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Part II-C, Community Engagement Activities (Faculty, Staff, and Student) (cont.)

                                  Community             Time
              Activity            Partner               Commitment       Outcome/Impact
                                                        (Hours)
              UWF                 Corry Station         4 hrs            Diversity Day
              Representative      Naval Technical
                                  Center
              Coordinator         Diversity             30 hrs           Showcase of community talent
                                  Showcase at
                                  Festival on the
                                  Green
              UWF                 Lions Club            Summer           Ties to UWF incorporated in
              Representative      International Youth   2007             activities hosted by Lions Club
                                  Camp                  4 hrs
Brenda        Musician            Bethel Missionary     10 hrs. wk.      Ties to UWF presented when
Groat                             Baptist Church,       yearly           called upon or inquiries posed
                                  Milton, FL
              Graduating Senior   West Florida          40 hrs. wk.      Ties to UWF presented when
              Banquet             Missionary Baptist    yearly           called upon or inquiries posed
              Committee           Association
              Member
              Youth Camp          Camp Glenwood         40 hrs. wk.      Ties to UWF presented when
                                  Youth                 yearly           called upon or inquiries posed
                                  Encampment
Kathy         Member              Warrington            60 hrs. yearly   Ties to UWF presented when
Jones                             Revitalization                         called upon or inquiries posed
                                  Committee
              Member              Local Church          20 hrs.          Ties to UWF presented when
                                  Affiliation           monthly          called upon or inquiries posed

C. Students
Shanaka       UWF Student         Alternative Spring    Spring 2008      Coordinated activities for
Uelivita                          Break Program in      39 hrs           students (alcohol free)
                                  Washington DC
Volunteers
Japan         Origami             Yachiyo Gunn,         110 hrs yr       Program participants receive
House         workshops           Noriko Waits,                          authentic instruction in
Volunteers    conducted each      Tamiko Hayes,                          Japanese art form; awareness
              semester by         Kazuko Law, and                        of other culture; nurtures
              Japanese            other Japanese                         humanistic sensitivity toward
              volunteers – 22     volunteers                             others
              workshops
              conducted
              Summer 2007 thru
              Spring 2008
              Tea Ceremony        Kazuko Law,           80 hrs yr        Authentic demonstrations of
              demonstrations–     Noriko Waits, and                      the art of tea; awareness of
              approximately 18    Sachiyo Gambrell                       other culture; nurtures
              demonstrations                                             humanistic sensitivity toward
              conducted                                                  others
              throughout the
              year




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Part II-C, Community Engagement Activities (Faculty, Staff, and Student) (cont.)

                                   Community              Time
             Activity              Partner                Commitment   Outcome/Impact
                                                          (Hours)
Japan        Japan House           Yachiyo Gunn,          80 hrs yr    Cultural connection to home
House        Cleaning – Local      Noriko Waits, and                   country; Japan House
Volunteers   Japanese              local Japanese                      maintained in authentic fashion
             volunteers spend      volunteers
             their time cleaning
             Japan House
             every other week
             Japanese Music        Escambia County        60 hrs yr    Authentic demonstrations of
             and Dance cultural    Schools; Santa                      Japanese music and dance;
             exchange for field    Rosa County                         awareness of other culture;
             trip activities;      Schools;                            nurtures humanistic sensitivity
             Japan Day: Hands      Consulate General                   toward others
             On Culture;           of Japan in Miami;
             receptions; 2008      International
             Japanese New          Relations Advisory
             Year Celebration      Board of the City
                                   of Pensacola;
                                   Japan-America
                                   Society of NW FL;
                                   City of Gero,
                                   Japan; Board of
                                   Education in the
                                   City of Gero,
                                   Japan; Dr. Patrick
                                   Rowe, Prof.
                                   Pensacola Junior
                                   College; Florida
                                   Department of
                                   State, Division of
                                   Cultural Affairs and
                                   Florida Arts
                                   Council
             1000 Cranes           Yachiyo Gunn,          120 hrs yr   Awareness of other culture;
             Origami Project       Noriko Waits and                    nurtures humanistic sensitivity
             9/7/07-7/21/08 –      local Japanese                      toward others
             Project to send       volunteers; UWF
             1000 origami
             cranes to
             Hiroshima Peace
             Memorial Park.
             1000 people will
             participate by
             making one crane
             each. Project
             conducted on-
             campus at Japan
             House and
             University
             Commons




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Part II-C, Community Engagement Activities (Faculty, Staff, and Student) (cont.)

                                  Community           Time
             Activity             Partner             Commitment      Outcome/Impact
                                                      (Hours)
Intensive    Conversation         Tristan Brooks,     1 hr. each      Gave Intensive English
English      Partners             Nergis Demirbilek   time; some      Program students opportunity
Program                           Frazier, Jennifer   have been       to practice spoken English and
Volunteers                        Anderson, Tom       coming on       learn about American culture
                                  Heiden, Isa         and off for 2
                                  Rogers, Mike        years
                                  Mayo, Chris
                                  Ingham, Joseph
                                  Bergstrom, Honey
                                  Nguyen, Tomoko
                                  Wilson, Rebecca
                                  Rehm, Stephen
                                  Beamon




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Department/Division:     Diversity and International Education and Programs/Academic Affairs

College:

Part III-A, Strategic Planning Goals/Objectives for 2009-2013 (specify time frame; e.g., 2008-2009,
2008-2013).

List strategic plan goals/objectives and planned method of assessment (if applicable).

Diversity and International Education and Programs
                                       a                                                    b
              Strategic Goal/Objective                              Method of Assessment
Collaborate with Human Resources regarding          Number of participants in the Diversity workshops
Diversity workshops                                 utilizing the Human Resources Training Calendar.
Review and revise partnership agreements and        Surveying current partnership agreements,
requirements                                        development of new partner schools of interest to
                                                    UWF.
Retention/ Increase the number of international     Increase in enrollments - IEP and degree seeking
students                                            applications.
                                                    Training sessions for domestic students, faculty and
                                                    staff to develop cross-cultural communication skills.
Develop recruiting strategies to increase number of Number of hits to the website, Hopson’s, and other
students in IEP and UWF                             advertising mediums that convert into enrollments.
                                                    Develop list of agents, State Department advising
                                                    centers overseas and other contact for mail out of
                                                    information on UWF. Responses to information
                                                    resulting in inquires and enrollments.
                                                    Participate in recruiting fairs overseas provided
                                                    funds are available that result in enrollments.
                                                    Update immigration information for international
                                                    students including handbook with relevant
                                                    information. Handouts and post on website resulting
                                                    in more inquires and enrollment.

Develop programs to keep students/scholars and        Number of students remaining in compliance,
community informed of their responsibilities as F-1   number of departments extending invitations to
or J-1 students/scholars, departments.                researchers/scholars.



Intensive English Program
                                       a                                                   b
              Strategic Goal/Objective                             Method of Assessment
Continue to increase IEP enrollment                   Number of students enrolled
Upgrade instructors qualifications (TESOL             Number of instructors with TESOL experience
experience)
Instructor Orientation                                Number of instructors completing orientation
Establish Language Laboratory                         Number of student utilizing services
IEP accreditation by CEA                              CEA Accreditation




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Part III-A, Strategic Planning Goals/Objectives for 2009-2013

International Exchange/Study Abroad
                                        a                                                    b
             Strategic Goal/Objective                               Method of Assessment
Increase participation in International Exchange       Track number of participants.
Programs.
Create an additional short-term program for            Pre-departure and post-trip surveys regarding
students.                                              student expectations.


Florida-China Linkage Institute
                                        a                                                    b
               Strategic Goal/Objective                             Method of Assessment
Offer Chinese language or Conversational Chinese       Number of classes offered.
class.
Recruit students from mainland China and Taiwan        The number of new students from these areas.
to UWF.
Award the out-of-state tuition waivers fro Chinese     Number of students who received the awards.
students attending UWF. Award UWF students
scholarship to study in China.
Offer a Chinese Culture Tour in summer 2009 for        Number of participants in the culture tour.
UWF students, faculty, and staff.
Hold conferences/seminars on ―Study                    Number of participants in the conference/seminars,
Opportunities in China‖ in fall 2008 and spring 2009   survey feedback.
to UWF students.
a
 Add lines as needed.
b
 If applicable.




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