International Services and Programs (ISP) at College of the Canyons
 
Board of Trustees Up Close and Personal Presentation
October 15, 2014
 
Vision
The International Services and Programs (ISP) at College of the Canyons is dedicated to creating a global reputation of program excellence as a method for expansion of student education, faculty and student global experiences, district economic resources, and business community involvement.
Mission
The mission of the International Services and Programs (ISP) is to reach out to the local and global community to attract international students to attend College of the Canyons and to expand our international footprint by promoting global collaboration in all aspects of education. The ISP connects international students with campus services and resources, while providing them with the tools to maintain their student status and achieve their educational goals in the U.S. Through the growth of the international student population and programs, the ISP generates revenue to support various programs and initiatives at the College.
 
The ISP Strategic Goals: Our 3 P’s
 
PROGRAM * PEOPLE * PROMOTION
 
#1- ISP Infrastructure - PROGRAM
 
Develop the administrative resources and office infrastructure necessary to maximize student completion rates, prepare to support global program expansion, and ensure compliance with all federal and government regulations.
 
#2- ISP In-Reach – PEOPLE
 
Integrate Comprehensive Internationalization Concepts into campus program objectives, faculty priorities, and student led activities.
 
#3- ISP Out-Reach - PROMOTION
 
Create a global reputation of program excellence as a mechanism for expansion of campus international student populations, District economic resources, faculty international experiences, student study abroad experiences, and stakeholder financial engagement.
 

 
ISP Strategic Goals and Objectives: 2014-2017
Goal#1: ISP Infrastructure: Program
 
Develop the administrative resources and office infrastructure necessary to maximize student completion rates, prepare to support global program expansion, and ensure compliance with all federal and government regulations.
 
Objectives:
1.      Increase F1 Student Educational Objectives Success by 10% each year.
2.      Create staff training policies, programs, and procedures as necessary to meet program expansion.
3.      Enhance the existing ISP website to ensure that it best serves as: As a representation of the District’s commitment to quality student experience; As the portal into learning about the Department; and As a depository of information relevant to prospective students.
4.      Develop processes, procedures, and methods to ensure the International Student Handbook stays updated, relevant, and accessible.
5.      Obtain the number of computers, peripherals, and related technological resources to meet Department expansion objectives.
6.      In conjunction with the Facilities Department, write a space and resources plan to ensure the Department can meet expansion objectives.
7.    Create an annual 1% match to operational funding through external grants or contributions.
8.    Develop methods to convert 1% of theme-based ESL participants into F1 students.

 
 
Goal#2: ISP In-Reach: People
 
Integrate Comprehensive Internationalization concepts into campus program objectives, faculty priorities, and student led activities.
 
Objectives:
       1.      Create a Hub for International Students and Scholars to network with the Campus Community to:
ü  Increase cross-cultural appreciation;
ü  Exchange pedagogical practices, and;
ü  Share local knowledge.   
2.      Develop mechanisms for International Students to actively engage in campus and SCV Community activities that further enrich their experience in the United States.
3.      Develop mentor programs matching international students with college employees and students.
4.    Leveraging existing international events, develop 4 annual campus events, highlighting student and employee cultural diversity on campus.
5.      Conduct three student exchange events each academic year.
6.     Add One Additional Study Abroad Event Each Academic Year.
7.      Conduct one faculty exchange event with an International Institution each Academic Year.
8.      Develop a J-1 visa program for oversea researchers and scholars to teach at the District.

 
 
Goal#3: Out-Reach—Promotion
 
Create a global reputation of program excellence as a mechanism for expansion of campus international student populations, District economic resources, faculty international experiences, student study abroad experiences, and stakeholder financial engagement.
 
Objectives:
1.      Establish three sister/partner school relationships.
2.    Increase F1 Students by ½% of District enrollment number each year.
3.    Work with reputable agencies and organizations to aggressively recruit international students.
4.      Host one regional event at COC each year as a method to showcase COC and the SCV to the International Education Community.
5.      Develop a long term tracking method for correlating career success, university program entry, and COC attendance.
6.      Establish pathway programs between High School, COC, and 4-year Universities.
7.      Create three theme-based programs.
8.    ​Develop working agreements with third party housing entities to ensure an adequate volume of safe quality housing options and related services.