NAFSA ConferenceDelisle Warden, Interim Dean of Global Learning Programs and Services, and Carlos Romero, Counselor for the International Student Program, gave a presentation at the NAFSA Region XII Conference that occurred in Reno, Nevada on October 15-19. The title of the presentation was “Global Pathway Program: Supporting the Academic Needs of New International Students.”

The presentation, inspired by Skyline College’s Mission Statement—To empower and transform a global community of learners—explored factors that contribute to the academic experience of international students at Skyline College. The presentation utilized primary source data from the Office of Planning, Research and Institutional Effectiveness (PRIE), and highlighted how the International Student Program has used that data in the Counseling 101 – Preparation for College course taught by Carlos Romero.

Attendees of the presentation were extremely impressed by the enrollment growth of the International Student Program, Skyline College’s ability to capture, analyze, and respond to student focused data, and the structure of the Counseling 101 – Preparation for College course. Additionally, attendees expressed interest in learning about how the Counseling 101 course impacts student outcomes once that information is available.

NAFSA: Association of International Educators is the world’s largest nonprofit association dedicated to international education and exchange. NAFSA’s 10,000 members are located at more than 3,500 institutions worldwide in over 150 countries. Interim Dean Warden was recently appointed to NAFSA’s Leadership Development Committee, and looks forward to representing Skyline College on NAFSA’s national and international stage.

Article by Delisle Warden | Photograph by Martin Rosales

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