Deadline: October 19, 2012
Once again, our group of higher education associations is jointly surveying its members/member institutions to gather data comparing this fall’s international student enrollments with last fall’s, in order to share the results with our memberships and with the public. The partner organizations are: American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), American Council on Education (ACE), Association of American Universities (AAU), Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), Council of Graduate Schools (CGS), Institute of International Education (IIE), and NAFSA: Association of International Educators.
Please respond by October 19, 2012 and ensure that only one reply is submitted per campus.
To update the information collected in last year’s online survey, and to supplement the more comprehensive data you provide each year to SEVIS and to Open Doors, we hope you can give us some quick and early feedback (via the online survey form) on enrollment trends so far this academic year (starting in Fall 2012). By sharing this information (in aggregate form) with the international education community and the media, we hope to develop a wider understanding among the press, the general public, and policy makers at state and national levels, about how higher education institutions continue to be affected by the various factors which impact international enrollments.
We realize that it is still early in the academic year, and that you probably do not have final fall registration figures, but the high level of media interest at the start of the academic year provides an important opportunity to highlight this issue. Therefore we ask you to provide your best early estimates, even if the numbers for your institution are not yet final.
Please try to respond as soon as possible. Unless we get your response by October 19, 2012, we cannot include it in the survey results we report out to the press and public during International Education Week in November.
A summary of the results will be posted on the websites of all the cooperating organizations, and also distributed to the media in a joint press release. We will send our members copies of the press release as well, in case your school wishes to tailor it for local media use, inserting your own enrollment figures and relevant quotes from campus officials.
In our write-up of the findings, all institutional responses will be anonymous and only aggregate numbers will be shared. We ask for your name below just to insure that no more than one reply is received per institution, and to facilitate follow up if there are any questions.
Thank you very much for participating in this short survey, which should take no more than 15 minutes to complete, once you have gathered the relevant data.
Comments or questions about the survey may be directed to:
Institute of International Education
With thanks, in advance, for your support in getting this survey back to us quickly.