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. The partner organizations are: American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO), American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), American Council on Education (ACE), Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), Council of Graduate Schools (CGS), Institute of International Education (IIE), and NAFSA: Association of International Educators.
The purpose of this survey is to obtain quick and early feedback on enrollment trends so far this academic year (starting in Fall 2015). 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.
If you do not yet have final fall registration figures, we ask that you provide your best early estimates. All institutional-level responses will be anonymous and only aggregate numbers will be shared. We ask for your contact information only to insure that no more than one reply is received per institution, and to facilitate follow up if there are any questions.
If you are not the best contact for this survey, please forward it to another colleague on your campus who may be able to complete it.
A summary of the results will be posted on the websites of all the cooperating organizations on November 16, 2015, 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.
Please respond by October 19, 2015, so that we may include your responses in the findings that we report to the press and public during International Education Week in November 2015.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
With thanks, in advance, for your support in getting this survey back to us quickly and for helping us gather valuable information for the field.