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CAA Global Education Conference 2012

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Colonial Athletic Association Global Education Conference 2012

June 28-29, 2011 – Towson, MD

Sustaining the Quality of ACCESS:
A Three-Pronged Approach to Faculty and Curriculum Development

Session Abstract: As we move from the initial phase of launching university programs for international students into the expansion phase, best practices and procedures focused on faculty and curriculum development become integral to the sustainability of such initiatives.  Now having completed the second year of the undergraduate international student program, ACCESS, George Mason’s Center for International Student Access has prioritized three program aspects: faculty training, materials development, and curriculum alignment.  In this session, presenters will provide an overview of program structure and a model for implementing this three-pronged approach to constructing a comprehensive and sustainable foundation in anticipation of future program growth. Building on inter-institutional interest in this endeavor, presenters will share both the highlights and challenges of this process.


  • Nicole Sealey, Director, Center for International Student Access, Mason
  • Anna Habib, Assistant Professor, English and Enhanced English Composition Course Coordinator/Faculty Learning Community Leader, Center for International Student Access, Mason
  • Karyn Mallett, Assistant Director, English Language Institute, Mason