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Wednesday, August 21, 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Performing Arts & Humanities Building

8:30–9:00 a.m.

Concert Hall Lobby

Registration, Breakfast, and Posters



Dance Cube
Third Floor

First-Time Participant Breakfast and Orientation with Provost Rous

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President’s and Provost’s Welcome Remarks

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The Changing Enrollment Landscape: Implications for UMBC
David Attis, Managing Director of Strategic Research, Education Advisory Board

Students are at the core of the university’s mission, and therefore enrollment impacts everything the university does—diversity and access, academic quality, graduation rates, financial sustainability, and excellence in research, scholarship, and creative achievement. UMBC’s ability to recruit, retain, and support students depends on the actions of every single person on campus, but it is also impacted by larger state and national trends. This session will review the changing enrollment landscape, highlighting demographics, competition, changing student needs and preferences, and state funding trends in order to provide a common foundation and fact base for the rest of the retreat.


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Introduction to Strategic Enrollment Planning Initiative
Alex Faklis, Director
Ben Chrischilles, Higher Education Consulting Manager, Huron Consulting Group, Inc.

Our partners from Huron Consulting Group will provide a brief overview of the Strategic Enrollment Planning process that UMBC is embarking on this fall. Participants will learn about this student-centered approach to strategic enrollment management planning and how they – and other members of the campus community – can expect to be engaged throughout the planning process. Participants will also gain insight into the typical outcomes of a Strategic Enrollment Plan and how this process fits within the context of other planning efforts on campus.


Location of breakout sessions on participant tickets

Breakout Session: Your Role in Strategic Enrollment Planning
Facilitated by:
Huron Consulting Group, Inc.
Strategic Enrollment Planning (SEP) Steering Committee Members

This breakout session will provide participants with an opportunity to contribute critical input to the Strategic Enrollment Planning project that UMBC is beginning. During these discussions, participants will be invited to reflect on, discuss, and explore their individual roles in enhancing enrollment and student success throughout the student lifecycle (recruitment, yield, retention and degree progression, student experience and sense of belonging, and finally graduation), consider how various students’ needs and preferences are evolving, and identify partnership opportunities and other strategies to help UMBC better meet the current and future needs of its students.

11:50 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

PAHB 234

International Buffet Lunch

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Conversations About Internationalization

Opening Dialogue
Antonio Moreira, Vice Provost
Hans de Wit, Director, Center for International Higher Education, Boston College

Open dialogue about campus internationalization as a cornerstone linking U.S. students, faculty, and staff to the world and bringing the world to them – along with discussion of challenges and opportunities in implementing internationalization strategies at U.S. campuses.

Internationalization Stories
Students and faculty discuss the impact of international experiences in teaching and learning, research, civic engagement, and student life.

Panel Moderator: David Di Maria, Associate Vice Provost for International Education
Invited Panelists
UMBC Faculty: Tulay Adali, Tomoko Hoogenboom, Kevin Omland
UMBC Students: Laura Riddering (graduate), Mariya Shcheglovitova (graduate) and Safa Zahangir (undergraduate)


Location of breakout sessions on participant tickets

Breakout Sessions on Internationalization
Session selection available on first-come, first-served basis through retreat registration form.

Breakout session participants will learn about results of UMBC’s participation in the American Council on Education Internationalization Laboratory and provide feedback to shape a campus strategic plan for internationalization.

Session I. The Student Experience
Facilitators: Ana Oskoz & Nancy Young

At UMBC, student participation in education abroad programs is less than half the national average. This session explores the various types of education abroad programs available to UMBC students and examines the challenges and opportunities to ensuring equal access to international educational experiences. Additionally, participants will discuss the concept of Internationalization at Home, a strategy for ensuring that all students reap the benefits of international higher education, whether or not they ever leave the United States.

Session II. Collective Impact in Research, Scholarship and Creative Achievement
Facilitators: Dean Drake, Yoni Zohar & Gene Schaefer

According to the most recent QS World University Rankings, US higher education institutions recorded the worst performance in 16 years (QS, 2019). Meanwhile, more than two-thirds of Australian universities rose in the rankings while China now has 19 of the world’s top 200 research universities, compared with 12 in 2016 (O’Malley, 2019). This session is divided into two parts:  The first focuses on what it means and what it takes to be a world-class research university. The second half will focus on logistical concerns, including applicable policies and procedures, for managing academic programs and research projects abroad.

Session III. Innovative Curriculum and Pedagogy
Facilitators: Marc Zupan & Irina Golubeva

Internationalizing the curriculum has been defined as intentional efforts to “incorporate international, intercultural, or global dimensions into the content of the curriculum as well as the learning outcomes, assessment tasks, teaching methods, and support services of a program of study” (Leask, 2015). Internationalizing the curriculum should involve an ongoing effort that engages faculty, administrators, and staff through dialogue that defines, implements, reinforces and supports global teaching and learning on campus as we seek to prepare our graduates for positions of leadership within a global era. Participants will discuss current challenges and opportunities related to internationalizing the curriculum.

Session IV. Community and Extended Connections
Facilitators: Janet Rutledge & Milvia Hernandez

Strategic international partnerships move beyond basic transactions to provide a core, strategic value for all involved. This session explores model practices for managing international agreements and leveraging international partnerships in ways that support strategic goals and objectives. Participants will learn about various types of partnerships and their potential value to UMBC and discuss current challenges and opportunities.


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Final Session: Pulling It All Together

Hans de Wit, Boston College
President Freeman Hrabowski
Provost Philip Rous


Concert Hall Lobby

Social Hour