Memorial University also recognizes huge value in recruiting International Students to the province. They have recently put an increased emphasis on the internationalization of all campuses. Recent publications, including the Internationalization White Paper, and the new Teaching and Learning Framework, emphasize the need for improved International Student recruitment, retention and understandings, at Memorial.
The most recent of these documents is the “Strengthening the Value Chain: Supporting International Students and Building Intercultural Competence at Memorial University”. This report states that while the number of International Students has more than doubled, the services that Memorial provides for students have stayed (essentially) the same.
The above data, taken from “Strengthening the Value Chain”, shows that while the total enrollment rate has barely changed between 2005 and 2013, the enrollment rate of International Students has more than doubled. International students have needs that are different from those of Domestic Students. An increased emphasis on recruitment means that the institution needs to have the ability to provide the supports and services that will allow International Students to succeed both in and out of the classroom. Having these services available leads to an increased retention rate, both within the university and within the province.
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Helwid, C. 2014. “Work terms, international students and MUN’s Moral issue”. The Telegram: http://www.thetelegram.com/Opinion/Letter-to-the-editor/2014-07-22/article-3808542/Work-terms,-international-students-and-MUN%26rsquo%3Bs-moral-issue/1 (Oct. 25, 2014).