Category: Innovative and Sustainable Practices in Intensive English Programming

Win-Win Strategies for Intensive English Programs and Private Pathway Provider Partnerships

Wednesday, May 31
11:15 AM – 12:45 PM
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This poster showcases strategies university IEPs and a private pathway provider (PPP) have taken to collaboratively recruit, enroll, educate, and retain international students at their institutions.

Alexandra Rowe

Columbia, SC

Dr. Alexandra Rowe has been actively involved in English language teaching for more than thirty years--in classroom teaching, teacher training, and IEP administration. She serves on the Linguistics faculty as the TESOL specialist at the University of South Carolina. She has served as Commissioner and Chair for the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation, as president of UCIEP and VP-Standards of AAIEP/EnglishUSA, and as the Education and Training representative on the National NAFSA: AIE ATESL Team. She is keenly interested in maintaining standards within the US IEP community and has conducted quality assurance reviews of English language programs in the United States as well as abroad.

Chris Sauer

Senior Director of Enrollment Strategy
Shorelight Education
Boston, MA

Chris Sauer has been active in international education for nearly thirty years, teaching English in Botswana as a Peace Corps volunteer and Dinetah (Navajo Reservation) at Rock Point Community School. He has designed and directed ESL programs at several universities in the United States. Chris has been active in international partnership development in Korea, China, Africa and the Middle East. He currently is the Senior Director of Enrollment Strategy for Shorelight Education and works with Shorelight's fourteen partners to effectively attract and enroll international students.