Category: Innovative and Sustainable Practices in Intensive English Programming

Sustainable Partnerships to Develop Service Learning Curricula in Intensive English Programs

Wednesday, May 31
11:15 AM – 12:45 PM
Table 58

This poster focuses on identifying not only sustainable community partnerships but also those beneficial to stakeholders requires planning and discussion to maximize learning experiences while meeting stakeholders' needs.

Jerry Martin

Regional Director English Language Centers
Miami University-Oxford
Middletown, OH

Jerry Martin is the Regional Director of the English Language Center at Miami University Regionals. He has over 25 years of experience in international education including the development and leading of intensive English programs (IEPs) in Osaka, Tokyo, New York, and Ohio. He also has experience in developing study abroad programs both inbound and outbound. International student recruitment and retention are two areas he is passionate about and always looking to improve. Making sure that all stakeholders on the campus and in the community are prepared with the necessary English language skill sets and resources is a priority of his.

Developing curricula that internationalizes the campus and community allows him to maximize the benefits of receiving international students. Part of this process is community engagement through service learning projects that are integrated in IEP curricula.

Extensive international travel has allowed him to develop both his passion and compassion with regard to the various elements of international education--inbound and outbound.

Kathryn A. Vogel

ELC Specialist
Miami University Regionals
Middletown, OH

Kathryn Vogel is an English Language Center (ELC) Specliast. She recieved her Bachleors from Miami University in Secondary Integrated English Language Arts and her Masters of Education from the University of Cincinnati. She is currently pursing her Masters of Business Administration at Miami University. Before her career in higher education, Kathryn Vogel, a Cincinnati native, taught middle/high school English in public school systems around the Cincinnati area. Kathryn has been with Miami’s English Language Center since January of 2015. She has taught a variety of courses for the ELC ranging from Listening & Speaking to the most recent addition to the ELC curriculum Elements of Debate.
Ever since she was a young girl languages and cultures have always fascinated her. More importantly as she moved throughout my education as a child, a love for the English language, literature and a devotion to community developed. Kathryn has always had a passion for developing interconnectedness between people of different backgrounds and giving back to the community. It is her strong belief that if international students are adequately and effectively engaged within the school community as well as the community in which they reside their satisfaction with their educational experience and potential for success only grows exponentially.