SEAS 360° has been a standout success in addressing a need identified by students, faculty, alumni, and partners in the industry — the input of these stakeholders is a critical component in the development and continued evolution towards refinement.
IELTS USA’s Best Practices Award recognizes outstanding International Enrollment Management models aimed at providing a seamless educational experience for international students. It highlights collaborative strategic enrollment management initiatives that link admissions and recruitment practices to institutional support programs, including academic and socioemotional support, mentoring, career development, language support, and cultural enrichment.
Our team is comprised of former Enrollment Management and ESL Professionals who know that working in unison fosters an environment where international students have equal and equitable opportunities to take full advantage of their education. IELTS USA considers a “whole-institution” approach as the gold standard for international enrollment management, and we are proud to announce the IELTS USA Best Practices in International Enrollment Management Award.
The following exemplifies the spirit of this award:
Research shows that English language proficiency is a vital component in sociocultural adjustment, impacting the effectiveness of student services offered on campus. IELTS USA supports institutions in achieving their goal of international student success by providing English language assessment literacy to support strategic international enrollment management initiatives that link admissions and recruitment practices to institutional support programs. We also work with Student Affairs professionals to develop support services & programming that consider how language and culture influence learning. In an effort to continue to support our stakeholders, we are eager to celebrate the unique way you are leading international student success at your institution!
The selection committee welcomes applications from international enrollment managers who can demonstrate innovative approaches to enhanced international student success through collaborations across departments.
The selection committee will evaluate proposals based on the following four criteria:
We have opted to pause the IELTS USA Best Practices Award application for 2021 to allow our colleagues who work with international students more time to focus on the needs of their students during this challenging time. We will resume the application process for the 2022 Best Practices Award. Please visit our website in Fall 2021 for timeline updates.