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All ISANA conference presentations are collated in an online Proceedings. Click below to view past years.
The 2016 presentations will be added shortly. We will email all delegates when they are available.
Thank you for attending!
The theme for the 2016 conference was Evidence Based Practice in International Education Services.
International Education Professionals are now recognised as integral to not only the wellbeing of international students but also to the sustainability of an internationalised campus. As professionals, they engage in a range of practices that include a diversity of support services (eg. accommodation, admissions, advising, careers and employment advising, counselling, enrolment, health and wellbeing, language and learning, and student mobility). For a long time, these services have been based on best practice benchmarks, experience and student feedback. More recently, there is an increased recognition for data driven and evidence based practice. Therefore, most support service units now also collect information and feedback from international students about their offerings and services. However, it is not always clear how this process can be managed and how the feedback can translate into actual practice and be used to drive policies for the campus.
This conference seeks to explore evidence based practice in international education services by looking at the following;
- Improved methodologies and ways for Practitioners to get student feedback.
- Improved methodologies and ways for Practitioners to monitor outcomes and evaluate impacts of their programs.
- Designing policies and practice based on collected evidence from the coal face.
- Case studies in holistic approaches to using evidence to improve systems of support (including the use of learning management systems and student records).
- The use of learning analytics in understanding the needs of students.
- Evidence based practice can be applied to all areas of international education services.
We look forward to seeing you in Wellington in December 2016.
Jason Cushen, University of Otago
2016 Conference Convenor
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Who Should Attend
- Mentor program staff
- Mediation and conflict resolution staff
- Chaplaincy and multi-faith support
- Careers advisors
- Student wellbeing advisors
- Academic advisors
- Student support services
- International student advisors and counsellors
- Exchange/Study Abroad coordinators
- Learning and Language providers
- NZAID and AusAID liaison officers
- International office administrators, marketing managers
- Accommodation officers
- Students and teachers
- Government personnel
- Overseas government, consulate and embassy officials
- International education and recruitment agents
- Researchers in international education
- Supporting companies such as accommodation providers and insurance providers
And anyone else with an interest in the quality of the international student experience.
For all enquiries please contact the team at Conference Design:
+61 3 6231 2999
Plenary Speakers & Committee Members
We are pleased to announce the following plenary speakers have been confirmed for the Symposium. Click here for biographies of the speakers and their topics.
- Distinguished Professor Paul Spoonley
- Dr Barbara Kappler
University of Minnesota
- Jason Cushen
University of Otago
- Terry McGrath
International Student Ministries of New Zealand
- Associate Professor Shanton Chang
University of Melbourne
- Sylvia Hooker
- Vivienne Anderson
University of Otago
- Chris Beard
Victorian University of Wellington
- Lesley McDonald
- Mary Ann Seow