How many is too many international students per college?

Study International | July 02, 2019

Lawmakers in Ohio are scrutinising one community college in the state over its enrollment data. Their reason? The majority of the roughly 20,000 students at Eastern Gateway Community College are from out of state, according to Inside Higher Ed. The college is subsidised by the state, and lawmakers are concerned that its online “free college” programme Eastern Gateway, created for a large trade union of public employees, is benefiting out-of-state students instead of in-state ones. While the state helps fund public universities to educate the former, it’s limited to students who move and likely stay to work in the state post-graduation. Matt Dolan, a Republican State Senator said in a hearing last month: “What will happen over time, very shortly, is your enrollment of kids who never step foot in Ohio will greatly cripple the rest of the community colleges’ access to SSI (State Share of Instruction) dollars.” The scrutiny gives us a rarer look at the impact of out-of-state and non-resident students. Most reports of international students – who are considered as out-of-state – tend to highlight the positive impact they have on their university and surrounding community.

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For your eLearning initiative to be a success and for your employees to get the maximum benefit from it, you need their participation and buy-in to take up eLearning courses. However, typically, employees are not even aware of eLearning courses that get rolled out, leave alone be committed to completing them. So what can you do to ensure that employees are aware and informed about your initiatives? And how can you create a positive perception of eLearning so that employees across your organization take it up in a big way?

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