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State-of-the-art and future needs of social inclusion training

The objective of this survey

In preparation for an ever-increasing inclusive and diversified (international) student body, this survey intends to collect preliminary data for analysing the training needs of higher education institutions (HEIs) staff (both academic and administrative) for social inclusion, with the view to enhancing diversity management competences across institution.  

The first part of the survey aims at gaining some insight into the past experiences of social inclusion training undertaken by administrative and academic staff of HEIs. 

The second part aims at gauging the interest for future training in social inclusion in terms of content and format.

Knowing that the needs and expectations of practitioners from different backgrounds could vary to a great extent, this survey will benefit most from your input of anonymous profile data.

Submission of personal data is optional. If you do trust us with your personal data, we ensure that your personal data will only be used for the purpose(s) that you grant us your consent for.

Who should fill out this survey?

This survey primarily targets HEI administrative and academic staff members who are in contact with students of different backgrounds in HEIs. Such students could be not only international exchange or degree-seeking students, but also domestic or international students from disadvantaged backgrounds (migrants background, students with disabilities, lower socio-economic background, etc.).

Depending on the degree of diversity in your institution, staff concerned could include: senior management staff overseeing the formulation and implementation internationalisation strategies; staff members of international offices; staff members in charge of international marketing, recruitment, admissions on central or faculty/department levels, disability officers, staff members providing support services to students of diverse cultural backgrounds, staff members involved in classroom teaching or coaching  students with different backgrounds, etc.

The survey is initially dispatched through the established networks of the Academic Cooperation Association (ACA) and the European University Foundation (EUF) to reach our core target group (contacts in international offices). This is by no means a sign of exclusivity.

We would like to see the survey, adopting a snowballing principle, reaching as many relevant stakeholders as possible by the end of the survey period (Friday, 22 November 2019).
How much time do you need to invest? What can you expect in return to your contribution?

This survey should not take you more than 10 minutes, unless you would like to provide us detailed descriptions of your past experiences, which we will gladly accept.

In return to the time you spent, we will share the results with you at the end, if you would provide us your contact details.

You will also have a chance to win a fee waiver to attend one of ACA’s European Policy Seminars, if you would provide us your contact details. 
A lucky draw from among all the respondents who completed the survey will be conducted at the end of the survey. A total of 4 winners will receive fee waivers to attend one of the ACA's reputed European Policy Seminars in 2020.

Thank you very much for sharing with us your experience and expectation to help colleagues in our field better prepared for an inclusive, diversified, international campus.

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* 1. Have you participated in any social inclusion training in the past 3 years?

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