Big Ten Academic Alliance Summit on Integration 2019

April 3 – 5, 2019 | Wisconsin Idea Room, Education Building (room 159)

BTAA Summit on Integration Group Photo, 2018
BTAA Summit on Integration Group Photo, 2018

Welcome to the BTAA Summit on Integration hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Madison!

The Summit is a three-day (Wednesday evening through Friday midday) conference designed for colleagues from the Big Ten universities to explore and share ideas around the issues of global student engagement. The Summit will showcase recent years of best practices, models and collaborative research performed by the invited institutions.

Integration is “An intentional process to create community, by encouraging domestic and international students to engage with each other in ongoing interaction, characterized by mutual respect, responsibility, action, and commitment.” [Defined by: Young, Kappler, Woodruff, Eland, Isensee, Yefanova, & Yu. From: Seeking Best Practices for Integrating International and Domestic Students]

We look forward to welcoming you to Madison in April!

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Registration

Click here to register.

Registration deadline: Friday, March 1, 2019

Schedule

Please note that this schedule is tentative and subject to change

Wednesday, April 3

5:00 p.m. | Welcome reception starts
University Club, 803 State Street, Madison, WI 53703

5:30 p.m. – Brief welcome from Roopa Rawjee, Assistant Dean and Director ISS

5:35 p.m. – Welcome remarks from Argyle Wade, Interim Dean of Students, Division of Student Affairs

5:40 p.m. – Welcome remarks from Guido Podesta, Vice Provost and Dean of the International Division. Dean Podesta will will introduce Caroline Casagrande, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Academic Affairs

5:45 – 6:15 p.m. – Remarks from Caroline Casagrande, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Academic Affairs

6:15 p.m.            Thank you remarks and the dinner is announced by Roopa Rawjee

6:30 – 8:00 p.m. – Dinner

Thursday, April 4

8:00 – 8:45 a.m. | Check-in and breakfast
Wisconsin Idea Room (Room 159), School of Education Building, 1000 Bascom Mall, Madison, WI 53706

8:00 – 9:00 a.m. | Directors* meeting with Caroline Casagrande, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Academic Affairs, Anthony Koliha, Office Director for Global International Programs at the U.S. Department of State, and Alfred Boll, EducationUSA Branch Chief. Meeting is moderated by Roopa Rawjee. 
Room 245, School of Education Building, 1000 Bascom Mall, Madison, WI 53706

8:45 – 9:00 a.m. | Introductions and overview of summit framework and agenda by Tetyana Schneider

9:00 – 9:30 a.m. | Opening remarks by Roopa Rawjee and Alfred Boll

9:30 – 10:45 a.m. | Student Safety and Well-being

10:45 – 11:00 a.m. | Coffee break

11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. | Pre-arrival In-country Orientation

12:15 – 12:30 p.m. | Lunch break

12:30 – 1:45 p.m. | Working lunch and Campus Highlights

1:45 – 3:00 p.m. | Career Development Programming for International Students

3:00 – 3:15 p.m. | Coffee break

3:15 – 4:30 p.m. | Best Practices: Integrating International Students into the Local Community

4:30 – 5:45 p.m. | Best Practices for Serving Predominant Student Populations

7:00 – 9:00 p.m. | No-host dinner and networking
The Great Dane Pub, 123 E Doty Street, Madison, WI 53703

Friday, April 5

8:00 – 8:30 a.m. | Optional tour of the ISS office
217 Red Gym, 716 Langdon Street, Madison, WI 53706

8:30 – 9:00 a.m. | Breakfast/networking
Wisconsin Idea Room (Room 159), School of Education Building, 1000 Bascom Mall, Madison, WI 53706

9:00 – 10:40 a.m. | Campus Highlights Part II

10:40 – 11:00 a.m. | Coffee break and group photo

11:00 – 11:50 a.m. | Action planning

11:50 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Closing and handoff to BTAA Summit 2020 host

12:00 – 12:45 p.m. | Lunch

Lodging

Rooms have been blocked for Summit guests at the following two hotels from April 3-5, 2019. Both hotels are across the street from each other, so the distance between your room and the Summit location in the School of Education will be the same regardless of where you stay (.5 miles). Walking time from both hotels to the School of Education building is about 10 minutes, and there is a free bus line that you can take to the Education Building as well (information provided under “Transportation and Directions.”) Both hotels are also within walking distance to downtown and the Capitol in case you would like to explore the city.

The Lowell Center (University of Wisconsin-Extension Conference Centers)

  • 610 Langdon St, Madison, WI 53703
  • Price: $124 per night
  • Room types: Two queen beds, one king bed
  • Booking deadline for group rate: March 5, 2019
  • How to book: Click here to reserve your room online or call 866-301-1753 and provide the following group code: ISS

The Graduate Madison

  • 601 Langdon St, Madison, WI 53703
  • Price: $139 per night
  • Room types: One queen bed, two queen beds, or one king bed.
  • Booking deadline for group rate: February 16, 2019
  • How to book: Click here to reserve your room online, or call 608-257-4391 and provide the following group code: 190403INTE

Transportation and Directions

Dane County Regional Airport (MSN) is served by American Airlines, Delta, Frontier, and United Airlines. The airport is an easy six-mile taxi/bus/Uber/Lyft ride from both hotels/campus, so renting a car will not be necessary if you plan on flying into Madison. General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee (MKE) is an 85 mile drive to the UW-Madison campus, and Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport (ORD) is 134 miles away. Badger Bus provides transportation between the Milwaukee Airport and the UW-Madison campus, and Van Galder operates bus service connecting campus with O’Hare International Airport.

As you arrange your travels to Madison, please plan to arrive by 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3, if possible.

Local transportation options

 

The Summit will be held in the Wisconsin Idea Room (Room 159) of the Education Building (1000 Bascom Mall, Madison, WI 53706). Both Summit hotels are a 10-minute walk (approximate) from the Education Building. Additionally, Metro Transit operates two free bus lines (80 and 81), with stops near both hotels as well as the School of Education Building.

Contact Us

Sabrine Ali (she/her/hers)

Position title: BRIDGE Coordinator and Documentation Services Coordinator

Sabrine Ali

Position title: BRIDGE Coordinator

Email: sabrine.ali@wisc.edu

Sarah Almutawa (SHE/HER/HERS)

Credentials: International Reach Ambassador

Joel Baraka (He/Him/His)

Credentials: International Reach Ambassador

Jacquie Bormett (she/her/hers)

Position title: University Service Associate

Ámbar Carvallo

Position title: Graduate Student Representative

Dong Chen (she/her/hers)

Position title: International Student Services Assistant

Dong Chen

Position title: ISS Assistant & International Student Advisory Board Coordinator

Soko Cheng (she/her/hers)

Position title: ISS Peer Advisor

Cecilia Cui (she/her/hers)

Credentials: International Reach Ambassador

Eric Delgado (he/him/his)

Position title: ISS Peer Advisor

Yiting Duan (She/her/hers)

Credentials: International Reach Ambassador

Kathleen Finnegan (she/her/hers)

Position title: Program Coordinator

Emily Gams (she/her/hers)

Position title: ISS Peer Advisor

Elaf Ghawas (she/her/hers)

Credentials: International Reach Ambassador

Ryan Goos (he/him/his)

Position title: ISS Peer Advisor

Emily Guse (she/her/hers)

Position title: ISS Peer Advisor

Mina House (she/her/hers)

Position title: International Student Services Assistant

Mina House

Position title: ISS Assistant & BRIDGE Co-Coordinator

Email: mihouse@wisc.edu

Colleen Hutchinson (she/her/hers)

Position title: Senior International Student Advisor

Hiya Jain (she/her/hers)

Credentials: International Reach Ambassador

Hiya Jain

Position title: Undergraduate Student Representative

Morgan Keller (he/him/his)

Position title: Assistant Director of Student Transitions and Co-curricular Education

Email: morgan.keller@wisc.edu

Abigail Lewis (she/her/hers)

Position title: ISS Peer Advisor

Samantha McCabe (she/her/hers)

Position title: Interim Director

Email: samantha.mccabe@wisc.edu

Cameron Millard (he/him/his)

Position title: Information Systems Network Support Technician Senior

Anuj Modi

Position title: Graduate Student Representative

Ama Mohammed (She/Her/Hers)

Credentials: International Reach Ambassador

Melissa Murray (she/her/hers)

Position title: International Student Advisor

Melissa Murray

Position title: International Reach Program Coordinator

Email: melissa.s.murray@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-262-2044

Laura Pham (she/her/hers)

Position title: ISS Peer Advisor

Eyad Reda (he/him/his)

Credentials: International Reach Ambassador

Preamtip Satasuk (she/her/hers)

Position title: International Student Advisor

Preamtip Satasuk

Position title: International Student Advisor & International Student Advisory Board Co-coordinator

Yuriko Sato (she/her/hers)

Position title: Reach Assistant

Email: reach@studentlife.wisc.edu

Phone: 608-890-1914

Rung Shih

Position title: Undergraduate Student Representative

Kinzang Wangmo

Position title: Undergraduate Student Representative

Stacy Woodward (she/her/hers)

Position title: International Student Advisor

Sean Yan

Position title: Affiliated Student Organization Member

Reina Yano (she/her/hers)

Credentials: International Reach Ambassador

Qingyang Zhang (she/her/hers)

Position title: ISS Peer Advisor

Ruisu Zhang

Position title: Transfer Student Representative

Dingyi Zhou

Position title: Undergraduate Student Representative