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Dr. David M. Fenner

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Dr. David Fenner thinks that an ..., 5 Dec 2011 [cached]
Dr. David Fenner thinks that an international education is fundamental to promoting a world that actually gets along instead of blowing itself up.
But Dr. David Fenner thinks that an international education is fundamental to promoting a world that actually gets along instead of blowing itself up.
Dr. Fenner, Assistant Vice Provost and Director of International Programs and Exchanges at the University of Washington, says that in his opinion, one of the biggest failings of many universities (he confines his comments to American universities, but feel free to extrapolate), is an unsettling silence about war, and particularly our role in it.
"I'm trying to make the point," says Fenner, in a telephone interview from his office in Seattle, "that we're not neutral on things that involve death and destruction and cluster bombs. We've got to be advocates for a kind of education that will actually educate a group of people that leads us forward rather than just accepts the status quo."
He says that international education is important in getting people thinking about the world outside their own backyards. "For a start, it gets people out of their comfort zone."
"It starts with putting a human face on people from Ghana, or even in Paris or Tokyo. They stop being 'them' and start being Ikira or Jean-Claude."
Fenner recalls his own experience as a student, many years ago, studying abroad for the first time in what was then Yugoslavia. He says that he's never stopped thinking about the people there as 'we' rather than 'them'.
Fenner thinks the spin-off effects of having students like that in the classroom are enormous.
"We have to be careful, because ..., 2 May 2007 [cached]
"We have to be careful, because everybody else in the world would like to attract the number of students and the kind of students that we do in the U.S.,'' said David Fenner, assistant vice provost for international education at the University of Washington in Seattle.
Adult scholars tend to consider what happened at Virginia Tech a random act, although parents of high school students may be "susceptible'' to TV images and have second thoughts about sending their children to the U.S., Fenner said.
The UW Daily Online [cached]
David Fenner, director of international programs and exchanges at the UW, noted that 99 percent of international students at the UW are here full time.The 1 percent of students that are here part time is due to unusual circumstances, such as taking a small course load one quarter out of the year.
The majority of these students are in a distance-learning pharmacy program that includes about 50 part-time Canadian students who attend eight weekend sessions for their doctorate degrees.
Some students have been experiencing difficulty entering the United States to finish their classes.Most, however, have been able to attend their spring term classes under a humanitarian parole status.
According to Fenner, the INS is creating an electronic Web-based tracking system to keep track of international college students.
The system is called SEVIS (Student Exchange Visitor Information System) and will store data concerning foreign students from all 72,000 student visa-qualifying institutions.
This system will not affect part-time students because they do not have student visas and are not actually allowed to be here to study.SEVIS could be developed by January 2003.
The INS does not want to exclude students from studying here, and is currently working with Congress to create new visa classifications that would allow part-time students to enter the United States.
Foreign enrollment at U.S. colleges drops [cached]
"The total number doesn't reflect the reality of the interest level out there in the world to come here," said David Fenner, the UW's assistant vice provost for international education.
study abroad with CIEE | CIEE - Council on International Educational Exchange, 19 April 2011 [cached]
David Fenner, University of Washington
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