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> March 28, 2008
> Memo to: ITP First Year Graduate International Students
> From: George Agudow
> Re: Please join a focus group — we want your feeback
> As you may know, Dan Sandford, Head of Graduate Admissions at
> Tisch, and I, would like to invite those of you whose native
> language is not English to join us at an upcoming focus group —
> our goal is to hear from you and in doing so, to learn more about
> your experiences at NYU, specifically with regard to obtaining help
> with language challenges.
> We have heard from some ITP international students already — to
> those of you who responded, thank you! To those of you who have
> not — please join us if you can.
> The date of our meeting is Friday, April 4 at 9:30 am. It will
> last no more than one hour.
> The meeting will take place at ITP, 721 Broadway, 4th floor, south
> elevators. Please RSVP by emailing: email@example.com — you will
> receive a confirmation by email along with a specific room
> location. Thanks!
> The background: please see the note below from ML Langlie,
> Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs. She has put together
> a group of NYU administrators representing many different schools
> at NYU (myself included) who are trying to gain a better understand
> the challenges faced by our graduate international student
> community. We value your ideas and suggestions!
> First Year International Student Focus Groups
> In recent conversations with NYU staff, International students
> attending NYU have indicated that some of them are having academic
> difficulties due to their English language skills. They indicate
> that they have been unsure of how to get assistance. The ESL
> Working Group (composed of representatives from the schools,
> student affairs and English language programs) seeks to partner
> with the schools to hold focus groups with first year International
> students to learn firsthand of their personal and academic
> transition to NYU, their awareness of services to assist them with
> their English language skills and their experience taking advantage
> of these services. These focus groups would be held with groups of
> first year International students in each school and be co-
> facilitated by a representative of the school and of the Office of
> International Students and Scholars.
> ML Langlie
> Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs
> New York University
> 60 Washington Square South, Suite 601
> New York, NY 10012