ERIC Number: EJ893679
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Reference Count: 7
SEVIS: The Impact of Homeland Security on American Colleges and Universities
Danley, Janet V.
New Directions for Institutional Research, n146 p63-73 Sum 2010
This chapter covers the impact of homeland security mandates on institutions and international students and scholars. The author traces the history of interest by the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) in developing a management system for international students and scholars that eventually resulted in the birth of Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS), in spite of protests from numerous higher education associations such as the American Council on Education (ACE) and the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO). Included in this article are discussions of the burden caused by the SEVIS unfunded mandate and review of SEVIS implementation by Washington State University (WSU), the University of Idaho, Lewis-Clark State College (LCSC), and Walla Walla Community College (WWCC). These reviews include discussion of how each institution chose to implement SEVIS and the impacts on the institutions. The chapter also discusses the institutional cultural changes created by SEVIS and the tension between providing a welcoming atmosphere for foreign students and scholars and the off-putting nature of SEVIS requirements and restrictions.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Students, National Security, Foreign Nationals, Scholarship, Faculty Mobility, Global Approach, Immigration, Colleges, Admissions Officers, Information Systems, Compliance (Legal), State Colleges, Context Effect
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