ERIC Number: ED058851
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
The Dynamics of Interinstitutional Cooperation in International Education: A Case Study of the Regional Council for International Education.
Institute of International Studies (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
The objective of this study was to increase understanding about the nature and processes of interinstitutional cooperation in higher education, particularly as related to international educational development, and to suggest guidelines for the improvement of cooperative endeavors. The study deals with 10 representative member institutions of the Regional Council for International Education (RCIE). Data were gathered by means of a questionnaire and a 3-member research team that visited each campus for extensive interviews with students, faculty, and administrative personnel. Two conditions are found to be most important on campus for successful participation in interinstitutional cooperation for international development: (1) support from the top administrative leadership, and (2) general receptivity among faculty. Three phases of RCIE operations are identified as the most important in assuring effectiveness: (1) adequate liaison between the campus and the central office; (2) greater involvement of campus personnel in the decisionmaking process; and (3) a broad-ranging communication and information dissemination program to assure that an adequate knowledge of the organization is available on campus. (Author/HS)
Descriptors: Higher Education, Institutional Cooperation, Intercultural Programs, International Education, International Programs, International Relations
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (no.1780-0812, $.40)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Institute of International Studies (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.