ERIC Number: ED223291
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Nov
Reference Count: 0
The Florida Collegiate Consortium for International/Intercultural Education: Five Years of Progress.
In 1977, the Florida Collegiate Consortium for International/Intercultural Education was established to provide a coordinated approach to international education within the state. The consortium is governed by a board of directors, composed of the presidents of member institutions, and a steering committee, made up of representatives chosen by board members. The purposes of the consortium are to provide international/intercultural learning experiences for students in the participating colleges; to conserve limited resources through cooperative efforts and the maintenance of a common catalog of information on courses, programs, and activities; to facilitate the transfer of credits among member institutions; to increase awareness of international education and its quality; and to serve as liaison between national organizations and institutions. Between 1977 and 1982, the consortium expanded from 6 community colleges to 15 colleges and universities, which together enroll 60% of the college student population in the state. Major accomplishments of the consortium during this period included the development of a study abroad program in Jamaica, cooperative arrangements whereby programs sponsored by a member college are open to other members' students, and sponsorship of legislation in support of international education. A joint program with Quebec's government and a review of policies for overseas academic programs are among the activities planned by the consortium. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida Collegiate Consortium for International/Intercultural Education.