ERIC Number: ED228919
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Practical Procedures for Internationalizing an Academic Unit.
Procedures for internationalizing a college academic unit are examined. The approach centers around eight key steps in organizational development: developing organizational support groups; assessing the international/intercultural needs of the organization; making maximum use of existing strengths and international resources; developing programs and services to address weak areas; obtaining money and other resources to implement international programs and services; evaluating the effectiveness of the programs and services; and infusing an international perspective into existing programs and courses. Establishing a faculty committee on international/intercultural education is important in order to provide participants "committee work" credit. The committee needs to formulate its role and objectives and to identify the needs and interests of the target audiences, which can be used to plan programs, activities, and services. In addition, a programs and services blueprint should be prepared for each audience. For each goal, a summary should be written of what was attempted, the extent to which the goal was achieved, and evidence supporting the conclusions, along with recommendations for the next academic year. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Summary of a workshop conference of the Society for Intercultural Education, Training, and Research (Vancouver, British Columbia, March 1981).