ERIC Number: ED252101
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Nov
Reference Count: 0
U.S. Professors in Nicaraguan Universities: The LASPAU/AID Nicaragua Project.
Latin American Scholarship Program of American Universities, Inc., Cambridge, MA.
A program that sponsored eight visiting U.S. professors to teach science and conduct applied research in two Nicaraguan universities was evaluated. The program, which was funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development, was conducted at the Universidad Centroamericana (UCA) in Managua and the Leon campus of Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Nicaragua (UNAN). The evaluation team conducted interviews in 1983 with university rectors, administrators, department chairmen, and the five professors still teaching in the project. The interviewing investigated: project and personal goals; the work context in the Nicaraguan universities; the legacy of the project; project activities (teaching, research, extension); unintended outcomes; and the project's overall impact. The team also inspected instructional materials and, accompanied by local and visiting faculty members, visited research projects and new extension facilities. Appended materials include: a description of project services, the project proposal and budget, the grant agreement in both English and Spanish, descriptions of teaching jobs in 11 fields, job application form, information on the teacher compensation package, the evaluation questionnaires, data on professors' accomplishments, and information on teaching materials purchased. (SW)
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Instruction, College Science, Extension Education, Federal Aid, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, International Educational Exchange, Program Evaluation, Research Projects, Teacher Exchange Programs, Technical Assistance
Latin American Scholarship Program of American Universities, 25 Mt. Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA 02138.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Agency for International Development (Dept. of State), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Latin American Scholarship Program of American Universities, Inc., Cambridge, MA.
Identifiers: Agency for International Development; Latin American Scholarship Prog of Amer Univs; Nicaragua; Universidad Centroamericana (Nicaragua); Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Nicaragua