ERIC Number: ED063884
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Nov-21
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation of Undergraduate Programs: In What Way Should Evaluation of Overseas Study Programs Be Included in the Accreditation Process for Colleges and Universities?
Pfnister, Allan O.
Since 1950 when only 6 junior-year-abroad programs were in existence, almost all of the liberal arts colleges in the U.S. have instituted some type of foreign study program for which academic credit may be earned. Because of the vast numbers of students involved in this type of study, it has become evident that there is a need for the regional accrediting agencies to evaluate foreign study programs when evaluating the rest of a college and its other programs. Some of the guidelines suggested for the evaluation of overseas programs are: (1) the program should be consonant with the aims and objectives of the institution: (2) participants should be carefully selected; (3) participants should be adequately prepared and oriented for the experience; (4) adequate counseling and guidance should be available; (5) follow-up studies of individual and institutional benefits should be made; (6) overseas programs should be staffed and directed under the same policies maintained at the home institution; and (7) faculty and staff should have had previous overseas experiences. (HS)
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Authoring Institution: Council on International Educational Exchange, New York, NY.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Membership Conference of the Council on International Educational Exchange, Tarrytown, New York, November 21, 1969