ERIC Number: ED071559
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Dec
Reference Count: 0
The Evaluation of Study Abroad Programs Under the Auspices of American Colleges and Universities: U.S. Regional Accrediting Agencies Look at Study Abroad.
Pfnister, Allan O.
This document presents a report of a joint venture of 6 regional accrediting agencies in a pilot project to evaluate 10 study abroad programs for American students sponsored by U.S. colleges and universities. The pilot project was coordinated and financed by the Federation of Regional Accrediting Commissions of Higher Education, but this document is independent of the Federation. (See HE 003 678 for the Federation report.) This monograph emphasizes the issues faced in the management of study abroad programs. It takes into account (1) the focus of the study abroad programs; (2) the various types of programs offered; (3) admission and orientation procedures; (4) elements in the program such as study, travel and independent activities; (5) student evaluation; (6) the need for cooperative endeavors; (7) educational facilities; (8) the need for continuing evaluation; and (9) the role of the field director. Also included in the report is an evaluation of the evaluation process from the point of view of the author. (HS)
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Authoring Institution: Denver Univ., CO. School of Education.
Note: Occasional Papers in Higher Education, Number 2