ERIC Number: ED097853
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr
Reference Count: 0
An Inquiry into Departmental Policies and Practices in Relation to Graduate Education of Foreign Students.
National Association for Foreign Student Affairs, Cleveland, OH. Field Service Program.
This report is the result of inquiries conducted during the winter of 1971 at 12 universities into departmental policies and procedures in relation to the foreign student. Two departments were surveyed at each university, providing 24 reports or case studies. The results were reviewed by the members of the Task Force on Crucial Issues, and conclusions were synthesized indicating: (1) Effective cooperation exists between the administrators of the academic departments surveyed and the universities' foreign student advisor's offices. (2) Departments do not provide special orientation and counseling services for their foreign students. (3) Most of the departments are not accommodating the special needs and problems of foreign students, except adjusting course loads during the initial semester if a language handicap exists. (4) In one-third of the departments surveyed a few foreign students serve on departmental committees. (5) The departments offer neither special services nor special programs to foreign students as differentiated from those available to all students. (6) Doctoral candidates are not encouraged to write theses in absentia on topics pertinent to their own countries. (7) In most departments, the faculty will make an effort to determine the unique needs of a student's country in planning his program. (MJM)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Counseling, Departments, Doctoral Degrees, Educational Needs, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Foreign Students, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Masters Degrees, Universities
National Association for Foreign Student Affairs, 1860 19th Street, N. W., Washington D.C. 20009 ($0.50)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association for Foreign Student Affairs, Cleveland, OH. Field Service Program.