ERIC Number: ED249847
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
NAFSA Self-Study Guide: A Guide for the Self-Assessment of Programs and Services with International Educational Exchange at Postsecondary Institutions.
National Association for Foreign Student Affairs, Washington, DC.
Guidelines for conducting a self-study of international educational exchange programs and services are provided for colleges and universities. Attention is directed to: the self-regulation program of the National Association for Foreign Student Affairs (NAFSA), conducting NAFSA self-study processes, and using NAFSA principles. The major elements in the self-regulation system are programs of institutional and programmatic accreditation and voluntary adherence to codes of ethics, principles, or standards of good practice. A cornerstone of the system is self-study. Eleven purposes of a self-study process are identified, along with dimensions for effective self-analysis processes. General procedures for conducting the self-study are discussed, as are the design and organization of the study. Attention is also directed to the use of NAFSA principles that apply to: institutions, the admission of foreign students, English programs and determination of English proficiency, foreign student/scholar services, the provision of community services and programs, and U.S. study abroad. A case study of a theoretical but typical university is included, along with information on six agencies that provide information on self-studies. (SW)
Descriptors: College Admission, Evaluation Methods, Guidelines, Higher Education, International Educational Exchange, Language Proficiency, National Organizations, Program Evaluation, Self Evaluation (Groups), Standards
National Association for Foreign Student Affairs, Publications Order Desk, 1860 19th Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20009 ($5.00 plus $l.50 postage).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Researchers; Practitioners
Sponsor: EXXON Education Foundation, New York, NY.; United States Information Agency, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Association for Foreign Student Affairs, Washington, DC.