ERIC Number: ED250997
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Guidelines for College and University Linkages Abroad.
American Council on Education, Washington, DC. Div. of International Education.
Guidelines concerning formal contacts between U.S. and foreign colleges are presented. Linkages mainly refer to institutional affiliation that extends beyond a simple exchange program. Linkage between two institutions is the primary concern. The first step is to investigate the feasibility of a linkage program. After selecting an area of the world in which to seek a linkage partner, the next step is to investigate several colleges and universities in that area. It is advisable to start with a limited program, involving only a single department or faculty in each institution. The initial formal contact should take place between the chief executive officers of both institutions, and the negotiating strategy should be planned before on-site visits. The persons in both institutions who will have responsibility for the operation and continuity of the program should be involved in the establishment of program goals and development plans. The initial agreement or contract should be exchanged and signed at the presidential level of the partner institutions. Agencies and associations in the United States that could assist U.S. institutions in choosing a linkage partner are listed, with addresses and phone numbers. For foreign institutions, the Fulbright Commissions are excellent resources and these are listed for 38 countries. (SW)
Descriptors: Cooperative Programs, Foreign Countries, Guidelines, Higher Education, Information Sources, Intercollegiate Cooperation, International Educational Exchange, Professional Associations, Program Development
American Council on Education, Div. of International Education, 11 Dupont Circle, Suite 300, Washington, D.C. 20036 ($2.00 single copy; $1.00 for 5 or more).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC. Div. of International Education.