ERIC Number: ED306900
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Mar-1
Reference Count: N/A
The West Virginia Consortium for Faculty and Course Development in International Studies.
Peterson, Sophia; Maxwell, John
The West Virginia Consortium for Faculty and Course Development in International Studies (FACDIS) is described in this report. FACDIS, a consortium of 21 West Virginia institutions of higher education, assists in international studies course development, revision, and enrichment. It also helps faculty remain current in their fields and in new instructional techniques; provides instructional materials; increases study abroad opportunities for students; and provide professional development opportunities for public school teachers dealing with international topics. The faculty has 62 historians, 33 political scientists, 16 economists, 62 foreign language teachers, 30 sociologists/anthropologists, 14 geographers, and 40 others in a variety of disciplines who teach international studies to more than 6,000 students in West Virginia via the FACDIS projects. Projects and activities include: course development/revision; faculty development; statewide communication by means of a quarterly newsletter and extensive correspondence; institutional review of international studies curriculum; establishment of interdepartmental major in international studies; outreach activities; establishment of a statewide study abroad program; and a foreign faculty exchange. Appended are: a list of FACDIS grants from external sources, 1980- 89; a summary of project activities, 1980-88; a sample FACDIS newsletter; a program from the 9th annual workshops in international studies, 1988; catalogs ("Audio-Visual and Simulation Materials in International Studies" and a supplementary FACDIS catalog); the FACDIS travel study manual for 1987; and a brochure (FACDIS 1988- 89 Study Abroad Services: "A World at Your Doorstep"). (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: West Virginia Consortium for Faculty and Course Development in International Studies.; American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: West Virginia