ERIC Number: ED330811
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Academic Advising in Agriculture for Graduate Students from Developing Countries. A Handbook for Faculty Advisers and Department Chairs.
Mashburn, Robert J., Ed.; Van de Water, Jack, Ed.
This handbook addresses the entire process of foreign student education in agriculture, defines the various components of the process, and provides practical information for advisers. The guide is organized in sections that cover the following topics: (1) planning and selection of students; (2) communication with students prior to arrival; (3) initial campus contact with students; (4) term of study; (5) nuts and bolts of advising (cross-cultural considerations, sponsored student programs, practical training, and field research and thesis advising; (6) beyond nuts and bolts--toward enrichment (encouraging foreign student interaction in the community); and (7) preparing for return to the home country and following up. An appendix giving names and addresses of institutions of graduate education and training in agriculture grouped by world regions, and 21 references are also provided. (KC)
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Agricultural Education, Foreign Student Advisers, Foreign Students, Graduate Students, Graduate Study, Higher Education, International Educational Exchange, Student Adjustment, Student College Relationship, Student Exchange Programs
National Association for Foreign Student Affairs, 1875 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20009-5728 ($5.95 plus postage and handling).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Agency for International Development (Dept. of State), Washington, DC. Office of International Training.
Authoring Institution: National Association for Foreign Student Affairs, Washington, DC.
Note: Sections of this publication were reprinted with permission from "Graduate Students from Developing Countries in U.S. Science Departments."