ERIC Number: ED357679
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Nov
Mobilizing Faculty for International Education: The Mini Exchange. Occasional Papers on International Exchange. Forum Series 29.
McCarthy, JoAnn S.
This publication describes a type of small-scale college or university faculty exchange format designed to introduce more faculty to international professional activity. The "mini-exchange" is a short-term, low-cost, entry-level experience which provides an attractive faculty development option that can have significant impact on efforts to internationalize the higher education curriculum. Opening sections detail the importance of international exchange for higher education faculty and such barriers to participation as lack of overseas identification, lack of time, lack of financial support, lack of administrative support, lack of language ability, lack of contacts, and conditions abroad that may be perceived or threatening. The central section describes the faculty mini-exchange, which is a short term exchange of a group of faculty members (typically 5 to 10 professors) between two cooperating institutions. The duration of the exchange is a 2-week period at the institution abroad followed by hosting one's counterpart for a 2-week visit to the home institution at a later date. This section describes managing a mini-exchange including identifying an institution, setting objectives, focusing a clientele, setting dates, developing a budget, financing, application and selection procedures, program development, orientation, evaluation, and post-exchange support. An appendix lists other occasional papers on international educational exchange. (Contains 6 references.) (JB)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Higher Education, Intercollegiate Cooperation, International Educational Exchange, International Programs, Program Administration, Program Development, Teacher Exchange Programs
Council on International Educational Exchange, 205 East 42nd St., New York, NY 10017 (free).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Council on International Educational Exchange, New York, NY.