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ERIC Number: ED358889
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Pages: 11
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Partnerships in Internationalization: The Title VIa and Beacon Projects.
Sypris, Theo
In an effort to increase the effectiveness of international studies and to improve resource sharing among institutions, Kalamazoo Valley Community College (KVCC), in Michigan, has created a consortium for international studies and foreign languages among 15 Michigan community colleges and Michigan State University (MSU). The consortium was funded by the federal government to design, establish, and operate a regionally based, globally focused, "International Studies and Foreign Language Program Development Institute for Community Colleges." Over a 3-year period, the consortium will assist 21 other two-year colleges in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Wisconsin, and Michigan in establishing or expanding their international studies and foreign-language curricula. In the mid-1980s, KVCC added, as part of its core general education mission, the integration of international education into the college mainstream. Since then, the college's 54-member International Studies Group has infused 47 international modules into 29 courses, developed or revised 22 international courses, and established 24 foreign language courses. The college's International Studies Program currently enrolls 150 students, and KVCC's commitment to international studies is reflected in four externally funded projects emphasizing consortia building and curriculum development efforts. Other international education activities involving KVCC and other consortia members include faculty attendance at mini-seminars sponsored by MSU, 1- and 2-day consultancies with MSU curriculum experts, summer study abroad programs, and "sister college" linkages with overseas institutions. (PAA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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