ERIC Number: ED362100
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Sep
North American Higher Education Cooperation: An Inventory of U.S.-Canada and U.S.-Mexico Academic Linkages.
Institute of International Education, New York, NY.
This report describes the variety of bilateral linkages which have been developed by U.S. institutions with specific Canadian and Mexican colleges in a wide range of fields. Out of 1,219 U.S. colleges and universities responding (35 percent response rate) to a survey concerning educational linkages, 109 reported linkages with Canadian institutions, 182 listed Mexican linkages, and 56 had linkages with both countries. (Similar surveys were also sent to Canadian and Mexican institutions.) A great many linkages were found at the faculty level, mostly short-term in nature. The primary motivating forces behind linkage development were found to be faculty contacts and the international education program focus of the U.S. institution. Lack of student interest and financial constraints were reported as the main obstacles to linkages with Canadian and Mexican institutions, with the additional problem of language competence in the case of Mexico. All three countries reported undergraduate students as being largely self-funded while involved in linkage programs. Overall, responses described positive impacts from linkages at all levels. Survey comments reflected enthusiasm and support for maintaining and increasing North American linkages while seeking solutions to the barriers that exist. Appendices, comprising 80 percent of the report, includes survey forms and list the institutional partners and fields involved in the linkages. (GLR)
Publication Type: Reports - General; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: United States Information Agency, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Institute of International Education, New York, NY.
Identifiers - Location: Canada; Mexico