ERIC Number: ED363254
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Guidelines for College and University Linkages Abroad.
American Council on Education, Washington, DC. Div. of International Education.
These guidelines for college and university linkages abroad are intended primarily to help institutions not already extensively involved with institutions in other countries to develop formal academic contacts and agreements. The guidelines are designed to help start the process, facilitate follow through, and identify difficulties that can be avoided. Three types of linkage are distinguished : (1) friendship agreements without financial obligations; (2) program-specific links that may or may not include financial obligations; and (3) institutional linkages that commit the institution to broad-based programs and/or exchanges. The first chapter discusses basic planning considerations concerning administrative structure, leadership, funding, choice of region and country, and agreement type. The second chapter offers specific procedures for developing a linkage including: appraising institutional capacity; choosing a partner abroad; initiating formal contacts, negotiating, and constructing the formal agreement. Chapter 3 looks at other issues: finances; language; program quality comparisons; local laws and customs; announcing the program; and pre-departure preparation. Sample agreements for each linkage type, a list of useful publications, and lists of U.S. agencies and associations, U.S. government resources, and bi-national educational foundations and commissions are appended. (MSE)
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Cooperative Programs, Cultural Context, Educational Policy, Educational Quality, Financial Support, Higher Education, Intercollegiate Cooperation, International Cooperation, International Educational Exchange, Legal Problems, Organizations (Groups), Policy Formation, Program Design, Program Development
Publications Department LINK, American Council on Education, One Dupont Circle, Washington, DC 20036 ($10 postpaid).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC. Div. of International Education.
Note: For the 1984 edition, see ED 250 997.