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ERIC Number: ED405909
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Feb-4
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
How Iowa Community Colleges Developed a Consortium for Study Abroad.
Halder, John
This document provides materials developed by Iowa's community colleges in establishing the Iowa Community College Consortium for Study Abroad, as well as materials from a Consortium study abroad program in England. First, a timeline is presented of actions taken between April 1994 and November 1996 in the development of the Consortium, including meeting dates, mailings to Iowa college presidents, the creation of a brochure, site visits to London, and the determination of colleges with students enrolled in the program and those interested in participating in the Consortium. Next, 16 guidelines for participating colleges are presented, reviewing methods for voting, responsibilities of the Consortium, methods for developing curricula, and minimum requirements for student participants. Following an overview of the Consortium, including a mission statement and description of goals, information is provided on a semester abroad program in England developed by the Consortium and Kirkwood Community College (KCC). Information is provided on the length of the program, available courses, travel, housing, and the cost per participant, indicating that charges for the program fee, a damage deposit, airfare, and KCC tuition total $5,745. Next, a sample mid-program evaluation instrument developed for the KCC program is presented, including questions on courses taken; instructional quality; satisfaction with housing, classrooms, and transportation; and students' best and worst experiences. Finally, sample responses are presented from a fall 1996 mid-program evaluation. (HAA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)