ERIC Number: ED407907
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Ambassadors of U.S. Higher Education: Quality Credit-Bearing Programs Abroad.
Deupree, John, Ed.; Lenn, Marjorie Peace, Ed.
This collection of essays presents a set of standards to be considered for use in the delivery of U.S. credit-abroad programs and is designed to serve as a primer for institutions considering the development of such standards. The essays include: (1) "Introduction: A Growing Trend in Educational Delivery" (John Deupree), which discusses the growth of foreign programs offered by American-based colleges and universities; (2) "Higher Education and the Global Market: The Quality Imperative" (Marjorie Peace Lenn), which examines the global context of such programs and the development of quality standards; (3) "Institutional Accreditation and the International Offering of Credit-Bearing Courses and Degree Programs" (Steven D. Crow), which reviews the role of accrediting agencies in monitoring foreign campuses and programs of American institutions; (4) "International Considerations in Program Accreditation" (John Maudlin-Jeronimo), which examines international accreditation initiatives; (5) "Case Study: Maintaining and Controlling Academic Standards at U.S. Branch Campuses in Japan" (Jared H. Dorn), which focuses on Southern Illinois University at Carbondale's campus in Niigata, Japan; (6) "Case Study: A Twinning Program in Malaysia: Lessons from the Field" (Charles Reafsnyder), which reports on the experiences of Indiana University in Malaysia; (7) "The Value of Standards Within the Home Institutional Setting" (John H. Yopp and Rhonda Vinson), which focuses on Southern Illinois University at Carbondale's international programs; (8) "A Voluntary Presentation of Standards for U.S. Institutions Offering Credit-Bearing Programs Abroad"; and (9) "Postlude: University Education Enters a Fourth Dimension" (Philip J. Palin), which examines the globalization of higher education. Two appendixes provide lists of symposium participants and reference sources for international educational program standards. (MDM)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Accreditation (Institutions), Case Studies, Colleges, Educational Quality, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, International Educational Exchange, International Programs, Multicampus Colleges, Program Descriptions, Quality Control, Study Abroad, Universities
College Board Publications, Box 886, New York, NY 10101-0886 ($27.95).
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: College Entrance Examination Board, New York, NY.
Identifiers - Location: Japan; Malaysia; United States