ERIC Number: ED409945
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Jun
Clarifying Institutional Policy toward International Students: A Community College Self-Study Model.
Pfaffenroth, Sara B.
In response to the absence of a national policy in the United States for guiding the influx of international students, a model self-study process was created to guide community colleges in developing such a policy. The model is designed to help colleges consider issues related to the economics of educating foreign students, the socio-organizational issues of students on U.S. campuses, and educational issues. Specific questions in the self-study help colleges determine the following: (1) if the institutional mission includes or should include educating international students; (2) if or under what conditions the college should offer scholarship, financial aid, or work study incentives to those students; (3) if a distinction should be made between students studying under the auspices of the federal government and independent students; (4) if the college should recruit international students; (5) if the presence of international students might result in reduced access for other students; (6) what the optimal number of international students might be; (7) the suitability of educational practices and faculty; (8) the desirability of using international students to maintain programs that might otherwise be closed due to low enrollment; (9) the acceptability of providing international students with skills that they might later use in economic or even military competition against the United States; (10) if student services should be required to bear the extra costs of services for international students; and (11) if international athletes should be awarded scholarships. Contains 27 references. (BCY)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Princeton Univ., NJ. Mid-Career Fellowship Program.
Note: In its: Issues of Education at Community Colleges: Essays by Fellows in the Mid-Career Fellowship Program at Princeton University; see JC 970 402.