ERIC Number: ED423756
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Partial Salary Support for U.S. Faculty Working in Universities in Developing Countries: A Report to Association Liaison Office and to the U.S. Agency for International Development.
Weaver, Henry D.
This study examined the feasibility of a program to provide funds to U.S. faculty to fill the gap between the salary paid by a host university in a developing country and that of the home institution, with the goal of strengthening higher education institutions in developing countries. The project involved study of similar programs, faculty focus groups, and consultations with associations of foreign universities. Individual sections of the report address findings from focus groups, evidence of the need for short-term faculty personnel, data on the potential supply of U.S. faculty, likely benefits of such a program, and the operational experience of organizations placing faculty in foreign institutions. A proposed operational plan for a salary-support program stresses the following elements: flexibility, sustained collaboration, priorities of the host country, communication facilities, the university acceptance process, logistics, direction in the field, the management plan, and financial needs of awardees. The proposal offers a plan with three components grants to individuals, grants to U.S. institutions, and a database of employment opportunities. Proposed program evaluation and cost factors are also detailed. A large appendix provides a variety of supporting documentation, including meeting agendas, results of interviews, and data on similar programs. (DB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Agency for International Development (IDCA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council on International Educational Exchange, New York, NY.