ERIC Number: ED447765
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
An International Visitor's Guide to Higher Education in the United States.
American Council on Education, Washington, DC.
This booklet presents information to international visitors on higher education in the United States. Section 1, "Introduction to U.S. Higher Education, Its Governance, Administration, and Accreditation," discusses: federal government and state roles; types of institutions of higher education; administrative structure; and accreditation, quality, and standards. Section 2, "Admissions, Faculty, Students, and Instruction," focuses on: academic entrance exams, admission of foreign students, transfer students, and graduate admissions; faculty qualifications, tenure, and evaluation; foreign students attending U.S. colleges and universities; and the academic year, credit system, types of courses and methods of instruction, student evaluation, and diplomas and degrees. Section 3,"Financing Higher Education," discusses: institutional income and expenditures; costs of higher education to students and their families; and financing foreign students. Section 4, "Major Issues in U.S. Higher Education," highlights: costs and funding; quality and assessment; affirmative action and access for minority students; governance; information technology and education policy; accountability; and internationalization. Section 5 features "Organizations and U.S. Government Agencies Involved in International Higher Education." (SM)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Affirmative Action, Agencies, College Admission, Educational Administration, Educational Finance, Educational Quality, Educational Technology, Federal Government, Foreign Students, Governance, Government School Relationship, Higher Education, Minority Groups, State Government, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Qualifications
American Council on Education Fulfillment Service, Department 191, Washington, DC 20055-0191 ($10).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC.