ERIC Number: ED448852
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Strategic Plan for International Education, Phase I. Exemplary International Programs.
Pima Community Coll., Tucson, AZ.; Community Colleges for International Development, Inc.
The document presents the proceedings of a meeting convened to design a strategic plan for international education to be adopted by Pima Community College (PCC) (Arizona). The meeting's main objective was to position the college strategically in the international education marketplace and to define the term "international education" as it pertains to PCC. Successful program implementation requires infrastructure changes including: globalization of curriculum, success pathways for international students (i.e., Adult Basic Education, Intensive English Program, English as a Second Language), and the linkage of all the college's international strategic initiatives. The newly developed program's offerings will operate on two levels: (1) on the intercultural/multicultural level, the college offers or will offer various ethnic and multicultural studies courses, bilingual education, other language education, and English as a Second Language; and (2) on the international level, offerings include study abroad, faculty and student exchanges, fellowships, international studies, contract training and development, and globalization of the curriculum. The proposal outlines the program's implications for the following individuals and groups: (1) students; (2) college faculty, staff, and administrators; (3) local, national, and international business and industry, government and organizations; (4) local, national, and international education institutions; (5) nonprofit organizations; and (6) other countries who send students to PCC. (KS)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Foreign Students, International Programs, Mission Statements, Multicultural Education, Program Development, Program Proposals, Second Language Learning, Strategic Planning, Study Abroad, Two Year Colleges
For full text: http://ccid.kirkwood.cc.ia.us/exemp/pima.htm.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pima Community Coll., Tucson, AZ.; Community Colleges for International Development, Inc.