ERIC Number: ED450623
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Guidelines for College and University Linkages Abroad.
American Council on Education, Washington, DC.
This publication contains guidelines for U.S. institutions seeking linkages with institutions in other countries. It is the second revision of a document originally published in 1984. The guidelines are designed to help start the process, outline procedures to follow, and identify difficulties that might be avoided. Three types of linkages are identified: (1) friendship agreements without financial obligations; (2) program-specific linkages that may or may not have financial obligations; and (3) institutional linkages that commit the college or university to broad-based programs or exchanges. Sample agreements are included for each type of linkage. The first chapter discusses planning, including discussions of administrative structure, leadership, funding, choice of area, and the types of agreements. The second chapter provides some strategies for developing linkages, from appraising institutional capacity through the formal agreement. Chapter 3 reviews other considerations, such as financing, language, program quality comparisons, local laws and customs, and some other aspects of the linkage process. Five appendixes contain sample agreements and list useful publications, agencies, U.S. government resources, and Web sites for additional information. (SLD)
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Cooperative Programs, Cultural Awareness, Educational Policy, Educational Quality, Financial Support, Higher Education, Intercollegiate Cooperation, International Educational Exchange, Legal Problems, Policy Formation, Program Development
American Council on Education Fulfillment Service, Department 191, Washington, DC 20055-0191 ($15). Tel: 301-604-9073; Fax: 301-604-0158; Web site: www.acenet.edu.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC.
Note: For the 1993 version, see ED 363 254.