ERIC Number: ED467032
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: 0
International Education in an Altered World.
Priorities, n19 Sum 2002
In the changed international climate following September 11, international education, which includes teaching and research with a global perspective as well as programs that allow students and faculty to travel, is more important than ever. This issue reviews different components of successful international programs so that board members and presidents, working through such bodies as the boards academic affairs and student affairs committees, may determine the approach that best suites their own institutions. Any credible effort to put into effect a strategic plans commitment to internationalism should address these components: (1) teaching cross-cultural understanding; (2) promoting foreign language fluency; (3) encouraging faculty to develop international curricula; (4) supporting efforts to bring foreign students and faculty to U.S. campuses; and (5) creating study-abroad programs for Americans. The proliferation of study-abroad providers has made the questions of academic quality and integrity increasingly challenging. Institutions must work to ensure that credits are transferable, that financial aid is available, and that the health and safety of students in study abroad programs are ensured. Some case studies and examples of successful programs illustrate approaches that have worked for institutions with a commitment to international education. Also described is the Community College International Recruitment Initiative of the American Association of Community Colleges. (SLD)
Descriptors: Cultural Exchange, Current Events, Foreign Countries, Governing Boards, Higher Education, International Education, International Educational Exchange, Second Language Learning, Student Exchange Programs, Study Abroad
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, Washington, DC.
Note: Published three times a year. Theme issue. For the Spring 2002 issue, see ED 463 698.