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ERIC Number: ED231467
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Pages: 194
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-8077-2727-X
Freshmen and Sophomores Abroad: Community Colleges and Overseas Academic Programs.
Hess, Gerhard
The mechanics of establishing and maintaining overseas academic programs are examined in this monograph with respect to the community college level. Chapter 1 provides a history of internationalism in institutions of higher learning from ancient times in India, China, Persia, Greece, Rome, and Western Europe. Chapter 2 presents a rationale for the involvement of community colleges in international programs. After chapter 3 reviews the model of community college involvement in overseas programming provided by Rockland Community College (RCC), chapter 4 describes the cooperative efforts between RCC and other educational institutions, and national cooperative efforts to develop overseas programs. In chapter 5, the work of the College Consortium for International Studies, an umbrella organization encompassing the overseas academic programs of all member colleges, is considered. Chapter 6 lists the on- and off-campus agencies, whose support is necessary to make international programs campus- and community-wide activities. This discussion focuses on the central administration, on-campus student support services, and external entities. Chapter 7 examines the impact of international programs on faculty and students. Finally, chapter 8 presents an overview and conclusions emphasizing the importance of a committed president and faculty and an imaginative program director in the development of international programs. (HB)
Teachers College Press, 1234 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10027.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A