International Educator - May/June 2012 - 14
InternatIonal educatIon neWS, VIeWS & InSIGHtS
Sizing Up the Bureau of Educational and Cultural A airs
although the exchange programs of the Bureau of educational and cultural affairs (eca) of the U.s. state Department are regarded as successful in enhancing mutual understanding, notes a new report from the Inspector General, “longstanding institutional weaknesses undermine eca’s effectiveness.” that was one conclusion from an office of Inspector General report that assessed the eca based on an inspection carried out from late september 2011 to early December 2011. eca is widely known for the Fulbright scholarships program, International Visitor Leadership Program, and humphrey Fellowships, all of which have been developed to increase crossborder contacts among professionals and enhance understanding of U.s. society and values. the report provides a number of formal and informal recommendations. It is available online at http://oig.state.gov.
China, Internationalization, and Dual-Degree Programs Featured in JSIE
International Students—Yalem Teshome and Nana Osei-Kofi of Iowa State University examine the day-to-day experiences of female spouses of international students living in the United States as legal dependents of their male student spouses. I Case Studies of Internationalization in Adult and Higher Education: Inside the Processes of Four Universities in the United States and the United Kingdom—Joellen Elizabeth Coryell of Texas State University-San Marcos, Beth A. Durodoye, P. Elizabeth Pate, and Shelbee Nguyen of University of Texas-San Antonio, and Robin Redmon Wright of Penn State University-Harrisburg outline a method for learning about the internationalization processes at institutions of adult and higher education and provide analysis of data gathered from the researchers’ own institutions and from site visits to three additional universities in the United States and the United Kingdom. NAFSA is one of several organizations that sponsors the journal. NAFSA members can subscribe to a full year of access to the online Journal of Studies in International Education at a discounted annual rate of $15 (a $90 value). For subscription information, visit www.nafsa.org/jsie.
hE FEBRUARY 2012 issue of the Journal of Studies in International Education (JSIE) includes the following articles:
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I The Development of Transnational Higher Education in China: A Comparative Study of Research Universities and Teaching Universities—Wenhong Fang of Waseda University presents an empirical study of transnational higher education in China at the institutional level. I Internationalization of the Sport Managem e n t Cu r r i c u l u m : Academic and Student Ref lections—Donna de Haan and Emma Sherry of University of Worcester and La Trobe University present reflections from student cohorts and participating academics to provide a case study of a teaching and learning collaboration and to address the lack of individual voice in internationalization discourse. I Collaborative Dual-Degree Programs and Value Added for Students: Lessons Learned Through the Evaluate-E Project—Steven M. Culver, Ishwar K. Puri, Karen P. K. DePauw, and John E. Dooley of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and Giancarlo Spinelli of Politecnico di Milano examine the strengths and weaknesses of a sample of formalized programs at the graduate level in engineering through surveys and focus groups with several stakeholder groups. I Critical Issues in International Education: Narratives of Spouses of