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and technical skills, said Doucette. “Haiti has enough
poets and philosophers and politicians with PhDs.
What it needs are people who can run businesses
and factories.”
Jeff Armstrong, former president of Muscatine,
is currently on leave in Afghanistan where he is the
point person in a USAID-funded project to lay the
groundwork for an associate degree program at Kabul Polytechnic University as part of a larger project
spearheaded by the University of Massachusetts.
The intrepid Armstrong is an expert on curriculum
design who threw himself into Eastern Iowa’s first international development project in India back in 1994.

“I was an academic dean, I had just
turned 40 and I was personally and
professionally bored. The chancellor
at the time, at the end of a meeting as a toss off thing said, ‘Hey, is
there anybody [who] wants to go to
India?’” he recalled. “I said, I might
be interested in that.” Armstrong
and Sinclair Community College in
Dayton, Ohio, helped India develop
its first community colleges. “I went
over for three months and it changed my life,” said
Armstrong, who has been back to India 18 times on
various projects and also worked in Guyana, South
Africa, Namibia, Jordan, the Republic of Georgia,
Pakistan, Thailand, and Ukraine.
All of these projects created professional development opportunities for Eastern Iowa’s faculty, he
said. “They never were long-term trips, but they got
an opportunity to go somewhere different than here
and bring that experience back to our students.” And
Muscatine, with a population of 23,000 and 1,800 students in the community college, is a congenial place
for foreign visitors, as Xi found in 1985. “Some community colleges are huge and they do everything,”

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“I think community
colleges will be able
to ride through a
decline if a decline
happens because of
that growing demand
from overseas.”

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said Armstrong. “That’s an intimidating thing if you’re
bringing a group over from the Republic of Georgia.
They see that and go, ‘Ohhhh, where would we start?’
If we bring them to a small, rural community college
like Muscatine, it’s of a scale that makes sense to them.”

Some Asian Countries Seek
U.S. Assistance on Community
College Development
China, Vietnam, and Thailand all have looked to the
United States for ideas on how to build or expand
their community colleges and the opportunities they
bring. “China has over 1,000 institutions just like we
do. They’ve built them very quickly and they want to
get better,” said James F. McKenney, special assistant
to the AACC president and former vice president for
workforce, economic development, and international
programs. McKenney helped arrange for a delegation
of Chinese vocational and technical school leaders
to spend two weeks shadowing their counterparts—
presidents and deans—last spring at community
colleges in Texas, Oklahoma, and California. “The
Chinese decided they don’t know how to engage business the way we do,” said McKenney, who also has led
U.S. community college delegations to visit Chinese
institutions. “They begin to get the hang of how we
approach it.” The exchanges are ongoing.
U.S. community colleges not only offer China and
other countries an example of how to provide vocational and technical education finely tailored to the
needs of local business and industry, but also how to
provide individuals with college credits that transfer
and count toward a four-year degree. In some countries there is no way to lift the iron gate that stands
between technical training and university studies.
The benefits of international development work
can spill over into other areas of a college’s operations, including its ability to send students to study
or perform service in other countries and its ability to attract international students. Madison Area
Technical College in Wisconsin’s capital boasts a
renewable energy technologies program that won a
$900,000 National Science Foundation grant in 2009
for forming a consortium with other community colleges and high school educators. Kenneth Walz, the
chemistry professor who heads the consortium, and
Geoff Bradshaw, the director of international education, piggybacked on the renewable energy program



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International Educator - March/April 2013
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From the Editors
Front Lines
In Brief
Emerging Giant
Local Goes Global
Accelerating Global Learning at Home and Abroad
Foreign Student Affairs
Partnering
In Focus
Intenational Educator Language Supplement
Contents
New Tools of the Trade
Intensive English Language
Intensive Foreign Language
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International Educator - March/April 2013 - Front Lines
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International Educator - March/April 2013 - In Brief
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