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International Partnerships Series: Developing Sustainable
Academic Collaborations, says that institutions have always
partnered for research and education, but in the last decade,
institutional leaders have been thinking more proactively about
partnership models and the ways in which they engage with institutions in other countries.
"They're speaking about it and thinking about it in ways that
are different than the historical faculty-to-faculty research and
academic collaboration," she says. "These partnerships allow institutions to collaborate and compete in ways that they wouldn't be
able to do on their own."

Dissecting Collaborative Degrees
Dual- and joint-degree programs, such as Rochester's, are one of
the most popular approaches for establishing international partnerships, and they take several configurations. In the 2+2 model,
students spend two years at their home institution and two years
at the partner institution abroad. Dual degrees can also be a feeder
program for graduate programs; students might spend the final
year of their undergraduate education abroad, followed by entry
into a master's program. This approach is often referred to as the
3+1+1 model.
Not only do dual-degree programs facilitate a credit transfer
process between partner institutions, but they engage faculty,
staff, and students from both institutions in issues such as curriculum development, international student and faculty mobility, and
joint research. Faculty engagement is critical to the development
and implementation of these programs. Because of the close
coordination and communication necessary to align curricular
requirements between the two schools, establishing collaborative
degree programs helps institutions lay the groundwork for mutual
and sustainable international partnerships.
At the University of San Diego, dual-degree programs have fostered
deeper relationships with international partners.

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"A dual-degree program is a way to deepen some of the
relationships that we have with partners," says Denise Dimon,
associate provost for international affairs at the University of San
Diego (USD), which launched its first undergraduate dual-degree
program in fall 2017 and now has university partners in Italy,
Portugal, Ireland, and Spain.
"We are getting to know these partners a lot more intimately
because we [now] know all of their curricula and their courses,"
she says. "Now we have a faculty member who is going to be
teaching a course [during his sabbatical] at a partner university
because I knew the curriculum."
Stony Brook University in New York has also focused on global
degree collaboration, offering 2+2 programs for undergraduates
since 2003. These programs are open to students in all majors,
but a large percentage of enrollments are from engineering and
business students.
Stony Brook currently offers several 2+2 partnerships in
Korea-including Dongguk University, Ajou University, University
of Seoul, and Konkuk University-and similar programs with
Nanjing University in China and Nihon University in Japan.
Daniel Seho Park, an international student from South Korea
who graduated in May 2018, spent two years at his home institution, Dongguk University in Seoul, and then transferred to Stony
Brook to complete his education through the 2+2 program. He
earned a bachelor's of science in business management from Stony
Brook and a bachelor's of science in business administration and
management from Dongguk.
Park chose to participate in the dual-degree program because
international credentials are highly sought after in the Korean
labor market. "I also wanted to establish my own unique story of
life since I knew that would distinguish me from other students in
the job market," he says.
Gatewood says that institutions need to understand the mobility and tuition flows that they are expecting from dual-degree
programs in order for a partnership to be successful. At Rochester,
a few international graduates of the dual master's programs have
continued on to doctoral programs at the school. "These [dual
degrees] can often be enrollment strategies, especially at the graduate level," she says.
Stony Brook has taken this enrollment strategy into consideration by partnering with Zhongnan University of Economics and
Law in Wuhan, China, to offer a 3+1+1 combined degree program, and the school is launching a similar program with Beijing
Jiaotong University in spring 2019.
In the 3+1+1 program, students study at their home institution
for the first three years of their bachelor's degree, then take a year
of classes at Stony Brook as a visiting student. After transferring
the undergraduate credits back to their home institution to earn
their bachelor's degree, the students matriculate into a one-year
Stony Brook master's program.



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From the Desk of
In Brief
Global Spotlight: Brazil
Quick Questions
Feature: A Shock to the System
Feature: Something Old, Something New
Feature: Building on Strengths
Feature: Weathering the Storm
Education Abroad
International Student Affairs
International Enrollment
International Education Leadership
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