Presentation on theme: "Leveraging a Consortium to Offer Unique Programs E. R. (Randy) Collins, PhD PE Associate Dean and Professor November 7, 2013."— Presentation transcript:
Leveraging a Consortium to Offer Unique Programs E. R. (Randy) Collins, PhD PE Associate Dean and Professor November 7, 2013
Summer Exchange Challenges at Clemson (public, land-grant institution) Fall and Spring Semester Tuition is one price for full- time students (12 hour and above). Differential tuition for in-state and out-of-state. Fall and spring semester exchange is “easy.” Summer funding model is different than fall/spring. – No state support. – Tuition revenue must pay for everything. – Students often take only one or two classes (not “full- time”)
Summer Funding Model for Faculty-Led International Programs All students pay in-state tuition plus a small upcharge. Most of the tuition is available to pay for the program’s expenses. A program fee is charged to make up the difference. When the program uses faculty and facilities in the host location, the program pays the host institution.
Example of a Faculty-Led Summer Program at FH- Trier (Germany) in Sustainable Energy Systems. Two three-credit classes, taught by FH-Trier faculty in English: – Intercultural Communications (A&H/SS) – Sustainable Energy Systems (technical elective) Clemson credit awarded. Faculty of record accompanies the students and supplements the instruction. Attractive pricing (about $4300, including housing, admissions and local transportation). Available to non-Clemson students for transfer credit. Students from partners help with “critical mass”, etc.
How can this summer model be used in an Exchange Program? Host international partner doesn’t charge for instruction and other local charges. – Frees up funds that would be expensed against the gross income. – These funds can be banked and used to pay for the tuition for incoming students in the fall or spring semester. – The credit level balance must be worked out. Every two or three US students sent to international host is equivalent to one incoming student from international to the US. Can accumulate “credits” over time to provide slots.
Leveraging Global E3 Members in Partnership to Develop Unique Programs Members are well-acquainted with each other. Members have been fully-vetted, programs and courses are known. Curricula at US engineering programs generally similar – makes transfer and approvals less painful. US Members have good working relationships with international members. Critical mass can be achieved with several schools partnering.
A Tailored Aerospace and Automotive Engineering Program US Global E3 partners: – University of Pittsburgh – Lehigh University – Clemson University Global E3 International partner: – Munich University of Applied Sciences