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1 EU-U.S. Atlantis Program: Dual Degree Model February 20, 2007 AIEA Conference Washington, DC

2 Trends in International Education: Decline/level foreign students in U.S. (IIE data) China, India, UK, Germany, Australia, EU— stay at home or increase market share. Bologna Process—45 nations. U.S.—Lincoln Commission, National Foreign Language Initiative, Department of Education Commission on Future of Higher Education.

3 IIE Open Doors Data (2006) 205,983 U.S. students abroad, up 8% Increase of non-English speaking countries (15/20 most popular destinations) China now # 8 destination, up 35%. Small colleges send highest percentages abroad (40+%). 56% short term, 38% semester, 6% year Goucher College – graduation requirement

4 Typology of International Education Studying the World—courses, lectures, films, art, foreign students and scholars… Studying International XYZ—e.g. international business major based on U.S. classroom study only. Studying International XYZ—e.g. with virtual travel, distance education, joint teaching…

5 Typology of International Education Study Abroad—short term and faculty led. Part of the major but usually elective. Custom Study Abroad—one student at a foreign university—credits pre-arranged. Integrated Study Abroad—part of the major, e.g. language majors. One or two terms. Dual, Joint, or Combination Degree. Degree Abroad.

6 EU-U.S. Cooperation Program in Higher Education and Vocational Education and Training ( ) 107 Consortia with 385 EU and 341U.S. schools 46 U.S. States and 16 EU Member States Approx EU and U.S. students Main areas--Engineering/technology, Health Sciences, Vocational Education, and Environmental Science. Primarily one term study abroad.

7 EU-U.S. Agreement: Fulbright-Schuman Fellowship Program EU-U.S. Atlantis Program J Transatlantic Degree grants Policy Studies Mobility Grants All federal grants are listed in

8 Transatlantic Degree Grants: Undergraduate or Masters Institutional Assurances/Memoranda Full Curriculum Description Graduation/Residency requirements Evaluation plan Students ready to go in year one Minimum one full academic year abroad Accreditation Issues

9 Transatlantic Degree Grants: Undergraduate or Masters Four years of funding. $408,000 and EUR. 24 EU and 24 U.S. students. $12,000 mobility stipend for a full acad. year. $60,000 admin. costs + $60,000 faculty travel. Consortium = 1 U.S. + 2 EU schools. No cost sharing required.

10 Excellence in Mobility Grants Institutional Memoranda on credits, tuition, and fees. Full Curriculum Description Evaluation plan (inputs and outputs) Students ready to go in year one or two Minimum one full academic term abroad

11 Excellence in Mobility Grants Four years of funding. $180,000 and EUR. 24 EU and 245 U.S. students. $5,000 stipend per student for a full acad. term. $30,000 admin. costs + $30,000 faculty travel. Consortium = 2 EU + 2 U.S. schools. No cost sharing required.

12 Policy Oriented Measures Focus on transatlantic policy studies of value to large numbers of institutions. Two years of funding—total $50, EUR. Consortium = 2 EU + 2 U.S. schools. No cost sharing required.

13 EU-U.S. Atlantis Program: Benefits Focus on training and in-depth learning. Basis for future institutional collaboration. Language and culture training with measurable assessments. Ties in with national priorities. Supports other institutional initiatives. Supports faculty research and teaching.

14 EU-U.S. Atlantis Program: Challenges Curricular alignment in the major. 3 yr vs. 4 yr degrees—degree recognition. General education requirements. Accreditation—institutional and disciplinary. Tuition and fees. Financial aid. Continuation and sustainability. Risk analysis of educational innovation.


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