Environmental Scan:

Internationalization/Globalization Efforts on College Campuses

 

Push/Pull of Globalization on College Campuses

      (16% -> 8%)

 

Questions that every campus should be asking and thinking about:

 

Best Practices Case Studies

 

From:  Promising Practices:  Spotlighting Excellence in Comprehensive Internationalization.  Edited by David Engberg and Madeleine Green. American Council on Education, Center for Institutional and International Initiatives. 2002.

 

Postscript: Toward internationalizing a campus, a few universities offer academic credit to Peace Corps volunteers.


 

Environmental Scan:

Academic Programming/Mission Issues for Comprehensive Institutions

 

Carnegie Classification System

 

DOCTORATE-GRANTING INSTITUTIONS

 

  DOCTORAL/RESEARCH

  UNIVERSITIES-EXTENSIVE

  These institutions offer a wide range of baccalaureate programs and are committed to

  graduate education through the doctorate. They award 50 or more doctoral degrees per

  year across at least 15 disciplines.

 

  DOCTORAL/RESEARCH

  UNIVERSITIES-INTENSIVE

  These institutions offer a wide range of baccalaureate programs and are committed to

  graduate education through the doctorate. They award at least 10 doctoral degrees per

  year across three or more disciplines, or at least 20 doctoral degrees per year over all.

 

 MASTER'S (COMPREHENSIVE) COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES

 

  MASTER'S (COMPREHENSIVE) COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES I

  These institutions offer a wide range of baccalaureate programs and are committed to

  graduate education through the master's degree. They award 40 or more master's degrees

  annually across three or more disciplines.

 

  MASTER'S (COMPREHENSIVE)

  COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES II

  These institutions offer a wide range of baccalaureate programs and are committed to

  graduate education through the master's degree. They award 20 or more master's degrees

  annually in one or more disciplines.

 

  BACCALAUREATE COLLEGES

 

  BACCALAUREATE COLLEGES-LIBERAL ARTS

  These institutions are primarily undergraduate colleges with major emphasis on

  baccalaureate degree programs. They award at least half of their baccalaureate degrees

  in the liberal arts.

 

  BACCALAUREATE COLLEGES-GENERAL

  These institutions are primarily undergraduate colleges with major emphasis on

  baccalaureate programs. They award fewer than half of their baccalaureate degrees in

  liberal-arts fields.

 

  BACCALAUREATE/ASSOCIATE'S COLLEGES

  These institutions are undergraduate colleges with significant baccalaureate programs; 

  however, the majority of conferrals are at the sub-baccalaureate level (associate degrees

  and certificates).

 

Character of State Colleges -- not so hot:  In Chronicle article (Selingo, 2000) entitled “Facing new missions and rivals, state colleges seek a makeover,” focus on changing mission of previous state normal schools and issue of lost identity, decreasing retention and graduation rates, and growing remediation needs.  Except for SU’s consideration of expanding mission to including doctoral degrees, none of the negative aspects of this article seemed to apply.  SU is much more like a “public four-year university” than a state college as described in this article. 

 

Character of State Colleges – hot: Conversely, the recent follow-up report to the negative Boyer report on undergraduate education found considerable improvement in achieving recommendations in original report:

 

New academic programs/focus in demand and/or need: