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Report 92-22: Exchanging Students with Eastern Europe: Closing a Half-Century Learning Gap. A Report to the Governor and Legislature in Response to Assembly Concurrent Resolution 132 (Resolution Chapter 145, Statutes of 1990)

Published by The California Postsecondary Education Commission

August 1992

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This report responds to Assembly Concurrent Resolution 132 (Vasconcellos, 1990), which asked the Commission to design a student exchange program with Eastern Europe.

Part One of the report on pages 1-5 surveys the radically changed context for academic collaboration with Eastern Europe, presents six general conclusions derived from the Commission's study, a dozen recommendations about the proposed program, and five examples of directions the program might take.

Part Two on pages 7-10 explains the origins and methodology of the project, identifies the definition employed by the Commission in the project, and acknowledges the advice received by staff from scores of experts, including campus administrators and faculty involved with overseas programs.

Part Three on page 11-23 presents the findings of the project in detail, including three broad public policy aims that support new academic collaboration with Eastern European inventory of study abroad programs and other formal academic agreements between California and Eastern European institutions as of 1991; and sources of federal and private funds for international education projects such as the proposed program.

The report suggests that most funding for the program come from non-State source and does not advocate diversion of State funds from existing study-abroad programs. It recommends that the next planning stage focus on the availability of such funds for a small pilot effort, to be guided by a consortium of interested California institutions.

The Commission adopted this report at its meeting of August 24, 1992 on recommendation of its Educational Policy and Programs Committee.

Related Topics: Enrollment Demand and Capacity Analysis

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