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SUBJECT: FY-04 MRP HOTEL, PARTICIPANT LIST, AND TEAM CITY
ASSIGNMENTS: "HIGHER EDUCATION", FEBRUARY 26 - MARCH 8,
2004

1. ECA/PE/V/P IS PLEASED TO SHARE WITH MISSIONS A LIST OF APPROVED
PARTICIPANTS, AND NAMES, ADDRESSES AND TELEPHONE NUMBERS OF
PROJECT HOTELS. THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE OFFICERS FOR THIS PROJECT ARE
Ms. Viviane Silverman, Ms. Mary Beth Braun, and Mr. Robert Hajek.
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1. TRAVEL INFORMATION

PLEASE ARRANGE FOR INTERNATIONAL ARRIVAL INTO WASHINGTON, DC ON
TUESDAY, February 24, AND DEPARTURE FROM Denver, Colorado ON FRIDAY, March
19, 2004. INTERNATIONAL ARRIVALS AT DULLES AIRPORT WILL BE MET AND
ESCORTED TO THE PROJECT HOTEL. DOMESTIC ARRIVALS INTO DULLES OR
REAGAN NATIONAL AIRPORTS WILL NOT BE MET. VISITORS ARRIVING ON
DOMESTIC FLIGHTS SHOULD TAKE A TAXI TO THE PROJECT HOTEL. TAXI FARE IS
APPROXIMATELY $18 FROM REAGAN NATIONAL AIRPORT; $65 FROM DULLES
AIRPORT.

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4. HOTEL LIST:
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4A. Washington, DC. - February 24 - March 2, 2004

Washington Terrace Hotel
1515 Rhode Island Avenue, NW.
Washington, DC 20005
Telephone: (202) 232-7000
Fax: (202) 521-7103
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4B.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - March 2 - 6, 2004
Radisson Plaza - Warwick Hotel
17th & Locust Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Telephone: (215) 735-6000
Fax: (215) 790-7766
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4C.
Raleigh, North Carolina - March 6 - 10, 2004
Embassy Suites
4700 Creedmoor Road
Raleigh, NC 27612
Telephone: (919) 881-0000
Fax: (919) 782-7225
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4D.
TEAM CITY SPLITS - March 10 - 13, 2004
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4D(I). Louisville, KY

Galt House
141 N. 4th Street (at River Road)
Louisville, KY 40202-4217
Telephone: (502) 589-5200
Fax: (502) 585-4266

Participants:
El Salvador - Mr. Mario Rafael OLMOS Argueta
Iceland - Mr. Runolfur AGUSTSSON
Malaysia - Ms. Ainee Adina Binti NOOR ADLAN
Poland - Ms. Urszula BRODA
Accompanied by: Mr. Robert Hajek

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4D(II). Bloomington, IN

Grant Street Inn
310 North Grant
Bloomington, IN 47408
Telephone: (812) 334-2353
Fax: (812) 331-8673
Participants:

Bahrain - Dr. Mohamed Hasan Sayed Ali EBRAHIM
Ethiopia - Mr. Belay Kassa TEGEGNE
Germany - Dr. Ingmar AHL
Norway - Ms. Grethe Karen NETLAND
Slovenia - Dr. Manica Ulcnik KRUMP
Accompanied by: Ms. Mary Beth Braun

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4D(III). Iowa City, IA

Sheraton Iowa City
210 S Dubuque Street
Iowa City, IA 52240
Telephone: (319) 337-4058
Fax: (319) 337-9045

Participants:
Finland - Ms. Anita LEHIKOINEN
Nicaragua - Ms. Noreen Roberta WHITE
Nigeria - Dr. Oyedapo Adewale FAGBENRO
Saudi Arabia - Dr. Sadiq S. MOHAMMED
Syria - Mr. Salim DAABOUL
Yugoslavia - Dr. Mirko ROSIC
Accompanied by: Ms. Viviane Silverman

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4D(IV). Group Reunites: - March 13 - 19, 2004

Denver, CO
Executive Tower Hotel
1405 Curtis Street
Denver, CO 80202
Telephone: (303) 571-0300
Fax: (303) 825-4301
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5. FINAL LIST OF APPROVED PARTICIPANTS FOLLOWS:

Bahrain - Dr. Mohamed Hasan Sayed Ali EBRAHIM; Vice President
for Acad. Affairs & Scientific Research University of Bahrain

El Salvador - Mr. Mario Rafael OLMOS Argueta; Secretary
General; Don Bosco University

Ethiopia - Mr. Belay Kassa TEGEGNE; Academic Vice President
and Associate Professor

Finland - Ms. Anita LEHIKOINEN; Counselor of Education;
Ministry of Education, University Education Unit

Germany - Dr. Ingmar AHL; Project Manager for Science and
Scholarship; The Zeit Foundation

Iceland - Mr. Runolfur AGUSTSSON; Rector; Bifrost School of
Business
Malaysia - Ms. Ainee Adina Binti NOOR ADLAN; Publisher and
Editor; Education Quarterly

Nicaragua - Ms. Noreen Roberta WHITE; Vice-Rector; University
of the Autonomous Regions of the Caribbean Coast of Nicaragua

Nigeria - Dr. Oyedapo Adewale FAGBENRO; Dean of Students;
Federal University of Technology

Norway - Ms. Grethe Karen NETLAND; Head of Administrative
Department; University of Oslo

Poland - Ms. Urszula BRODA; Deputy Director: Office of
International Relations; Wroclaw University

Saudi Arabia - Dr. Sadiq S. MOHAMMED; Chairman and Professor,
Computer Engineering Department; King Fahd University of
Petroleum and Minerals

Slovenia - Dr. Manica Ulcnik KRUMP; Secretary General;
University of Maribor

Syria - Mr. Salim DAABOUL - Board of Trustees; Kalamoon
University

Yugoslavia - Dr. Mirko ROSIC; Professor; University of
Kragujevac
SUBJECT: PROJECT DESCRIPTION: FY-04 MRP, "HIGHER EDUCATION
IN THE U.S.", FEBRUARY 26 - MARCH 18, 2004

1. TO DATE THERE ARE 17 APPROVED CANDIDATES. THIS PROJECT WILL BE
COORDINATED BY ECA/PE/V/P PROJECT TEAM ISABELLE ZSOLDOS/AZZA ZAKI,
AND BY MARY NEAL OF THE INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION.
PLEASE SHARE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION WITH PARTICIPANTS DURING
PRE-DEPARTURE BRIEFING. THE PROJECT WILL FORMALLY BEGIN IN
WASHINGTON, D.C. ON THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2004 AND WILL END IN
DENVER, COLORADO, ON THURSDAY, MARCH 18, 2004.

2. TRAVEL INFORMATION: INTERNATIONAL ARRIVALS AT DULLES
INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT WILL BE MET. DOMESTIC ARRIVALS, AT EITHER
DULLES OR REAGAN NATIONAL AIRPORT, WILL NOT BE MET.PLEAS INSTRUCT
ANY UNMET ARRIVALS TO TAKE A TAXI OR SHUTTLE TO THE HOTEL. TAXI FARE
FROM REAGAN NATIONAL TO THE HOTEL IS APPROXIMATELY SIXTEEN TO
EIGHTEEN DOLLARS, AND FROM DULLES SIXTY TO SEVENTY DOLLARS. THE
CONTACT INFORMATION FOR THE WASHINGTON, D.C. HOTEL IS:

WASHINGTON TERRACE
1515 RHODE ISLAND AVE., N.W.
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20005
PH: (202) 232-7000
FAX: (202) 521-7103

3. PROJECT SUMMARY: THE PROJECT IS DESIGNED: TO EXAMINE THE U.S.
SYSTEM OF HIGHER EDUCATION, ITS STRUCTURE, ADMINISTRATION AND
SUPPORT SERVICES; TO EXPLORE THE NEEDS AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF HIGHER
EDUCATION AND ITS CHANGING RELATIONSHIP WITH OTER ELEMENTS OF
SOCIETY; TO FACILITATE DISCUSSIONS ON TOPICS OF CONCERN SUCH AS
DEGREE EQUIVALENCIES, ACCREDITATION, STUDENT AID, ADMISSIONS,
COUNSELING SERVICES AND PROGRAMS TO MEET THE NEEDS OF STUDENTS
WITH DISABILITIES, AND INTERNATIONALIZATION OF CURRICULUM AND THE
INSTITUTIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE.

4. PROJECT ITINERARY:

A. WASHINGTON, D.C.: FEBRUARY 24 - MARCH 2, 2004

THEMES: HIGHER EDUCATION IN THE U.S.: HISTORICAL AND

CONTEMPORARY PERSPECTIVES; ROLE OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IN
TERTIARY EDUCATION; FUNCTION OF PROFESSIONAL EDUCATIONAL
ASSOCIATIONS; INTERNATIONALIZING HIGHER EDUCATION; HIGHER
EDUCATION FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

ON WEDNESDAY, ADMINISTRATIVE DETAILS OF THE PROGRAM WILL BE
DISCUSSED AT A GROUP MEETING HELD, FOLLOWED BY A INTERPRETIVE TOUR
OF WASHINGTON, DC. THE FORMAL PROGRAM OPENING SESSION ON THURSDAY
WILL INCLUDE A WELCOME LUNCHEON. DURING THE LUNCHEON, THE
PRESIDENT OF THE INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WILL SPEAK
ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF INTERNATIONAL LINKAGES IN THE U.S.
EDUCATION SYSTEM. NEXT, THE GROUP WILL RECEIVE AN INTRODUCTION TO
THE STRUCTURE OF THE U.S. HIGHER EDUCATION SYSTEM BY AN
ACADEMIC, WHO WILL GIVE AN OVERVIEW OF THE STRUCTURE OF HIGHER
EDUCATION IN THE UNITED STATES, HIGHLIGHTING THE RELATIVE
RESPONSIBILITY OF FEDERAL, STATE, AND INSTITUTIONAL AUTHORITIES. THE
GROUP WILL MEET WITH REPRESENTATIVES OF THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF
EDUCATION'S OFFICE OF POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION, WHICH FORMULATES

FEDERAL POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION POLICY AND ADMINISTERS PROGRAMS
TO IMPROVE ACCESS TO QUALITY POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION IN THE U.S.
THE MEETING WILL ALSO ADDRESS THE EFFORTS OF THE FEDERAL FUND FOR
THE IMPROVEMENT OF POST SECONDARY EDUCATION AROUND THE WORLD.
PARTICIPANTS WILL TRAVEL TO CAPITOL HILL FOR MEETINGS WITH
REPRESENTATIVES OF THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND THE
WORKFORCE AND/OR THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH, EDUCATION,
LABOR AND PENSION, BOTH OF WHICH HAVE JURISDICTION OVER FEDERAL
LEGISLATION CONCERNING EDUCATION. PARTICIPANTS WILL NEXT MEET WITH
THE PRESIDENT OF THE COUNCIL FOR HIGHER EDUCATION ACCREDITATION
(CHEA), TO DISCUSS THE PROCESS OF INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION IN THE
UNITED STATES, AS WELL AS THE RECOGNITION OF FOREIGN INSTITUTIONS AND
DEGREES. TICKETS WILL BE PURCHASED FOR THE GROUP TO ATTEND A
PERFORMANCE OF "NIJINKSKI" BY THE HAMBURG BALLET AT THE KENNEDY
CENTER DURING THE WEEKEND, AND AN INTRA-GROUP DISCUSSION WILL TAKE
PLACE, ALLOWING VISITORS THE OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE INFORMATION
ABOUT HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS, ADMINISRATION, AND ACADEMIC
PROGRAMMING IN THEIR HOME COUNTRIES.

A REPRESENTATIVE OF THE AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EDUCATION (ACE) WILL
PROVIDE AN OVERVIEW OF THE COUNCIL'S ROLE IN EDUCATIONAL
POLICY-MAKING, AND FACILITATE A PANEL ON THE ROLE OF NATIONAL
ASSOCIATIONS IN HIGHER EDUCATION POLICY. PANELISTS WILL INCLUDE
REPRESENTATIVES OF THE FOLLOWING ACE MEMBER ASSOCIATIONS: THE
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF INDEPENDENT COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES, THE
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF STATE COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES AND THE
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF COMMUNITY COLLEGES. IN THE AFTERNOON, THE
GROUP WILL VISIT THE CAMPUS OF THE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY (AU) IN
NORTHWEST WASHINGTON, DC, WHERE REPRESENTATIVES WILL SPEAK WITH
THE GROUP ABOUT INNOVATIVE INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS AT AU. A PANEL
DISCUSSION WILL BE HELD ON-CAMPUS ON THE TOPIC OF DEVELOPING AND
MAINTAINING INTERNATIONAL LINKAGES IN HIGHER EDUCATION. PANELISTS
WILL INCLUDE REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT'S
BUREAU OF EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS, NAFSA: ASSOCIATION OF
INTERNATIONAL EDUCATORS, AND THE COUNCIL FOR THE INTERNATIONAL
EXCHANGE OF SCHOLARS (CIES). THE VISITORS WILL VISIT GALLAUDET
UNIVERSITY AND TAKE PART IN A PANEL DISCUSSION FOCUSING ON
INTEGRATION OF STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES INTO THE HIGHER EDUCATION
SYSTEM.
THE FINAL PROGRAM DAY IN WASHINGTON, DC WILL OPEN WITH A
PANEL DISCUSSION ON THE TOPIC OF PROFESSIONAL LINKAGES AND CAREER
DEVELOPMENT FOR EDUCATION PROFESSIONALS. PANELISTS WILL REPRESENT
SELECTED NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS INCLUDING: THE AMERICAN
ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY PROFESSORS, THE AMERICAN CONFERENCE OF
ACADEIC DEANS, AND THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGIATE
REGISTRARS AND ADMISSIONS OFFICERS. FOLLOWING THE PANEL, THE GROUP
WILL VISIT HOWARD UNIVERSITY FOR A CAMPUS TOUR AND A MEETING WITH
FACULTY FROM THE GRADUATE SCHOOL IN ORDER TO LEARN ABOUT THE
INNOVATIVE PREPARING FUTURE FACULTY PROGRAM.

B. PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA: MARCH 2 - 6, 2004

THEMES: QUALITY ASSURANCE IN EDUCATION; CRAFTING A STUDENT

BODY

PARTICIPANTS WILL SPEND TWO DAYS IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA, AND
THEN TRAVEL TO NEARBY PRINCETON, NEW JERSEY FOR THE FINAL DAY OF
PROGRAMMING. A REPRESENTATIVE OF THE MIDDLE STATES ASSOCIATION OF
COLLEGES AND SCHOOLS WILL DISCUSS THE ROLE OF ACCREDITATION IN
MAINTAINING THE INTEGRITY OF AN EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM AND WILL GIVE
PARTICIPANTS AN OVERVIEW OF INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION
REQUIREMENTS, EMPHASIZING THE VOLUNTARY, PEER-ADMINISTERED
NATURE OF THE ACCREDITATION PROCESS. DURING THEIR DAY-TRIP TO
PRINCETON, PARTICIPANTS WILL MEET WITH REPRESENTATIVES OF
EDUCATIONAL TESTING SERVICES (ETS), A PRIVATE COMPANY WHICH
PRODUCES SUCH WIDELY-USED STANDARDIZED TESTS AS THE TOEFL, SAT, GRE,
AND OTHERS. THE GROUP WILL LEARN ABOUT CONSIDERATIONS TAKEN IN THE
DESIGN OF SUCH TESTS TO ENSURE THAT THE TESTS ARE ACCURATE, UNBIASED,
AND RELIABLE. THE GROUP WILL MEET WITH ADMISSIONS OFFICERS AND
REGISTRARS FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA AND DREXEL
UNIVERSITY, TO DISCUSS STRATEGIES USED TO BALANCE THE DIVERSE
TALENTS AND BACKGROUNDS OF APPLICANTS AND CRAFT THE OPTIMAL
STUDENT BODY. TOPICS DISCUSSED WILL INCLUDE AFFIRMATIVE ACTION AND
THE ROLE OF ETHNICITY IN COLLEGE ADMISSIONS, THE INLUENCE
OF ATHLETIC ABILITY AND SCHOLARSHIPS, AND THE WEIGHT GIVEN TO
STANDARDIZED TEST SCORES. FOR A VIEW OF THE PROCESS FROM THE
APPLICANTS' PERSPECTIVE, THE GROUP WILL VISIT A HIGH SCHOOL
COUNSELING CENTER TO SPEAK WITH GUIDANCE COUNSELORS AND STUDENTS
APPLYING TO COLLEGE. THE VISITORS WILL MEET WITH REPRESENTATIVES OF
VARIOUS STUDENT SUPPORT DIVISIONS TO DISCUSS SERVICES PROVIDED TO
HELP DEVELOP THE STUDENT BODY, INCLUDING STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS
SUCH AS FRATERNITIES AND SORORITIES. PARTICIPANTS WILL HAVE AN
HISTORIC TOUR CULMINATING WITH A VISIT TO THE NEWLY-OPENED
NATIONAL CONSTITUTION CENTER IN DOWNTOWN PHILADELPHIA.
C. RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA: MARCH 6 - 10, 2004

THEMES: ROLE OF A STATE GOVERNMENT IN TERTIARY EDUCATION;
THE UNIVERSITY AS RESEARCH CENTER

IN THE RESEARCH TRIANGLE OF RALEIGH, DURHAM, AND CHAPEL
HILL, PARTICIPANTS WILL LEARN HOW AREA SCHOOLS ARE
EXPANDING THEIR RESEARCH CAPABILITIES THROUGH CONSORTIA,
TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCES, AND PARTNERSHIPS WITH BUSINESS.
PARTICIPANTS WILL MEET WITH THE CHAIR OF THE UNIVERSITY OF
NORTH CAROLINA'S BOARD OF GOVERNORS, TO LEARN MORE ABOUT
THE VITAL ROLE OF THE STATE GOVERNMENT IN HIGHER EDUCATION.
AT NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY, GROUP MEMBERS WILL
EXAMINE STATE/SCHOOL RELATIONS FROM THE UNIVERSITY
PERSPECTIVE. THE CHANCELLOR WILL DESCRIBE THE
POLITICIZATION OF UNIVERSITY FUNDING AND POLICY. THE
VISITORS WILL MEET WITH THE RESEARCH TRIANGLE INSTITUTE
(RTI), AN INDEPENDENT, NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION SERVING
CLIENTS IN GOVERNMENT, INDUSTRY, ACADEMIA, AND PUBLIC
SERVICE THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES AND ABROAD. PROGRAM
PARTICIPANTS WILL LERN ABOUT RTI'S BEGINNINGS, MISSION,
AND GOALS, AS WELL AS THE WAYS THAT ITS FOUNDING
UNIVERSITIES CONTINUE TO COOPERATE IN RESEARCH AND
KNOWLEDGE SHARING. REPRESENTATIVES OF THE TRIANGLE
RESEARCH LIBRARIES NETWORK WILL DISCUSS THE ROLE AND

ORGANIZATION OF THIS CONSORTIUM, AS WELL AS SUCCESSFUL
TECHNIQUES FOR SHARING COSTS AND INFORMATION. AT THE CENTER
FOR INNOVATIVE MANAGEMENT STUDIES AT NORTH CAROLINA STATE
UNIVERSITY, PARTICIPANTS WILL LEARN HOW RESEARCHERS IN
ACADEMIA AND INDUSTRY ARE COLLABORATING TO ENHANCE THE PACE
AND EFFECTIVENESS OF TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION. THE VICE
PROVOST FOR RESEARCH AT DUKE UNIVERSITY WILL DISCUSS HOW
DECISIONS AFFECTING RESEARCH ARE MADE AT THE UNIVERSITY
LEVEL, INCLUDING CAMPUS-WIDE PLANNING WITH REGARD TO
RESEARCH FACILITIES, ALLOCATION OF FUNDS FOR RESEARCH
PROJECTS, AND DECISIONS REGARDING NEW FIELDS OF RESEARCH.
PARTICIPANTS WILL VISIT THE JOHN HOPE FRANKLIN INSTITUTE
FOR INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES TO LEARN ABOUT SEMINARS
HOSTED BY THE INSTITUTE TO FOSTER COLLABORATIVE THINKING
BETWEEN RESEARCHERS FROM DIVERSE DISCIPLINES. A MEMBER OF
THE OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF
NORTH CAROLINA WILL SPEAK ABOUT HOW THE UNIVERSITY
ALLOCATES FINANCIAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT TO A VARIETY
OF RESEARCH PROJECTS. AT THE OFFICE OF TECHNOLOGY
DEVELOPMENT, PARTICIPANTS WILL LEARN HOW THAT OFFICE

PROMOTES INNOVATION AND SUPPORTS FACULTY RESEARCH BY
ASSISTING WITH GRANT-WRITING, TRANSFER AGREEMENTS,
INFORMATION SHARING, AND LICENSING OF DISCOVERIES. WHILE IN
RALEIGH, PARTICIPANTS WILL HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO ATTEND A
CULTURAL EVENT T ONE OF THE AREA'S UNIVERSITIES.

D. TEAM CITY SPLITS: MARCH 10 - 13, 2004

CITIES: LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY; BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA; AND
IOWA CITY, IOWA

THEMES: SERVING THE NEEDS OF ALL STUDENTS; MEETING
COMMUNITY NEEDS THROUGH EDUCATION: COMMUNITY COLLEGES AND
UNIVERSITY EXTENSION SERVICES


THE LOUISVILLE SUBGROUP WILL MEET WITH ADMINISTRATORS OF
THE KENTUCKY COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE SYSTEM, AS
WELL AS THE PRESIDENT OF JEFFERSON COMMUNITY COLLEGE.
THESE MEETINGS WILL HIGHLIGHT THE MYRIAD ISSUES FACED BY

COMMUNITY COLLEGE ADMINISTRATORS. VISITORS WILL ALSO HAVE
AN OPPORTUNITY TO TOUR THE CAMPUS OF JEFFERSON COMMUNITY
COLLEGE. A VISIT TO THE UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY'S
COOPERATIVE EXTENSION OFFICE FOR JEFFERSON COUNTY WILL
HIGHLIGHT THE MISSION OF "LAND GRANT" COLLEGES TO
DISSEMINATE KNOWLEDGE GAINED THROUGH RESEARCH TO ALL
CITIZENS. PARTICIPANTS WILL LEARN ABOUT HOW COUNTY OFFICES
EXTEND THE RESOURCES AND EXPERTISE OF A UNIVERSITY TO FAR
CORNERS OF THE STATE, IMPROVING THE HEALTH AND ECONOMIC
VIABILITY OF RURAL COMMUNITIES. THE KENTUCKY VIRTUAL
UNIVERSITY SERVES AS A CLEARINGHOUSE FOR A GROWING LIST OF
ON-LINE LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES; THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE
OFFICER, AND OTHER REPRESENTATIVES OF THE KENTUCKY VIRTUAL
UNIVERSITY WILL DISCUSS BOTH THE TECHNOLOGIES FOR REMOTE
LEARNING AS WELL AS ON-LINE CURRICULUM CONSIDERATIONS. THE
PARTICIPANTS WILL VISIT SPAULDING UNIVERSITY, A PRIVATE
INSTITUTION, TO LEARN ABOUT SPAULDING UNIVERSITY ONLINE,
THE SCHOOL'S ELECTRONIC CAMPUS. REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE
UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE'S COMMISSION ON DIVERSITY AND
RACIAL EQUALITY WILL MEET WITHPARTICIPANTS TO DISCUSS THE

SCHOOL'S OUTREACH TO MINORITY STUDENTS AND INSTITUTIONAL
EFFORTS TO HELP TRADITIONALLY UNDERREPRESENTED STUDENTS
THRIVE ACADEMICALLY AND SOCIALLY. HOME HOSPITALITY WILL BE
ARRANGED WITH MEMBERS OF THE LOCAL COMMUNITY.

THE INDIANA SUBGROUP WILL VISIT INDIANA UNIVERSITY, MEETING
WITH STAFF FROM THE OFFICE OF ACADEMIC SUPPORT AND
DIVERSITY TO LEARN ABOUT PROGRAMS PROVIDING FINANCIAL,
ACADEMIC, AND SOCIAL/EMOTIONAL SUPPORT FOR STUDENTS.
PROGRAMS ARE FOCUSED ON FIRST-GENERATION COLLEGE STUDENTS
AND STUDENTS FROM TRADITIONALLY UNDERREPRESENTED
DEMOGRAPHICS AND INCLUDE MENTORING, TUTORING, SPECIAL STUDY
GROUPS, CULTURAL CENTERS, AND SPECIALIZED ACADEMIC
PROGRAMS. PARTICIPANTS WILL EXPLORE THE ROLE OF COMMUNITY
COLLEGES IN PROVIDING ACCESS TO EDUCATION AND CAREER
SERVICES WITH A VISIT TO IVY TECH STATE COLLEGE. AT THE
STUDENT INFORMATION AND SERVICES OFFICE, THE GROUP WILL
LEARN ABOUT THE PRIOR LEARNING ASSESSMENT CREDIT, A PROGRAM
WHICH ASSIGNS ACADEMIC CREDIT FOR VERIFIABLE SKILLS GAINED
THROUGH WORK EXPERIENCE, AND SERVICES AIMED AT ENSURING THE

ACADEMIC SUCCESS OF ALL STUDENTS. PARTICIPANTS WILL ALSO
LEARN ABOUT DISTANCE EDUCATION, CAREER AND EMPLOYMENT
SERVICES, AND APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMS OFFERED AT IVY TECH.
A VISIT TO BLOOMINGTON CONTINUING STUDIES WILL HIGHLIGHT
SERVICES AND PROGRAMS TAILORED TO WORKING ADULTS.
PARTICIPANTS WILL SPEAK WITH EDUCATORS AT THE MONROE COUNTY
EXTENSION OFFICE, WHICH IS AN AFFILIATE OF PURDUE
UNIVERSITY, ONE OF THE LAND GRANT COLLEGES. HOME
HOSPITALITY WILL BE ARRANGED WITH MEMBERS OF THE LOCAL
COMMUNITY.


HE IOWA SUBGROUP WILL VISIT THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA, WHERE
STAFF FROM THE OFFICE OF STUDENT LIFE AND THE ACADEMIC
ADVISING CENTER WILL SPEAK ABOUT HELPING STUDENTS GET THE
MOST OUT OF THEIR UNIVERSITY EXPERIENCE ACADEMICALLY AND
PERSONALLY. THE GROUP WILL ALSO VISIT THE CAREER CENTER TO
LEARN HOW THE UNIVERSITY CONNECTS CURRENT STUDENTS WITH
ALUMNI FOR CAREER ADVICE AND PROFESSIONAL NETWORKING.
PARTICIPANTS WILL ALSO VISIT CORNELL COLLEGE, A SMALL,

PRIVATE COLLEGE WITH A UNIQUE "ONE-COURSE-AT-A-TIME"
ACADEMIC FRAMEWORK WHICH ALLOWS STUDENT TO CONCENTRATE
INTENSELY ON A SINGLE SUBJECT FOR EACH OF NINE 24-DAY TERMS
EACH YEAR. THE VISIT WILL FOCUS ON STUDENT LIFE AT A
SMALL, RURAL COLLEGE. THE GROUP WILL ALSO VISIT KIRKWOOD
COMMUNITY COLLEGE, WHERE STAFF FROM THE STUDENT DEVELOPMENT
AND COUNSELING OFFICE WILL DISCUSS PROGRAMS AND STRATEGIES
TO HELP STUDENTS MAKE THE MOST OUT OF THEIR EDUCATION.
PARTICIPANTS WILL LEARN ABOUT THE IOWA COMMUNICATION
NETWORK AND OTHER DISTANCE LEARNING PROGRAMS WHICH EXTEND
THE REACH OF THE COLLEGE BEYOND THE TRADITIONAL CAMPUS.
THEY WILL ALSO MEET WITH REPRESENTATIVES FROM TRAINING AND
OUTREACH SERVICES, WHO WILL SPEAK WITH THE GROUP ABOUT
STRATEGIES TO LINK STUDENTS TO LOCAL BUSINESSES, AS WELL AS
WAYS TO MEET THE TRAINING NEEDS OF BUSINESSES THROUGH
CUSTOMIZED EMPLOYEE TRAINING. AT THE JOHNSON COUNTY
EXTENSION SERVICE, THE GROUP WILL LEARN HOW STAFF
REPRESENTING A VARIETY OF SUBJECT AREAS MAKE THE RESEARCH
AND EXPERTISE FROM IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY AVAILABLE TO THE
PUBLIC OUTSIDE OF A STRUCTURED ACADEMIC SETTING THROUGH

WORKSHOPS, COURSES, AND CNSULTATIONS. HOME HOSPITALITY
WILL BE ARRANGED WITH MEMBERS OF THE LOCAL COMMUNITY.

E. DENVER, COLORADO: MARCH 13 - 18, 2004

THEMES: MANAGEMENT OF FACULTY AND STUDENTS; FINANCING A
UNIVERSITY AND A UNIVERSITY EDUCATION; UNIVERSITY
GOVERNANCE AND PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT; FINAL EVALUATION

FOLLOWING THE TEAM SPLITS, PARTICIPANTS WILL RECONVENE IN
DENVER, COLORADO, AND SHARE THEIR TEAM SPLIT EXPERIENCES
WITH THE LARGER GROUP. VISITORS WILL EXAMINE THE ONGOING
ADMINISTRATIVE FUNCTIONS OF UNIVERSITIES, INCLUDING FACULTY
RETENTION AND PROMOTION. PARTICIPANTS WILL ALSO REVIEW THE
ROLE OF STUDENTS IN INFLUENCING UNIVERSITY POLICY, AS WELL
AS THE ADMINISTRATION OF STUDENT SERVICES SUCH AS
COUNSELING AND FINANCIAL AID. BOTH PUBLIC AND PRIVATE
UNIVERSITIES WILL HOST THE GROUP FOR DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING
UNIVERSITY FINANCING AND BUDGET ALLOCATIONS. THE VISITORS
WILL STUDY THE STRUCTURE AND FUNCTIONING OF SCHOOL

GOVERNANCE SYSTEMS. HOME HOSPITALITY WITH LOCAL EDUCATORS
AND A TRIP TO THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS WILL ADD A CULTURAL
ELEMENT TO THE VISITORS' STAY IN COLORADO. PARTICIPANTS
WILL MEET WITH STAFF FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES
AT THE UNIVERSITY OF DENVER, WHO WILL REVIEW MANY POLICIES,
PROCEDURES, AND LEGAL ISSUES SURROUNDING UNIVERSITY
EMPLOYMENT. CHALLENGES INHERENT IN THE RETENTION AND
PROMOTION OF FACULTY AND THE TENURE SYSTEM WILL BE
DISCUSSED. THIS MEETING WILL ALSO HIGHLIGHT DEVELOPMENT
AND TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE TO FACULTY AND STAFF.
AT THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO AT DENVER, THE DIRECTOR OF
THE OFFICE OF BUDGETS AND FISCAL PLANNING WILL DISCUSS THE
BUDGETING OF PUBLIC UNIVRSITIES IN COLORADO, AND COMPARE
THIS PROCESS TO THOSE IN OTHER STATES IN THE NATION.
PARTICIPANTS WILL EXAMINE PRIVATE UNIVERSITY FUNDING AND
STUDENT FINANCIAL AID AT THE UNIVERSITY OF DENVER. THE
ISSUE OF STUDENT FINANCES WILL BE DISCUSSED WITH THE
DIRECTOR OF THE OFFICE OF STUDENT FINANCE. THE
INTERNATIONAL VISITORS WILL MEET WITH COMMISSIONERS OF THE
COLORADO COMMISSION ON HIGHER EDUCATION, WHO WILL EXPLAIN

COMMON GOVERNANCE SYSTEMS OF PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES AND
HIGHLIGHT THE ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF GOVERNING
BOARDS. PARTICIPANTS WILL ALSO SEE HOW A SMALL, RELIGIOUS
COLLEGE IS GOVERNED AND ADMINISTERED DURING A VISIT TO
COLORADO CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY, WHERE MEETINGS WILL FOCUS ON
HOW THE SCHOOL'S CHRISTIAN MISSION IS REFLECTED IN
ADMINISTRATIVE AND ACADEMIC POLICIES AND HOW THIS SHARED
BELIEF SYSTEM INFLUENCES RELATIONS BETWEEN ADMINISTRATORS,
FACULTY, AND STUDENTS. ADDITIONAL PROGRAM ACTIVITIES WILL
BE ADDED. PROGRAM OFFICERS FROM THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF
STATE AND THE INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WILL
JOIN PARTICIPANTS FOR A FINAL EVALUATION.

5. A PARTICIPANT LIST TO DATE FOLLOWS:

APPROVED CANDIDATES:
____________________

BAHRAIN: MOHAMED EBRAHIM: VICE PRESIDENT FOR ACADEMIC
AFFAIRS AND SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH, UNIVERSITY OF BAHRAIN;

EL SALVADOR: MARIO OLMOS: SECRETARY GENERAL OF
UNIVERSIDAD DON BOSCO;

ETHIOPIA: BELAY TEGEGNE: ACADEMIC VICE PRESIDENT AND
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, ALEYMAYA UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE;

FINLAND: ANITA LEHIKOINEN: COUNSELOR OF EDUCATION,
MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, UNIVERSITY EDUCATION UNIT;

GAZA: ATA DARWISH: LECTUER AND PRACTICAL TEACHING
SUPERVISOR, AL AZHAR UNIVERSITY;

GERMANY: INGMAR AHL: PROJECT MANAGER FOR SCIENCE AND
SCHOLARSHIP AT THE ZEIT FOUNDATION;

GUATEMALA: ANABELLA GIRACCA DE CASETELLANOS: DIRECTOR,
PROJECT EDUMAYA, UNIVERSIDAD RAFAEL LANDIVAR;

ICELAND: RUNOLFUR AGUSTSSON: RECTOR OF BIFROST SCHOOL OF

BUSINESS;

MALAYSIA: AINEE NOOR ADLAN: PUBLISHER AND EDITOR,
EDUCATION QUARTERLY;

NICARAGUA: NOREEN WHITE: VICE-RECTOR, UNIVERSIDAD DE LAS
REGIONES AUTONOMAS DE LA COSTA CARIBE NICARAGUENSE;

NIGERIA: OYEDAPO FAGBENRO: DEAN OF STUDENTS, FEDERAL
UNVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, AKURA;

NORWAY: GRETHE NETLAND: HEAD OF ADMINISTRATIVE
DEPARTMENT, UNIVERSITY OF OSLO;

POLAND: URSZULA BRODA: DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF THE OFFICE OF
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, WROCLAW UNIVERSITY;

SAUDI ARABIA: SADIQ MOHAMMED: CHAIRMAN AND PROFESSOR,
COMPUTER ENGINEERING DEPT., KING FAHD UNIVERSITY OF
PETROLEUM AND MINERALS;

SLOVAK REPUBLIC: MIRKO ROSIC: RECTOR, UNIVERSITY OF
KRAGUJEVAC, KRAGUJEVAC;
SLOVENIA: MANICA KRUMP: SECRETARY GENERAL OF THE
UNIVERSITY OF MARIBOR;

SYRIA: SALIM DAABOUL: BOARD OF TRUSTEES, KALAMOON
UNIVERSITY, DAMASCUS.

				
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