Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Transatlantic Degree Programs (TDP) Manual – Call for Papers

The following call for papers was posted to SECUSS-L today by Daniel Obst of the Institute of International Education and Matthias Kuder of Freie Universität Berlin.

This call for papers published by the Freie Universität Berlin and the Institute of International Education invites administrators and faculty from higher education institutions in Europe and the U.S. who have experience with developing and maintaining joint and double degree programs to submit articles to the Transatlantic Degree Programs (TDP) Manual. The Manual is intended to serve as a key resource to institutions who wish to build or expand transatlantic joint or double degree programs. Individual articles will provide practical recommendations on removing barriers and overcoming challenges in the development of these types of programs and highlight key issues related to establishing, managing and sustaining collaborative degree programs with a particular focus on the transatlantic context.

Articles should ideally focus on one of the topics listed below and present possible solutions and good practice examples to key challenges in joint and double degree programming.

- Ensuring sustainability and securing funding
- Securing institutional support
- Resolving language issues and removing language barriers
- Identifying appropriate student selection processes
- Managing student and faculty mobility
- Recruiting students, recruiting quality students, and attracting U.S. students to participate
- Designing a joint curriculum
- Agreeing on credit transfer recognition
- Finding solutions to meeting diverging degree requirements/meeting general education requirements
- Evaluating programs and receiving accreditation
- Ensuring a balance in the exchange of students
- Ensuring good and open communication with program partners

We also encourage articles that specifically address challenges at different academic levels (collaborative degrees at the undergraduate level, master's level, and Ph.D. level) Most articles will be between 2 and 5 pages (between 1200 and 2000 words). Papers should be submitted in English.

The submission deadline has been extended to March 29, 2009. Please let us know if you plan to submit an article. To download the Call for Papers, which includes a list of suggested topics, visit www.tdp-project.de or http://www.iienetwork.org/?p=TDP. If you are interested in submitting an article for the TDP Manual, please address all inquiries to:

Daniel Obst
Institute of International Education
Email: dobst@iie.org
Tel: +1.212.984.5370

and
Matthias Kuder
Freie Universität Berlin
Email: matthias.kuder@fu-berlin.de
Tel: +49-(0)30-838-73942

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