Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Resources of Interest Found in the “Bury Book International Education Library & Archive”

For several years now I have been collecting literature and resources on international education for my various research, bibliography, writing and now blogging activities. I currently have over 4,000 electronic articles, books, reports, meeting minutes, notes related to international education in my collection and it’s growing daily. Additionally, I have a pretty decent hard copy collection of international education related literature in my home office (if I don’t say so myself!).

Last week I posted to IHEC Blog on “
A Thought on the Problems I see with Researching Outcomes from Study Abroad” and I received some really good feedback via e-mail and my colleague Bryan McAllister-Grande, from Brandeis University and the NAFSA TLS Research & Scholarship network leader, forwarded that post to the Research & Scholarship network members and a brief discussion has started which is great! Many people were interested in the Stimpfl & Engberg articles and I offered to make a copies to send out. While I was searching for the two articles in my library (still looking but hope to find them soon) I came across many of the interesting and old (original hard copy) publications I have in my collection and I thought I would simply list a few of them here:[1]

The Foreign Graduate Student: Priorities for Research and Action” (1971) by the College Entrance Examination Board, New York

Educational Exchanges: Aspects of the American Experience, Report of a Conference Sponsored by the Committee on International Exchange of Persons of the Conference Board of Associated Research Councils” (1956) by the National Academy of Sciences-National Research Council
A Guide to Institutional Self-Study and Evaluation of Educational Programs Abroad” (1965) by the Council on Student Travel
Minutes of the September 16, 1980 Meeting of Research Committee of the IEELG” – IEELG was the International Educational Exchange Liaison Group of which NAFSA was a founding member and it appears to have been a policy/advocacy group

Manual for Study Abroad Evaluations” (1995) by the Commission on Higher Education Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools

Study Abroad Programs: An Evaluation Guide” (1979) prepared by ANTFOSA, The Task Force on Study Abroad of the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) and the National Association for Foreign Student Affairs (NAFSA)

Guidelines on Developing Campus Services for Students Going Abroad” (1973) edited by Sandra W. Soule for the Student Advisory Committee of the Council on International Educational Exchange

Recording the Performance of U.S. Undergraduates at British Institutions: Guidelines Toward Standardized Reporting for Study Abroad” (1988) edited by David Rex and Thomas Roberts for the National Association for Foreign Student Affairs (NAFSA)

Study Abroad: Handbook for Advisers and Administrators, Guideline Series: 10” (1979) by the Field Service Program of the National Association for Foreign Student Affairs

SECUSSA Sourcebook: A Guide for Advisors of U.S. Students Planning an Overseas Experience” (1975) by the National Association for Foreign Student Affairs

Criteria for Good Study-Abroad Programs and In Budgets There is Power: Fiscal Concepts for International Education Administrators, NAFSA Working Paper #34” (1992) by Paula Spier for NAFSA: Association of International Educators

Finally, last week I received two boxes of NAFSA Region V conference/planning documents from late 1970's through the 1980's from a senior colleague in the international education field. What great archival donation! This person and I are now coordinating his donation of similar documents from his tenure on the NAFSA SECUSSA (Section on US Students Abroad) national team. This was the third such donation I have received in the last two years. If you would like to donate international education related items from your personal library I would love to hear from you! You can contact me at

What’s with the name “Bury Book International Education Library & Archive”? I’ve touched on this before on
IHEC Blog’s Facebook page and hope to write more about this on IHEC Blog in the future.
Photo Credit: Marxchivist

Note on the photo: in the photo you will see Harper Memorial Library (the book cover ~ bottom center). What’s nice about this is that my office is located in the tower you see in the photo!
Publications are not referenced in any formal style such as Chicago or APA but rather in David Comp blogging style. Publications are not listed in any particular order other than how they were placed on the stack.


  1. Thanks for sharing your resources with us. Do you recommend any research or articles on international travel and study programs for high school students? Secondly, I appreciated last weeks post about "A Thought on the Problems I see with Researching Outcomes from Study Abroad," and agree that categorization of different types of study abroad would help us study and understand the outcomes. This may sound basic, but I think agreeing on some standard naming conventions for the most (and less) popular types of study abroad would help researchers, educators and students more clearly see the differences between programs/options as well as outcomes. Do you think we have already established and outlined these clearly? If so, do you think these are widely known and understood?

  2. @britton ~ Many thanks for your comment. A short time ago I searchd all my electronic pieces of literature for pieces related to high school students and didn't find anything. One of my new projects is to find more literature on high school students.

    Thanks for your comments about my "A Thought on the Problems I see with Researching Outcomes from Study Abroad". I think members of the Data Committee of the Forum on Education Abroad has done a good job with the Education Abroad Glossary Project ( which was published about a year ago but it is not widely known or used.