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HEA: International Education and Foreign Language Studies Institute for International Public Policy - 2004

CFDA Numbers: 84.269 - Institute for International Public Policy

Program Goal: To meet the nation's security and economic needs through the development of a national capacity in foreign languages, and area and international studies.
Objective 8.1 of 1: To establish an Institute for International Public Policy (IIPP) to conduct a program to significantly increase the numbers of underrepresented minorities in the international service.
Indicator 8.1.1 of 1: Graduate Placement: The number of IIPP program graduates who are employed in the international service.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Number of IIPP program graduates employed in international service.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
Status: Target exceeded

Explanation: The IIPP comprehensive program of study is a 5-year program with six components. It currently consists of the following: (1) sophomore summer policy institute; (2) junior year abroad; (3) junior year summer policy institute; (4) post-senior-year intensive language instruction; (5) post-baccalaureate internships at international affairs agencies and organizations; and (6) Master's degree in international relations. Fellows from the first cohort completed the comprehensive program in June 2000. The number of fellows graduated should become more consistent as the program matures. As the IIPP program graduates students more consistently, a greater pool of students with international competency becomes available for government and international organizations to draw upon. The goal of the program is to develop a positive reputation for IIPP graduates, such that they become a sought after commodity for internationally focused organizations.  
Additional Source Information: Previously, graduate data was collected through paper-based annual performance reports. Beginning in 2002, data will be collected through the EELIAS performance reporting system. This data will provide more information on the status of IIPP program graduates and alumni.

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2004 - 2005
Data Available: July 2005
Validated By: No Formal Verification.

Limitations: The data on program graduates is being provided by the grantee, with little opportunity for the Department to double-check the data. As the number of fellows employed in international service increases, tracking all of these individuals will become more difficult.

Improvements: EELIAS system will provide greater tools for the electronic analysis of report data. This will prove useful for conducting longitudinal studies on the IIPP program graduates.


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