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Project Abstracts - FY 2002 Awards
Project Number Lead State
P116J020002 Baylor University TX
P116J020005 Brookdale Community College NJ
P116J020037 Front Range Community College CO
P116J020008 Georgia State University GA
P116J020031 Otterbein College OH
P116J020029 Pennsylvania State University PA
P116J020016 San Diego State University CA
P116J020010 Southeast Missouri State University MO
P116J020017 University of Cincinnati OH
P116J020022 University of Georgia GA
P116J020021 University of Rochester NY
P116J020026 University of Wisconsin-Madison WI
P116J020018 Wright State University OH



International Master in Environmental Science (IMES)

USLead: Baylor University, TXPartners:Arizona State University, AZ
Embry-Riddle University, FL
ECLead: Università degli Studi di Firenze, ItalyPartners:Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Aston University, UK
Subject Areas:Environmental Science

The partner institutions will develop a two-year master's program in Environmental Science. The academic program will be built around lectures, case studies, field experience, and individual study assisted by tutors at each of the universities. The first year will be spent developing specific curricular content, language preparation programs, and student selection criteria. Coursework in the master's degree will begin in the second year, focusing on environmental issues both local and global in scale. The third year will include two specialization courses focusing on Biofuel Transportation Applications and on Air Quality Studies. The partners will also organize seminars and conferences on these topics in collaboration with other organizations and institutes.

FY 2002 Award: $ 49,194
Total US Funding Estimate: 3 years, $204,749

US Lead Contact:Maxwell E. Shauck
Baylor University
P.O. Box 97413
Waco, TX 76798
Tel: 254-710-3563; Fax: 254-710-3560


EC Lead Contact:Francesco Martelli
Università degli Studi di Firenze
Via S. Marta 3
50139 Firenze, Italy
Tel: 39.0554796237; Fax: 39.0554796342

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Transatlantic Consortium for Culinary and Hospitality Education

USLead: Brookdale Community College, NJPartners:Nassau Community College, NY
Baltimore City Community College, MD
ECLead: James Watt College, UKPartners:Instituts Univeria, France
Institut Français des Alpes, France
Koning Willem I College, Netherlands
Subject Areas:Food ScienceInternational Education

Through a United States - European Community Consortium, seven institutions of higher education will develop a plan to implement an international curriculum for their culinary arts/hospitality management programs. Each institution brings to the consortium unique cultural, linguistic, and geographic offerings, technological resources, varied culinary/hospitality management programs and a strong commitment to international education. This project will lay the foundation for international curriculum development, transatlantic faculty and student exchanges, linguistic and intercultural learning and international work placement opportunities.

FY 2002 Award: $26,480
Total US Funding: 1 year, $26,480

US Lead Contact:Emily Hagadorn
Brookdale Community College
765 Newman Springs Road
Lincroft, NJ 07738-1597
Tel: 732-224-2174
EC Lead Contact:Peter Midgley
James Watt College
Finnart Campus, Finnart Street
Greenock PA16 8HF, Scotland
Tel: 44 1475 724433

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Program for Transatlantic Exchange of Veterinary Nurses and Technicians (PETVET)

USLead: Front Range Community College, COPartners:St. Petersburg College, FL
Argosy University, MN
ECLead: Groenhorst College, NetherlandsPartners:Edinburgh College, UK
Institut Bonaparte, France
Subject Areas:Veterinary Science

PETVET will organize a transatlantic curriculum development and exchange program for veterinary nurses and technicians. The project will include an introductory module for students before departure, a short instruction and teaching period at the partner institution, and a transatlantic work placement. During the project we will establish a transatlantic network that will maintain the exchange and curricular development even after the project has ended. This network will include professional bodies and certifying bodies.

FY 2002 Award: $46,231
Total US Funding Estimate: 3 years, $205,147

US Lead Contact:Betsy A. Krieger
Front Range Community College
4616 South Shields Street
Fort Collins, CO 80526
Tel: 970-204-8313
EC Lead Contact:Douwe Algra
Groenhorst College
Postbus 331, 3770 AH Barneveld
Tel: 0031-342-455552

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Certificate in International Education: Developing Educators for a Global Society

USLead: Georgia State University, GAPartners:Indiana University of Pennsylvania, PA
Texas Christian University, TX
ECLead: Malmö Högskola, SwedenPartners:Liverpool Hope University College, UK
Hanzehogeschool Groningen, Netherlands
Subject Areas:Teacher Education

This consortium project will develop an interdisciplinary program to certify students in international education. These courses are focused on preparing teachers to deal with the issues of global society and international education. The program will combine classroom and experiential learning to develop both knowledge of and experience with global issues.

FY 2002 Award: $72,493
Total US Funding Estimate: 3 years, $204,759

US Lead Contact:Sunya Collier
Georgia State University
College of Education, Suite 500
University Plaza
Atlanta, GA 30303
Tel: 404-651-2584; Fax: 404-651-1495
EC Lead Contact:Gun Haegerfelth
Malmö Högskola
School of Teacher Education
205 06 Malmö, Sweden
Tel: 46.40.665.82.68; Fax:

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Advancing Gerontologic Education: Nursing through International Collaborative Endeavors (AGE: NICE)

USLead: Otterbein College, OHPartners:East Tennessee State University, TN
Hampton University, VA
ECLead: Högskola i Kalmar, SwedenPartners:Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy
University of Ulster, UK
Subject Areas:Health CareGerontology

The AGE: NICE Project focuses on the global issue of health care for older adults. The issue of aging crosses international borders and impacts social and economic structures, politics and health care. This project will blend knowledge from nursing and business disciplines in order to improve leadership in health care organizations. Over a three-year period, AGE: NICE will create an international, interdisciplinary, gerontologic model for nursing education through the collaboration and exchange of thirty students and twelve faculty from three European Community and three United States universities. The international curricula to be designed will (1) serve as a replication model, (2) focus on cost-effective quality gerontologic health care across cultures, (3) be taught jointly by interdisciplinary nursing and business faculty from partner institutions, and (4) use interactive video and Web-based technologies.

FY 2002 Award: $42,220
Total US Funding Estimate: 3 years, $204,952

US Lead Contact:Judy Strayer
Otterbein College
Westerville, OH 43081
Tel: 614-823-1614
EC Lead Contact:Britt-Inger Saveman
Högskola i Kalmar,
S-391 82 Kalmar, Sweden.
Tel: 46.480.446959

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PRESTIGE: Preparing Engineering Students to Work in the Global Economy

USLead: Pennsylvania State University, PAPartners:Arizona State University, AZ
University of Washington, WA
ECLead: University of Leeds, UKPartners:Ecole Centrale de Lyon, France
Universidad de Navarra, Spain
Institut Universitaire de Technologie, France
Subject Areas:EngineeringInternational Business

The PRESTIGE project will prepare engineering students for work in an increasingly global economy. Twenty-five web-based course modules for global production design and development will be developed in a multilingual (English, Spanish and French) resource website. The project will use information technology to create multinational student design teams, lectures, and discussions. Global engineering internships will also be available.

FY 2002 Award: $54,053
Total US Funding Estimate: 3 years, $205,947

US Lead Contact:Richard F. Devon
Pennsylvania State University
213 Hammond Building
University Park, PA 16802
Tel: 814-865-3163; Fax: 814-863-7229
EC Lead Contact:Alan de Pennington
University of Leeds
Woodhouse Lane
Leeds LS2 9JT
Tel:; Fax:

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Consortium for Higher Education Exchange in Instructional and Information Technologies (CHEXIT)

USLead: San Diego State University, CAPartners:Utah State University, UT
Texas A&M University, TX
ECLead: Universiteit Twente, NetherlandsPartners:Lancaster University, UK
Universitat de Barcelona, Spain
Subject Areas:Information TechnologyInternational Education

Universities with departments of instructional technology have traditionally focused on helping companies and institutions solve performance problems through selective interventions. Recent changes in technology, the vast quantity of available information, the globalization of our societies, and the need for knowledgable workers is significantly altering the workplace and how these departments of higher education need to approach their goals. This project combines an internationalized curricula in instructional and informational technologies with student and faculty exchanges, as well as internships. The curriculum in instructional technology will be revised to include more international offerings and build upon existing expertise in language and culture, as well as distance education modes of teaching.

FY 2002 Award: $52,928
Total US Funding Estimate: 3 years, $204,871

US Lead Contact:Donn Ritchie
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Dr.
San Diego, CA 92107-1107
Tel: 619-594-5076; Fax: 619-594-6376
EC Lead Contact:Pløn W. Verhagen
Universiteit Twente
P.O. Box 217, 2500 AE
Enschede, Netherlands
Tel: 31-53-489-3607, Fax: 31-53-489-2895

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CARE: Children at Risk in Education

USLead: Southeast Missouri State University, MOPartners:Coastal Carolina University, SC
University of Central Florida, FL
ECLead: Stranmillis University College, UKPartners:Hogeschool van Arnhem en Nijmegen, Netherlands
Universidad de Leon, Spain
Subject Areas:Teacher Education

The CARE Consortium addresses the shared concerns of US and EC educators regarding young people at risk of failing or underachieving educationally. To assist in maximizing the potential of these young people, the consortium will develop a curriculum for teacher candidates that will enable them to work effectively with low-achieving children. Teacher candidates will engage in supervised teaching practice and participate in study and analysis of these experiences via the consortium's website managed discussion lists and Web crossing activities. The consortium's web site will publish and make available curricular materials and findings that will foster best practices in the education of under-achieving children globally.

FY 2002 Award: $42,951
Total US Funding Estimate: 3 years, $204,585

US Lead Contact:Jean E. Benton
Southeast Missouri State University
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
Tel.: 573-651-2440; Fax: 573-651-2410
EC Lead Contact:Sandra McWilliams
Stranmillis University College
Stranmillis Road, Belfast, BT95DY, UK
Tel.: 44(0)28-9038-4368; Fax: 44(0)28-9066-4423

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Joint Masters Meta-University EC-US: A Consortium for the Transatlantic Study of Design, Planning and Urbanism, and Information Design

USLead: University of Cincinnati, OHPartners:North Carolina State University, NC
University of Michigan , MI
ECLead: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, NetherlandsPartners:Hogeschool Sint-Lucas Brussel, Belgium
University of Strathclyde, UK
Subject Areas:Urban PlanningArchitecture

The joint Masters Meta-University project will involve US and EC graduate-level students in architecture and urban design, planning, and information design. The project will involve overseas study and web-based exchange, initially at the master's and later at the doctoral level. The project will also include a website for communication and curriculum development, urban planning workshops, and the involvement of the European Cluster-Graduate School "USO-Built". A meta-curriculum will be structured to address common concerns and take advantage of participating universities' strengths.

FY 2002 Award: $44,034
Total US Funding Estimate: 3 years, $200,191

US Lead Contact:Johanna W. Looye
University of Cincinnati
School of Planning
P.O. Box 210016
Cincinnati, Ohio 45221-0016
Tel: 513-556-0216; Fax: 513-556-1274
EC Lead Contact:Cornelis H. Doevendans
Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning
PO Box 513, Den Dolech 2,
5600 MB Eindhoven, Netherlands
Tel: + 31 40 247 2980; Fax: + 31 40 247 5192

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Veterinary Curriculum and the Future: Public Health, Food Security and Agroterror

USLead: University of Georgia, GAPartners:Texas A&M University, TX
Iowa State University, IA
ECLead: Universidad Complutense de Madrid, SpainPartners:Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy
Universiteit Gent, Belgium
Subject Areas:Public HealthAgriculture

Global animal health, food safety, and public health are vulnerable to emerging pathogens and accidental or intentional introductions of foreign animal diseases. Newly emerging concerns about intentional introductions of diseases, or adulterants, have created an amplified impetus for awareness, early detection, and effective control plans. This project addresses the critical need for training and increased preparedness of US and EC veterinarians. The project includes internet-based modules will combine student experiential learning with critical issues of international trade, food safety and security, and foreign animal diseases.

FY 2002 Award: $52,420
Total US Funding Estimate: 3 years, $198,339

US Lead Contact:Corrie Brown
University of Georgia
D.W. Brooks Drive
Athens, GA 30602-7388
Tel: 706-542-5842; Fax: 706-542-5828
EC Lead Contact:Maria J. Illera del Portal
Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Avda. Puerta Hierro s/n
Madrid, Spain
Tel: 34.91.394.3867; Fax: 34.91.394.3864

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Music Study, Mobility, and Accountability Project

USLead: University of Rochester, NYPartners:National Assoc. of Schools of Music, VA
University of Houston, TX
ECLead: Noord-Nederlands Conservatorium, NetherlandsPartners:Assoc. of European Conservatories, Netherlands
Lunds Universitet, Sweden
Royal College of Music, UK
Subject Areas:MusicPedagogy

This project brings together the resources of five prominent music-teaching institutions to compare expectations for student achievement and to consider the possibilities for common international efforts to advance educational quality. The two-year project will advance and improve joint cooperation and exchange of students, faculty, curricula, and ideas. Findings from the project will be analyzed, compiled, and published. Upon completion of the project, recommendations and proposals for post-project continuation will also be published. The involvement of AEC (170 institutional members) and NASM (585 institutional members) allows for continuous dissemination during the project and a continuing commitment to pursue findings and recommendations after completion.

FY 2002 Award: $34,660
Total US Funding Estimate: 2 years, $76,500

US Lead Contact:James Undercofler
University of Rochester
Eastman School of Music
26 Gibbs Street
Rochester, NY 14604-2599
Tel: 585-274-1010; Fax: 585-263-2807
EC Lead Contact:Rineke Smilde
Noord-Nederlands Conservatorium
Veemarktstraat 76
9724 GA Groningen, Netherlands
Tel: 31.50.5951300; Fax: 31.50.5951399

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Urban Ecology: Educating for the Management of Cultural Landscapes

USLead: University of Wisconsin-Madison, WIPartners:University of Oregon, OR
University of Pennsylvania, PA
ECLead: Universiteit van Amsterdam, NetherlandsPartners: Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
Politécnica Universidad de Cartagena, Spain
Subject Areas:Urban Ecology

This project will create a trans-Atlantic consortium dedicated to interactive distance learning, and field training and education within the field of urban ecology. Each of the cities in which the partner institutions is located has both unique and common environmental issues. Student participants will take classes at the host universities and will work on field internship projects in urban ecology at local governmental and non-governmental agencies. In the third year of the program, an extensive report with recommendations will be prepared by the group and disseminated to our partner agencies, local governments, and continuing education programs for teachers.

FY 2002 Award: $60,438
Total US Funding Estimate: 3 years, $204,857

US Lead Contact:Michael S. Adams
University of Wisconsin-Madison
321 Birge Hall, 430 Lincoln Drive
Madison, WI 53706
Tel: 608-263-5994
EC Lead Contact:Jan van Mourik
Universiteit van Amsterdam
IBED Fysische geografie,
Nieuwe Achtergracht 166,
1018 WV Amsterdam,
Tel: 31.20.525.7441

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Project RENEUUS: Regional Educational Network Between the European Union and the United States

USLead: Wright State University, OHPartners:Ball State University, IN
University of Memphis, TN
ECLead: Umeå University, SwedenPartners:Fachhochschule Jena, Germany
Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca, Spain
Subject Areas:Regional PlanningInternational Education

Project RENEUUS will design and implement an interdisciplinary academic program in regional planning, development, and leadership. The project will be based on a close cooperation and support network between universities in regions of Europe and the United States that are experiencing significant social, economic, and technological change. It focuses on efforts by the universities to educate graduates in the fields of communication, management, and public administration who are able to identify and respond to existing and future regional challenges and opportunities. The project will establish a Certificate in Comparative Planning and Development to provide the next generation of regional problem solvers with both effective interdisciplinary training in regional planning and development and useful comparative and international perspectives.

FY 2002 Award: $53,007
Total US Funding Estimate: 3 years, $205,000

US Lead Contact:Douglas C. Nord
Wright State University
Dayton, OH 45435-0001
Tel: 937-775-5767
EC Lead Contact:Kjell Lundmark
Umeå University
S-901 87 Umeå, Sweden
Tel: 46-90-786-52-31

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