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Project Number Lead State
P116N010003 University of Iowa IA
P116N010004 North Carolina State University NC
P116N010007 Scottsdale Community College AZ
P116N010008 University of Wisconsin-Madison WI
P116N010010 Arizona State University AZ
P116N010013 University of California, Los Angeles CA
P116N010017 Golden West College CA
P116N010018 Tulsa Community College OK
P116N010019 University of Arizona AZ
P116N010020 University of Arkansas AK

Crosscurrents: Journalism and Globalization


US Lead: University of Iowa Partner: University of Georgia
Canada Lead: Mount Royal College Partner: Humber College
Mexico Lead: Universidad de Colima Partner: Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara

Subject Areas: Journalism International Education

The partners in this consortium propose to bring together students from Canada, the United States, and Mexico to produce jointly pieces of television and/or print journalism on subjects with a North American dimension. Students will take courses in second languages and cross-cultural studies. The result will be to combine increased technical understanding of journalism content and systems with lessons in development, politics, cultural change, resiliency, and human communications. The long-term result will be to strengthen journalism education within a North American context.

Total US funding for 4 years: $188,460

US Contact: Venise Berry, Interim Director, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Iowa, W612B Seashore Hall, Iowa City, IA 52242; Tel.: 319-335-3482; Fax: 319-335-5210; E-mail:


Canada Contact: Hilary Elliott, Director, Centre for Communications Studies and Journalism, Mount Royal College, 4825 Richard Road, SW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T3E6K6; Tel.: 403-240-6412; Fax: 403-240-6563; E-mail:


Mexico Contact: Gabriela del Carmen Gonzalez, Director, Journalism and Communications, Universidad de Colima, Avenida Universidad 333, Colima, México 28040; Tel.: 3-31-6-10-85 ext. 37105; Fax: 3-31-6-10-85 ext. 37105; E-mail:


Introducing Process Integration For Environmental Control in Engineering Curricula


US Lead: North Carolina State University Partner: Auburn University
Canada Lead: Ecole Polytechnique de Montréal Partner: Université d'Ottawa
Mexico Lead: Universidad de Guanajuato Partner: Universidad de San Luis Potosí

Subject Area: Environmental Control Process Integration

The short-term goal of this consortium is to create international cultural exchanges for students studying in process integration and environmental control, particularly with respect to the paper and petroleum industries. The consortium members also intend to have students assist in the creation of web based educational modules, which will facilitate the introduction of process integration for environmental control in engineering curricula. These modules will be made widely available in each of the participating countries. The longer-term objective of the consortium will provide faculty exchanges in order to develop a network for cooperation and development of process integration and its applications to environmental control. This network will guide the exchange program and development of educational modules during the grant period. It is anticipated that the consortium will continue beyond the grant period to maintain student exchanges and to further develop process integration education and collaboration among the consortium members.

Total US funding for 4 years: $230,808

US Contact: John A. Heitmann, Jr., Professor, North Carolina State University, Department of Wood and Paper Science, Campus Box 8005, Raleigh, NC 27695-8005; Tel: 919-515-7711; Fax: 919-515-6302; E-mail:


Canada Contact: Paul Stuart, Associate Professor and NSERC Chairholder, Ecole Polytechnique de Montréal, Chemical Engineering, C.P. 6079, Succ. Centre-ville, Montréal, Québec, H3C3A7, Canada, Tel.: 514-340-4711 ext. 4384; Fax: 514-340-5795; E-mail:


Mexico Contact: Martin Picon Nuñez, Professor, Universidad de Guanajuato, Instituto de Investigaciones Cientificas, Lascurain de Retana No. 5, Guanajuato, C.P. 36000, Centro, México. Tel.: 52-473-27519; Fax: 52- 473-26252; E-mail:


North American Eco-Tourism Studies Consortium


US Lead: Scottsdale Community College Partner: Western State College of Colorado
Canada Lead: Malaspina University College Partner: Mount Royal College
Mexico Lead: Universidad de Quintana Roo Partner: Universidad de Guadalajara

Subject Areas: Tourism Management Recreation Studies

The partners in the consortium propose to provide North American students an opportunity to gain enhanced understanding of intercultural, geographic, policy and economic issues and to contribute to the developing knowledge base of North American eco-tourism by: developing a series of internationalized student assignments to be incorporated into the curriculum of the six institutions; developing virtual and actual opportunities for student exchanges in the six locations to learn of the cultural and geographic treasures of each location; engaging students in an international directed field study experience that will focus on tourism and outdoor pursuits that promote and protect natural resources; increasing awareness in the tourism industry in the three countries of the importance of developing sustainable and ecologically sound programs. This project provides a unique opportunity to develop a North American perspective while contributing to the future development of eco-tourism as an emerging discipline vital to the local economies in all three countries.

Total US funding for 4 years: $180,576

US Contact: Larry L. Williams, Director, Hospitality and Tourism Management Programs, Scottsdale Community College, 9000 E. Chaparral Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85256; Tel: 480-423-6266; Fax: 480-423-6421; E-mail:


Canada Contact: Darrel Mansbridge, Coordinator, Recreation and Tourism Program, Malispina University-College, School of Management, 900 Fifth Street, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R5S5; Tel.: 250-753-3245 Local 231; Fax: 250-741-2185; E-mail:


Mexico Contact: Harald Albrecht, Universidad de Quintana Roo, International Education, Boulevard Bahia s/n Esq. Ignacio Commonfort, Col. de. Bosque Chetumal, Quintana Roo C.P. 77019, México; Tel.: 52-9-835-0370; Fax: 52-9-835-0370; E-mail:


Restoring the North American Ecological Landscape

US Lead: University of Wisconsin-Madison Partner: Louisiana State University
Canada Lead: University of Guelph Partner: McGill University
Mexico Lead: Universidad de Guadalajara Partner: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Subject Areas: Restoration Ecology Environmental Management

This consortium will broaden the scope of restoration ecology by addressing landscape-scale ecological problems that cross North American national boundaries. Its dual purpose is to educate students about ecological and landscape restoration principles and problems and prepare them to apply landscape restoration as a tool in environmental management. The consortium will develop joint courses in landscape restoration and secure internships for participating students. Ultimately, the consortium institutions will offer these courses to a wider group of students and environmental practitioners.

Total US funding for 4 years: $206,179

US Contact: Thomas M. Yuill, Director, Institute for Environmental Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 550 North Park Street, 40 Science Hall, Madison, WI 53706; Tel.: 608-265-5296; Fax: 608-262-0014; E-mail:


Canada Contact: Michael Moss, Professor, Faculty of Environmental Sciences, Room 101 Blackwood Hall, Trent Lane, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario N1G, 2W1 Canada; Tel.: 519-824-4120 ext.4809; Fax: 519-763-4686; E-mail:


Mexico Contact: Carlos Palomera Garcia, Professor, Department de Ecología y Recursos Naturales, Universidad de Guadalajara, CUCSUR, C.P. 48900, Autlán, Jalisco, Mexico; Tel.: 52-382-29983; Fax: 52-338-21017; E-mail:


Attacking Global Barriers to North American Agribusiness


US Lead: Arizona State University Partner: University of Florida
Canada Lead: University of Saskatchewan Partner: University of Guelph
Mexico Lead: Universidad de Guadalajara Partner: Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí

Subject Area: International Business

This project focuses on reducing barriers to trade and business development by providing learning experiences among the three nations. Through multilateral student exchange programs, the project will develop and sustain a multicultural curriculum and credit transfer system for undergraduate and graduate students. The international agribusiness program developed by the consortia members will enhance understanding of global diversity in food chain management, agribusiness marketing and finance, and increase the awareness of the advantages of the global integrated food and fiber market.

Total US Funding: 4 years $203,170

US Contact: Troy G. Schmitz, Professor, Arizona State University, East, Morrison School of Agribusiness and Resource Management, 7001 E. Williams Field Road,Bldg. 20, Mesa, AZ 85212; Tel.: 480-727-1566; Fax: 480-727-1961; E-mail:


Canada Contact: Richard Gray, Professor, University of Saskatatchewan, Department of Agricultural Economics, 51 Campus Drive, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, S7N0J3, Canada, Tel.: 306-966-4026; Fax: 306-966-8413; E-mail:


Mexico Contact: Berta H. Madrigal Torres, Dean, Business Department, Centro Universitario de Ciencias Economico-Administrativas (CUCEA), Universidad de Guadalajara, Periderico Norte 799 Nucleo Universitario los Belenes 45100, Edificio 2001, Zapopan, Jalisco, P.C. 45100, México Tel.: 52-36004979; Fax: 52-36334264; E-mail:


Multicultural Perspectives in Higher Education


US Lead: University of California, Los Angeles Partner: Arizona State University
Canada Lead: McGill University Partner: Simon University
Mexico Lead: Universidad Pedagógica Nacional Partner: Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos

Subject Areas: Multiculturalism in Higher Education International Education

This project will broaden the focus of the work of the participating institutions by including an international context for the training of graduate students on cognition, policy, culture, and language and their respective influence on education. The contributors from Canada, Mexico, and the United States will provide research and pedagogical expertise in each of these areas. The trilateral partnership will help graduate students develop professional skills that include a multicultural framework for teaching educational methodologies.

Total US funding for 4 years: $190,168

US Contact: Carlos Torres, Director, Latin American Center, University of California, Los Angeles, 10343 Bunche Hall, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1447; Tel.: 310-825-4571; Fax: 310-206-6859; E-mail:


Canada Contact: Suzanne P. Lajoie, Professor, McGill University, 3700 McTavish Street, Montreal, Quebec, P.C. H3A1Y2, Canada; Tel.: 514-398-3429; Fax: 514-398-6968; E-mail:


Mexico Contact Aurora Elizondo Huerta, Professor, Universidad Pedagógica Nacional, Dirección de Investigación, Carretera al Ajusco, No. 24, México, D.F., P.C. 47200, México, Tel.: 5630-97-00 ext.1258; Fax: 5645-4964; E-mail:


3DEE: Three Dimensional Environmental Education


US Lead: Golden West College Partner: Milwaukee Technical College
Canada Lead: Université de Sherbrooke Partner: Collège d'Alfred de l'Université de Guelph
Mexico Lead: Universidad Tecnológica de Tula-Tepeji Partner: Universidad Tecnológica de Tabsco

Subject Areas: Environmental Technology International Education

The Three Dimensional Environmental Education Consortium (3DEE) will focus on the development of a technical program of study in the areas of waste water generation/restoration; air emissions clean-up and soil sampling and restitution. The program will engage students from the United States, Mexico and Canada in the best practices of each country's sustainable restoration and environmental monitoring. Environmental resources sustainability is one of the world's greatest challenges. Each of the colleges and universities in this consortia were chosen for their prominence and leadership in environmental studies and for their diversity of climate which will enhance the participating students' experience to "act locally and think globally." Multimedia and on-line environmental study modules will be created as a product of the exchanges.

Total US funding for 4 years: $208,121

US Contacts: (co-partners), Marius Cucurny, Professor, Golden West College, 15744 Golden West Street Huntington Beach, CA 92647-2748; Tel.: 714 -432-5047; Fax: 714-895-8164; E-mail:


Tom Hersh, Professor, Golden West College, 15744 Golden West Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92647-2748; Tel.: 714-432-5742; Fax: 714-895-8164; E-mail:


Canada Contacts: (co-partners), Sylvie Breault, Professeure en administration, Université de Sherbrooke, 475 rue Parc Sherbrooke, Québec J1E 4K1, Canada; Tel.: 819-564-6350 poste 6070; Fax: 819-564-1579; E-mail:


France Turgeon, Coordonnatrice au service de coopération internationale, Université de Sherbrooke, 475 rue Parc Sherbrooke, Québec J1E 4K1, Canada; Tel.: 819-564-6350 poste 125; Fax: 819-564-1579; E-mail:


Mexico Contact: (co-partners), Magda Gabriela Sánchez Trujillo, Universidad Tecnológica de Tula-Tepeji Carr. Tula-Tepeji Km. 8 Ejido el Carmen Col. El 61 Tula de Allende, Hidalgo, 42800, México; Tel.: 7-7329102; Fax: 7-7321214; E-mail:


Martin Picon Nuñez, Professor, University of Guanajuato, Institutuo de Investigaciones Cientificas, Lascurain de Retana No. 5, Guanajuato C.P. 36000, Centro, México; Tel.: 52-473-27519; Fax: 52-473-26252; E-mail:


International Ethics and Social Responsibility In Marketing


US Lead: Tulsa Community College Partner: Austin Community College
Canada Lead: St. Clair College Partner: Douglas College
Mexico Lead: Universidad de Colima Partner: Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara

Subject Areas: Ethics and Social Responsibility International Business

The International Ethics and Social Responsibility in marketing (IESRM) project will prepare students to communicate and market to customers globally, while focusing on the social and political issues surrounding free trade, globalization and international employment initiatives. IESRM is designed to provide an innovative opportunity to students who desire an international and social component to their marketing education and will forge new partnerships for excellence in core international marketing curriculum development, while contributing to an international code for marketing practices.

Total US Funding for 4 years, $220,000

US Contact: Laura Walker, Director, Global Education, Tulsa Community College, 6111 E. Skelly Drive, Tulsa, OK 74135; Tel.: 918-595-7851; Fax: 918-595-7932; E-mail:


Canada Contact: Virginia Macchiavello, Director of International Development and Education, St. Clair College of Applied Arts and Technology, International Development and Education, 2000 Talbot Road West, Windsor, Ontario, N9A6SA, Canada; Tel.: 519-972-2727; Fax: 519-972-2707; E-mail:


Mexico Contact: Genoveva Amador Fierros, Universidad de Colima, Scholarships and Academic Interchange, Avenida Universidad 333, Colima, CP 28040, México; Tel.: 52-331-6-10-63; Fax: 52-331-6-10-63; E-mail:


Trilateral Consortium on Capacity Building in Community Rehabilitation and Disability Studies


US Lead: University of Arizona Partner: San Diego State University
Canada Lead: University of Calgary Partner: University of Manitoba
Mexico Lead: Universidad de Sonora Partner: Universidad del Noreste

Subject Areas Community Rehabilitation and Disability Studies Professional Development

The primary purpose of this project is to promote high quality cross-cultural learning and professional development experiences that will lead to better employment outcomes for persons with disabilities and the professionals that work with them. This purpose will be realized through the following goals: promotion of a sound understanding of employment and independence issues faced by people with disabilities in the three countries, the policy bases that have or are being developed to address these issues, and the universality of application of principles of social justice and inclusion to other underrepresented groups; examination of ways in which all of the programs can be mutually supportive in developing program content responding to new and emerging issues related to employment of persons with disabilities; building on prior experience in distributed program delivery by developing and institutionalizing transnational courses that will fit into degree programs of consortium members; and developing greater portability of university credits as well as professional credentials across all three countries.

Total US funding for 4 years: $204,535

US Contact: Leslie McAllan, Assistant Professor, University of Arizona, College of Education, Department of SERSP,PO Box 210069, Tucson, AZ 85721-0069; Tel.:520-621-5167; Fax: 621-3821; E-mail:


Canada Contact: Alfred Neufeldt, Professor, University of Calgary, Community Rehabilitation and Disability, Education Tower Room 413, 2500 University Dr. NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4, Canada; Tel.: 403-220-4980 Fax: 403-220-6494; E-mail:


Mexico Contact: : Maclovia Fernandez Castro, Professor, Universidad de Sonora, División de Ciencias Económicas y Administrativas, Blvd. Luis Encinas y Rosales, Colonia, CP, 83000, México; Tel.: 52 62 59 21 66; Fax: 12 25 58; E-mail:


Globalization of Education in Animal and Poultry Agriculture


US Lead: University of Arkansas Partners: University of Georgia, Athens
Texas A&M University
Canada Lead: University of Guelph Partner: McGill University
Mexico Lead: Nacional Autónoma Universidad de México Partner: Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México; Universidad Veracruzana

Subject Areas: Animal and Poultry Health Animal and Poultry Production Agriculture

As internationalization of animal agriculture increases the diversity of problems within each country, a tremendous opportunity for technology transfer and cross training of students has emerged. This project will allow graduate and veterinary students from each country to leverage their knowledge and expertise to find new solution to emerging internationalization issues related to animal agriculture. The project will facilitate mutual understanding through short courses, collaborative research, technique acquisition, and cultural/socioeconomic information exchange. Short-term benefits include immediate cross-training and cultural exchange, development of contacts, and development of collaborative research projects. Long-term benefits include improved working relations, reduced infectious disease hazards, and fewer non-tariff barriers associated with animal and poultry disease issues.

Total US Funding for 4 years: $199,268

US Contact: B.M. Hargis, Professor, Department of Poultry Science, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701; Tel./Fax: 501-575-4390/8490. E-mail:


Canada Contact: John Barta, Professor, University of Guelph, Department of Pathology, Ontario Veterinary College, Guelph, Ontario, N1G2W1, Canada. Tel: 519-824-4120, ext 4017; Fax: 519-824-5930; E-mail:


Mexico Contact Guillermo Tellez, Professor, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Departmento de Aves, Facultad de Medicina Veterinaria y Zoologia, Pedro Henriquez Urena 444, Pavellon Versalles 1-2 Depto 402 Col Los Reyes coy, DF, México P.C. 4330. Tel.: 525-662-5868; Fax: 562-622-5867; E-mail:


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