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Project Abstracts - FY 2002 Awards

Project Number Lead State
P116N020011 Plattsburgh State University NY
P116N020001 University of Central Arkansas AR
P116N020010 University of Missouri-Columbia MO
P116N020004 University of Nebraska-Lincoln NB
P116N020009 University of Texas at Austin TX
P116N020008 Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University VA
P116N020012 Washington County Technical College ME
P116N020003 Western Illinois University IL


Americanité/Americanidad/Americanity North American Scholars Program
USLead: Plattsburgh State University, NYPartner:Central Washington University, WA
CanadaLead: University of CalgaryPartner:Université Laval
MexicoLead: Universidad de GuadalajaraPartner:Universidad de Monterrey
Subject Areas:French and SpanishInternational Studies

The partners in this consortium propose to establish a North American Scholars Program for the purpose of graduating students with advanced language skills, a more profound understanding of our respective cultures, and increased cooperation and exchange opportunities among the academic faculties in order to assure long-term sustainability of these academic relationships. This mission will be accomplished by the following methods: (a) development of curricula and programs that are transferable among the six institutions; (b) improved methods for acquiring language skills; (c) activities that offer a profound understanding of our respective cultures; (d) recruitment of business and community leaders to support scholarships, internships, and work-related experiences; and (e) the initiation of methods to foster increased cooperation and exchange opportunities among the academic faculties. An external evaluator, experienced with student mobility efforts will submit assessments of language development, cultural development, the effectiveness of shared curriculum, the efficiency of credit transfers, the value of distance learning technology, of the organizational framework of this project. The end result will be trilingual graduates who can become successful professionals anywhere in North America.

FY 2002 Award: $26,466
Total US Funding Estimate: 4 years, $208,821

US Lead Contact:Nancy Church, Ph.D., Acting Director
Center for the Study of Canada & International Programs
Plattsburgh State University
133 Court Street
Plattsburgh, NY 12901
Tel: 518-564-2394; Fax: 518-564-2112
Canadian Lead Contact:Lorry Felske, Director, Canadian Studies Program
University of Calgary
Faculty of Communication and Culture
2500 University Drive, NW
Calgary, Alberta, T2N 1N4
Tel: 403-220-5781; Fax: 403-282-6716
Mexican Lead Contact:José Sánchez, Gutiérrez, Director de la División de Gestión Empresarial
Universidad de Guadalajara
Periférico Norte 799 G-302
Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico, 45100
Tel: +52.33.3656.2392/2973; Fax: +52.33.3633.5447

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Alliance for the Promotion of Cross-Cultural, Foreign Language, and International Trade for Business Students Utilizing Technology
USLead: University of Central ArkansasPartner:Florida International University
CanadaLead: Université de MonctonPartner:St. Francis Xavier University
MexicoLead: Universidad de ColimaPartner:Universidad de Veracruz
Subject Areas:International Trade and TechnologyCulture and Foreign Language

The Alliance will better prepare business students to participate in and promote the goals of the North American Free Trade Agreement through reinforcement of foreign language competency, enhancement of cross-cultural awareness, and consideration of cultural adaptation. The project calls for greater cooperation between language departments and business schools to foster the development of innovative teaching methods using new Web technology to facilitate curriculum revision, virtual teaming, multicultural discussion using the Internet and video conferencing, and the involvement of exchange students representing NAFTA countries on international virtual teams.

FY 2002 Award: $24,358
Total US Funding Estimate: 4 years, $209,966

US Lead Contact:Rebecca Gatlin-Watts, MBA Director
University of Central Arkansas
BBA 224 Conway, AR 72305
Tel: 501-450-5316; Fax: 501-450-5302
Canadian Lead Contact:M.E. Robichaud, Dean of Administration
Université de Moncton, campus de Shippagan
Centre de Commercialisation Internationale
218 Boulevard
Shippagan, Canada
Tel: 506-336-3414; Fax: 506-336-3478
Mexican Lead Contact:Genoveva Fierros, Directora General
Intercambio Académico y Becas
Universidad de Colima
Av. Universidad 333
Colima, Mexico
Tel: 38040, 33161000; Fax: 523123161063

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Collaborative Learning Across Borders: Partnering Students, Faculty, and Community
USLead: University of Missouri-ColumbiaPartner:University of Iowa
CanadaLead: Dalhousie UniversityPartner:University of Prince Edward Island
MexicoLead: Universidad Autónoma de San Luis PotosìPartner:Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla
Subject Areas:NursingMulticultural Awareness

This project develops a multi-dimensional program for undergraduate nursing students to explore the role of the nurse within each country's health care system, to grow in multicultural awareness and recognition of specific health care beliefs and values held by people from each country, and to participate in a "cultural immersion experience." Students will become culturally competent with respect to the nurse's role and to the health care systems in each country; they will form a collaborative caring community of future nurses; and they will become knowledgeable of each country's health care system and its impact on the role and scope of nursing practice.

FY 2002 Award: $30,000
Total US Funding Estimate: 4 years, $230,000

US Lead Contact:Alice Foy Kuehn
University of Missouri-Columbia
S322 School of Nursing
Columbia, MO 65211
Tel: 573-882-0232; Fax: 573-884-4544
Canadian Lead Contact:Barbara Downe-Wamboldt
Dalhousie University
5869 University Avenue
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 3J5 Canada
Tel: 902-494-1143; Fax: 902-494-3487
Mexican Lead Contact:Lucilla P. Acosta
Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosì
Nino Artillero #130
Zona Universitaria
San Luis Potosì SLP 78420 Mexico
Tel: 444-826-2324; Fax: 444-826-2326

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Academic Enrichment and Experiential Learning Through Trilateral Curriculum Modification and Rural Community Information Delivery
USLead: University of Nebraska-LincolnPartner:Oklahoma State University
CanadaLead: Université LavalPartner:University of Manitoba
MexicoLead: Universidad Autónoma de ChihuahuaPartner:Universidad Autónoma de Chapingo
Subject Areas:Animal sciencesAgricultural Development

This consortium will bring together students from the United States, Canada, and Mexico to improve information flow in the animal sciences and associated agricultural areas. The consortium plans to focus on increasing student mobility, enhancing the curriculum, and providing and promoting strong cultural experiential learning opportunities. The latter will be achieved through off-campus, rural community experience and coursework in another partner country.

FY 2002 Award: $29,952
Total US Funding: 4 years, $209,157

US Lead Contact:Jeff Keown
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
ANS 224
Lincoln, NE 68583
Tel: 402-472-6453; Fax: 402-472-6362
Canadian Lead Contact:John Zee
Université Laval
Pavillon Paul-Comtois, local 1122C
Québec, Québec G1K 7P4 Canada
418-656-2131, x 7150; Fax: 418-656-7806
Mexican Lead Contact:M.A. José Edgar Hermosillo Nuñez
Universidad Autónoma de Chihuahua
Chihuahua, Chihuahua 31170 Mexico
Tel: 614-434-0304; Fax: 614-434-03450

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Trilateral Civil Society Education Consortium
USLead: University of Texas at AustinPartner:Indiana University
CanadaLead: Carleton UniversityPartner:University of Victoria
MexicoLead: Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de PueblaPartner:Colegio Mexiquense Universidad Autónoma de Tamaulipas
Subject Areas:Philanthropy, Volunteerism, and Nonprofit Management Education

The partners in this consortium propose to offer coursework and exchange opportunities to students from Canada, Mexico, and the United States in order to enhance human resource development and establish a new generation of leaders in the nonprofit sector. The consortium will establish new courses on volunteerism, philanthropy, and nonprofit management that will be offered cooperatively through distance learning at the participating institutions. It will also provide student exchanges and work placements for 50 students from the three countries.

FY 2002 Award: $30,000
Total US Funding Estimate: 4 years, $214,313

US Lead Contact:Curtis Meadows, Professor and Executive Director
RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service
LBJ School of Public Affairs
University of Texas at Austin
PO Box Y, Austin, TX 78713
Tel: 512-232-7062; Fax: 512-232-7063
Canadian Lead Contact:Susan Phillips, Professor and Director
Centre for Voluntary Sector Research and Development
Carleton University
Social Sciences Research Building, Room 204,
1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, ON K1S 5B6 Canada
Tel: 613-520-6200, ext. 2633, Fax: 613-520-7488
Mexican Lead Contact:Carlos Contreras y Cruz
Dirección General de Relaciones Internacionales e Intercambio
Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla
29 Poniente NO118, Col. Chula Vista, Puebla, Puebla, CP 72100 Mexico
Tel: 222-211-0855, Fax: 222-211-0855

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Architecture in Urban Conservation: Permanence and Change in North America
USLead: Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State UniversityPartner:Catholic University
CanadaLead: McGill UniversityPartner:Dalhousie University
MexicoLead: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de MexicoPartner:Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey
Subject Areas:Architecture and Urban Conservation

This continental exchanges program focuses on architecture and urban conservation in the historic cities and settlements of North America, places that are both challenged and helped by economic development and globalization. It will provide students from the three countries opportunities for semester-long study at partner institutions as well as specialized intensive summer workshops. The semester exchanges will involve full academic credit reciprocity among the schools in their professional design curricula. Each country will host one of the workshops beginning in the second year. Workshops will give students the opportunity to work alongside professionals and experts in the fields of architecture and urban conservation.

FY 2002 Award: $31,869
Total US Funding Estimate: 4 years, $203,076

US Lead Contact:Susan Piedmont-Palladino, RA, Associate Professor of Architecture,
Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
College of Architecture and Urban Studies
Washington-Alexandria Architecture Center
1001 Prince Street
Alexandria, VA
Tel: 703-548-0099; Fax: 703-549-0532
Canadian Lead Contact:David Covo, Associate Professor and Director
McGill University
Department of Architecture
815 Sherbrooke Street West
Montréal, Québec H3A2K6 Canada
Tel: 514-398-6713; Fax: 514-398-7372
Mexican Lead Contact:Dr. Gabriel Merigo Basurto
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico
Faculdad de Arquitectura
Ciudad Universitaria, circuito interior
Delagacion Coyoacan c.p, Mexico DF, 04510
Tel: 52 56 22 03 0; Fax: 52 56 16 17 73

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Three Countries - One Market: Adventure/Recreation and the North American Tourist
USLead: Washington County Technical College, MEPartner:Maine Technical College System
CanadaLead: New Brunswick Community College-St. Andrew'sPartner:Capilano College
MexicoLead: Universidad Tecnologica de TabascoPartner:Tecnología Turística Total A.C.
Subject Areas:Recreation, tourism, and tourism development

In the course of this project, partner institutions will develop an international curriculum relating to recreation, tourism, and tourism development. A minimum of 42 students as well as some faculty/staff from the consortium partners will directly benefit from the exchange over the lifetime of the project and its planned legacy. This project will draw on the collective expertise of the members in the development of common curriculum in the field of recreational tourism. Further, the project will expose students to business practices and structures of the recreational tourism industry as well as environmental concerns of sustainable economic development in indigenous communities in Canada, Mexico, and the United States. To this end, the project will facilitate professional mobility within NAFTA, provide a consistent NAFTA tourism experience, and develop new accreditation partnerships among our three countries.

FY 2002 Award: $30,000
Total US Funding Estimate: 4 years, $200,000

US Lead Contact:Dr. William J. Flahive, President
Washington County Technical College
Heritage, Environmental and Adventure Tourism
RR 1 Box 22C River Road, Calais, Maine 04619
Tel: 207-454-1000; Fax: 207-454-1026
Canadian Lead Contact:Mr. Gerald Ingersoll, Principal
New Brunswick Community College - St. Andrews
Hospitality/Tourism - Adventure/Recreation
99 Augustus Street, St. Andrews, New Brunswick E5B 2E9 Canada
Tel: 506-529-5005; Fax: 506-529-5039
Mexican Lead Contact:Juan José Mendez Mendoza
Universidad Tecnologica de Tabasco
Carretera Vhsa-Teapea Km. 14.6 s/n, Fracc. Parrilla ii,
C.P. 86280 Parilla, Centro Tabasco, Apartado Postal No. 524
Admon. L C.L. 8600 Vhsa
Tabasco, Mexico
Tel: (993) 358-2222; Fax: (993) 358-2223

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NAFTA Challenges of Accounting and Business Systems
USLead: Western Illinois UniversityPartner:Central Connecticut State University
CanadaLead: Université de MonctonPartner:Laurentian University
MexicoLead: Universidad de Autónoma de Nuevo LeónPartner:Universidad Autónoma de Chihuahua
Subject Areas:AccountingBusiness Systems and Language Training

NAFTA Challenges of Accounting and Business Systems is designed to foster the professional and ethical preparation of future leaders in the international arena and global markets of the North American marketplace. The focus of the program is to foster student and faculty exchanges in the areas of accounting and business systems, to support the accreditation of accounting faculties, curriculum, and students and to serve as a model for other universities. The program will provide opportunities for intensive language preparation and intends to establish a network of scholars and practicing professionals working towards the development of joint curricula and instruction delivery and will promote increased cooperation and exchange of ideas among the three countries.

FY 2002 Award: $30,000
Total US Funding Estimate: 4 years, $221,160

US Lead Contact:Prof. George Peek
Department of Accountancy
Western Illinois University
Stipes Hall 418,
Macomb, Illinois 61455.
Tel: (309) 298-1152; Fax: (309) 298-2952
Canadian Lead Contact:Rodger Atindehou, Director
Accounting Department/Administration Faculty
Université de Moncton,
Moncton, Nouveau Brunswick, E1A3E9 Canada

Jocelyne Landry, Director
Center of International Business Studies
Université de Moncton
Moncton Nouveau Brunswick, E1A3E9 Canada
Tel: 506-858-4367; Fax: 506-858-4416
Mexican Lead Contact:Horacio Bernal Rodriguez, Director, Facultad de Contaduria Publica y Administracion,
Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo Leon,
Avenida San Nicolas de los Garza, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

Adriana Segovia, Jefe de Relaciones Internacionales
Facultad de Contaduria Publica y Administracion
Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León
Av. Pedro de Alba S/N, Ciudad Universitaria
San Nicolas de los Garza Nuevo León, Mexico
Tel: 83524901, Fax: 83763575,

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