Components of model international educational services programs: a Delphic probe

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1980
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Fystrom, Linda
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A panel of experts was contacted for the purpose of developing a set of criteria for model international educational services programs at U.S. colleges and universities. Through their participation in two rounds of the Delphic probe technique, a consensus of the panel's judgment was obtained as to the desirable office components and desirable characteristics of chief administrators for such programs. The Delphi panel selected by consensus 13 institutions at which they believed exemplary international educational services programs are currently in operation. The chief administrators of the international educational services programs at the named institutions were contacted and requested to complete questionnaires describing their office components and personal characteristics, prior experience, and training. A comparison was made using the (CHI)('2) for goodness of fit test between the expected characteristics and components, generated in the Delphic probe, and the observed characteristics and components, as reported by administrators at the institutions named as having exemplary programs in the Delphi panel's judgment. Although the observed and expected office components were no more similar than might occur by chance, similarity was found between observed and expected administrative characteristics (p = .05).

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Professional studies, Education, Higher education
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