Evaluative Framework for International Collaboration

 The evaluation research reported here had two central aims: To provide formative evaluation of two cases of international collaborations between U.S. and German doctoral programs and to use this experience to develop a framework for evaluation of international  collaboration in doctoral-level science education that allows us to assess the benefits of such international collaborations to students, faculty and graduate programs. In the course of  one year of a multi-method study we evaluated the international activities of two pairs of interdisciplinary science PhD programs in the U.S. and Germany that had established program-level international components. The guiding research questions were:

• What were the programs doing to foster international cooperation?
• What did faculty members, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students expect from program level international cooperation?
• How did faculty, postdocs and students experience participation in the international component of their doctoral programs?
• What were the hurdles for successful international cooperation? What were successful features of the international collaboration?

Sadrozinski, R. (2006) Evaluative Framework for International Collaboration: Final Report prepared for the National Science Foundation- www.cirge.washington.edu

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