Institutional Financial Commitment

December 04, 2009

These resources address administrative financial issues in funding study abroad and provide operational models.

Help for Campus Business Officers

In an article titled Making It as a Multinational University in Business Officer Magazine, two business officers discuss their experiences at Georgia Institute of Technology, as the institution evolved into a multinational university. "While we don't have all the answers, we outline the critical questions the campus business officer must address with the chief academic officer in implementing strategic international initiatives."

Administrative and Financial Models for Education Abroad

January 10, 2008
Joseph Brockington

Originally published in the Journal for Studies in International Education in 2002, this article by Joseph L. Brockington of Kalamazoo College covers:

  • Funding models for the international programs office, including advantages and risks of each.
  • Fee models for study abroad.
  • Calculating study abroad fees.
  • Models of institutional financial assistance/scholarship funding.

The article is made available with permission of the author and Sage Publications.

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Portfolio and Operational Models of Institutional Study Abroad Programming

June 05, 2000
David J. Keitges

This resource presents two complementary ways for an institution to assess program needs and decide among the various program models available while developing a full range of offerings for students.

The Portfolio Model presents a matrix of factors involved in choosing among the basic models of programs - linked to goals, cost to students and institutions, and numbers to be served.

The Operational Model offers another matrix of the factors involved in actually running the various types of programs. Both models present the basic choices in program design, which should be made each time we commit our intuitions, office, and faculty or staff to a new program.

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Development of a Capacity Efficient and Financially Sufficient Business Model: Reversing a Bad Debt

January 8, 2010

Gordon Schaeffer, Senior Research Analyst at the University of California, provides a case study of the Education Abroad Program (EAP) offered by the University of California’s nine general campuses. EAP is, in essence, a consortium program, since each of the UC campuses from which participants are drawn varies in terms of student makeup, faculty support and involvement in EAP, as well as the academic majors and programs offered. The case study illustrates the interplay of factors that determine the financial viability of study abroad programs, and it demonstrates how an EAP management team is assembling a new strategic plan to support the program with substantially fewer resources drawn from the University—a pattern that is increasingly prevalent in the present economic climate for education.

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