2002 Heiskell Award Honorable Mention: Internationalizing the Campus

University of Colorado, Denver

International Colleges Program

Nomination submitted by: Mark Evers, Office of Extended Studies

Program Mission
The typical path for international students who want to earn a US college degree is to physically relocate to the US. More recently, WWW based distance education has afforded stay-at-home options to undergraduates in countries with advanced technological resources, but the choices remain limited for students in developing countries. The International Colleges Program is unique in that it intrepidly forges a new passageway for all international students by physically transporting US education overseas. The idea of such a program is held by many, yet implemented and sustained by few.

The International Colleges Program currently serves over eight hundred students at four sites in Beijing, China, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, Kathmandu, Nepal, and Moscow, Russia. Consistent with its mission as the urban campus of the University of Colorado System, the University of Colorado at Denver (UCD) developed the International Colleges Program in partnership with other urban universities in recognition of the importance of global understanding and cross-cultural communication in our rapidly changing world. Each International College is housed at UCD's partner institution: the China Agricultural University, Moscow State University, Ulaanbaatar University and the Mongolian Academy of Sciences and Malpi International College in Nepal.

Program Implementation
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Selection Panel Members 2002

The members of the selection panel for this year’s awards include the following leaders in international education:

Phillip G. Altbach
Director, Boston College Center for International Higher Education

Britta Baron
Director, German Academic Exchange Service

Madeleine F. Green
VP, American Council on Education and Director, Center for Institutional and International Initiatives

Karlheinz Muhr
Chairman and CEO, KM Management

Dr. L. Jay Oliva
President, New York University

Diane J. Paton
Vice Chairman, Board of Trustees, Institute of International Education