2005 Heiskell Award Honorable Mention: Study Abroad

The University of Arizona

Trilateral Consortium on Capacity Building in Community Rehabilitation and Disability Studies

Nomination submitted by: Leslie C. McAllan, Assistant Professor, College of Education

Program Overview
The University of Arizona is eliminating barriers to study abroad for students with disabilities, and others traditionally underrepresented in the field. The Department of Special Education, Rehabilitation, and School Psychology in the College of Education at UA is working to make exchange opportunities more practical for students with specific learning, health care, and independent living needs. One of six universities and three community-based non-governmental organizations working together in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, UA has created a program including virtual exchanges, short-term exchanges, and carefully planned traditional semester-long exchanges designed to promote cross-cultural learning and professional development to improve future employment opportunities.

Program Implementation
Read the winning nomination, including details on how the program achieves its objectives

Selection Panel Members 2005

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

Geoffrey Bannister
President, The Forum on Education Abroad

Esther Barazzone
President, Chatham College

Stephen Dunnett
Vice Provost for International Education, State University of New York at Buffalo

Ulrich Grothus
Director, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) New York

Catharine Stimpson
Dean, Graduate School of Arts and Science, New York University