Professional Development of Faculty from Participation in International Projects.

Survey Questionnaire for Directors of Departments of International Education Every effort will be made, in the thesis, to ensure the confidentiality of the individuals who responded to this survey and the data they provided. Individuals responding to the survey will be assigned pseudonyms. The identity of the colleges where these individuals are employed will be protected by using a letter for purposes of reporting the data. In addition, highly descriptive language will be avoided when presenting data from individuals responding to the survey and data from each respective college. Despite these precautions, due to the small sample size, there are limits to the extent of confidentiality that can be provided. However, all efforts will be taken to mask the remarks and the identities of the individuals and institutional respondents to the survey. Return of a completed questionnaire will be deemed informed consent to have the data from the completed survey reported in the thesis and for subsequent research articles. You may decline to answer any survey question by leaving that question blank.



  1. Name


  1. College


  1. What is the mandate of your department?


  1. How are your international activities and projects usually initiated? (Please select as many as apply)
    Through the international department of the college
    By a special program of the department or faculty
    By individual faculty members
    Direct request from partner institutions
    Other (please specify in question #5)


  1. If you responded "other" to question #4 above please provide details below.


  1. In terms of funding for the projects which require faculty travel, what percentage of this funding is baseline funding? What percentage is core funding?


  1. Are there particular themes or trends to your international projects that can be identified?
    Yes
    No
    Don't know


  1. If there are particular themes or trends to your international projects please list these themes/trends below.


  1. For each project during 2006 provide the numbers of faculty who traveled overseas to each of these projects, the countries to which they traveled and the purpose of their participation in each of these projects.


  1. For each project during 2005 provide the numbers of faculty who traveled overseas to each of these projects, the countries to which they traveled and the purpose of their participation in each of these projects.


  1. For each project during 2004 provide the numbers of faculty who traveled overseas to each of these projects, the countries to which they traveled and the purpose of their participation in each of these projects.


  1. For each project during 2003 provide the numbers of faculty who traveled overseas to each of these projects, the countries to which they traveled and the purpose of their participation in each of these projects.


  1. For each project during 2002 provide the numbers of faculty who traveled overseas to each of these projects, the countries to which they traveled and the purpose of their participation in each of these projects.


  1. Describe how faculty are selected for international projects and your role in this selection process.


  1. Which of the following criteria are used in recruiting faculty for international projects? (Please, select as many as apply)
    Open competition
    Culturally trained
    Appointment by administration
    Previously participated


  1. If there are other methods of recruiting faculty for international projects at your college which are not listed in question #15 above please list these methods here.


  1. How do faculty learn about opportunities for international projects? (Please, select as many as apply)
    From their supervisor
    From colleagues
    From a publication (bulletin, college newsletter)
    Email announcements (to all faculty)
    Email announcements (to a few faculty)
    Posting on bulletin board


  1. If faculty opportunities for participation in international projects are published in a bulletin, college newsletter or other publication please provide the names of these publications here.


  1. If faculty opportunities for participation in international projects are posted on a bulletin board please state the location of this bulletin board.


  1. List, if any, other ways that faculty may learn about opportunities for participation in international projects.


  1. Describe the orientation provided for faculty about to participate in an international project. Please attach a copy of the relevant documents, if possible, with your reply.


  1. Does your college formally recognize and encourage faculty participation in international projects?
    Yes
    No
    Don't know


  1. If YES, what incentives are offered to faculty on such assignments? please specify; eg. release time, administrative assistance.


  1. Which disciplines seem to benefit most and why?


  1. What benefits to the college, as a whole, do you see resulting from faculty participation in international projects?


  1. Do you have any other comments in relation to this questionnaire or the relevant contents?


  1. Please indicate below if you wish to receive a summary of the complete survey results. These results will be emailed to you once all survey data is compiled.
    Yes
    No


  1. Please attach a copy of the orientation documents for faculty about to participate in international projects with your emailed survey.
    Yes
    No


  1. Thank you kindly for your time. Barbara