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  • Program for Social Work, Social Welfare, and Equity Karen M. Sowers Rodney A. Ellis The University of Tennessee William S. Rowe University of South Florida An Exchange of Students and Faculty
  • Program for Social Work, Social Welfare, and Equity
    • Includes Canada, Mexico, and the US
      • UT, USF, UANL, UCol, U of C, UM
    • Follows the lines of NAFTA
    • Funds the exchange of students
    • Supports the exchange of faculty
    • Provides for collaborative research
  • Creating the Proposal
    • Hatching the idea
    • Recruiting the partners
    • Scheduling a meeting
    • Reaching an understanding…
    • And another one…
    • And another one…
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  • Creating the Proposal
    • Three separate funding sources
    • Three different languages
    • The same proposal- three languages
    • Reviewed by three governments
    • Three negotiations prior to approval
    Francés Español English
  • Creating the Proposal
    • Three funding streams:
      • Canada- HRSD
      • Mexico- SEP
      • US- Department of Education
        • Fund for the Improvement of Post-seconary Education (FIPSE)
        • Program for North American Mobility in Higher Education
  • Creating the Proposal
    • A “Basis for Discussion” (BFD) document in English
    • Editing and additions in English
    • Comparison to proposal guidelines from all countries
    • Draft in English
    • Agreement in English
    • Translation
    • Submission
  • Developing the Exchange
    • 1 st Year- planning (2-4- execution)
      • Recruiting and selecting students
      • Developing curriculum
      • Dealing with language issues
      • Working with (or around) institutional entities
      • Preparing students to travel
      • Developing the MOU
  • Developing the Exchange
    • Recruiting and selecting students
      • Emails about informational meetings
      • Brochures in halls and lounges
      • Personal visits to classrooms
      • Recruitment of individuals
      • Meetings with faculty
      • Meetings with advisory committees
      • Publicity in the community
  • Developing the Exchange
    • Recruiting and selecting students
      • Language proficiency testing
      • Personal interviews
      • Adequate GPA
      • Completion of International Office paperwork (sometimes!)
  • Developing the Exchange
    • Developing collaborative curriculum
      • Block placements
      • Independent studies
      • Additional classroom experiences
      • Social Policy of North America
  • Developing the Exchange
    • Dealing with language issues
      • testing competence
      • tellmemorecampus.com
      • stipends for tutoring
      • electronic forums for interaction
      • support of fellow students
  • Developing the Exchange
    • Working with (or around) institutional entities
      • One-for-one exchange
      • Balanced tuition requirements
      • Early, inflexible deadlines
      • Guest student status
      • Location of course registration
      • Taxability of stipends
  • Developing the Exchange
    • Preparing students to travel
      • Cultural studies and seminars
      • Development of “buddies”
      • Familiarization with support systems
  • Developing the Exchange
    • Developing the MOU
      • Based on the grant proposal
      • A draft in English
      • Revisions in English
      • Translation into Spanish
      • Multiple copies
      • Circulation for signatures
  • Implementing the Exchange
    • Year 1 activities
      • Students now participating
      • A planning visit to Colima
      • Students participating next semester
      • Student activities in classrooms
      • Student activities in internships
      • Teaching Social Policy of North America
      • A exemplary internship: Affecting international policy
  • Implementing the Exchange
    • Students now participating
      • 3 UT students in Calgary (U of C)
      • 1 UT student in Monterrey (UANL)
      • 2 Monterrey students in Calgary
      • 2 Monterrey students at UT
      • 1 Calgary student in Monterrey
    Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon University of Calgary The University of Tennessee
  • Implementing the Exchange
    • A planning visit to Colima
      • A new partner
      • A cultural lesson
      • An exciting opportunity
  • Implementing the Exchange
    • Students participating next semester
      • Exact numbers still being determined
      • Students from UT, USF, UANL, UC, U of C
      • First visits to Colima
      • First visits from Colima
    University of South Florida Université de Montreal Universidad de Colima
  • Implementing the Exchange
    • Student activities in the classroom
      • US BSSWs taking full load in Calgary
      • Block internships in Monterrey
      • Mexican BSSWs taking full load at UT
      • Mexican students taking classes and doing internships in Calgary
  • Implementing the Exchange
    • Teaching Social Policy of North America
      • Required for all participants
      • 100% online
      • 6 universities, 3 countries, 3 languages
      • Policy and culture of North America
      • Virtual classroom checkins
      • NAFTA
      • Comparative Policy Analysis
  • Implementing the Exchange
    • Student activities in their internships
      • Policy research, analysis, and planning with the Mexican government
      • Medical social work in Canada
      • Working with the homeless in Canada
      • Mental health in Mexico
      • Multicultural work in Tennessee
      • Child welfare work in Canada
  • Implementing the Exchange
    • An exemplary internship in Mexico
      • UT student in Mexican government agency
      • Part of a pilot temporary worker program
      • Research and training on immigration policy of North America
      • Linkage to potential work sites in US and CA
      • Helping write policy- agency and national
  • Plans for the Future
    • Sustainability of current project
    • New partnerships in Mexico
    • New partnerships in Canada
    • Chile
    • Korea
    • Taiwan
    • South Africa
  • North American Program for Social Work, Social Welfare, and Equity
    • Questions or comments?