10.5191/jiaee.1998.05207

 

Abstract

The Iowa State University/National Agricultural University of Ukraine Linkage Project was one of several U.S. Information Agency Projects involving U.S. and Newly Independent States (NIS) universities working together to bring about educational reforms in the former Soviet Union. The purpose of this paper is to highlight the cooperative activities and procedures used to develop the linkage between ISU and NAUU in the area of higher agricultural education. The NAUU and ISU faculty explored curriculum alternatives, prepared and revised curricula, and obtained final approval from national committees. Curriculum reform was further supported through the development of new course materials, and the acquisition of supplies, equipment, and teaching materials. The greatest impacts at the university were the curricula changes in all departments and the Memorandum of Understanding regarding curriculum equivalency, understanding and changing the degrees offered to include bachelors and masters degrees, changes in the structure of university administration, and greater awareness of alternative educational systems.

 

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