New Student/Faculty/Staff Exchange Agreement

October 15, 2010

An Agreement for Student Exchange and Faculty/Staff Exchange was signed between Wheelock College President Jackie Jenkins-Scott and Institute of Technology, Sligo, Ireland President Terri Scott.   Opportunities exist for a wide range of cooperation and collaboration including joint research, and student, faculty, and staff exchange.

The Student Exchange Agreement will allow students from each institution to take courses at each other's campus on a semester basis as well as participate in cross-cultural experiences and study through an overseas exchange.  A separate agreement for Faculty/Staff Exchange promotes the exchange of faculty and staff engaged in scientific and scholarly research and other scholarly pursuits in areas of mutual interest. 

President of IT Sligo, Professor Terri Scott, said; "The objective of this mission is to develop partnerships with suitable universities and colleges in the US and, from our point of view, to create more awareness of IT Sligo, Ireland in the US."

According to Dr. Linda Davis, Interim Director of the Center for International Education, Leadership, and Innovation, "The similarity in our programmatic offerings in the areas of early childhood and social studies, including our social work related fields, makes this partnership a particularly promising one.  We have already identified several short term initiatives which we feel will set the foundation for a mutually beneficial relationship, ranging from short term student experiences, to visiting scholar stints and culminating with full delivery of professional certificates and master's degree programs. We are  excited about the possibilities."

Established in 1888 with a mission to improve the lives of children and families, Wheelock College is a premier post-secondary institution offering professional education in the fields of education, human development, child and family studies, child life, and social work.  Wheelock College's mission is to improve the lives of children and families. As a private college with a public mission, Wheelock contributes to the vitality of families, communities, and society.  Wheelock College enrolls 800 undergraduate and 300 graduate students with a student/faculty ratio of 10:1.

For almost 20 years, the Wheelock College Center for International Education, Leadership, and Innovation has been delivering internationally-validated degree programs designed to develop competencies in early childhood and elementary education in Singapore, Bermuda, and The Bahamas.  Programs are designed to establish and maintain relationships, build capacity, and foster excellence.  Our official collaborations in Singapore began in 1991, and are the heart of Wheelock College's international program, a model and prototype with demonstrated commitment to capacity building in Asia.

IT Sligo in Ireland was established in 1970 and boasts almost 6000 students on a 70 acre campus.  They deliver flexible and contemporary programs from higher certificate and degree level courses to taught postgraduate and research awards through both traditional and online delivery.  

For more information about Wheelock College's Center for International Education, Leadership, and Innovation please contact Dr. Linda Davis at 617. 879.2341 or ldavis@wheelock.edu.

 

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