Wheelock to Collaborate with Dominica State College

November 04, 2010

An Articulation Agreement and Agreement for Faculty/Staff Exchange was signed between Wheelock College President Jackie Jenkins-Scott and Dominica State College President Dr. Donald C. Peters on October 12, 2010.  Opportunities exist for a wide range of cooperation and collaboration including joint research, and student, faculty, and staff exchange.

The Articulation Agreement is a renewal of an agreement that the institutions had from 2003-2007.  It enables students to readily transfer to Wheelock College for the completion of a baccalaureate degree.  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. 

The Dominica State College vision "is to be recognized as a premiere institution of higher learning, committed to excellence and responsive to the needs of all stakeholders, and to the social, spiritual and economic challenges which face the Dominican society in the global environment."

According to Dr. Linda Davis, Interim Director of the Center for International Education, Leadership, and Innovation, "the renewal of this academic agreement with Dominica State College represents a deliberate and intentional effort to reach out and expand partnerships in Latin America and the Caribbean.  We are delighted therefore that President Peters and his administration have embraced the various collaborative elements of the agreement, one of which will come to fruition as early as fall 2011 when we expect to receive transfer students from Dominica into our various degree programs."

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.

Dominica State College provides tertiary level training and programs in agriculture, arts and sciences, health and environmental science, teacher education, technical and technological training, tourism and hospitality, business, ecological and maritime studies, and adult and continuing education.  As a national institution, benefiting from public funding, the College is dedicated to expanding and enriching educational opportunities for all citizens to enhance the overall development of the nation. 

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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