June 28, 1998
June 28, 1998
July 1, 1998
3.165.1 - 3.165.8
Cooperative Relationships with Malaysian Institutes of Higher Learning: Quality Control
Timothy Diemer, H. Öner Yurtseven, William Conrad Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis Introduction
Indiana University, and the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), have been offering credited course work in Malaysia since 1985. The credits earned in Malaysia appear on the Indiana University transcript and may be considered for transfer credit at any university where students wish to transfer.
The Purdue School of Engineering and Technology at IUPUI, in cooperation with Indiana University and Purdue University, currently offers credits in Malaysia at the request of Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB), Malaysia's national power company. The students major either in electrical or mechanical engineering. They earn two years or more of credit on site in Malaysia and then transfer to IUPUI or to other universities to earn Bachelor of Science degrees.
Standards and Quality Control
How has Indiana University and its various schools, specifically the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology at IUPUI, established standards and maintained quality in offering credits in Malaysia?
The North Central Association of Colleges and Universities (NCA), and the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), have only recently begun to discuss standards that would apply specifically to U.S. universities with operations abroad. In the summer of 1994, the Center for Quality Assurance in International Education co-sponsored an ad hoc meeting of national association representatives to explore the question, "Does U.S. higher education need a foreign policy?" A follow up meeting was held in December. The result was a set of standards put forth for discussion by Steve Crowe, Deputy Director, North Central Association of Colleges and Universities. The standards were later revised and published as "A Voluntary Presentation of Standards for U.S. Institutions Offering Credit - Bearing Programs Abroad." 
Diemer, T., & Yurtseven, H. Ö., & Conrad, W. R. (1998, June), Cooperative Relationships With Malaysian Institutes Of Higher Learning: Quality Control Paper presented at 1998 Annual Conference, Seattle, Washington. https://peer.asee.org/6992
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