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Computing & Information Technology
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Experiences Developing International Partnerships for Education and Research in ComputingOver the past few years, we have been working to develop international partnerships incomputing between our institution in the United States and peer departments in Colombia, Peru,Ireland, and Norway. Over this period of time, based on our experiences we have developed aprocess for developing and deepening strategic partnerships in computing and informationtechnology. The approach we have developed involves several stages that begins with an initialmeeting at a conference or workshop (usually at an international venue) in which both sidesdetermine that there are several areas of overlapping interest and problems affecting both groupsin the unique context of their institution, government and culture. These problems often have acommon root cause and solution that motivate further discussion and joint problem-solvingactivities. This initial contact can lead to identification of opportunities on either side that can beenhanced by leveraging a strategic partnership from one institution to another. The efforts putinto developing joint activities that are mutually beneficial can establish a track record of priorand preliminary work that can be built upon in an incremental fashion to develop a jointeducation and research program that is mutually beneficial to the faculty, students, andinstitutions.In this paper, we describe our experiences in exploring and developing these partnerships, anddescribe a process we have learned through experience that have led to funded activities. Webelieve the experiences described in this paper will be useful and interesting to others seeking todevelop and deepen international partnerships with peer departments and institutions.
St. John, J., & Hacker, T. J., & Hansen, R. A., & Nikolaidis, N. N., & Trinkle, R. M. (2013, June), Experiences Developing International Partnerships for Education and Research in Computing Paper presented at 2013 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Atlanta, Georgia. https://peer.asee.org/19581
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