This thesis examines the trend and problems surrounding Chinese students studying in the US in general and Chinese students studying at University of Hawaii at Hilo (UH Hilo) in particular. The first chapter provides a review of the Chinese student enrollments in US colleges and universities, as well as the University of Hawaii at Hilo's participation in the Sino American 1+2+1 Dual Degree Program. The second chapter reviews research in the fields of Globalization, Internationalization, and Dual Degree programs. It provides a brief history on government sponsored higher education initiatives between China and the United States. The third chapter is a case study of the UH Hilo's Participation in the Sino American 1+2+1 Dual Degree Program. The historical context of the program's initiation, its administrative structure, course articulation process, individual student academic planning, financial system, language requirements, participating colleges and departments, and reasons for the slow growth of the program will be analyzed. Changes in academic policy over the life of the programs will be discussed in detail.
The fourth chapter provides projections of the student enrollments in China and Chinese students attending colleges and universities in the US using a univariate approach. Several projections using the univariate techniques of double moving average, double exponential smoothing, and ARIMA procedures will be presented. Evaluations on these alternative techniques and their applications are discussed. The fifth chapter provides projections of the Chinese students studying in the US using a multivariate approach. Regressions will be performed, and the results will be compared with those in the fourth chapter. Based on the results in the third, fourth, and fifth chapters, the final chapter will summarize the trend and problems concerning Chinese students studying in the US, analyze policy implications at UH Hilo, and provide suggestions for future Dual Degree programs specific to this university.
|Advisor:||Vu, Tam Bing|
|Commitee:||Im, Erik I., Nakao, Keisuke|
|School:||University of Hawai'i at Hilo|
|School Location:||United States -- Hawaii|
|Source:||MAI 51/06M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||School administration, Higher education|
|Keywords:||Case study, Dual degree, International education, Sino-american|
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