An Internationalisation Project: Hopes and Disappointments
Type: Case Study
During 2009-10, a lecturer investigated the possibility of developing a small-scale internationalisation project with a colleague at an American university. They had discovered that they taught a very similar module on Nineteenth-Century British Women's History, and were keen to explore the possibility of working together in ways that were mutually enriching for both ourselves and their students. In the first instance, this would involve students collaborating in some small way. They hoped that the collaboration might grow, to include student and, possibly, staff exchanges. Although this project was ultimately not been successful, it is hoped that this report might still be helpful, in terms of outlining a range of possibilities for international collaboration as well as some of the processes involved, for colleagues who are operating in a more conducive environment.