Faculty and students from the Department of Student Affairs
in Higher Education (SAHE) participated in study tours of higher education in
the United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa from May 16–31, 2015. The study tours, coordinated by Bowling Green
State University, examined the delivery of higher education abroad, including
admissions, curriculum, and student services.
Jessica Fitzpatrick, Jackie Hackett, and Amanda Heflin, graduate
students in the SAHE department, participated in a study tour of higher
education in the U.K. and Ireland. The tour
included institutional site visits to the University of Limerick, the
University the West of England, the University of London, Oxford University,
Cardiff University, National University of Ireland–Galway, University College
Cork, and Trinity College–Dublin.
also met with officials from AMOSSHE (the U.K.’s national student services
organization) and Ireland’s Higher Education Authority. The tour also included a number of cultural
and historical sites, including the Cliffs of Moher and the Book of Kells at
John Mueller, professor in the Department of Student
Affairs in Higher Education, participated in a study tour of higher education in
South Africa. Institutional site visits
included Tschwane University of Technology, University of Pretoria, University
of the Witwatersrand, University of the Free State, University of the Western
Cape, University of Cape Town, and Stellenbosch University.
tour also included a number of natural, cultural, and historical sites, including
the Pilanesberg National Park, the Apartheid Museum, the Institute for Justice
and Reconciliation, Cape of Good Hope, and Robben Island.