We administered a survey to all of 46 institutions that indicated in a prior, 2007 CGS survey having formal international degree programs (as well as to all those who indicated plans to develop within the next two years, acknowledging that only a few of this latter group would be may be in a position to complete the survey, with a total of 88 institutions.) The survey is thus a “census survey” of all known universities with international programs rather than a sample. CGS received 44 surveys when it closed the survey, giving us a response rate of approximately 96% of those institutions that had indicated to CGS having existing programs [52% overall]. Surveys were sent to graduate deans, who typically draw on multiple expert resources within the university to provide the most accurate data possible for CGS surveys.
• Press Release, http://www.cgsnet.org/portals/0/pdf/N_pr_NSFIntl_0908.pdf.
• University World News: “US: Investigating collaboration in graduate education” 28 September, 2008. http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20080925155318859.
• CGS Website: http://www.cgsnet.org/Default.aspx?tabid=358
A guide to developing and sustaining successful international collaborations.