Private Universities in Latin America: Research and Innovation in the Knowledge Economy
Gustavo Gregorutti and Jorge Enrique Delgado, Editors
Private Universities in Latin America discusses how private universities have become and can be more proactive in supporting research, and the implications of this for future institutional and national development. After providing a historical overview of how Latin American private universities have evolved to become successful research producers, Gregorutti and Delgado analyze specific institutional reforms carried out to overcome cultural resistance to change and implementation of policies related to teaching load, productivity requirements, patent generation, technology transfer, and funding mechanisms that support and stimulate faculty research activities.
International Students and Global Mobility in Higher Education: National Trends and New Directions
Rajika Bhandari and Peggy Blumenthal, Editors
Global student mobility is one of the fastest-growing phenomena in higher education in the twenty-first century. Over four million students are currently mobile, crossing geographic, cultural, digital, and educational borders in the pursuit of an international education. International Students and Global Mobility in Higher Education examines current trends in global student mobility in key destination and sending countries, including the US, the UK, Germany, and Australia, and newer players, such as China, India, and the educational hubs of the Middle East. Experts from these countries and others offer timely analysis for higher education policymakers, practitioners, and researchers of how national-level investments and developments affect academic migration trends; the current and future capacity of countries to accommodate a growing demand for a higher education; and the implications of mobility for the labor market and economy.
Higher Education, Policy, and the Global Competition Phenomenon
Laura M. Portnoi, Val D. Rust, and Sylvia S. Bagley, Editors
In the modern open and integrated world, competition has become central to the higher education subsector. Key facets of the global competition phenomenon include the development of global university ranking systems, academic capitalism, and mergers of “strong” and “weak” institutions. This volume provides a critical assessment of the phenomenon and the complex ways in which global competition is envisioned and enacted in various countries and their higher education institutions. Senior and emerging scholars in the field address the tensions and challenges inherent in the global competition phenomenon by delving into issues such as university rankings, quality assurance, cross-border higher education provision, and privatization.
Education and Global Cultural Dialogue: A Tribute to Ruth Hayhoe
Karen Mundy and Qiang Zha, Editors
This volume is a tribute to Ruth Hayhoe. As a figure of outstanding influence in the field of comparative education, Ruth Hayhoe has nurtured a unique scholarship over the years. First and foremost, she adopts a distinctive historical culturalist approach to comparative education, which stresses “the integration of specific historical-cultural contextual details into the analysis.” Second, Ruth has been at the forefront of scholars advocating deep philosophical reflection about epistemology and the ways in which people know and learn in different cultural traditions. Finally, by modeling inter-civilizational dialogue as a theoretical and practical approach to comparative education, Ruth has provided the field with an invaluable response to the center-periphery dynamic of knowledge, which comparativists often criticize but rarely act to reverse.
University Governance and Reform: Policy, Fads, and Experience in International Perspective
Hans G. Schuetze, William Bruneau, and Garnet Grosjean, Editors
When times are tough and student demand is going through the roof, government and private providers seem to agree: this is the moment for increased accountability, “new public management,” more commercially viable research, less faculty power, mass education, and greater use of internet-based education. The great questions of the mid-19th century have come back to haunt the university. Who controls the university? How shall they do it? Who will pay? Should academic faculty or “clients and customers” decide what tune the university will play? The contributors to this book ask whether faculty risk losing their remaining authority in matters of finance, curriculum, and administration in universities. They inquire as to the future of academic legislatures—senates, boards, and committees. They assess accessibility and quality and record the rise and fall (and rise again) of neo-liberal policies and their effects on universities. University Governance and Reform includes introductions to conceptual and theoretical problems in higher education, along with studies of important regional institutions, and covers higher education governance in Canada, the United States, Asia, Australia, Mexico, Indonesia, and Ecuador.
Increasing Effectiveness of the community college financial model: A Global Perspective for the Global Economy
Stewart E. Sutin, Daniel Derrico, Rosalind Latiner Raby, and Edward J. Valeau, Editors
This book seeks to explore thematic and pragmatic applications of financing the community college to help facilitate educational reform, to assist efforts related to internationalization, and to create systemic support systems to maintain the mission. It includes chapters on a wide variety of finance related topics, and specific case studies of successful implementation of significant initiatives in several American states and in other nations. This book has research and documentation concerning best ideas and best practices, theory and implementation, from expert writers and practitioners in the fields of community college finance, administration, and leadership.