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Confusing the terms of the higher education debate - University World News

Confusing the terms of the higher education debate - University World News | Cross Border Higher Education | Scoop.it

It is an uncomfortable truth that in comparative terms, and much as it may make us feel better to argue the opposite, especially in difficult times, in the UK we are a ‘lucky’ system of higher education. Despite the pressures of a hyper-active political context, we have maintained a ‘buffer’ between ourselves and the government of the day.

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On Privatization and Brutalizing Campuses; or, Why Chancellors Say Stuff Like That

On Privatization and Brutalizing Campuses; or, Why Chancellors Say Stuff Like That | Cross Border Higher Education | Scoop.it
Last November, a few days after videos of riot police beating Berkeley student protestors were blowing up on youtube, an article in the New York Times announced that UC-Berkeley’s Chancellor Robert Birgeneau had been travelling to establish a satellite campus within the intimate confines of Shanghai’s Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park. Because Birgeneau had been in Asia during the entirety of the week leading up to and following the events of that day, he had had very little to say about what was happening on his campus, with the exception of two extremely tin-eared and downright offensive emails. We knew he was out of town while campus police were brutalizing their campus, but that’s all we knew.
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Higher Education Under Attack

Higher Education Under Attack | Cross Border Higher Education | Scoop.it
For a very long time there were only a few universities in the world. The total student body in these institutions was very small. This small group of students was drawn largely from the upper classes. Attending the university conferred great prestige and reflected great privilege.
This picture began to change radically after 1945. The number of universities began to expand considerably, and the percentage of persons in the age range that attended universities began to expand. Furthermore, this was not merely a question of expansion in those countries that had already had universities of note. University education was launched in a large number of countries that had few or no university institutions before 1945. Higher education became worldwide.
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Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore - Centre for Higher Education Internationalisation – CHEI: About CHEI

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore - Centre for Higher Education Internationalisation – CHEI: About CHEI | Cross Border Higher Education | Scoop.it

The Centre for Higher Education Internationalisation at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (UCSC) promotes and conducts research, training, and policy analysis to strengthen the international dimensions of higher education.

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International student mobility in Hong Kong: private good, public good, or trade in services?

International student mobility in Hong Kong: private good, public good, or trade in services? | Cross Border Higher Education | Scoop.it
International student mobility has emerged as a key source of societal and educational transformations in the booming economies of East Asia. International competencies are increasingly valued by employees and employers alike. Given the uneven distribution of international student flows, and the inequitable levels of benefit that they bring to various locales and institutions, some jurisdictions are seeking the optimal policy instruments for leveraging public and private interests in the mobility of human resources and knowledge. This case study of Hong Kong looks at the outbound–inbound student flows and explains how the government facilitates cross-border education balances. The researchers utilized the four modes of the General Agreement on Trades in Services framework, and found it to be a helpful tool in analyzing the government's balancing act, despite the challenges associated with the conceptualization of international student mobility as a commodity or trade in services.
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Times Higher Education - Speculation grows that Gove is making play for academy brief

Times Higher Education - Speculation grows that Gove is making play for academy brief | Cross Border Higher Education | Scoop.it

Would bringing universities back under the control of the Department for Education improve social mobility by restoring the policy link between schools and universities? Or would it be a case of "rearranging deckchairs" as the economy struggles, and expose universities to the "interventionist" policies of Michael Gove?

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Guidelines for Quality Provision in Cross-Border Higher Education - Papers - OECD iLibrary

Guidelines for Quality Provision in Cross-Border Higher Education - Papers - OECD iLibrary | Cross Border Higher Education | Scoop.it
The Guidelines for Quality Provision in Cross-border Higher Education were developed and adopted to support and encourage international cooperation and enhance the understanding of the importance of quality provision in cross-border higher education.
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What are universities doing to improve the HE experience for postgraduates?

What are universities doing to improve the HE experience for postgraduates? | Cross Border Higher Education | Scoop.it
Frederika Whitehead finds out more about the ways graduate schools are both attracting students and keeping them happy during their studies...
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To Judge International Branch Campuses, We Need to Know Their Goals - Commentary - The Chronicle of Higher Education

To Judge International Branch Campuses, We Need to Know Their Goals - Commentary - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Cross Border Higher Education | Scoop.it

The international branch campus phenomenon is relatively new, generating much news coverage and capturing the interest of many university presidents. But what is a branch campus? What kind of impact does it have on the home university in terms of its core functions of teaching and learning, research, and service to the larger society and the world?

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The Globalisation of Social Media

The Globalisation of Social Media | Cross Border Higher Education | Scoop.it

This post looks at an academic journal that summarises the results of a longitudinal study of social media adoption and its impact upon consumer behaviour in different countries around the world

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Times Higher Education - University reputations built up over years are vulnerable as never before

Times Higher Education - University reputations built up over years are vulnerable as never before | Cross Border Higher Education | Scoop.it

At first there was much hilarity. When I was named this month among the top 15 “most influential” people in education by The Australian newspaper, the jokes came thick and fast: “You’re only the fourth most influential person in your own household,” said one colleague. “That’s if you don’t include the cat,” added someone a little closer to home.

 

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The complexities of 21st century brain ‘exchange’

The complexities of 21st century brain ‘exchange’ | Cross Border Higher Education | Scoop.it

The emerging economies of the BRICs – Brazil, Russia, India and China – will, it is assumed, lure back home both students who go abroad to study and some graduates who have settled in the West, because of their dramatic economic growth and expanding higher education systems. The problem is that data seem to show this is not the case.

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Creating extra university places will cost nothing

Creating extra university places will cost nothing | Cross Border Higher Education | Scoop.it
The government should expand higher education now. Current economic conditions mean that it will cost nothing to increase university places this year, argues Tim Leunig
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Higher Education and Higher Tuition

Higher Education and Higher Tuition | Cross Border Higher Education | Scoop.it
Tuition policies vary from institution to institution but it can be useful to examine how at least one state university has responded to the decreasing support from the state legislature and increasing tuition costs.
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February 2012: Trends in International Student Mobility

International student recruitment is becoming integral to the financial health of many institutions of higher education in the United States. The current environment of budgetary cuts and increasing global competition is forcing many institutions to become strategic and deliberate in their recruitment efforts. However, effective international recruitment practices are dependent on a deep understanding of student mobility patterns and student decision-making processes. The purpose of this research paper 1 is to provide an in-depth understanding of the trends and issues related to international student recruitment and to help institutional leaders and administrators make informed decisions and effectively set priorities. (Download full research paper).

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Ranking universities – The Express Tribune

Ranking universities – The Express Tribune | Cross Border Higher Education | Scoop.it
The Higher Education Commission (HEC) recently ranked all Pakistani universities using an approved global criteria for rankings. There is no magic formula to rank a university, which is not an easy task and is always considered controversial and questionable. As Pervez Hoodbhoy writes: “As in a beauty contest, opinions and tastes count” (The Express Tribune, February 13). Each time any ranking is published, for every 100 universities ranked, it makes only one happy and ninety-nine unhappy. It is like walking a tight rope!
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Beyond 2020: Envisioning the Future of Universities in America (American Council on Education Series on Higher Education) (9781607090731): Mary Landon Darden, Alexander W. Astin, Helen ...

Beyond 2020: Envisioning the Future of Universities in America (American Council on Education Series on Higher Education) (9781607090731): Mary Landon Darden, Alexander W. Astin, Helen ... | Cross Border Higher Education | Scoop.it

Beyond 2020: Envisioning the Future of Universities in America (American Council on Education Series on Higher Education) (9781607090731): Mary Landon Darden, Alexander W.

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‘Improving access to higher education will be a priority’ - The Times of India

‘Improving access to higher education will be a priority’ - The Times of India | Cross Border Higher Education | Scoop.it
Improving access to higher education, especially in rural areas, will be the priority of the Tamil Nadu State Council of Higher Education, said professor Cynthia Pandian, after she assumed charge as vice-chairperson of the council on Wednesday.
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Seth's Blog: The coming melt-down in higher education (as seen by a marketer)

Seth's Blog: The coming melt-down in higher education (as seen by a marketer) | Cross Border Higher Education | Scoop.it
For 400 years, higher education in the US has been on a roll. From Harvard asking Galileo to be a guest professor in the 1600s to millions tuning in to watch a team of unpaid athletes play another team of unpaid athletes in some college sporting event, the amount of time and money and prestige in the college world has been climbing.
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New study tracks student transfers | Inside Higher Ed

New study tracks student transfers | Inside Higher Ed | Cross Border Higher Education | Scoop.it

Enrollment managers have long spoken about the mobility of students, citing the high number of credits transferred in and out of their colleges and grumbling that federal graduation rate calculations fail to account for those transient degree-seekers.
Data released today by the National Student Clearinghouse back those assertions, showing that a third of those who were first-time college students in 2006 had attended at least one other institution by summer 2011.

Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2012/02/28/new-study-tracks-student-transfers#.T00hFXp5_tk.twitter#ixzz1nksERyob
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The 10 biggest stories in Canadian higher education – - Macleans OnCampus

The 10 biggest stories in Canadian higher education – - Macleans OnCampus | Cross Border Higher Education | Scoop.it

The (surprisingly) most-read stories of 2011

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Lack of higher education funding could stifle UK's creative industries

Lack of higher education funding could stifle UK's creative industries | Cross Border Higher Education | Scoop.it
Despite their robust contribution to the economy, creative and digital courses still miss out on funding, says Kim Catcheside...
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When Perceptions Don't Match Reality in the Classroom - ProfHacker - The Chronicle of Higher Education

When Perceptions Don't Match Reality in the Classroom - ProfHacker - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Cross Border Higher Education | Scoop.it

After a particulary frustrating College Writing class a few weeks ago, I tweeted in exasperation: “Ugh: when is it okay to concede that a particular class has failed?” My question exaggerated what I was feeling, but it was honest. My students had been unable—on one of the final days of class—to accomplish something that I felt I’d been preparing them for all semester. I was angry: a little at them, but mostly at myself. I felt that their failure was mostly my failure—if they weren’t prepared for that final exercise, I hadn’t prepared them.

Ryan Cordell - ProfHacker

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Economic Development, Education and Transnational Corporations by Mark Hanson

This book focuses on the questions of: why do some economically disadvantaged nations develop significantly faster than others, and what roles do their educational systems play?

 

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