international

A shake-up in the teaching staff at NYU in Florence raises concerns

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Laid-off faculty at NYU's study abroad campus in Italy are raising concerns about a shake-up in the university's adjunct teaching staff and the governance of the site.

Wake Forest to deliver preparatory curriculum at Chinese high schools

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Wake Forest will be working with Chinese high schools to prepare students for U.S.-style curriculum and will send their video portfolios directly to the colleges they apply to. Is this a money-maker or a much-needed service (or both)?

MOOCs may eye the world market, but does the world want them?

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Does the utopian vision of democratizing education have a cultural ceiling? 

In study abroad, a call for greater intentionality, and ambition

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At annual gathering of study abroad administrators, speakers describe a need for programs guided by more clearly defined learning outcomes.

U.S. accreditors expand their activities overseas

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U.S. accrediting agencies believe they have a role to play in facilitating mobility and improving the quality of overseas institutions, but will they find it difficult to uphold the integrity of their standards abroad?

Faculty study abroad leader comes under fire for decisions about student health

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A University of New Hampshire lecturer is dismissed after administrators question medical decisions she made leading a trip to Nicaragua. She says she could have used more support from the institution -- not condemnation.

Academics born in India see growth in presidential ranks

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Indian-born academics are seeing their numbers grow in top campus jobs, reflecting internationalization trends over the past 40 years.

NYU establishes campuses and sites around the globe

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NYU reinvents itself as a "global network university," but critics at home question the creation of campuses in nondemocratic countries and the effect of rapid international expansion on programs in Greenwich Village.

Student organizers of a Wharton conference cancel controversial keynote speech

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Student organizers of a forum at Wharton School revoke invitation to controversial keynote speaker from India after professors oppose his appearance.

Scholars discuss how to define and evaluate 'education hubs'

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As countries vow to become international centers for higher education, can educators distinguish between hype and reality? How do hubs differ?

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