Liz Reisberg

Liz Reisberg is an independent consultant in higher education, formerly associated with the Center for International Higher Education at Boston College. In the past she has worked in university administration at several universities and taught in the graduate program in higher education administration at Boston College.  Whe works with ministries of education, universities and international donor organizations throughout the world. Themes of her research and other activities include quality assurance in higher education, the challenges of access and equity, and new approaches to university curriculum and pedagogy. Much of her work has focused on Latin America.

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March 3, 2011
While Latin American universities are certainly attentive to rankings and their poor showing in most of them, there is a growing trend to focus on other things. These new activities will not have any impact on institutional standing in those inevitable international competitions but they just might improve the quality of the education Latin American universities deliver.
October 18, 2010
Doesn’t everyone want to be world class? It projects such a nice aura! Recent publications -- first by Altbach & Balán and later by Salmi -- as well as a plethora of rankings help to focus attention on the world’s most successful research universities and the characteristics that place them at the pinnacle of higher education. Institutions such at Harvard, Stanford, MIT, Oxford, Cambridge, Tsinghua, etc. are important producers and disseminators of knowledge as well as important incubators for marketable innovation.
July 28, 2010
A recent leadership seminar that brought together rectors and vice-chancellors of African Universities in 17 countries highlighted the many challenges to building higher education in the region. Africa shares many challenges with other regions but also faces challenges that are particularly daunting in the region.
June 28, 2010
A new law creating a national system for the evaluation, accreditation, and certification of quality in higher education in Peru was passed in 2006; implementation began early in 2008. Peru is coming late to the trend of developing national systems for quality assurance in higher education, but being a latecomer to the movement has advantages. Most university administrators and professors were well aware of the evolving systems elsewhere and the new law was received with a certain degree of inevitability. Additionally there have been precursors to the new law.

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