Higher Education Webinars
A blog from the Center for International Higher Education
August 17, 2016 - 5:51pm
Increased international efforts generally lead to a recognition of the need for greater international visibility. An issue that regularly emerges is concern around the international section of the website. "It’s terrible!" people say.
August 9, 2016 - 10:33am
The future of tertiary education will be significantly improved when the impermeable boundary between academic and vocational education that exists almost everywhere becomes more permeable and allows individuals to move back and forth across it.
July 18, 2016 - 4:11pm
The mergers and growing influence of the for-profit education sector fuels the ongoing concern over the quality provided by these giants.
July 12, 2016 - 5:25pm
While the first national excellence initiatives reflected a long-term national commitment to strengthen the contribution of tertiary education to economic development, the most recent wave seems to be stimulated by the perception of a competitive disadvantage as measured by the global rankings.
July 10, 2016 - 12:28pm
The cost of "reputational" damage in a globalized world is high. Cooperation between reputable institutions and those in corrupt countries is highly unlikely, thus sacrificing the potential for academic and research synergy.
July 5, 2016 - 5:25pm
When the quality of research and teaching are measured, the focus tends to be on individual performance — this ignores their fundamentally collective character.
June 27, 2016 - 3:35pm
Every year the Office of Teaching and Learning handed out awards with substantial monetary awards to excellent teachers and innovative programs. Getting nominated was a big deal.
June 19, 2016 - 11:45am
Historically, Northern institutions are manifestly dominant in North-South partnerships— with limited input from Southern partners.
June 14, 2016 - 8:01pm
International education in the U.S., as in Australia and Britain, has apparently become an industry, in which international marketing and recruitment is increasingly outsourced to commercial operators.
June 5, 2016 - 3:43pm
While most studies lament the damaging effects of the rankings on higher education, the diversification of the ranking industry may better account for the multidimensional features of academic quality and challenge the prevailing hierarchies of prestige in higher education.