International higher education

A Tangled Tale in Tbilisi

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Accreditor's decision to approve Georgian college is questioned, but have critics overreached in their accusations?

Boycotting a Magazine's Boycott Issue

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In the annals of academic conferences, few may have been more ill-fated than the aborted conclave on academic boycotts planned by the American Association of University Professors.

When the conference was called off in March, organizers hoped that they could salvage something good from the idea by taking papers planned for the conference and publishing them in a special issue of Academe, the AAUP's magazine.

The Next Level of Open Source

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Going a step beyond free course materials, Yale will put videos of selected courses online -- available free to anyone.

Making Sense of 'Bologna Degrees'

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In the early 1990s, the then-presidents of Oberlin College and Stanford University floated the idea that the standard time for an undergraduate degree might be better at three years instead of four. The idea went nowhere -- at least in the United States.

International Recovery

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New data suggest that the post-9/11 crisis in foreign enrollments is over; Americans studying abroad increased by 8%.

No Risk, No Reward

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For-profit educators and investors discuss an enticing, but potentially dicey, new international market.

Distance Ed's New Market -- in Spanish

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Reynaldo Pol, a coordinator of English as a second language courses for adults in a suburban Atlanta county, knows first-hand what issues language instructors in his corner of the world face. When he decided it was time to go back to school, Pol, a Cuban by birth who grew up in Puerto Rico and received his bachelor’s degree at Georgia’s Piedmont College, decided he wanted to look more broadly, beyond borders.

Lost Opportunity in Russia

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Ford Foundation explores how American philanthropy may have erred while spending $1 billion trying to aid post-USSR academe.

Overseas Outposts

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More universities open degree-granting branches in other countries, and U.S. is not the only player in the game, study finds.

Sexual Harassment on Study Abroad

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U. of Minnesota student in Tanzania accuses institution of not responding appropriately when she alerted officials to harassment.

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