WASHINGTON – Thinking that a trip to a developing country might be a break from the TV commercials, Web ads and billboards that institutions like the University of Phoenix and Devry University use to build their brands and recruit students? Think again.
When a major earthquake hit Haiti in January, two University of Florida graduate students, Jon Bougher and Roman Safiullin, were in a small town not far from the epicenter, shooting footage for their master’s thesis about two aid workers.
American academic leaders are casting a wary eye on developments in higher education in the rest of the world. Will the Bologna Process give Europe an edge? Will the development of research universities in countries outside the West stop the best talent from coming to the United States? What does it mean when American colleges and universities open up campuses thousands of miles away from their home base?
Applications from outside the United States are up 7 percent in 2010 at American graduate schools, a healthy increase that will please many universities, according to a new survey released by the Council of Graduate Schools.
SEATTLE – Educators gathered here for this week's meeting of the American Association of Community Colleges are encouraging more two-year institutions to internationalize their curriculums and expand their reach around the world, arguing that there is no better time to make such changes than during a global economic downturn.
The body was tipped off to the existence of a Web site for an organization with the same name, with a British Web domain and a Cyprus address, that claims to be “the leading global membership organization for the open and distance education community.”
SEATTLE – Houston Community College will develop the first American-style community college in Qatar, officials announced here Monday at this week's meeting of the American Association of Community Colleges.