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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September 12, 2017
Clearly, pursuing international stature comes at an economic cost—inevitably the transfer of national resources to international beneficiaries—and perhaps some compromise to national identity.
July 9, 2017
The impending decline in international enthusiasm for the U.S. as a destination for study and research is not only a result of the change in the political winds, but also the failure of universities to take a more active role in the public arena. 
March 21, 2017
I can imagine the chorus of individuals who will insist that it is not the responsibility of the university to teach civility or to prepare students to live in diverse societies.
March 14, 2017
Studying another language increases the effectiveness of cross-cultural communication, not only in knowing words, but in developing a deeper understanding of culture.
August 29, 2016
Colombia has been on the path toward developing a sophisticated, diversified and equitable system of higher education for many years. This is promising but there are many shortcomings in policy and practice.
August 9, 2016
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.
April 19, 2016
If we can’t engage in civil discourse on campus, I don’t think we stand a chance at interacting across national borders. 
March 20, 2016
We need some perspective on where cultural sensitivity is needed (and lacking) and where it is misplaced.
February 16, 2016
The announcement that Cornell is adjusting its admissions policy for international students from need-blind to “need aware” only seems to add to the confusion about who we enroll from abroad and why.
January 31, 2016
You cannot put people with different experiences, different values, and different backgrounds together and just assume that mutual respect and harmony will result. It might, but it is more likely that it won’t.

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