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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Most Recent Articles

October 1, 2013
What happens with we hear a word or phrase that makes no sense to us?  If we are following a conversation or (worse!) a lecture or discussion in the classroom, we are often derailed.
September 17, 2013
Call me an idealist — I don’t mind.  I continue to watch the debate over the use of commissioned agents for international student recruitment and my stomach turns over.
July 23, 2013
Better in Brazil than Saudi Arabia. MOOCs leave professors teaching “blindly” with very little idea of who is the audience, let alone which cultures have educated them. 
July 14, 2013
I recognize the importance of looking at higher education critically to determine what impact the experience has on individuals and societies but we seem to repeatedly resort to the same fallback strategies of “counting what can be counted.”
July 1, 2013
When I first worked in university admissions more than 30 years ago the word “marketing” was completely taboo.
June 10, 2013
There are too many countries with highly educated taxi drivers. Not that someone with a university degree shouldn’t drive a taxi but only if this is a choice, not employment for lack of any other. What is the alternative?
May 23, 2013
It is difficult to imagine a university today that does not have (or is not considering) a China strategy.  What is our preoccupation with China about?
May 15, 2013
Despite our presumption that the U.S. hosts the world’s best universities, we do not (or very soon will not) have the world’s best educated population.
February 25, 2013
The newest money-making scheme in China involves hiring professors from US universities to teach summer school so that Chinese students can earn US college credit in a short, cheaper class closer to home.  These for-profit schools have been established by US-educated 20-something Chinese familiar with both cultures and both systems.  Cheap US college credit without leaving home— a promising venture with large profit potential.  
January 20, 2013
Another overseas programs appears to be biting the dust. The University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) is not renewing its contract with the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT). This brings into question yet again why universities pursue these overseas ventures when they are rarely profitable and difficult to sustain.  


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