Liz Reisberg

Liz Reisberg is an independent consultant in higher education and Research Fellow at 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.  She 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 where she teaches in English and Spanish.  In Ocdtober, 2019 she was awarded the José Tola Pasquel medal for contributions to higher education in Latin America by CINDA (Center for Inter-university Development), a regional Latin America organization based in Santiago, Chile. 

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June 30, 2015
We are glossing over the more difficult quandaries of international forays much too readily
April 21, 2015
Rankings too often become a surrogate for quality but we have to recognize that there is a general need to make sense of the diverse global higher education environment.
March 17, 2015
The age-old question persists — can branch campuses truly provide an experience equal to, or at least, comparable to the education provided on the home campus?
February 17, 2015
If universities are going to engage in international endeavors and partnerships, then the members of those academic communities will have to decide whether and how to confront policies and practices of host governments that they find distasteful.
February 2, 2015
Let’s move beyond condemning others, roll up our academic sleeves and commit to teaching individuals to be more thoughtful, less impulsive and how to pursue meaningful change.
October 27, 2014
The growing presence and influence of for-profit higher education internationally is worrisome and seems to be attracting less attention than it deserves.
October 15, 2014
If we do not graduate individuals capable and willing to listen to one another within our own society what hope is there that any of us — particularly our “best educated” — can become global citizens?
October 5, 2014
It is too easy to see internationalization as an “all to the good” kind of venture; however crossing cultural and political boundaries invariably obliges parties on both sides to confront conflicting values and policies.
September 7, 2014
By using agents we are saying, in effect, faced with a challenge, turn to someone who can provide you with an easy answer.
August 5, 2014
Without guidance, the growing population of students from China might lead to rich cultural exchanges with American students, but it might also lead to prejudice, alienation, and frustration. 

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