Thursday, January 31, 2013

Continuing debate about branch campuses

The discourse over branch campuses continues with the following three perspectives:
  • Reisberg - 1+1 Equals Less than 2 (Insider Higher Education) - Asserts that branch campuses are unsustainable
  • Roberts and Stanfield - Don't Throw Out the Baby (Inside Higher Education) - Responds to the Reisberg assertion by offering contradictory evidence of success and suggestions for making branches sustainable
  • Edelstein - Asking the Right Question (Inside Higher Education) - Replied to the 2 previous posts by indicating that the home campuses providing branches don't adequately integrate the transnational location into their home campus.  Reiterated and supported Roberts and Stanfield perspective of the need for greater cultural understanding and mutuality of purpose.
  • Gibney - A Different World (Times Higher Education) - Explores the emerging international higher education world in light of changing economic conditions

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Trends for 2013

It's always interesting to gaze into a crystal ball to predict what the coming months and years will bring.  One author offers 3 predictions for 2013:

What other predictions would you put on the list?
  • Growth or contraction of international students in the U.S.A.?
  • Increasing focus on quality student learning and development?
  • Adapting best practices in education to a broader range of national and cultural contexts?