This series of occasional papers explores key issues and themes surrounding the internationalization and global engagement of higher education. Papers include analysis, expert commentary, case examples, and recommendations for policy and practice.
||International Higher Education Partnerships: A Global Review of Standards and Practices (PDF) 4 MB|
Based on an analysis of standards of good practice set forth by organizations in the U.S. and around the world, this paper identifies key issues entailed in developing and implementing sound international partnerships, and explores strategies for addressing them effectively. Examples and advice from a variety of programs and institutions are included.
||Mapping International Joint and Dual Degrees: U.S. Program Profiles and Perspectives (PDF) 2 MB |
This study explores international joint and dual degree programs administered by U.S. colleges and universities. Topics include program characteristics and policies, academic focus areas, partner locations, and programmatic challenges, as well as the role of joint and dual degree programs in broader institutional strategy and planning.
||Leading the Globally-Engaged Institution: New Directions, Choices and Dilemmas (PDF) 1 MB |
This paper explores issues discussed by North American and European institutional leaders at the summer 2012 Trans-Atlantic Dialogue, including the impact of the economic downturn on internationalization efforts, the role of student mobility, curriculum, and co-curriculum in internationalization, language and cultural issues inherent in global engagement, and student learning assessment.
||Challenges and Opportunities for the Global Engagement of Higher Education (PDF) 1 MB |
This paper examines emerging opportunties for colleges and universities to engage globally, and asserts that institutions are better served in partnerships abroad if they have undergone the process of comprehensive internationalization first. Topics include models for collaboration, institutional “foreign relations” policies, fiscal motivations for global engagement, and higher education‘s role in national interests and public diplomacy.