International Collaborations: Opportunities, Strategies, Challenges: New Directions for Higher Education, Number 150
December 2010, Jossey-Bass
Provides a detailed roadmap for negotiating, implementing, and maintaining cross-border college and university partnerships
Partnerships between American and international institutions of higher learning are an increasingly popular way to attract the brightest and best students, enhance course curricula, and improve revenues. But negotiating and maintaining cross-border partnerships can take the skill of a seasoned diplomat combined with the expertise of a master dealmaker. Packed with campus-based case studies, this volume in the New Directions for Higher Education series offers a fine-grained picture of what is involved in cross-border partnerships and provides a detailed roadmap to follow in developing such ventures.
EDITOR'S NOTES (Pamela L. Eddy).
1. Framing Issues of International
Education (Leila Tubbeh, Jobila Williams)
Addressing important questions at the outset can lead to more successful international partnerships.
PART TWO: Case Examples.
2. Institutional Collaborations in Ireland: Leveraging an
Increased International Presence (Pamela L.
Five case studies of collaborations among colleges and universities in Ireland highlight the role of external contexts and internal supporters.
3. Notes from the Field: Lessons Learned in Building a
Framework for an International Collaboration (Dan
This chapter identifies the reasons why a small Canadian community college decided to venture into the Chinese education market.
4. International Partnerships: A Game Theory
Perspective (Yiyun Jie)
Game theory is used to understand the relationship between partners' motivations and preferences for expected outcomes in a collaboration between a Chinese and American university.
PART THREE: Changing Roles.
5. Administrative Perspectives on International
Partnerships (Marilyn J. Amey)
Partnership initiatives must move beyond their initial champions if they are to become more than simply fringe activities.
6. Faculty Perspectives on International Education: The
Nested Realities of Faculty Collaborations (Joanne
Cooper, Rikki Mitsunaga)
Colleges and universities need to understand what entices faculty to begin cross-national collaborations and what sustains their work over time.
7. Leveraging Partnerships to Internationalize the Liberal
Arts College: Campus Internationalization and the
Faculty (Elizabeth Brewer)
Partnerships can internationalize the curriculum through faculty development and have lasting, positive effects on teaching and learning in liberal arts colleges.
8. Student Learning in an International
Setting (Darren Kelly)
In a reversal of the "getting away from it all" mentality, students' use of the Internet has resulted in their being ambi-located between the host society and the United States.
9. Strategies for Planning for the Future (L.
This chapter provides an outline of key issues for college leaders and faculty to consider as they engage in international partnerships.
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