Category: Equal Access to Ed Abroad

A Vision for Advancing Knowldege and excellence by creating a new model of american higher education

Michael Crow and William Dabars of Arizona State University have written a book outlining a model of a more equitable higher education system in the U.S. : https://issues.org/the-emergence-of-the-fifth-wave-in-american-higher-education. Their argument is put this way: “Granting increasingly exclusive status to the privileged few guarantees that… Continue Reading “A Vision for Advancing Knowldege and excellence by creating a new model of american higher education”

Unmet Challenges of Diversifying Participation in Education Abroad

A new report by the nonprofit, Diversity Abroad, http://www.diversityabroad.com, “Collaborative Leadership: Advancing Diversity, Equity and Comprehensive Internationalization in [U.S.] Higher Education,” outlines the critical connection between an institution’s overall effort to provide equal access to its educational resources as well as equal acccess to… Continue Reading “Unmet Challenges of Diversifying Participation in Education Abroad”

Latest U.S. Survey on Impacts of Studying Abroad & Linkage to Student Employability

At the recent IIE (Institute for International Education) Generation Study Abroad “Summit” held in Washington, D.C., a research survey report was released: “Gaining an Employment Edge:  The Impact of Study abroad on 21st century Skills and Career Prospects in the United States, 2013-2016.” https://www.iie.org/Why-IIE/Announcements/2017-10-02-Gaining-an-Employment-Edge  The… Continue Reading “Latest U.S. Survey on Impacts of Studying Abroad & Linkage to Student Employability”

Why Shouldn’t Campuses Help Every College Student Obtain a Passport to Graduate?

Have your attention?  I’ve been thinking a lot about this for months, and now that graduation time is upon us (in the U.S.), I thought I’d again throw out this question (which I did raise on my Twitter feed awhile ago)… A recent op-ed… Continue Reading “Why Shouldn’t Campuses Help Every College Student Obtain a Passport to Graduate?”

Tap Minority Serving Institutions to Increase Diversity in Study Abroad

I’m very pleased to have Dr. Gasman provide her insights on an issue which has bedeviled the international education field for decades.  We have been well aware of the huge racial disparity among students who have the opportunity to study abroad – and despite… Continue Reading “Tap Minority Serving Institutions to Increase Diversity in Study Abroad”

On Increasing the Number & Diversity of Students Going Abroad in Future Generations

I’m sure you’re well aware of the ambitious initiative of IIE to support academic institutions in the United States with the goal of doubling the national number of students – from the current 300K to 600K – who study abroad by 2019.  The Institute… Continue Reading “On Increasing the Number & Diversity of Students Going Abroad in Future Generations”

Black Students Studying Abroad & “The Next Great Migration”

This may be the most controversial title & theme I’ve ever written about. But it is not my idea, rather, it is the title of an op-ed in the Sunday New York Times of March 1, 2015, by Thomas Chatterton Williams:  http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/01/opinion/sunday/the-next-great-migration.html?_r=0 Williams is an… Continue Reading “Black Students Studying Abroad & “The Next Great Migration””

A Look Into “Future” of Higher Education [in U.S.]

In case you’re interested, I’ve been writing book review for the NAFSA magazine, International Educator, for the past twenty years. But I’ve not written about a good book on my blog – so here is the first I’m touting as a good read: College… Continue Reading “A Look Into “Future” of Higher Education [in U.S.]”

Macroeconomics, Inequality & Study Abroad

How do these come together?  I’ve been thinking about this due to the surprising popularity of a new book by Thomas Pinketty called “Capital in the Twenty-first Century.”  While I have not read it, I’ve heard him speak about it and read reviews —bottom… Continue Reading “Macroeconomics, Inequality & Study Abroad”

Separate And Unequal Access to Higher Education & Impact on Equal Access to International Education

This report in the Chronicle of Higher Education http://chronicle.com/blogs/conversation/2013/08/01/how-to-fight-growing-economic-and-racial-segregation-in-higher-ed/?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en is very troubling to me. During the recession,  I’ve had increasing concerns about  the longstanding issue of unequal access to international educational experiences on campuses.  We used to refer to this as a need to focus… Continue Reading “Separate And Unequal Access to Higher Education & Impact on Equal Access to International Education”

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