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ERIC Number: EJ984272
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 20
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-0271-0579
International Faculty in American Universities: Experiences of Academic Life, Productivity, and Career Mobility
Kim, Dongbin; Twombly, Susan; Wolf-Wendel, Lisa
New Directions for Institutional Research, n155 p27-46 Fall 2012
In the past 20 years, the number of international faculty members at American universities has continued to increase rapidly. This growth is evident in data showing that the proportional representation of foreign-born faculty easily surpasses that of domestic underrepresented racial/ethnic groups. The increasing presence of international faculty members is validated using multiple data sources, and their professional experience is examined in terms of the perception of academic life, productivity, and career mobility. The primary interest of this chapter on international faculty and their professional experiences in U.S. higher education institutions is based on the assumption that international faculty are considered to be different than domestic faculty in their academic experiences, largely due to their cultural, educational, and language backgrounds. (Contains 7 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: United States