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ERIC Number: ED511011
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr-27
Pages: 17
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Higher Education, Globalization and Economic Development in Virginia
State Council of Higher Education for Virginia
In early 2009, the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) initiated an effort to assess the status of the Commonwealth's international education programs. A survey was distributed to the public and private institutions, focusing on critical aspects of contemporary international education programs as identified by an ad hoc group of university-based international program directors. The survey inquired about: (1) internationalization efforts of their institutions as reflected by mission statements and strategic plans; (2) inclusion of global concepts in the General Education curriculum; (3) foreign language and study abroad requirements and participation; and (4) international student populations. Institutions were also asked about funding and administrative structure of international program offices, and economic development efforts. This paper contains key findings that will be useful to state decision makers seeking to understand the connection between international higher education and economic development. The paper describes current worldwide and national trends that have given rise to efforts by governments and educational systems to globalize higher education. It examines the current and projected impact of these trends on Virginia's economy, its institutions of higher education, and their students. Lastly, it highlights current successful economic development projects that have aligned with globalized higher education and shapes the lessons learned from these projects into recommendations for Virginia's higher education and economic development leaders. (Contains 12 footnotes.)
State Council of Higher Education for Virginia. 101 North 14th Street, James Monroe Building, Richmond, VA 23219. Tel: 804-225-2600; Fax: 804-225-2604; Web site: http://www.schev.edu
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: State Council of Higher Education for Virginia
Identifiers - Location: Virginia