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ERIC Number: ED512035
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Pages: 39
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
CSHE@50: A Reflection and Prospectus on Globalization and Higher Education
King, C. Judson, Ed.; Douglass, John Aubrey, Ed.
Center for Studies in Higher Education
In the spring of 1957, the Center for Studies in Higher Education (CSHE) at the University of California, Berkeley was formally established as an organized research unit, enabled by an initial grant from the Carnegie Corporation and making it the first academic enterprise in the United States focused on higher education policy issues. Since then, the Center has been an important source for encouraging an international comparative perspective, and this thereby provided a timely scholarly theme for reflecting and projecting the role of higher education in society within a globalizing world. To help celebrate its 50th anniversary, the Center held a one-day conference as an academic and celebratory event and with the intent to facilitate a stimulating discussion on the influences of globalization--past, present, and future--on higher education systems and institutions. A distinguished group of scholars gathered on the Berkeley campus, some 160 participants in total, offering their views on the significant changes confronting higher education and the influence of international models, the global market for students and highly skills labor, high bandwidth networking around the world and the increasing value society places on universities to stimulate both economic growth and socioeconomic mobility. This report is a summation of the symposium proceedings with each presenter given an opportunity to modify and update their comments. Presentations include the following: (1) The Focus of the Conference--The Characteristic of Globalization and Higher Education (C. Judson King and John Aubrey Douglass); (2) Higher Education Politics and Policymaking, Then and Now--A Discussion with Past CSHE Directors and Alumni (Chaired by C. Judson King and participated by Neil Smelser, Karl Pister, Jack Schuster, Janet Ruyle, Sheldon Rothblatt, and I. Michael Heyman); (3) Strategic Issues Facing Africa: The Emerging Role for Higher Education and the Challenges that Lie Ahead (Narciso Matos and Ahmed Bawa); (4) Higher Education, Then and Now--Internationalization and Globalization (Chaired by Irwin Feller and participated by Sheldon Rothblatt, Grant Harman, Michael Shattock, and Kerstin Eliasson); (5) Global Trends: The Environment for Higher Education in the Future (Chaired by John Zysman and participated by Martin Kenney, Henry Etzkowitz, Alison Bernstein, and John Gage); (6) Use of the Internet and Higher Education: Likely Future Trends (Chaired by C. Judson King and participated by Rory Hume, Gary Matkin, Diane Harley, Clifford Lynch, and Richard Garrett); (7) The Worldwide Structure of Higher Education (Chaired by John Douglass and participated by Robert Berdahl, Marijk van der Wende, Philip Altbach, and Wilhelm Krull); and (8) A Final Reflection (Daniel Fallon). [Organized in association with The Berkeley Roundtable on the International Economy and The Institute for International Studies, UC Berkeley.]
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Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Carnegie Corporation of New York
Authoring Institution: University of California, Berkeley, Center for Studies in Higher Education
Identifiers - Location: Africa; California