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ERIC Number: ED520810
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan-4
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Integration of Foreign-Born Faculty in Academia: Foreignness as an Asset
Gahungu, Athanase
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Each year, the U.S. invites thousands of foreign-born and foreign-educated professionals as immigrants and on temporary visas, including academicians. In some academic programs such as science, technology, engineering and mathematics, these foreign-born professionals represent an imposing mass, while in others, they are relatively invisible. This review of literature explored issues of obstacles and opportunities for foreign-born faculty to become fully integrated in academia, particularly in programs that do not traditionally attract international scholars. In addition to the literature review, e-mail and telephone interviews were conducted with a group of eight foreign-born faculty and administrators to further explore the role of foreign-born faculty in internationalizing and globalizing U.S. campuses. Recommendations are offered for a) institutions of higher education to alleviate the insularity of their campuses and for b) the foreign-born faculty themselves to use their foreignness as an asset. (Contains 5 footnotes and 4 tables.) [This article was published in the Connexions Content Commons and was produced by The Connexions Project. It was also published in the "International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation," Volume 6, Number 1 (January-March, 2011), ISSN 2155-9635.]
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Illinois; New York; Oklahoma