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ERIC Number: EJ1024174
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-1534-6102
Global Expansion among U.S. Universities: The Imperative to Examine Our Motives
Birbeck, Gretchen L.
Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, v18 n1 p215-225 2014
The growing enthusiasm for international engagement among U.S. universities reflects the great potential gains that participation offers to both U.S. and international partners. To ensure that the benefits of such partnerships are achieved, potential participants must carefully examine and explicitly discuss their personal and institutional motivations for involvement in global research, education, and development programs. Failure to make this crucial self-assessment places such endeavors at risk of unintended negative consequences and ultimate failure.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Africa