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ERIC Number: EJ1029655
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-1360-080X
The Increased Role of Foreign-Born Academic Staff in US Higher Education
Webber, Karen L.; Yang, Lijing
Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, v36 n1 p43-61 2014
An increasingly globalised world means that higher education institutions are employing a diverse set of academic staff from across the world, and a better understanding of these scholars and their work roles is important for effective teaching, learning, and institutional management. Using the most recent data available from the "National Study of Postsecondary Faculty", this study examined individual characteristics and work roles for foreign- and US-born academic staff at two points in time. Findings showed that more foreign-born individuals have become academic staff at US institutions in 2004 compared to 1993, that they spend more time on research as opposed to teaching, and that they produce more scholarly written papers than their US-born peers. Findings in this study have implications for institutional policy, possible revenue sources, the teaching-learning process, and knowledge production.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Higher Education
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Language: English
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