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ERIC Number: EJ790942
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May
Pages: 12
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-0309-8265
Internationalization: Institutions, People and Programmes in Colorado
Theobald, Rebecca B.
Journal of Geography in Higher Education, v32 n2 p205-216 May 2008
This paper focuses on the internationalization of curricula, faculty and campus activities in a case study of colleges and universities in Colorado. '"Internationalization" is a recent trend in US higher education and is sometimes given as a reason for hiring foreign-born faculty. A survey was used to explore how the definition and degree of internationalization would vary by institutional mission, goals and size as well as by the interests and expertise of key administrators and staff. None of these factors accounted for the survey results. Instead, the results indicate inconsistencies in institutional definitions of internationalization and in the implementation of resulting programmes. These inconsistencies may be a reason why foreign-born faculty can receive a mixed reception and encounter varied support on US campuses and raise a number of issues for further research on the discourse of contemporary US higher education. (Contains 2 tables, 1 figure and 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Colorado