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ERIC Number: EJ805403
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun-27
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
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ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0009-5982
New Model for Recruitment of Foreign Students Sparks Debate
Moser, Kate
Chronicle of Higher Education, v54 n42 pA24 Jun 2008
A London-based company with an unusual model for helping colleges recruit international students has generated concern among faculty members as it has begun expanding into the United States. Into University Partnerships has formed joint ventures with five British universities, building centers where foreign students who may not have qualified for direct admission because of language barriers and other academic deficits live, study, and become acculturated. Ideally, they go on to matriculate at their host institutions. Administrators at Oregon State, which could admit students through the partnership as early as the fall of 2009, describe the partnership as a creative, high-quality solution for a university that lacks the money to recruit many foreign students on its own. However, while supporters say such partnerships allow colleges to reach students they could not have recruited on their own, some academics question whether a private company should be so heavily involved in academic functions.
Chronicle of Higher Education. 1255 23rd Street NW Suite 700, Washington, DC 20037. Tel: 800-728-2803; e-mail: circulation@chronicle.com; Web site: http://chronicle.com/
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Oregon; United Kingdom