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ERIC Number: EJ812081
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep-5
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0009-5982
Problem: Foreign Students. Solution: Corporate Partner
Fischer, Karin
Chronicle of Higher Education, v55 n2 pA41 Sep 2008
Over the past decade, partnerships between a university and a private company to recruit and educate foreign students in a college-preparatory program have become a commonplace in other English-speaking countries. The reason is clear: pathways programs enable colleges to tap into a much broader pool of students, including those who may not qualify on their own for admission because of language difficulties, incomplete course work, or limited study skills. The partnerships are not without controversy, however. Critics argue that they outsource core educational functions and that academic standards may well be compromised in pursuit of profits. For universities, where state-budget woes have limited international recruiting, a deal with a deep-pockets partner seemed the only way to get foreign-enrollment numbers up.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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