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ERIC Number: EJ1054059
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Global Connectedness and Global Migration: Insights from the International Changing Academic Profession Survey
McGinn, Michelle K.; Ratkovic, Snežana; Wolhunter, Charl C.
Brock Education: A Journal of Educational Research and Practice, v22 n2 p56-68 Spr 2013
The Changing Academic Profession (CAP) international survey was designed in part to consider the effects of globalization on the work context and activities of academics in 19 countries or regions around the world. This paper draws from a subset of these data to explore the extent to which academics are globally connected in their research and teaching, and the ways this connectedness relates to global migration. Across multiple measures, immigrant academics (i.e., academics working in countries where they were not born and did not receive their first degree) were more globally connected than national academics (i.e., those working in the countries of their birth and first degree). Global migration by academic staff is clearly a major contributor to the internationalization of higher education institutions, yet there was no evidence these contributions led to enhanced career progress or job satisfaction for immigrant academics relative to national academics. The international expertise and experience of immigrant academics may not be sufficiently recognized and valued by their institutions.
Descriptors: Surveys, Global Approach, International Programs, College Faculty, Migration, Immigrants, Foreign Workers, Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Faculty Workload, Tenure, Job Satisfaction
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Argentina; Australia; Brazil; Canada; China; Finland; Germany; Hong Kong; Italy; Japan; Malaysia; Mexico; Netherlands; Norway; Portugal; South Africa; South Korea; United Kingdom; United States