International Educator - November/December 2011 - 2

FROM THE

Editors

International EducaTOR
NOV+DEC.11 n VOL. 20 n NO. 6
Editorial advisory Board
J. Michael adams
Fairleigh Dickinson University

by elaina loveland
mEmBErs at largE

Fanta aw

American University

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Branching Out

cheryl darrup-Boychuck
USJournal of Academics

charles a. S. Bankart
University of Kansas

Stephen c. dunnett everett egginton anthony Jewett
Bardoli Global

lars Heikensten

University at Buffalo–SUNY New Mexico State University

Nobel Foundation

Francisco Marmolejo Mora Mclean

Consortium for North American Higher Education Collaboration Africa-America Institute

bandwagon? In an increasingly globalized world, it’s no surprise that as economies and corporations have been extending their reach across borders, universities are, too. For the past decade or so, branch campuses have been growing in popularity. In 2009 the Observatory on Borderless Higher Education estimated 162 branch campuses worldwide (78 of those being branch campuses established by U.S. institutions), which represented a 43 percent increase from just three years prior. As recently two months ago, Carnegie Mellon announced it is starting a branch campus in Rwanda. Also, in September, two Missouri institutions—the University of Missouri at St. Louis and the Missouri University of Science and Technology—announced plans to work with Tianfu College to create a new university in Chengdu, China. Branch campuses appear to continue to be all the rage. But what are the realities? International Educator (IE) first reported on the branch campus phenomenon in 2006. Five years later, IE is now revisiting the topic to investigate if branch campuses are still on the rise—and for branch campuses that have been launched, IE asks the question, “How successful they have been? And what have been the challenges?” It seems that there is no magic formula to starting and sustaining branch campuses. In our cover story, “Cultivating Branch Campuses,” by Alan Dessoff includes examples of the longest-running U.S. branch campus in Japan, an overview of a couple of branch campuses that have recently been opened, and unforeseen challenges that one branch campus faced in the midst of the global economic crisis that even the most thorough planning could not anticipate. Branch campuses are only one example of global interconnectedness happening in international higher education today. Another way to extend a university’s reach across borders is through partnerships with foreign universities, which is the focus of the feature “India Opens Its Doors—Cautiously” in this issue. As one of the emerging economic powerhouses in the world—with a fast-growing college population—India seems ripe with opportunity. Although India doesn’t welcome branch campuses (for now), many Indian higher education institutions welcome partnerships with foreign universities through joint-, dual-and twinning-degree programs. With a shortage of faculty and the increasing demand for higher education among the college-age population in India, universities around the world—such as those in Germany, the UK, and the United States, to name a few—are partnering with Indian institutions to help provide higher education opportunities to Indian students. IE

AS YOUR UNIVERSITY jumped on the branch campus

Patricia I. Jones Paul J. McVeigh

Western Illinois University Northern Virginia Community College

Jody K. olsen Joy olson

University of Maryland School of Social Work Washington Office on Latin America

Susan Buck Sutton
Bryn Mawr College

Susan thompson

Kavita Pandit Jem Spectar

University of Nevada–Las Vegas

University of Georgia University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

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Indiana University

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Editor-in-Chief

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of International Educator - November/December 2011

International Educator - November/December 2011
Contents
From the Editors
In Brief
Cultivating Branch Campuses
India Opens Its Doors— Cautiously
A Quest to Enhance Quality Spurs Global Learning
Foreign Student Affairs
A View From Out Here
Forum
In Focus
Health and Insurance Supplement
Supplement: Danger Ahead!
Supplement: Their Baggage Goes, Too
Supplement: Directory of Insurance Providers, Services, and Products
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International Educator - November/December 2011 - From the Editors
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International Educator - November/December 2011 - In Brief
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International Educator - November/December 2011 - Foreign Student Affairs
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International Educator - November/December 2011 - 49
International Educator - November/December 2011 - A View From Out Here
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International Educator - November/December 2011 - Forum
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International Educator - November/December 2011 - 55
International Educator - November/December 2011 - In Focus
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International Educator - November/December 2011 - Health and Insurance Supplement
International Educator - November/December 2011 - SCover2
International Educator - November/December 2011 - Supplement: Danger Ahead!
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International Educator - November/December 2011 - Supplement: Their Baggage Goes, Too
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International Educator - November/December 2011 - Supplement: Directory of Insurance Providers, Services, and Products
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