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A Presence Abroad: The U.S. Perspective. Madeleine F. Green Vice President for International Initiatives American Council on Education. Definitions, definitions. Cross-border Transnational Borderless Offshore . Different Terms: Converging Definitions.

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a presence abroad the u s perspective

A Presence Abroad: The U.S. Perspective

Madeleine F. Green

Vice President for International InitiativesAmerican Council on Education

definitions definitions
Definitions, definitions
  • Cross-border
  • Transnational
  • Borderless
  • Offshore
different terms converging definitions
Different Terms: Converging Definitions
  • “….higher education that takes place in situations where the teacher, student, program, institution/provider or course materials cross national jurisdictional borders.”

UNESCO and OECD, 2005

zeroing in
Zeroing In
  • Degree programs delivered abroad for non-U.S. students
  • Branch campuses
defining a branch campus
Defining a Branch Campus
  • Physical presence (but how much?)
  • Multiple programs
  • Bears name of home institution
  • Degree/certification from home institution
  • Partner institution or organization?
motivations the pull of opportunities
Motivations: The Pull of Opportunities
  • Increased demand for higher education worldwide
  • Appeal of a foreign education at home
  • Favorable government policies
  • Rise of English language instruction
motivations the push of institutional goals
Motivations: The Push of Institutional Goals
  • Pursuing revenue
  • Enhancing prestige
  • Advancing internationalization
  • Advancing a service mission
models webster university
Models: Webster University
  • Funded by the institution
  • Campuses in
      • Vienna, Austria
      • Shanghai, China
      • Leiden, The Netherlands
      • Cha-am, Thailand
      • London, U.K.
webster vienna campus
Webster: Vienna Campus
  • BA in a broad range of fields
  • BS in Business Administration, Computer Science
  • MA in HR management, International Business, International Relations, Marketing
  • MS in Finance
  • MBA
weill cornell medical college in qatar
Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar
  • Founded 2001
  • First US medical school to offer its degree outside of the U.S.
  • Agreement with Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development
  • Six-year curriculum (2 pre-med)
  • Same admission standards and curriculum as U.S.
  • Dean reports to Dean of Cornell Medical School
  • Cornell Boards of Trustees and Overseers provide oversight of the curriculum
  • Qatar Foundation oversees facilities
  • Joint advisory board
florida state university panama
Florida State University Panama
  • Founded 1999 (had a presence before)
  • Offers Associate’s and BA degrees
    • Computer Science, Environmental Science, Information Science, International Affairs, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Social Sciences
  • Full campus
missouri state university in china
Missouri State University in China
  • Founded in 2000
  • Two-year program offered by Missouri State-West Plains in Dalian, China leading to Associate’s Degree
  • Agreement with Liaoning Normal University to establish branch on its campus
  • Also offers B.S. through Business School
programs university of chicago school of business executive mba
Programs: University of Chicago School of Business Executive MBA
  • Campuses in London and Singapore
  • Founded in 1994
  • London and Singapore admit annual cohort of 80 students
  • Same curriculum as Chicago campus taught in 16 one-week modules
  • Same faculty
baruch university executive ms
Baruch University: Executive MS
  • Locations in China (under development), Paris (in partnership with the American U in Paris), Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Israel
  • Offers MS in Finance, Management of Human Resources, Accounting, Marketing, Computer Information Systems
twinning ansal institute of technology india
Twinning: Ansal Institute of Technology, India
  • Agreements with Coastal Carolina University; Tarleton State University, Clemson University, North Dakota State University
  • Final 2-4 semesters in U.S. partner institution, receive U.S. degree.
issues for leaders
Issues for Leaders
  • Big Questions
    • Why?
    • Where? (opportunities and regulatory environment)
    • U.S. accreditation issues
strategic decisions
Strategic Decisions
  • Policy and Strategy
    • Fit with mission
    • Partner?
    • Financial risk/commitment
  • Academic Issues
    • Which programs
    • What delivery
    • Who will teach?
strategic decisions19
Strategic Decisions
  • Academic Issues
    • Quality monitoring
  • Financial and Administrative Issues
    • Who will be responsible for planning and implementation
    • Target student population?
    • Investments?
    • Staffing at home and abroad