Managing across geopolitical borders: oversight of international branch campuses - Kevin Kinser and Jason E. Lane

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Managing across geopolitical borders: oversight of international branch campuses - Kevin Kinser and Jason E. Lane

  1. 1. Kevin KinserJason E. LaneCross-Border Education Research TeamInstitute for Global Education Policy StudiesState University of New York, Albany
  2. 2.  Co-led by Jason Lane and Kevin Kinser 5 Graduate Research Assistants Founded in 2009 Visited more than 40 IBCs in 12 countries Surveyed more than 80 IBCs. www.globalhighered.org Up to date list of IBCs and Ed. Hubs Annotated bibliography on IBCs Updates on our activities/publications
  3. 3. an entity that is owned, at least in part, by a foreign education provider; operated in the name of the foreign education provider; engages in at least some face-to-face teaching; and provides access to an entire academicprogram that leads to a credential awarded by the foreign education provider. Number of IBCs 1995 2006 2012 15 82 182 • 13 import/export countries • Institutions flow in all directions
  4. 4.  Blue: Exporters Red: Importers
  5. 5. No Transfer Transfer with RestrictionsTransfer without Restrictions
  6. 6.  Wholly owned subsidiary model:  Complete control of the home campus  Financially separate entity Branch partner relationship model:  Home campus controls academics  Shared/split responsibility for finances & infrastructure Extended campus model:  Oversight through existing mechanisms  Enrollment rather than revenue based accounting
  7. 7.  Faculty employed by branch or home campus  Related to the authority granted to the branch  Employment laws, visas, pay/SOL Full time versus part time faculty  Type of program and availability of local faculty Integration into home campus academics  Contingent faculty or U.S. system analogy  Members of home campus academic
  8. 8.  Mix of internal and external, home/branch authority  Initial program approval vs Maintaining program quality Various models  Home (or Branch) administrative supervision  “One University”  Autonomous entity  Global office
  9. 9. Foreign Educational Outposts  Foreign owned subsidiaries  Strategic Alliances  Outreach offices  Study abroad sites Offshore research and lab locations
  10. 10. MUN MIUAcademic Engagement MUD SMU MMU AUA Partnerships
  11. 11. Cambridge, Oxford, Cape Town,Paris Sud XI Stellenbosch, Western Cape Postgraduate Diploma
  12. 12.  Global Phenomenon, country specific features Great diversity in types in oversight and management arrangement Locus of control in defining and maintaining quality FEO organizational diversity needs further clarification

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