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Consortia : International Networking Alliances of Universities - Teather, David

Consortia

International Networking Alliances of Universities

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The effectiveness of global education organizations such as the International Association of Universities and the Association of Commonwealth Universities is evaluated in this study. Exploring the changing issues and various initiatives of academia in a global context, these essays address collaborative course development, research sharing, and the effects of various regional networks. The potential for international academic institutions and smaller networking associations in teaching, research, and service provides the impetus to strengthen these and other cross-national collaborations.

"'The volatile international environment for higher education is causing university leaders all over the world to seek the counsel of their peers, through networks and associations of all kinds. Some of these groupings work and some fail. David Teather's absorbing survey provides necessary guidance to those who know that they should get involved but aren't sure how best to do it.' Professor Don Aitkin, former Vice-Chancellor, University of Canberra; 'University education is becoming a global business. Where airlines and other global businesses have gone, universities will follow. This excellent collection of essays explores the extent, operation and potential of a phenomenon - the international consortium or alliance of universities - which will help to shape the sector for years to come.' Professor Bryan Gould, Vice-Chancellor, University of Waikato"

Introductionp. 1
The changing context of higher education : massification, globalisation and internationalisationp. 8
Academic alliances and networks : a new internationalisation strategy in response to the globalisation of our societiesp. 28
Change and continuity : the case of the Association of Commonwealth Universitiesp. 49
Association of Commonwealth Universities initiatives in benchmarking : university-wide quality managementp. 69
Academic networking in Europe : the European Association of Distance Teaching Universitiesp. 86
EADTU initiatives : collaborative course development and the impact of new technologyp. 103
CLUSTER : a European consortium of universities of technologyp. 121
The CLUSTER task force on the European dimensionp. 134
LEWI : the David C. Lam Institute for East-West Studiesp. 140
The LEWI Virtual Research Centres and international collaboration in researchp. 162
Universitas 21 : a network for international higher educationp. 178
The Universitas 21 professional portability projectp. 191
Ten years of institutional networking : the network of universities from the capitals of Europe and the League of World Universitiesp. 201
Members of CHEMS Commonwealth benchmarking programme, 1996-1999, 2001p. 223
Members of the ESMU/CHEMS European benchmarking programmep. 225
The ERASMUS and SOCRATES programmesp. 226
The European credit transfer systemp. 227
Members of LEWIp. 229
Members of Universitas 21p. 230
Members of the LWU, UNICA and the Alliancep. 231
Notes by L. Jay Oliva of New York Universityp. 234
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ISBN: 9780522850963
ISBN-10: 0522850960
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 15th March 2004
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.5  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.37
Edition Number: 1