Call for Nominations for HESIG Awards

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The CIES Higher Education SIG announces our Annual Awards Call for Nominations that honors publications and individuals whose academic work focuses on international and comparative issues in Higher Education. Four categories will be honored: (1) Best Article, (2) Best Book, (3) Best Dissertation, and (4) Life-Time Contribution. The Awards Committee makes a particular effort to… Read more »

Call for Papers: Models of Open Education in Higher Education

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Education Policy Analysis Archives (EPAA) announces a call for papers for a special issue exploring “Models of Open Education in Higher Education.” Through the advent of open educational resources (OER) and open access, the education arena is witnessing the rise of new models to support learning. From Coursera to Codecademy, to local initiatives led by… Read more »

HESIG Business Meeting Key Note Address

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TORONTO, CANADA — Harvey P. Weingarten, President and CEO of the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HEQCO), gave the Key Note Address at the Higher Education SIG Business Meeting on the topic “Managing for Quality: Classifying Learning Outcomes.” To download a copy of his presentation, click here. Read More »

Universities Try a Cultural Bridge to Lure Foreign Students

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CORVALLIS, Oregon — As the anthropology instructor engaged her class, a fault line quickly developed. American students answered and asked questions, even offered opinions, but the foreigners — half the class, most from China — sat in silence. It became clear that some had understood little of the lecture here at Oregon State University and… Read more »

Education Programs Try to Close Gaps in Myanmar

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NYAUNG SHWE, MYANMAR — Across the marshes and open waters of Inle Lake, in Myanmar’s Shan State, motorboats and traditional canoes carry monks to temples and villagers to market, while fishermen with spherical wooden nets pull fish from the murky waters. Lately, another sight has also appeared — boatloads of tourists, cameras readied for the… Read more »