Showing posts from May, 2014

Presenting at NAFSA conference 2014 San Diego

More than 8,500 international education professionals from across the world will attend NAFSA annual conference in San Diego from May 25-30. More than 200 concurrent sessions will cover topics under following "knowledge communities" Education Abroad, International Education Leadership, International Enrollment Management, International Student and Scholar Services and Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship.

I will be co-presenting in following two sessions on retention research and trends in international education:
NAFSA International Student Retention Research: Results and Practical Implications Date: May. 28, 2014 Time: 10:15am - 11:15am Location: San Diego Convention Center Room 33ABC The final report and results from the NAFSA undergraduate international student retention research project will be unveiled during this session. This moderated panel includes an overview of the data accumulated over the past year from the lead researcher, and a discussion of two campus-based p…

Three Solutions for Reforming Indian Higher Education

Comparative and International Education Society’s (CIES) Higher Education Special Interest Group (HESIG) published its fall 2014 issue on BRIC countries. I have contributed an article on the reforming Indian higher education. I recommend three solutions to manage the complexity of the system: First, enforce higher standards of transparency and disclosures for private higher education institutions; second, strengthen the vocational and doctoral education pipeline; third, professionalize the sector through stronger institutional responsibility.

The special "BRIC" issue includes related articles on following themes: Chinese MOOCs on the Way: Opportunities and Challenges Yu Zhang, Yeqin Kang, and Manli Lia Higher Education in Brazil: Different Worlds and Diverse Beliefs, Elizabeth Balbachevsky Dispelling Illusions of Homogeneity: Growing Disparities in Higher Education Access in the Post-Soviet Regions, Anatoly OleksiyenkoPublic Funding and the Beginning of a New Era in High…