Higher Education in a Global Society
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Higher Education in a Global Society

Edited by D. Bruce Johnstone, Madeleine B. d’Ambrosio and Paul J. Yakoboski

Higher education functions in a global environment of consumers, employees, competitors, and partners. It has been a force for globalization and a model for adaptation, but nonetheless faces challenges. This volume of essays examines emerging issues and opportunities for advancing education across borders.
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Chapter 12: American Higher Education in an Increasingly Globalized World: The Way Ahead

D. Bruce Johnstone


D. Bruce Johnstone Although this chapter is the last in this volume and purports to peer into an uncertain future, it is by no means a summary as such. The participants in the 2008 TIAA-CREF Institute conference, “Higher Education in a Global Society”, as well as the other scholars who contributed chapters to this volume all speak with authority as well as individual perspectives and different personal and scholarly approaches to the underlying theme of American higher education in an increasingly globalized world. I shall seek neither to summarize nor to synthesize. Rather, I shall take advantage of my co-editorship to make some concluding comments, informed by the rich insights of these chapters as well as by my own perspective as a scholar of international comparative higher education finance, governance, and policy and further by my varied administrative experiences as a vice president for administration of a leading private research university, president of a public comprehensive college, and chancellor of a large public system. Without rehashing the definitional complexities of “globalization”, “internationalization”, and related terms, and without intentionally venturing into the stew of competing political and economic ideologies and the conventional academic critiques of Anglo-American economic, cultural and linguistic hegemony, I begin simply by recognizing the greatly increasing cross-border mobility of ideas, commerce, scholars, scholarship, and students. In short, our discussion of higher education in an increasingly globalized world begins with the observation and celebration of the increasing mobility and interconnectedness throughout the world of what colleges and universities everywhere...

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