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Title:Diversity or meeting the bottom line? The internationalization of higher education
Author(s):Chacko, Jacob Babu
Director of Research:Herrera, Linda
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Herrera, Linda
Doctoral Committee Member(s):Pak, Yoon; Witt, Allison; McCarthey, Sarah
Department / Program:Educ Policy, Orgzn & Leadrshp
Discipline:Educational Policy Studies
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):internationalization of higher education
student affairs
international education
comprehensive internationalization
internationalization at home
Abstract:This study examined the internationalization of higher education via internationalization at home (IaH) efforts at Central University (CU) using semi-structured interviews with professionals in the Division of Student Affairs and International Student Affairs, and an analysis of illustrative policies and memoranda the past three decades. For the former, I examined the ways in which internationalization at home practices are operationalized at CU as an aspect of comprehensive internationalization. I compared the ways in which the various departments and offices implement campus internationalization (IaH) and connect them to a frameworks for internationalization. Regarding documents, I conducted an in-depth analysis of policies both at the federal level of the United States and at the local level at Central University. The semi-structured interviews explore the definition of internationalization, and the ways in which internationalization is operationalized in both departments. The interview findings were categorized into the following four categories: 1) the evolved understanding of comprehensive internationalization and IaH; 2) the operationalization of comprehensive internationalization through IaH; 3) Internationalization & Economics of Higher Education; and 4) the future of internationalization. These findings along with the document and policy analysis in dialogue with current literature provide a platform for educators around the globe to examine internationalization at their own institutions and as a springboard to navigate the current trends in higher education internationalization moving forward.
Issue Date:2019-11-25
Rights Information:© 2019 Jacob B. Chacko
Date Available in IDEALS:2020-03-02
Date Deposited:2019-12

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