American Universities Abroad: The Leadership of Independent Transnational Higher Education Institutions

American Universities Abroad: The Leadership of Independent Transnational Higher Education Institutions

by Ted Purinton, Jennifer Skaggs

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Across the globe, American-style and liberal arts universities are being established. From the first, the American University of Beirut, established in 1866, to the liberal arts institutions being established in Saudi Arabia, Ghana, and elsewhere in the twenty-first century, there is a clear sense of the global desire for the American approach to higher education as a way of counteracting traditional, more narrowly defined university educations. However, these universities operate in a distinctive dynamic that must learn to bridge one culture with another, and leadership of such institutions must by its nature focus on such complexities and tensions. Throughout the chapters of this book, this unique element of these universities will be better understood through the stories and experiences as presented by their presidents, provosts, and other academic leaders.

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ISBN-13: 9781617978463
Publisher: American University in Cairo Press, The
Publication date: 10/20/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 324
File size: 975 KB

About the Author

Ted Purinton is Dean of the Graduate School of Education at the American University in Cairo. He is the author of Creating Engagement between Schools and their Communities: Lessons from Educational Leaders with Carlos Azcoitia (2016); Six Degrees of School Improvement: Empowering a New Profession of Teaching (2011); and Making Sense of Social Networks in Schools, with Terry Deal and Daria Cook Waetjen (2008). Jennifer Skaggs is an assistant professor at the American University in Cairo. Her publications and presentations regarding gender identity, undergraduate engineering programs, career and professional transitions, and international P-20 STEM allow her to speak to, and publish for, audiences spanning industry, non-profit, and educational interests. Currently she is researching holistic development of student identity and negotiation within transnational settings and how different educational practices translate across cultural and linguistic borders.

Table of Contents

Preface Ted Purinton and Jennifer Skaggs Introduction: Understanding American and Liberal Arts Universities Around the World: Across Borders, What Is the Essence? Ted Purinton and Jennifer Skaggs 1. Achieving Liberal Arts Education Transnationally: Where From, How, and Where To? Richard A. Detweiler 2. ". . . To Save Us All": Lessons from the American University in Cairo, a Community of Learning in Revolutionary Times Lisa Anderson 3. AUN as a Development University-Preparing Nigerian Students for the Challenges of the Country Margee Ensign 4. Identity and Mission in a Pluralistic Nation: The American University of Beirut Peter Dorman 5. Study Abroad, Abroad: Leading the Global Liberal Arts in Paris Celeste Schenck and Scott Sprenger 6. American University of Sharjah: A Young Institution Aiming to Become a Research University Björn Kjerfve 7. BISLA and ECOLAS: Hubs of the Liberal Arts in Europe Samuel Abrahám 8. Should Higher Education Be Vocationalized? The Role of Liberal Arts Education in Hong Kong Ka Ho Mok 9. Trends in Liberal Arts Education in Japan Junko Hibiya 10. From Hardship to Success: Building the Lebanese American University Joseph G. Jabbra 11. Achieving Diversity and Excellence without the US Infrastructure Mary Merva 12. Experiential Learning, Cheese, and Chocolate: Connecting Curriculum and Place Sara Steinert Borella 13. Greek Lessons: The American College of Greece in the Greek Economic Crisis David G. Horner 14. Greece's Constitutional Provision on Private Higher Education and ACG's Open University Affiliation Thimios Zaharopoulos 15. Forman Christian College: The Rebirth of a Liberal Arts University in an Islamic State James Tebbe and Joseph Jones. 16. Adapting the Liberal Arts Model to Create Ethical and Entrepreneurial Leaders for Africa: The Case of Ashesi University College, Ghana Marcia A. Grant 17. IQRA "READ": Making the Case for Effat Liberal Arts Education Haifa Reda Jamal Al-Lail 18. Merging Local Customs with the Liberal Arts in Central Asia Andrew Wachtel 19. Adapting Liberal Arts and Sciences as a System of Education Jonathan Becker and Susan H. Gillespie 20. America and American Universities Abroad: Toward a Public Diplomacy Research Agenda Kyle A. Long 21. New Perspectives on Legitimacy for American and Liberal Education: From Marginalization to Disruptive Innovation? Kara A. Godwin

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