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Global Models and International Issues in Higher Education


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Course level: Graduate

This course will provide a comparative perspective of higher education systems in countries around the world. The relationship between educational systems and historical, social and political factors will be evaluated. International governance structures and accreditation processes will be analyzed and compared. Current international issues in higher education will also be explored. Competency A: Describe the cultural, historical, social, philosophical, political, and economic theories and foundations of educational systems in higher education. Competency B: Compare systems of education in emerging, progressing, and developed nations. Competency C: Analyze higher education governance structures and accreditation processes in colleges and universities in the global context. Competency D: Examine contemporary global issues and challenges among private, proprietary, public, and transnational higher education initiatives. Competency E: Examine global trends in higher education instruction and services to students. Competency F: Evaluate the impact of social, political, cultural and ethical aspects of global higher education on leadership, policy and decision-making. Competency G: Apply problem-solving and resolution strategies to address contemporary global issues in higher education.

What you'll learn

Course skills and outcomes

Educational Systems in Global Higher Education

Higher Education in Emerging, Progressing, and Developed Nations

Governance Structures in Higher Education

Global Accreditation and Regulatory Processes

Global Issues, Challenges and Diversity in Higher Education

Global Trends in Higher Education

Academic Leaders, Decision Makers and Policy

Engaging with Global Issues in Higher Education


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