2 March 2017

Internationalisation of higher education - where to from here?

In a chapter on internationalisation in the recently-launched volume 'Visions for Australian Tertiary Education' (Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education), Prof Sophie Arkoudis and I reflect on the international successes of the Australian higher education sector and ask a number of questions about the future. 

We argue that the sustainability of international education in Australia will depend on a more balanced approach to internationalisation in the future, clearly focused on opportunities for all students and staff and measured in terms of its broader contribution to society.

Seven key recommendations are made for the future, and the full text of our chapter is available here.

This MCHSE publication Education offers a set of imaginative, expert visions for the future of Australian tertiary education by leading education researchers. Collectively, its chapters present a forward looking agenda for transforming the sector.

21 November 2016

Completion seminar - PhD research - academic staff and international engagement

In preparation for the submission of my thesis, I presented a small seminar on my research findings to colleagues and friends at the Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education last week. Below is the 80 word summary of what I've been doing for the last 3 years and a copy of my slides is available here:

Title: Academic staff and international engagement: motivations and drivers in Australian higher education

Abstract: By many measures, the internationalisation of Australian higher education is a great success story. Yet questions remain as to whether internationalisation has changed the work of academic staff. Adopting a case study approach, this study has investigated the international dimensions of academic work in Australia and the various factors which influence that work. The study conceptualises a typology of international engagement, with findings relating to national context for internationalisation and a complex interplay between personal, disciplinary, institutional and external influences.

30 August 2016

Call for chapter proposals - "The Future Agenda for Internationalization in Higher Education"

Delighted to confirm that I will be editing a new book in the Routledge Internationalization in Higher Education Series with Laura Rumbley from Boston College's Center for International Higher Education.  

Entitled "The Future Agenda for Internationalization in Higher Education: Next Generation Insights into Research, Policy, and Practice", this book intends to give primacy to next generation perspectives from emerging researchers and analysts, and will focus on new contexts for internationalization in higher education, new topics of enquiry, and new or innovative modes or methodologies of research.

The call for chapter proposals is now open and can be found at www.nextgenizn.org. This website also contains background information about the rationales for the book and its structure, as well as a welcome video from the editors and our bios.