Saturday, October 22, 2011

Universities expanding overseas provides an interesting AP piece on various overseas ventures by US universities.

I am always cautious about these: I think they often reflect the fact that many universities have too many senior administrators and one or more of them gets bored with the core mission of the university and/or thinks they need some bold initiative to get a better job offer somewhere else and so follows whatever the current fashion is among university administrators trying to gain attention. In recent years, that current fashion has been overseas adventures.

Also entertaining in the article is the belief that calling something an "additional campus" or a "portal campus" rather than a "branch campus" actually fools anyone.

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