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The Internationalization of Higher Education

Edited by:
Marina Apaydin, American University, Beirut
John D Branch, University of Michigan
Michael M. Dent, Sunway University, Malaysia
Otto Regalado-Pezúa, Universidad ESAN, Peru

A volume in the series: Contemporary Issues in Higher Education. Editor(s): John D Branch, University of Michigan.

Call for Chapter Proposals

You are invited to submit a chapter proposal for a new anthology on the internationalization of higher education.

ABOUT THE ANTHOLOGY:

The internationalization of higher education might be considered as old as the university itself. In medieval Europe, for example, scholars often spent their sabbaticals abroad, enjoying time in “Oxford, Tübingen or the Sorbonne to pursue their scholarly activities and access the vast resources of the university libraries” (Harris, 2008, p. 352). The forces of globalisation which erupted in the 1980s, however, accelerated the internationalization of higher education. Indeed, more and more universities around the world began to add international offerings to their educational activities, inject an international ethos within their institutions, and develop international competencies among students and employees. The 1990s ushered in a new era in the internationalization of higher education, in which higher education itself is considered a product which can be packaged and sold internationally. Now known most commonly as transnational higher education, it was triggered largely by the marketisation of higher education, which itself is manifest in such characteristics as academic rankings, institutional branding, and an emphasis on managerialism. Recent advances in technology, and the global COVID pandemic, have also driven a ‘virtual’ internationalization of higher education, with universities expanding their distance education offerings overseas, and exploring such innovations as virtual exchange programmes.

It is against this historical backdrop that the editors have proposed this anthology. Specifically, they seek chapters which explore the substance and scope of internationalization in the context of higher education, by documenting contemporary concepts, theories, and practices of the internationalization of higher education.

Possible chapter topics include:

• International institutional branding
• International student recruitment
• International academic recruitment
• Foreign branch campuses
• Educational hubs
• Internationalization policies
• Virtual exchange programmes
• International practicum/internship programs
• Transnationalisation modes
• Internationalization theories of higher education
• Cultural challenges in the internationalization of higher education
• Curricular innovations for internationalization
• Student mobility
• Legal issues in the internationalization of higher education
• internationalization platforms, apps, and other technologies
• Patterns of internationalization in higher education
• Ecological/environmental implications of the internationalization of higher education
• The politics of internationalization in higher education
• Case studies of institutions which reveal innovative approaches to the internationalization of higher education

The editors will be guided by three broad but interrelated themes:

1. Conceptual: What is internationalization in the context of higher education? Are there different types of internationalization? What are the essential characteristics or features of internationalization? Answering these types of questions will sharpen the definition of the internationalization of higher education. Proposals will be evaluated, therefore, on their contribution to our understanding of the nature of the internationalization of higher education.

2. Theoretical: What are the antecedents and consequences of internationalization in the context of higher education? Why does internationalization occur? Whom does internationalization benefit/harm? Answering these types of questions will help to explain the internationalization of higher education, raise its significance, and extend its predictive power. Proposals will be evaluated, therefore, on their contribution to our understanding of the mechanisms of the internationalization of higher education.

3. Practical: How is internationalization executed in the context of higher education? What are the best practices of internationalization? Which lessons can be learned from internationalization? Answering these types of questions will illustrate the internationalization of higher education. Proposals will be evaluated, therefore, on their contribution to our understanding of the applications of the internationalization of higher education.

Any chapter, however, irrespective of the topic and guiding theme, must address both internationalization and higher education explicitly.

EDITORS:

The anthology will be edited by Marina Apaydin of the American University in Beirut in Lebanon, John D Branch of the University of Michigan in the United States, Michael M Dent of Sunway University in Malaysia, and Otto Regalado-Pezúa of Universidad ESAN in Peru.

SUBMISSION PROCEDURE:

Submit your chapter proposal (maximum 1 000 words) in PDF format directly to John D Branch at jdbranch@umich.edu, on or before Sunday 23 May 2021.

IMPORTANT DATES:

Sunday 23 May 2021: Deadline for submitting your chapter proposal for this anthology

Sunday 06 June 2021: Notification to authors of accepted chapter proposals

Sunday 26 September 2021: Deadline for submitting your chapter for this anthology (only authors who had their chapter proposals accepted will submit chapters)

Sunday 24 October 2021: Notification to authors of accepted chapters; accepted chapters sent to other authors for peer feedback

Sunday 21 November: Deadline for submitting your peer feedback; peer and editor feedback sent to authors

Sunday 19 December 2021: Deadline for submitting your revised chapter

Spring 2022: Publication of anthology

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