New Book: International Higher Education’s Scholar-Practitioners: Bridging Research and Practice

A book I want to read. But my thought is this: are scholars rewarded in tenure decisions for their “practice” and do practitioners really have time to engage in research? I think I know the answer to both questions…

International Higher Education Consulting

Edited by BERNHARD STREITWIESER & ANTHONY C. OGDEN

The idea of the professional who bridges both research and practice has been largely overlooked and at times even disregarded by the academic and administrative structures that govern activity in higher education today. In international higher education, the number of students who now engage in mobility and exchange has expanded globally, along with the administrative cadre that manages all facets of internationalization, and the quickly growing scholarly attention to understanding the phenomenon. In this process, two distinct professional categories have emerged: those who ‘study it’ and those who ‘do it’ – the scholars and the practitioners. Practitioners are seen as those who manage the daily logistical flow of students and personnel around the globe, while scholars are seen as those who conduct research, collect and analyze data, and publish findings to inform, improve, and justify the activity. Yet this dichotomy is overly…

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