American Universities Abroad

The Leadership of Independent Transnational Higher Education Institutions

Edited byTed Purinton
Jennifer Skaggs

Across the globe, American-style and liberal arts universities are being established. From the first, the American University of Beirut, established i

English edition
24 September 2017
336 pp.
15X23cm
ISBN 9789774168406
For sale worldwide

$59.95

Across the globe, American-style and liberal arts universities are being established. From the first, the American University of Beirut, established in 1866, to the liberal arts institutions being established in Saudi Arabia, Ghana, and elsewhere in the twenty-first century, there is a clear sense of the global desire for the American approach to higher education as a way of counteracting traditional, more narrowly defined university educations. However, these universities operate in a distinctive dynamic that must learn to bridge one culture with another, and leadership of such institutions must by its nature focus on such complexities and tensions. Throughout the chapters of this book, this unique element of these universities will be better understood through the stories and experiences as presented by their presidents, provosts, and other academic leaders.

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