PROPHE Activities

Conference Panel. PROPHE will host a panel session on “New and Evolving Forms of Private Higher Education: For-Profit, Private-Public Partnerships, and Short-Cycle in China, Brazil, and Europe” at the 2014 Comparative & International Education Society (CIES) conference in Toronto. The panel will include presentations by Li Qian, Dante Salto, Yunyu Shi, Snejana Slantcheva-Durst, and Ruirui Sun, with Daniel Levy as discussant and Ruth Hayhoe as Chair. The four presentations will illustrate new and evolving forms of private higher education through two case-studies on China, one on Brazil, and one on the European Union. The first presenter, Qian Li, will explore policy changes in China which allow profit making at the higher education level. Dante Salto, the second presenter, will analyze the size and scope of the for-profit sector in Brazil and the role of public policy in its support. The third presentation, by Ruirui Sun and Yunyu Shi, will showcase the interplay between public-private partnership in China and the public policy environment. Lastly, the fourth presenter, Snejana Slantcheva-Durst will analyze forms of private provision of short-cycle higher education across Europe.

Recent Events. PROPHE hosted its collaborating scholar Andres Bernasconi from September 24 to 26, 2013. On September 25, Dr Bernasconi gave a presentation to EAPS faculty and students entitled "Research on Higher Education from the Developing World: the Burden of the Local." Dr. Bernasconi also joined a meeting with the faculty and students, engaging in a conversation about future lines for research and funding on private higher education. PROPHE also hosted Antigoni Papadimitriou, who spoke on “Private Higher Education in the Western Balkans” on September 12, 2013. 

New Scholars. Lan Hoang from Vietnam, entering PhD student at Albany, is a new PROPHEt. For the academic year 2013-2014 PROPHE is also hosting two visiting scholars. Li Qian from Beijing Normal University has special interest in private-public partnerships and in for-profit/nonprofit distinctions. Ebru Karatas from Turkey’s Usak University has special interest in the new institutionalism and in comparing values at private and public universities.

National Data Cases have been added for Argentina, Brazil, and Chile.

Dissertations now mostly written are Mary Beth Collier’s on the choice of private non-elite colleges in New York State and Paulina Berrios' on part-time professors in Chile (which includes private-public comparisons).

New working papers #17-18, on China and Turkey.

Members Activities

Director: Daniel Levy

Publications since 2010

“The Evolution of Privatization in Eastern and Central European Higher Education.” European Education: Issues and Policies, forthcoming.

“Student Finance in Asia: Privatization amid Decisive Inter-sectoral Difference,” in Student Financing of Higher Education: A Comparative Perspective, Edited by Donald E. Heller and Claire Callender, Routledge, 2013.

The Decline of Private Higher Education,” Higher Education Policy, 26, 2013: 25-42.

Squeezing the Nonprofit Sector,” International Higher Education (Spring) 71, 2013.

“Diversity Ascendant: How Isomorphism Fails to Capture the Global Surge of Private Higher Education,” Shuren University Journal of Education, China, forthcoming.

What Does Organized Business Want? A Look at India,” International Higher Education, 67, Spring 2012.

How Important is Private Higher Education in Europe? A Regional Analysis in Global Context,” European  Journal of Education, 47, 2, 2012: 178-197.

“Semi-Elite Private Higher Education: Toward a New Conceptual Category,” PROPHE working paper in progress.

Ed. With William Zumeta. Public Policy and Private Higher Education. A special issue of the Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis, 13, 4, 2011.

“Introduction: “Private Higher Education and Public Policy: A Global View,” co-author with William Zumeta, Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis, 13, 4, 2011 345-349.

 “Public Policy for Private Higher Education: A Global Analysis,” Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis, 13, 4,2011: 383-396.

“Las multiples formas de educacion superior privada: Un analisis global,” in El conflicto de las universidades: Entre lo Privado y  lo Público, ed. José Joaquín Brunner and Carlos Peña (Santiago: Universidad Diego Portales, 2011): 135-160.

Venezuelan Higher Education: The Chavez Revolution,” International Higher Education, 62, 2011.

The Global Growth of Private Higher Education. Co-author with Kevin Kinser et al. ASHE Higher Education Report, 36, 3, 2010.

An International Exploration of Decline,” in a special section on The Decline of the Private Sector, International Higher Education, 61, 2010.

 

Other activities since 2010

Lecture: The Decline of Private Higher Education (forthcoming: April 2013). Center for Studies of Higher Education, University of California, Berkeley. 

Conference: How Important is Private Higher Education in Europe? A Regional Analysis in Global Context (2011). International Symposium The Privatization of Higher Education: Private Investments for a Common Good?; Heidelberg, Germany.

Keynote lecture at the annual convention of India’s Federation of Industry and Commerce (2011), Indian Higher Education Expansion Strategies: Private Options from Global Context; Delhi, India.

Consultations on India’s pending legislation. Lectures at public universities.

Policy report: “Private Higher Education in East Asia: Reality & Policy.” World Bank Flagship Project. 2010 http://siteresources.worldbank.org/INTEASTASIAPACIFIC/Resources/EastAsianriPrivateHigherEducation.pdf.

 

Collaborating Scholars: Andres Bernasconi

Publications since 2010

Bernasconi, Andrés. 2011. A Legal Perspective on “Privateness” and “Publicness” in Latin American Higher Education. Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis: Research and Practice 13:4, pp. 351-365.

Bernasconi, Andrés 2011. Private and public pathways to world class research universities: the case of Chile. En Philip G. Altbach and Jamil Salmi (Eds.) The Road to Academic Excellence: The Making of World Class Research Universities. Washington, D.C. The World Bank, 229-260.

Bernasconi, Andrés 2010. Educación Superior Privada en Chile. Boletín de Políticas Públicas en Educación Superior PPES Nº 10, Julio. http://www.cpce.cl/boletin

Bernasconi, Andrés 2010. Chile’s Private Dominant Higher Education. En Kevin Kinser, Daniel C. Levy, Juan Carlos Silas Casillas, Andrés Bernasconi, et al. ASHE Higher Education Report Special Issue: The Global Growth of Private Higher Education. Volume 36, Issue 3. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, pp. 23-35.

 

Collaborating Scholars: Yan Fengqiao

Publications since 2010

Cai Yuzhuo and Fengqiao Yan (2011)“Organizational Diversity in Chinese Private Higher Education” in Pedro N. Teixeira and David D. Dill (eds.) Public Vices, Private Virtues? Assessing the Effects of Marketization in Higher Education, pp47-66, Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.

Yan Fengqiao,“Global expansion of private higher education and relevant policy issues: based on working papers of UNESCO higher education conference in 2009”, Educational Research, pp95-101, 2010, no. 4. in Chinese.

Yan Fengqiao, Lin Jing, “Commercial Civil Society: A Perspective on Private Higher Education in China”, Frontiers of Education in China, 2010. 5(4): 558-578.

Other activities since 2010

Research project titled “Academic profession in Chinese public and private higher education institutions”, sponsored by Ford Foundation. 2012-2014.

Research project titled “Agency, participative learning and multiple intelligence development: sustainable development of private higher education”, sponsored by Ford Foundation. 2010-2012.

 

Collaborating Scholars: Kevin Kinser

Publications since 2010

Lane, J.E. and Kinser, K. (2011). Reconsidering Privatization in Cross-Border Engagements: The Sometimes Public Nature of Private Activity. Higher Education Policy, 24. pp. 255-273. [winner of the 2010 International Association of Universities – Palgrave Prize in Higher Education Policy Research]

Kinser, K. (2011). Quality Assurance in Cross-Border Higher Education. In Lane, J.E. and Kinser, K., The Multi National University: Leadership, Administration, and Governance of International Branch Campuses. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Lane, J.E. and Kinser, K. (2011). The Cross-Border Education Policy Context: Educational Hubs, Trade Liberalization, and National Sovereignty. In Lane, J.E. and Kinser, K., The Multi National University: Leadership, Administration, and Governance of International Branch Campuses. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Kinser, K. and Hill, B. (2011). Higher Education in Tumultuous Times—Facing Market Forces—Promoting the Common Good: A Transatlantic Dialogue. Washington, DC: American Council on Education.

Kinser, K. (2010). A Global Perspective on For-Profit Higher Education. In Learning for Earning in a Globalized Society: For-profit Colleges and Universities as Schools and Businesses, William G. Tierney, Vicente M. Lechuga & Guilbert Hentschke, eds. pp. 145-170. Sterling, VA: Stylus Press.

 

Other activities since 2010

Invited Presentations and Lectures

Kinser, K. (2012). Mapping the For-Profit Higher Education Landscape. Keynote address at conference on Access, Competition, and For-Profit Higher Education, Duke University, Durham, NC, September 21.

Kinser, K. (2012). Privatization in Tertiary Education: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. Joint AERA-BERA symposium presented at the British Educational Research Association, Manchester, UK, September 5.

Kinser, K. (2012). Foreign Education Outposts: Models and Variations of International Branch Campuses. Paper presented at the Jeju Forum for Peace and Prosperity, June 2.  Jeju, South Korea.

Kinser, K. et al. (2012). The Observatory's IBC report: Summary findings. Symposium Presented at the Observatory for Borderless Higher Education Global Forum. April 25. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Kinser, K. et al. (2012). For-Profit U. Webinar sponsored by Service Employees International Union. February 2. Pittsburgh, PA and online.

Kinser, K. et al. (2011). Students at Risk: The Shifting Roles of Public Higher Education and For-Profit Colleges and Universities. Symposium presented at the Sloan Consortium International Conference on On-Line Learning. November 10. Orlando, FL.

Kinser, K. (2011). Access Contributions of F or-Profit Higher Education. Webinar for the 2011 Student Success Webinar Series, Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation. June 16. (online). [based off of PROPHE working paper]

Kinser, K. and Jason E. Lane (2011). Mobility of Programmes, Off‐shore Campuses, Distance Education: Broadening access to international opportunities? Plenary session. International Association of Universities 4th Global Meeting. April 12. New Delhi, India.

Kinser, K. (2011) For-Profit Higher Education: Issues for Admissions Officers. Webinar for National Association for College Admission Counseling. January 25. (online).

Kinser, K. (2010). Current Issues and Future Prospects in For-Profit Higher Education. Syracuse University. November 9. Syracuse, NY.


Numerous media mentions during this period as well.

 

Collaborating Scholars: Prachayani Praphamontripong Kanwar

Publications since 2010

“Government Policies as Responses to Increased Access to Higher Education: Experiences from Asian Private and Public Sectors,” Access and Expansion Post-Massification: Opportunities and Barriers to Further Growth in Higher Education Participation, edited by B.W.A. Jongbloed and J.J. Vossensteyn, Routledge, forthcoming.

“Student Finance in Asia: Privatization amid Decisive Inter-sectoral Difference,” Student Financing of Higher Education: A Comparative Perspective, co-authored with D.C. Levy, edited by D.E. Heller and C. Callender, Routledge, forthcoming.

“Access without Equity? Private Higher Education Across Asia,” Higher Education in Dynamic Asia, Asian Development Bank, Manila, Philippines, 2012

The Role of Private Higher Education in the Philippines, co-authored with N. LaRocque, Asian Development Bank, Manila, Philippines, in progress. 

 

Affiliates: Asha Gupta

Publications since 2010

Published a book on the Changing Perspective of Higher Education in Hindi entitled Uchhtar Shiksha ke Badalte Aayam from the Directorate of Hindi Medium Implementation, University of Delhi in 2011. It contains one chapter on privatisation and another chapter on private higher education. This book has been well received by the students, teachers and researchers on higher education through Hindi medium.

‘Deemed Universities in India: Confusion Reigns’. International Higher Education: 63. 2011. Boston. Spring.

 

Affiliates: Marek Kwiek

Publications since 2010

Kwiek, Marek (forthcoming). “From System Expansion to System Contraction. Access to Higher Education in Poland”. Comparative Education Review, 2013.

Kwiek, Marek (2012). “Changing Higher Education Policies: From the Deinstitutionalization to the Reinstitutionalization of the Research Mission in Polish Universities”. Science and Public Policy. Vol. 39. 1-14. (doi:10.1093/scipol/scs042)

Kwiek, Marek (2012). “Public-Private Intersectoral Competition: Fees and Declining Demographics”. Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education. Vol. 42. No. 1. 153-157.

Kwiek, Marek (2012). “Higher Education Reforms and Their Socio-Economic Contexts: Shifting Funding Regimes and Competing Social Narratives”. In: Marek Kwiek, Peter Maassen (eds.), National Higher Education Reforms in a European Context: Comparative Reflections on Poland  and Norway. Frankfurt and New York: Peter Lang. 155-178.

Kwiek, Marek (2011). “The Public-Private Dynamics in Polish Higher Education. Demand-Absorbing Private Growth and Its Implications”. Higher Education Forum. No. 8. (3). 121-147.

Kwiek, Marek (2010). “Creeping Marketization: Where Polish Private and Public Higher Education Sectors Meet”. In: Roger Brown (ed.), Higher Education and the Market. New York: Routledge. 135-146.

 

Affiliates: Pablo Landoni

Publications since 2010

CIFUENTES, Jairo; LANDONI, Pablo y LLINAS, Xavier (2012) “Strategic Management in Higher Education:  Concepts and experiences from Telescopi Network in the Ibero-American region” Forthcoming

LANDONI, Pablo y MARTÍNEZ SANDRES, Fernando (2011) “Posgrados e Investigación en el Uruguay: Articulaciones y desencuentros” Montevideo, Universidad Católica del Uruguay / Agencia Nacional de Investigación e Innovación.

LANDONI, Pablo y MARTÍNEZ SANDRES, Fernando (2011) “Posgrados e Investigación en el Uruguay: Articulaciones y desencuentros” Montevideo, Universidad Católica del Uruguay / Agencia Nacional de Investigación e Innovación.

LANDONI, Pablo (2010) “El debate sobre la creación de una Agencia de Acreditación en Uruguay: influencias externas y tensiones internas” En Revista Argentina de Educación Superior. http://www.untref.edu.ar/raes/numeros.htm

 

Affiliates: Fatma Mizikaci

Publications since 2010

Mizikaci, Fatma. 2011 "Isomorphic and Diverse Features of Turkish Private Higher Education". PROPHE Working Paper #18.

 

Affiliates: Pedro Teixeira

Publications since 2010

Pedro Nuno Teixeira; Vera Rocha; Ricardo Biscaia; and Margarida Fonseca Cardoso (2012) Myths, Beliefs and Realities: Public-Private Competition and Program Diversification in Higher Education, Journal of Economic Issues, forthcoming

Pedro Nuno Teixeira; Vera Rocha; Ricardo Biscaia; and Margarida Fonseca Cardoso (2012) Competition and diversity in higher education: an empirical approach to specialization patterns of Portuguese institutions; Higher Education, 63(3), 337-52

Pedro Nuno Teixeira; Vera Rocha; Ricardo Biscaia; and Margarida Fonseca Cardoso (2012) Competition and diversity in higher education: an empirical approach to specialization patterns of Portuguese institutions; Higher Education, 63(3), 337-52

Pedro Teixeira (2011) Eppur si Muove: Marketization and Privatization Trends in the  European Higher Education Area, Journal of the European Higher Education Area, 4, 57-72

Pedro Teixeira and David Dill (ed.) (2011) Public Vices, Private Virtues? Reflecting about the Effects of Marketization in Higher Education, Rotterdam: Sense Publishers

Other Activities since 2010

OxCHEPS, New College, Oxford University, Visiting Fellow, October 2011-February 2012 and October 2012-February 2013

Doctoral Research Associates: Dante J. Salto

Doctoral Research Associate Dante J. Salto has won an Organization of American States doctoral scholarship for work that will include analysis of public and private dynamics in Argentine graduate education. The OAS awards only 2 doctoral scholarships per country inclusive of all fields of study.

Salto passed his PhD. comprehensive examination with distinction, a rare designation in his department, recognition of scholarly depth and creativity substantially surpassing the criteria for a passing grade.

Publications since 2010

Brazil: A For-profit Giant. International Higher Education, 74 (Winter).

Poster presentation on “Public and private dynamics in Brazilian graduate education” at the 2013 Association for the Study of Higher Education conference in St. Louis.

Paper presentation on “A for-profit giant: Brazilian private higher education” at the 2014 Comparative and International Education Society conference in Toronto.

Paper presentation on “Public and private dynamics in graduate education accreditation in Argentina” at the 2013 Comparative and International Education Society conference in New Orleans.

 

 

 

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