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Lane, J. E., & Kinser, K. (Eds.). Multinational colleges and universities: Leading, governing, and managing international branch campuses. Jossey-Bass, San Francisco, CA, 2011. ISBN: 978-1-1181-5925-5. Pages: 124.
This publication is the 155th volume of the Jossey-Bass quarterly report series New Directions for Higher Education. Dedicated to those who work at international branch campuses, this volume is designed to provide readers with an overview of the phenomenon of international branch campuses, as well as practical insight into the development of multinational colleges and universities. The book addresses the history and the rationale behind the creation of such institutions, and, in more specific terms, issues pertaining to faculty and students (e.g. strategies for managing and leading academic staff spread across multiple countries and the challenges of replicating the student experience on the home campus). Notably, it also explores the interest in the US community college system, which can be observed among various developing nations. The volume contains an extensive annotated bibliography on international branch campuses, which is extended to specific regions (e.g. Arab Gulf, Asia) and major topics of interest, such as management, quality, students, teaching and learning, trade, and regulation.