The International Branch Campus: Cloistered Community or Agent of Social Change?
This chapter interrogates the capacity of international branch campuses to act as agents of social change. At the outset, a brief historical overview contextualizes the global emergence of international branch campuses by highlighting contemporary trends and recent exponential growth in the sector. Afterward, institutional diversity is illustrated through six characteristics of international branch campuses, and salient institutional features are encapsulated by three competing definitions. In the final section, the chapter addresses four cultural factors that impact the ability of international branch campuses to realize their potential as valuable locations for cultural understanding and social justice.
KeywordsHost Country Home Institution Quality Assurance Agency Branch Campus Shared Governance
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