Jason Lane

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Lane, J.E. & Johnstone, D. B. eds. 2012. Colleges and Universities as Economic Drivers: Measuring Higher Education’s Contributions to Economic Development. Albany, NY: SUNY Press.
Lane, J.E. and K. Kinser. 2011. "Reconsidering Privatization in Cross-Border Engagements: The Sometimes Public Nature of Private Activity." Higher Education Policy 24:255-273.
Abstract: Privatization trends in higher education have typically been analyzed from the perspective of the institution and its relationship with the sponsoring state. The recent phenomenon of international cross-border higher education, however, represents a more complicated picture of privatization. Geographic separation from the sponsoring state is an extraordinary from of privatization in the public sector. At the same time, host countries may look to the international branch campus to achieve public ends. This paper examines the concept of privatization through cross-border educational initiatives, and argues that the public and private nature of cross-border higher education can only be fully understood when considering the relationship with the home and host countries. The analysis is based on comparisons of how governments in Qatar and the Malaysian state of Sarawak use foreign education providers to support government goals, and how those seemingly public purposes problematize traditional concepts of privatization.
URL: http://www.palgrave-journals.com/hep/index.html
Lane, J.E. and K. Kinser, eds. 2011. Multi National Colleges and Universities: Leadership, Administration, and Governance of International Branch Campuses. (New Directions for Higher Education). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
Abstract: In the past ten years, universities from around the world have been expanding their global reach by creating outposts in multiple countries. The most significant manifestation of this phenomenon is the creation of International Branch Campuses (IBCs) where students can attend classes, engage in student activities and earn a degree from the home institution with never actually visiting the institution?s home country.rnrnBecause IBCs fall outside of traditional institutional associations and operate in dislocated geopolitical regions, there are few opportunities for faculty and administrators of these entities to discuss common challenges and opportunities. This volume brings together researchers and experienced administrators to provide a scholarly overview and practical reflection about this growing and still volatile sub-section of higher education.rnrnThe objective of this volume is to address issues of leadership, administration, and governance of branch campuses by using scholarly fieldwork and selected institutional case studies. In exploring the internal and external dynamics of IBCs, this volume includes chapters that address three broad themes: practical administrative strategies, student and academic issues, and institutional environments, cultures, and policy arenas. The volume is important for various audiences including higher education administrators and faculty and staff living and working in the IBC environment.
URL: http://www.josseybass.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-111815925X.html
Lane, J.E. 2011. "Importing Private Higher Education: International Branch Campuses." Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis 13(4): 367-381.

Substantive Focus:
Education Policy PRIMARY
International Relations SECONDARY
Comparative Public Policy

Theoretical Focus:
Policy Analysis and Evaluation PRIMARY