From Fortress to Vista on the World

in Faculty News, Jay Halfond, MET News
May 5th, 2011

An article on the state of America’s “international campus” written by Metropolitan College’s Dean Jay Halfond was recently published in the New England Journal of Higher Education. Dean Halfond presents a view of the state of the international campus as well as a long list of ideas to help promote global consciousness in higher education.

When it comes to creating an international campus, America’s universities are far better at welcoming faculty and students from abroad—and sending students to study abroad—than in truly elevating global consciousness. Simply having foreign individuals on campus doesn’t make global citizens of the rest of us. Exposure is hardly sufficient. Like wallflowers at a dance, there is sadly too little meaningful interchange.

Read the full article on the New England Journal of Higher Education.