Inside Higher Ed reports that U.S. colleges are increasingly turning to for-profit pathway programs for international students in a bid to boost revenues.
In January 2010, Australia-based Navitas sealed its first U.S. deal, a 10-year contract with Western Kentucky University. Since then, the company has signed three more agreements – with the Universities of Massachusetts [...]
The president of Essex University UCU has written an account of how his branch campaigned successfully to stop a the setting up of a joint venture between the University and INTO University Partnerships. This is a fascinating and extremely useful account and we hope it helps other union branches around the world who want to campaign against this [...]
UCU has produced this guidebook to help its branches, operating in th context of the increasing interest among UK universities in outsourcing areas of academic provision or in establishing public private partnerships with private education companies like INTO, Study Group International, Navitas and KAPLAN. This guide was produced in collaboration with Professor Dexter Whitfield of the [...]
The UK’s University and College Union has warned universities and colleges to think very carefully before entering partnerships with private firms after new research showed that every single joint venture between the private company INTO University Partnerships and its partner university or college made a loss in 2007-08 – the most recent figures available.
UCU campaign briefing on INTO
This briefing was produced as part of UCU’s campaign against INTO’s plans to set up a joint venture with Queen’s University Belfast in January 2009. It was aimed at the university’s governing body.
Half a million academics from around the world have joined forces to create a series of new international agreements that will help safeguard academic standards at home and abroad.
Developed from an initiative led by the UK’s University and College Union, unions from North America, Europe, Australasia and Africa sign deals at an international conference [...]