The US Congress has been investigating the unethical recruitment of students by many private for-profit institutions. In Canada, the spotlight is now being shone on the international student recruitment practices of our public universities and colleges.
A recent article in the Globe and Mail newspaper highlights how some Canadian institutions, facing budgetary constraints, have outsourced [...]
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 [...]
Sharing resources on Navitas
Earlier this year, Navitas, the Australian private education provider announced two new partnerships with UK higher education institutions, including Portsmouth and Plymouth Universities. UCU has produced a campaign briefing which gives some background on Navitas, which you can download here: http://www.ucu.org.uk/utilities/action/act_download.cfm?mediaid=2796
In Autumn 2008, the UCU branch at Manchester Metropolitan University successfully [...]
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 [...]