The University of Montana
Department of Mathematical Sciences

Technical report #19/2011

A Framework for Quality Assurance in Globalization of Higher Education

Jennifer Job and Dwight Irvin
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Bharath Sriraman
The University of Montana


In the paper we theorize a framework for discussing quality assurance of globalized models of education used internationally. The philosophical assumption that homogeneity of perspectives achieves objectivity in practice is argued against using the examples of (1) Brain drain, and (2) Profit over quality. We present a coherent real world scenario for the abstract ideas presented in Sriraman & Adrian (2008) with a meta-review support of the literature.

Keywords: borderology; quality assurance; higher education; brain drain; meta-review of globalization of “higher education”; philosophy of education

AMS Subject Classification: 97

Preprint of paper submitted to Interchange: A Quarterly Review of Education. Springer Science and Business Pdf (135 KB)