Evolution of Current Higher Education System


International Academy of Business/ International Educators Group

Washington, D.C. (Crystal City Courtyard near Reagan National Airport).

October 15-17, 2015

Track:  Evolution of Current Higher Education System

Track Chair: Dr. Jamaluddin Husain, Purdue University Calumet, jhhusain@purduecal.edu

Higher Education (HE) is a universally valued service. The contribution of the state, local, and federal governments and private sectors is important to support higher education in every country. The history of the evolution of higher education is deep rooted in the US, where a number and variety of public and private higher educational institutions (HEIs) have developed
throughout the country over the years. Higher education, referred to as post-secondary education and an optional final stage of formal learning in the US, was offered by 7,021 title IV degree-granting institutions in 2010-11. With a strong research and academic curricula claiming a number of the highest-ranked institutions, the HE sector in the US has attracted students, researchers, and professors from the other parts of the world. Other countries around the world have also seen the evolution of HEIs and their growth over time, although similar or dissimilar in many aspects.

The growth witnessed in numbers as well as quality of academics and research has not been even across countries, regions, universities, and the colleges offering education. Also, the evolution has not been free from challenges on various fronts, which range areas such as general administration, quality of research and teaching, funding, multi-cultural students and teaching community, marketing issues, technology orientation, and the advancement in the Internet and mobile apps, to name a few. Notwithstanding the fact, several examples of good practices have been witnessed. The objective of this edited volume is to review the challenges, best practices, and strategies adopted by HEIs in various countries in increasing the accessibility and quality of higher education. Secondary and primary data-based studies suggesting policy implications for future would also be considered.

We invite you to submit a paper/ abstract of a proposed paper dealing with such issues in a country of your interest.


September 21, 2015 – Proposals/ Paper drafts

October 10, 2015 – Comments on completed papers

October 16-17, 2015 Paper presentation at the conference

November 30, 2015 – completed/ revised papers

January 2016 – submission for printing of special issue.

Please email your Papers/ Abstracts to submit@intledgroup.org, with a copy to Dr. Jamaluddin Husain, jhhusain@purduecal.edu