Title: Sustainable academic development: an integrative approach to internationalisation and career headway in the higher education

Authors: Tasawar Nawaz

Addresses: Plymouth Business School, University of Plymouth, PL4 8AA, Plymouth, UK

Abstract: Various strands of internationalisation have been researched over the years yet; the empirical evidence on experiences of international students in the host universities is shallow, especially in the context of international graduate teaching assistants (IGTAs). The rapidly changing environment within the higher education has implications for the construction, delivery and management of educational training for this group to ensure sustainability of higher education system. Yet little contemporary research exists investigating the adaptability of academic development and institutions to such change. This paper empirically examines the value-added impact of a teaching and learning program for GTAs using qualitative research method, which offers interesting insights into the phenomenon.

Keywords: sustainable higher education; internationalisation; international GTA; teaching qualifications; career progression.

DOI: 10.1504/IJHES.2017.090211

International Journal of Higher Education and Sustainability, 2017 Vol.1 No.4, pp.304 - 316

Received: 03 Oct 2017
Accepted: 05 Dec 2017

Published online: 26 Feb 2018 *

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