UTS academic Chongyi Feng, who has been stopped from leaving China, has been warned to co-operate, his lawyer says. On the eve of a new century, there is an unprecedented demand for and a great diversification in higher education, as well as an increased awareness of its vital importance for sociocultural and economic development, and for building the future, for which the younger generations will need to be equipped with new skills, knowledge and ideals.
About 80% of students have switched majors at least once in the United States, according to a study conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics A separate investigation by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center shows that approximately a third of American college students have changed institutions at some point before graduation.
Seventeen years may not mean a long time in the annals of Indian higher education, which may data back to the ancient period of ‘Nalanda’ and ‘Takshashila’, but it can certainly be a sufficiently long period for a National Quality Assurance Agency to take stock of its policies and practices.
There has been a tremendous growth and diversity in the number and types of learners, the learning outside traditional classrooms and also in the variety of providers from typical single mode and dual mode institutions (open universities/dual mode universities) with the purpose of increasing the access of corporate organizations to higher education in the aim of upgrading/retraining their workforce.
In the end, Separate & Unequal offers a clear challenge to American society: renew necessary funding for public higher education to reduce inequities in higher education resources OR willfully choose to use higher education as a mechanism to increase racial inequality in the United States.