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Education Crossing Borders by Dara R. Fisher
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Education Crossing Borders by Dara R. Fisher
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Aug 11, 2020 | ISBN 9780262539036

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“Fisher’s book chronicles a bold experiment in which MIT partnered with the Singapore Ministry of Education to establish a new university. It offers valuable lessons about the prospects and perils of crossborder collaborations.” 
– Jason Tan, Associate Professor in Policy, Curriculum & Leadership at the National Institute of Education, Singapore 

“A rich, informative account of one of MIT’s transnational (ad)ventures, Education Crossing Borders offers up a firstrate case study of higher education partnerships. While shedding light on key plans and policies, the author raises a number of complicating factors — historical, political, cultural, social, institutional, academic, and personal — germane to the benefits and risks, opportunities and pitfalls, obstacles and achievements, of MIT’s bold global outreach.” 
– Philip Alexander, author of A Widening Sphere: Evolving Cultures at MIT

Table Of Contents

Part I: Framing–Establishing the Partnership and a Vision for “The University in the East”
Chapter 1: The Fourth University
Chapter 2: Beyond “02139”–MIT and the World
Chapter 3: Arriving to a Conceptual Design
Part II: Founding–Recruiting and Socializing the SUTD Pioneers
Chapter 4: The SUTD Pioneers
Chapter 5: Getting to “11:1”–Building a Faculty and Research Agenda
Chapter 6: Finding the Risk Takers–Campus Building and the “Pioneer Batch”
Part III: Formation–Realizing and Localizing the SUTD Vision
Chapter 7: Fighting the Paper Chase–Developing SUTD’s Pedagogy, Curriculum, and Academic Culture
Chapter 8: “Stay Up ‘Til Dawn”–Creating the SUTDent Cuture
Chapter 9: “Its Campus Will Be in Changi”–Building and Managing a Cross-Border University
Part IV: Fracture–Establishing SUTD’s Identity Independent of MIT
Chapter 10: SUTD on Its Own–Ending the Educational Collaboration with MIT
Chapter 11: Building a Cross-Border University–Implications for Scholarship and Practice

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