Books Projects

Below are books written and edited by STAR Scholars Network. Members are encouraged to let us know if you’d like your book to be included here.

Editors/Authors: Krishna Bista, Shyam Sharma & Rosiland L. Raby

Higher Education in Nepal: Policies and Perspectives

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Higher Education in Nepal: Policies and Perspectives aims to present a showcase of Nepalese higher education with critical perspectives on topics related to the impacts of local sociopolitical changes and global forces on public and private education, emerging online and distance education, administrative and intellectual leadership, quality assessment, graduate employability, global mobility of students, and the causes and impacts of global diaspora of Nepalese scholars. See author’s flyer


Writing Support for International Graduate Students

Author: Shyam Sharma | 230 pages |© Routledge, 2018

9781138483415Using qualitative data collected from twenty universities across the US, Writing Support for International Graduate Students (2018) describes and theorizes agency- and advocacy-driven practices, programs, and policies that are most effective in helping international students learn graduate-level writing and communication skills. It uses compelling narratives and cases to illustrate a variety of program models and support practices that fostered the students’ process of academic transition and success. Employing an ecological framework, the book seeks to advance the academic conversation about how writing scholars/instructors and program administrators, as well as other academic service professionals working with this student body, can formulate policies, develop programs, and implement practices that best help these students grow as writers and scholars in their disciplines.

Global Perspectives on  International Student Experiences in Higher Education:  Tensions and Issues

Editor: Krishna Bista |314 pages |© 2018 Routledge

Global Perspectives on International Student Experiences in Higher Education: Tensions and Issues (Hardback) book coverGlobal Perspectives on  International Student Experiences in Higher Education: Tensions and Issues examines a wide range of international student experiences, including student life, engagement in degree courses and extracurricular activities, experiences of teaching and learning, use of technology, experiences of feedback and assessment, and other areas of student involvement. Understanding how international students experience higher education in different national, institutional, and disciplinary settings has been increasingly important to universities, educators, business leaders, and governments to increase revenue and campus diversity in the global marketplace. This book project will include three major elements–International Student’s College Experiences, Socio-Cultural Experiences, and Post- Study Experiences.

“The volume explores important topics pertaining to international student wellbeing, their learning, post-study and socio-cultural experiences, and represents a fascinating contribution to the growing body of literature on higher education internationalization. “-Maia Chankseliani, Associate Professor of Comparative and International Education, University of Oxford, UK

Handbook of Comparative Studies on Community Colleges and Global Counterparts

Editors: Rosalind Latiner Raby & Edward J. Valeau |© 2019 Springer

9783319509105This book explores the complexities of community colleges and global counterparts by focusing on critical analysis of governance, leadership, and mission. These complexities represent emerging and evolving phenomena that impact the institutions’ ability to a) serve students; b) offer sound curricula; c) admit and retain students; d) increase completion rates; e) create viable and sustained partnerships locally and internationally; f) address the needs of unique populations; g) funding and sustainability, and h) support staff development to enhance faculty and staff excellence.
This work will introduce and elaborate upon these topics to highlight not only the challenges of the field in a variety of countries worldwide but to also begin to build comparative understanding of the field at large.  In that these institutions are now identified, it is time to academically address their role in higher education.

International Student Mobility and Opportunities for Growth in the Global Marketplace

Editor: Krishna Bista |Pages: 325| © 2018 IGI Global

International Student Mobility and Opportunities for Growth in the Global MarketplaceInternational Student Mobility and Opportunities for Growth in the Global Marketplace is a critical scholarly resource that examines recent trends in global student mobility in Australia, Asia, North America, Latin America, and Europe where the emerging trends and practices are prominent. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as internationalization, cultural identity, and student mobility, this book is geared towards educators, education administrators, education professionals, academicians, researchers, and students.

Copyright: © 2018 |Pages: 325 ISBN13: 9781522534518|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-3451-8 | IGI Global

“This edited collection of original studies provide invaluable insights into a critical void in the study of transnational educational interactions, student mobilities, and neoliberal globalization in comparative higher education systems with important implications for remapping international student support services and internationalization strategies.” —- Dr. Asabe Poloma, Assistant Dean for International Students, Brown University (USA)

Global Adaptations of Community College Infrastructure

Editor: Dr. Uttam Gaulee |350 pages | © 2018 IGI Global

Global Adaptations of Community College InfrastructureThis book will provide various contextual adaptations of the idea of American Community College as a connective solution to engaging community and industry so that any nation or state can forge policies on adapting the concept toward democratization of economic opportunities to their young men and women as opposed to the current elitist system of higher education. Topics included:

  • The models/emergence of American Community colleges in other countries
  • Hard and soft infrastructure for community college
  • Developing countries, global economy, and community colleges
  • The technical and vocational educational training (TVET) framework
  • Issues and guidelines for adaptation of the idea of American community college in developing countries including Nepal, India, Pakistan, Egypt, Ukraine, and Indonesia vis-a-vis these countries’ unique economic and societal contexts

Campus Support Services, Programs, and Policies for International Students

Editors:Krishna Bista & Charlotte Foster 

Bista_Campus.inddCampus Support Services, Programs, and Policies for International Students explores the role of university administration in successful implementation, regulation, and support of study abroad experiences. Highlighting essential topics relating to legal issues, safety concerns, curriculum development, and intercultural communication, this research-based publication is an ideal reference source for university administrators, school counselors, policymakers, and researchers interested in study abroad program implementation, regulation, and success factors at the administrative level.

Copyright: © 2016 |Pages: 354 | ISBN13: 9781466697522|ISBN10: 1466697520|EISBN13: 9781466697539DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-9752-2 | IGI Global

“A very comprehensive and thorough examination of international student mobility.  I highly recommend for anyone who works with this important and growing population of college students in the US.” — Jenny J. Lee, PhD, Center for the Study of Higher Education, The University of Arizona (US)

Exploring the Social and Academic Experiences of International Students in Higher Education Institutions

Editors:Krishna Bista & Charlotte Foster


Exploring the Social and Academic Experiences of International Students in Higher Education Institutions is a pivotal reference source for the latest research on the issues surrounding study abroad students in culturally diverse educational environments. Featuring various perspectives from a global context on ensuring the educational, structural, and social needs of international students are met, this book is ideally designed for university faculty, researchers, graduate students, policy makers, and academicians working with transnational students.

Published Date: February, 2016|Copyright: © 2016 |Pages: 363 ISBN13: 9781466697492|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-9749-2

“This book is very timely and provides a comprehensive overview of various aspects of international student mobility. The editors should be congratulated on successfully bringing together the expertise of a wide range of authors from across the world.”– Divya Jindal-Snape, PhD, Professor of Education and Associate Dean, University of Dundee (Scotland), author of Multi-dimensional Transitions of International Students to Higher Education(2016) and  Educational Transitions: Moving Stories from Around the World (2013).

Global Perspectives and Local Challenges Surrounding International Student Mobility

Editors: Krishna Bista & Charlotte Foster 

Bista_Global.inddGlobal Perspectives and Local Challenges Surrounding International Student Mobility (2016) explores comparative research regarding the implementation of effective strategies needed when working with native and non-native individuals in educational settings. Offering perspectives from international student experiences, as well as views on current mobility trends, immigration policies, and challenges with cultural expectations, this publication will be a critical source for educators, policymakers, and university staff who interact with international students.

Copyright: © 2016 |Pages: 354 DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-9746-1

“This book offers timely insights into current trends in higher education, with diverse contributions from experts around the globe” —Robin Shields,PhD, School of Management, University of Bath (UK)

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