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Jing Xiao Assistant Professor, Educational Administration

Dr Xiao's research and teaching areas include international comparative educational administration, organizational theory, and post-secondary educational administration.

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Profile

  • Comparative and International Education
  • Governance and Administration of Higher Education
  • Internationalization of Higher Education
  • International Branch Campuses and Partnerships
  • Leadership and Organizational Development

Dr. Jing Xiao is Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Administration. She holds a PhD in Adult, Community, and Higher Education from the Faculty of Education, University of Alberta. Prior to coming to Canada, she was an Assistant Professor at Xiamen University, China. Her primary areas of research and teaching include comparative and international education, and the governance and administration of higher education. Particularly, her research focuses on the internationalization of higher education and investigating the benefits and challenges of developing international partnerships between universities.

Dr. Xiao has presented at national and international conferences and has been invited to give keynote presentations and lectures internationally. She is currently working on several funded research projects investigating governance and administration issues in international higher education. Her most recent research projects include: exploring policies and strategies in partnerships between Chinese and Canadian universities; investigating the impact of internationalization of higher education on provincial educational policy; and understanding challenges in developing bridging programs for internationally educated teachers in Canada.

Teaching

Undergraduate Teaching

  • EADM 411 - Inquiry into Comparative and International Education: Issues and Perspectives
  • EADM 423 - The Professional Leader and Organizational Development
  • EADM 491 - Educational Leadership: Field-based Applications

 Graduate Teaching

  • EADM 811 - History and Development of Organizational Theory
  • EADM 805 - Comparative and International Perspectives in Education
  • EADM 881 - Organizational Paradigms and Analysis
  • EADM 892 - Comparative and International Perspectives in Education
  • EADM 990 - International Graduate Student Seminar
  • EADM 991 - Educational Leadership: Field-based Applications

 

Graduate Supervision

  • Zakharchuk, N. (in progress). Transforming university governance in the context of the Bologna Process: A case study of Ukrainian higher education. Department of Educational Administration, University of Saskatchewan. PhD research funded by the SSHRC Doctoral Scholarship.
  • Scott, J. (2020). International student mobility: International student recruitment at the University of Saskatchewan. [MEd Thesis]. Department of Educational Administration, University of Saskatchewan.
  • S. (2019). A comparative study of internationalization policies in Chinese and Canadian higher education. [MEd Thesis]. Department of Educational Administration, University of Saskatchewan.

Selected Publications

  • Xiao, J. (in press). International education as a strategic investment in developing a knowledge-ready workforce in Alberta. In R. D. Trilokekar, M. Tamtik, & G. Jones (Eds.). International education as public policy in Canada. McGill-Queen’s University Press.
  • Xiao, J., & Newton, P. (2019). Educational leadership challenges in Canada. In R. Papa (Ed.), Oxford encyclopedia of educational administration. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Xiao, J., & Newton, P. (2019). Curricula: Internationalization of higher education in Canada. In F. English (Ed.), Bloomsbury education and childhood studies. New York: Bloomsbury.
  • Xiao, J., & Newton, P. (2019). The rise of higher education scholarship in educational administration and leadership. In Models of educational leadership: An international review, IISUE Education Publishing, National Autonomous University of Mexico.
  • Wimmer, R., Young, B., & Xiao, J. (2019). Innovating in the margins of teacher education: Developing a bridging program for internationally educated teachers. In Education, 25(2), 23-38.
  • Xiao, J. (2019). Editorial, Saskatchewan Educational Leadership Unit Research Review Journal, 2 (1), 3-4.
  • Xiao, J. (2018) Internationalization of higher education: Considerations for adult education. Alberta Journal of Educational research, 64(2), 202-207.
  • Xiao, J. (2013). English language proficiency and immigrant services: Information and resources. Report compiled for the Bridging Project for Internationally Educated Teachers (IETs), University of Alberta.
  • Xiao, J. (2017). Review of Governance of higher education: Global perspectives, theories, and practices by G. A. Jones & I. Austin. Canadian Journal of Educational Administration and Policy, 182, 59-61.
  • Xiao, J. (2015). Review of Student motilities, migration and the internationalization of higher education by R. B. Brooks & J. Waters. Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 45(4), 483-485.

 

Selected Conference Presentations

  • Xiao, J., & Riveros, A. (2019). Internationalization and the discursive reconfiguration of space in higher education. American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Conference. Toronto, ON.
  • Xiao, J. & Riveros, A. (2019). The discursive construction of space in internationalization policies in Canadian higher education: A critical discourse analysis. Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education (CSSHE) Annual Conference. Vancouver, BC.
  • Wimmer, R., Young, B. & Xiao, J. (2019). Innovating in the margins of teacher education: Developing a bridging program for internationally educated teachers. Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE) Annual Conference. Vancouver, BC.
  • Xiao, J. (2018). Internationalization of Canadian higher education: Opportunities and challenges in cross-border partnerships with Chinese universities. Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education (CSSHE) Annual Conference. Regina, SK.
  • Xiao, J. (2017). Internationalization of higher education in China: Motivations and issues underlying the development of Chinese-British collaborative Universities. European Conference on Educational Research (ECER). Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Xiao, J. (2017). Moving towards more strategic partnerships: The success and challenges of partnerships between Canadian and Chinese universities. Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education (CSSHE) Annual Conference. Toronto, ON.
  • Xiao, J. (2017). Internationalization and the Challenges for Academic Freedom: A Case Study of International Branch Campuses in China. Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) Annual Conference. Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Young, B., Wimmer, R., & Xiao, J. (2017). Internationally educated teacher bridging program: Policies and practices enabling the “self-formation” of professional identities. Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education (CSSHE) Annual Conference. Toronto, ON.
  • Xiao, J. (2016). Internationalization of higher education in China: Motivations and issues underlying the development of Sino-foreign cooperative universities. The XVI World Congress of Comparative Education Societies, Beijing, China.
  • Xiao, J. (2016). Freedom with restrictions? Academic freedom at international branch campuses. Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education (CSSHE) Annual Conference. Calgary, AB.
  • Xiao, J. (2016). “Franchising” higher education? Understanding the implications of international branch campuses in China. Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) Annual Conference. Vancouver, BC.
  • Wimmer, R., Xiao, J., & Young, B. (2015). "You Can't Do that": Establishing a Pilot Bridging Programme for Internationally Educated Teachers. Canadian Association for the Study of Educational Administration (CASEA) Annual Conference. Ottawa, ON.
  • Wimmer, R., Young, B., & Xiao, J. (2015). "We don't do that for other students": Our encounters with bureaucracies in a project for Internationally Educated Teachers. Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education (CSSHE) Annual Conference. Ottawa, ON.
  • Xiao, J. (2015). Internationalization of higher education in China: Investigating international branch campuses. Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education (CSSHE) Annual Conference. Ottawa, ON.
  • Xiao, J. (2014). Understanding the impact of international branch campuses on higher education: A case study of higher education in China. Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education (CSSHE) Annual Conference. St. Catharines, ON.
  • Xiao, J. (2014). Internationalization of higher education in China: A case study of international branch campuses. Comparative and International Education Society of Canada (CIESC) Annual Conference. St. Catharines, ON.
  • Xiao, J. (2014). Motivations underlying development of international branch campuses: A case study of higher education in China. Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) Annual Conference. Toronto, ON.
  • Xiao, J. (2013). Internationalization of higher education and Sino-foreign Collaborative Programs: Motivations and Issues. International Conference on Quality of Sino-foreign Cooperation in Running Schools. Xiamen, Fujian Province, China.
  • Xiao, J. (2010). Internationalization of Chinese higher education: A study of the China Scholarship Council. Comparative and International Education Society of Canada (CIESC) Annual Conference. Montreal, QC.
  • Xiao, J. (2010). The internationalization of higher education in China: A case study of the China Scholarship Council. Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education (CSSHE) Annual Conference. Montreal, QC.

Invited Keynote Presentations and Lectures

  • Xiao, J. (2017). Opportunities and challenges in Sino-Canada higher education partnerships. Invited lecture, Minzu University of China, Beijing, China.
  • Xiao, J. (2017). Internationalization of higher education: Moving towards strategic international partnerships with China. Invited keynote presentation, Celebration of Student Research, Scholarship, and Artistic Work, College of Education, University of Saskatchewan.
  • Xiao, J. (2017). Globalization and the role of educational leadership. Invited keynote presentation, International Symposium of Educational Leadership, Queretaro, Mexico.
  • Xiao, J. (2017). The role of educational leadership in fostering purposeful international collaboration. Invited lecture, Institute of Research in University and Education, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico.
  • Xiao, J. (2013). Cultural differences in higher education: A Canadian experience. Invited lecture, Department of English Language and Literature, Xiamen University, Fujian Province, China.

Funded Research Projects

  • Xiao, J (Principal Investigator). Internationalization in Canadian higher education: Strategies and issues in partnerships between Chines and Western Canadian universities. John Ranton McIntosh Research Grant, College of Education, University of Saskatchewan.
  • Xiao, J (Principal Investigator). Moving towards more strategic partnerships: The success and challenges of partnerships between Canadian and Chinese universities. President’s SSHRC Research Fund, University of Saskatchewan.
  • Wimmer, R., & Xiao, J. (Co-investigator). Transition experience of some internationally educated teachers, Support for the Advancement of Scholarship Enhanced Operating Grant, Faculty of Education, University of Alberta.