ERIC Number: ED400751
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Sep-23
Reference Count: N/A
International Dimensions of the University of Alberta. Report of the Senate Task Force.
Alberta Univ., Edmonton.
This report, written by the University of Alberta (Canada) Senate Task Force, was created to facilitate discussion and propose actions to facilitate internationalization of the campus. The report reviews how the university's current activities and strengths might be leveraged to enhance its international stature. It examines a multitude of factors that define the "international dimensions" of a university; asks how the university can benefit from internationalization and what the social and cultural impacts might be; considers how the university might coordinate its efforts toward internationalization with local, provincial, and federal government agencies, and with the private sector; looks at ways to increase international and global perspective in the curriculum; discusses how university policies affect internationalization; and identifies possible roles the university can play to achieve internationalization. Based on its research the Task Force recommends that the university establish an Office of International Affairs and that a comprehensive international affairs policy be developed to ensure affordable study abroad, provide financial assistance, and seek revenue opportunities. The Task Force also recommends a comprehensive communication plan and the establishment of ambassadorships. Four appendixes list participants; provide an international policy statement; define citizenship and residency requirements; and furnish statistics on the number of foreign students at the university. Contains 40 references. (CH)
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Curriculum Research, Educational Objectives, Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Higher Education, International Cooperation, International Educational Exchange, International Programs, International Studies, Long Range Planning, Student Exchange Programs, Study Abroad
The Senate, University of Alberta, 150 Athabasca Hall, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2E8.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alberta Univ., Edmonton.