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ERIC Number: ED517222
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun-5
Pages: 14
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Internationalizing Canadian Colleges and Institutes: The First National Report on International Education and Mobility
Association of Canadian Community Colleges
In 2009, the Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC), with the support of Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) and the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT), launched the first national survey on international education and mobility at Canadian colleges. This will act as a baseline study, allowing for more accurate assessment of changes in the degree of internationalization in the coming years. Individual colleges will also be able to use the data as a benchmark on how they are doing in comparison to their peers, and to inform the development and implementation of their internationalization policies. It is also meant to encourage the exchange of innovative and successful practices amongst ACCC member institutions. Of the 146 colleges surveyed, 108 completed the survey. The overall response rate of 74% is an excellent rate that ensures the overall accuracy of the results, and that is representative of the diversity in size, location and mandate of the network. The survey was divided into seven sections representing the various facets of an institution's internationalization activities: (1) Institutional Internationalization Policy; (2) Internationalization of Curriculum; (3) Delivery of Programs and Services Abroad; (4) International Mobility for Canadian Faculty and Staff; (5) International Mobility for Canadian students; (6) International Students in Canada; and (7) International Cooperation Projects. Where no activity had been undertaken, respondents were asked to indicate that. Where illustrative examples were available, these were added to the narrative to explain or contextualize the answers. In order to allow for aggregated and comparative data on the entire post-secondary education (PSE) system in Canada, ACCC ensured that the questions were harmonized with those in the survey conducted by the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC). This report includes the primary observations from the survey. Detailed information on each survey question can be found in a more comprehensive report available from ACCC upon request. (Contains 6 charts, 1 table and 25 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Canadian Community Colleges
Identifiers - Location: Canada