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ERIC Number: EJ838830
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr-10
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0009-5982
One University's Strategy for Keeping International Projects Running Smoothly
Fischer, Karin
Chronicle of Higher Education, v55 n31 pA26 Apr 2009
This article describes how a university tackled some of the basic challenges of internationalizing its campuses. The University of Washington created the Global Support Project, a one-stop shop for faculty and staff members doing research or running programs abroad. The project is run by senior administrators but relies on designated go-to people in key offices who can offer expert advice in dealing with obstacles overseas. The Global Support team also identifies potential impediments to international work. Its members developed new job codes and tailored benefit rates to better suit international hires. It established a new, university-affiliated, nonprofit organization to help Washington projects register in foreign countries, a common requirement for hiring employees, opening bank accounts, and leasing space.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Washington