International Offices Organizational Structures at Canadian Institutions

Topics: International Support Offices, Globalization, Academic Affairs

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Summary

Internationalization activities occur across campuses, which compels institutions to develop administrative organizational structures that best facilitate those activities. This brief analyzes the advantages and disadvantages of organizational structures for international activities at Canadian institutions, focusing on the international center location, structure, and function. This brief also examines best practices for international center development, leadership, and assessment.

Research Questions

  • How do institutions organize international activities administration?
  • How do institutions structure international centers?
  • What strategies do institutions employ to manage structural changes and engage faculty?
  • How do institutions assess international center effectiveness and internationalization progress?