Introduction

The Advisory Committee on Internationalization (ACI) is pleased to launch Carleton University’s first comprehensive international strategic plan. The International Strategic Plan 2020-2025 sets a path to further enhance Carleton’s international impact and to better support the capacity of faculty and students to engage internationally. It reaffirms our commitment to serve our world and nurture global citizens.

Strategic Mission

Carleton University will enhance its international reputation for research and teaching in programs which respond to the needs of society today and which anticipate the needs of the future; this will enhance the capacity of Carleton students, faculty and staff to engage and lead international initiatives thereby nurturing global citizens.

Goals

The International Strategic Plan 2020-2025 focuses on (i) enhancing our international research and funding (ii) improving international students’ experiences (iii) strengthening our international teaching capabilities (iv) increasing international student mobility, and (v) cultivating a campus culture that promotes and celebrates internationalization at home.

  1. International Research and Funding
    Strengthen our reputation as a globally engaged university through the development and stewardship of strategic and sustainable research, increased international research funding, international research collaborations and leveraging our location in a global capital city.
  2. International Students
    Strengthen recruitment, retention and success of international students, while recognizing the differences in the needs and financial resources of graduate and undergraduate students. Enhance the international student experience, ensuring an academically strong and culturally diverse community has the resources to thrive from application through to graduation.
  3. International Teaching, Knowledge and Expertise
    Strengthen our international teaching capabilities including supporting the creation of joint programs with international partners; faculty endeavours to teach internationally; and the collaboration between Carleton and other international actors to co-create knowledge and achieve common goals.
  4. International Mobility and Experiential Learning
    Enhance student experience by offering exceptional educational and professional experiences, including opportunities for all students to gain the knowledge, skills and intercultural competencies required for them to contribute as active citizens in the global community.
  5. Internationalization at Home
    Cultivate a campus culture that celebrates, supports and promotes internationalization, global learning and intercultural competencies among students, faculty and staff; and that fosters the integration of diverse perspectives and strategies towards addressing global challenges.

 

In the Context of Covid-19

The Plan recognizes that the international landscape has significantly changed due to the current pandemic. It promotes virtual-based internationalization activities during travel restrictions.

International Research and Funding

  • Research accomplished virtually, including research supervision
  • Focused on COVID-19
  • Virtual conferences

International Students

  • Virtual recruitment
  • Policy and structure for international students to take courses online
  • Hybrid models
  • Advocacy for funding for international students during COVID-19

International Teaching, Knowledge and Expertise

  • Integrate innovative learning models
  • Hybrid Models-online and F2F
  • International content in more courses

International Mobility and Experiential Learning

  • Virtual mobility
  • Virtual meetings with international partners to nurture relationships
  • Rebuild mobility when students are able to travel
  • Address concerns related to travel

Internationalization at Home

  • Enhance programming
  • Virtual cultural experiences offered by embassies and others

The Advisory Committee on Internationalization (ACI)

  • Karen Schwartz, Chair, and Associate Vice-President (Research and International)
  • David Amundsen, Acting Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies, Science
  • Ali Arya, Associate Dean, Planning and Awards, Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs
  • Carol Payne, Associate Dean, Research and International, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Mike Brklacich, Associate Dean, Research and International, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Amir Hakami, Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies, Faculty of Engineering and Design
  • Shaobo Ji, Associate Dean, Research and International, Sprott School of Business
  • Tony Lackey, Director, Risk and Insurance
  • Sarah Ramisch Stewart, Director, International Admissions and Recruitment
  • Sarah Sabourin, Manager, Employment and Partnership Development
  • Laura Truesdell, Manager, International Student Services Office
  • Carlos Vargas, International Outreach Manager, Carleton International
  • Chris Worswick, Associate Dean, Research and International, Faculty of Public Affairs
  • Yiqiang Zhao, Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies, Faculty of Science