New international office part of new international strategy
Queen’s has created a new structure for its international programs and offices as part of its new international strategy. The International Office now brings together the International Programs Office (IPO) (formerly in the Faculty of Arts and Science) and the Office of the Vice-Provost (International) in Richardson Hall. The International Office will engage in all international initiatives across campus as a central unit.
“This restructuring will enable us to significantly raise the internationalization profile across campus,” says Jim Lee, Vice-Provost (International).”By streamlining the coordination and management of Queen’s international initiatives and programs we can provide advice and expertise to the entire university community and potentially facilitate growth in this important area."
In addition to the International Office, administrators from across all faculties, schools and administrative units involved in international programs meet monthly as members of the Queen’s University International Programs Committee (QUIPC). QUIPC ensures that information and issues involving internationalization programs are widely disseminated and discussed. It provides valuable advice to senior administration on the operational side of international initiatives at Queen’s.
Alan Harrison, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic), has also established an International Strategy Group (ISG) to provide strategic oversight of international initiatives and projects. Several university senior administrators comprise the ISG: Provost Harrison; Dr. Lee (Chair); Steven Liss, Vice-Principal (Research); Brenda Brouwer, Vice-Provost and Dean, School of Graduate Studies; Ann Tierney, Vice-Provost and Dean, Student Affairs; Bruce Stanley, Executive Director, Bader International Study Centre; Alistair MacLean, Dean, Faculty of Arts and Science; and David Saunders, Dean, School of Business.
The ISG provides the university’s overall strategic direction on internationalization in areas such as student recruitment, academic programming, and research, strongly supporting the university’s Academic Plan.