Guiding Principles for International Initiatives

Guiding Principles for International Initiatives

1.Something we want to do.
• An international initiatives should enhance the student experience, advance existing strategic goals in our research, academic, capacity building and/or economic development missions and be fully consistent with institutional principles and policies.

2 Something we can do well.
• Follow an articulated strategy and plan, have appropriate objectives, campus leadership, and bring articulated benefits to the Atlanta campus
• Have institute support and participation in significant numbers for major projects
• Emphasize longer term partnership and commitments
• Reflect and enhance the Institute commitment to the highest quality
• Not outsource research and educational delivery
• Address political and social sensitives and ensure open access to all

3 Partnership brings clear benefits.
• Expands our competencies and capabilities in ways that would not be possible without the international initiatives
• Centers on partnerships and not on independent activities
• A physical facility is not a per-requisite to creating a presence; leverage the technology and partnerships in early stages. Each major effort must appropriately balance performance and delivery of expectations at the institutional level (crawl, walk, run).

4 Be resource- and opportunity- positive.
• Be financially and intellectually sustainable, self-supporting, faculty-driven, and net resource and opportunity positive to others on the Atlanta campus. Projects should not only protect, but enhance the GT brand and should be viewed through a lens of ROI in terms of finances and me