During 2008, UTAS commissioned an external review of its international education strategy.
UTAS has performed quite well in international recruitment in the last ten years. Enrolments have grown steadily each year at rates above the national average. There have been some important achievements.
However, there are many reasons why it was appropriate to reflect upon our international education strategy and the way it is implemented, including: the more unstable and increasingly competitive international education market; growing threats to some important student sources; recent failures to reach UTAS international enrolment targets; inability to respond effectively to some market opportunities; a variety of questions about UTAS governance, administrative and financial arrangements in international education; and the overall need to ensure that UTAS is optimally positioned in a rapidly changing environment.
The table below outlines the phases of the UTAS International Education Strategy Review process.
|May 2008 to August 2008||UTAS commissioned Tony Adams and Associates to undertake a review and prepare recommendations with respect to UTAS' future international education strategy and the internal arrangements needed to support its successful implementation.
The resulting 175-page Final Report covered 11 topical areas and included 76 recommendations.
The Final Report was submitted to Planning and Resources Committee and International Committee for initial consideration with a recommendation that the report be distributed widely for discussion.
|October 2008 to January 2009||An International Strategy Working Party was established to oversee the review of the Final Report and coordinate assessment of the recommendations contained within it. Faculties and schools, International Services, the International Committee, the Senior Management Team and Academic Senate were invited to consider and provide responses to the Final Report resulting in the attached Summary of Recommendations and Responses.|
|April 2009||Following further consideration of the recommendations and responses, the International Strategy Working Party developed a set of high-level strategic statements to guide UTAS’ approach to International Education over the next five years.|
|May 2009||The Senior Management Team (SMT) endorsed the International Education Strategy: Key Directions 2009-2013 at its meeting on 11 May 2009.|
|June 2009||Academic Senate noted SMT's endorsement of the International Education Strategy: Key Directions 2009-2013 at its meeting on 15 June 2009.|
|July 2009||UTAS Council approved the high level strategic directions for international education at UTAS at its meeting on 31 July 2009.|
|August 2009||Implemenation is being led by the PVC (Student and Education) and the International Committee.|