The Global University
RMIT is well positioned to achieve the goal of being global in attitude, action and presence, offering our students a global passport to learning and work.
In 2010 the Academic International Project promoted and funded activities enhancing the internationalisation of the curriculum and the diversification of offshore education programs. It facilitated comparability and equivalence studies of RMIT’s academic programs, expanded work-integrated learning (WIL) in international settings and relocated various administrative functions for increased efficiency. For the period 2011 to 2015, we will build on these solid foundations to provide our students with opportunities and experiences that lead to a valued global passport to learning and work.
Maintain and develop our global reputation, ensuring that our programs have the appropriate delivery and curriculum wherever offered.
Deepen and diversify program offerings in current and future partnerships and campuses.
Improve student communication skills and English language proficiency through efficiently co-ordinating and developing global support services.
Ensure that all students have an opportunity for an international experience as part of their studies at RMIT.
Develop an integrated, global careers service that provides appropriate guidance to students and links to employers so students may make informed decisions about their studies, careers and employment futures.
Implement targeted professional development activities for academic and teaching staff to support a program of curriculum renewal that incorporates activities related to the global, urban and connected themes and the imaginative use of new technology and learning spaces.
Enablers of these Global priorities
1. The global reputation
i) Use the Program Annual Review (PAR) process, international accreditation and international benchmarks to establish and guarantee RMIT academic quality standards in all locations.
ii) Harmonise and ensure appropriate implementation of academic policies, standards of student services, student administration and IT support in all locations.
iii) Redevelop the course guide system to improve ease of use by staff and to ensure that students have timely access to information for course selection, learning management and assessment tasks.
iv) Ensure student feedback is collected and acted on across all partnerships and locations.
2. Deepen and diversify program offerings in high impact areas
Use RMIT’s Program Annual Review (PAR) process to inform Profile decisions to diversify offshore education by field of study and location to strengthen RMIT’s high impact areas in viable new programs and partnerships.
3. Support student English language and communication skills
Implement the recommendations of the English Language Development Project.
4. Student international experience
i) Increase international student mobility opportunities in actual and virtual forms through scholarships and online activities.
ii) Increase international work-integrated learning (WIL) opportunities for students.
5. Improve career outcomes
i) Develop a globally focused careers and employment service.
ii) Incorporate a career development learning perspective in programs.
6. Academic professional development
Redesign a co-ordinated learning and teaching professional development program for academic and teaching staff.[Previous: Goal 1] [Next: Goal 3]