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VISITING ADVISERS PROJECT (VAP)

Goals

Goals

Primary goals of the VAP included:

  • to provide advice to senior-level colleagues at the host institution on academic and administrative changes that seem promising, improve operations, and achieve objectives that the host university has identified for consideration; and
  • to offer advice on progressive reforms that will enable the host universities to play a leadership role in the economic and social advancement of their respective nations.

Secondary goals included:

  • the promotion of administrative improvement (e.g., in budgeting and revenue procurement, human resource management, and the development of technology);
  • the fostering of academic advancement (e.g., through curricular reform, interdisciplinary programming, instructional approaches, and international linkages);
  • political enhancement (e.g., internally through legitimatizing developments, and externally through credibility accorded by governmental authorities);
  • profile raising (e.g., press conferences and media interviews with Visiting Advisors); and
  • status building (e.g., through this visible linkage to the prestigious Salzburg Global Seminar).

(VAP Proposal Carnegie Corporation, 2005-2007)