Today, International Branch Campuses (IBCs) function mainly as extensions of their main campuses, says Amol Dani, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Georgetown University Main Campus. For example, faculty at Georgetown’s Qatar campus are appointed by the Provost in Washington, D.C. However, in the coming years—and it may take “decades,” Dani says—branch campuses will be building more and more local capacity and stronger ties with educational institutions in their home countries. Here Dani discusses the future of IBCs with Stephanie Kim, Ph.D., Faculty Director of the Master’s in Higher Education Administration program at Georgetown’s School of Continuing Studies.
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