A4 Strategies for Internationalizing your College or University (Hill)


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A4 Strategies for Internationalizing your College or University (Hill)

  1. 1. The American Council on Education Internationalizing Higher Education in the United States Dr. Barbara A. Hill, Senior Associate April 2010
  2. 2. The American Council on Education • Non-Governmental, higher education association • Over 1800 member institutions and associations • Mission to provide leadership and unifying voice on key higher education issues • Priorities: Representation, leadership, service • Programs: Access & equity, lifelong learning, leadership development, and internationalization
  3. 3. ACE’s International Mission and Vision Statement In order for the United States to have a truly world-class higher education system, colleges and universities must be globally engaged and prepare students to be citizens of a multicultural community both at home and in a globalized world. Institutions accomplish this by having a multi- dimensional, comprehensive strategy that includes internationalization at home and engagement with global issues and partners. ACE's mission is to help U.S. institutions achieve this goal and to represent the diversity of U.S. higher education in the global arena.
  4. 4. ACE implements this mission by: • Consulting with institutions and disseminating examples of good practice in campus internationalization. • Providing professional development opportunities for presidents, provosts, and campus teams. • Engaging in advocacy. • Organizing meetings of U.S. higher education leaders and their counterparts from other countries. • Providing support for and implementing development cooperation projects. • Representing U.S. higher education in global forums. • Conducting research on issues related to the internationalization of U.S. higher education and global engagement.
  5. 5. What is an Internationalized Campus? “Internationalization is the process for integrating international/intercultural content into the teaching, learning, research and service functions of the institution.” Jane Knight
  6. 6. What is ACE’s integrated approach to internationalization? • An internationalization review to catalog and analyze what the institution is doing • The development of student global learning outcomes and a method for assessing them to better understand the impact of what the institution is doing • The integration of the results of the review and the learning outcomes process into a strategic internationalization plan
  7. 7. What does an internationalization review include? (1) • Institutional Articulated Commitment: Mission, Goals, and Vision • The Local, State, and Broader Environment for Internationalization • Institutional Strategic Plan • International Office Structure, Portfolio, and Personnel
  8. 8. What does an internationalization review include? (2) • Faculty International Background, Interest, and Activity • Structures, Policies, and Practices for Faculty Development, Travel, Tenure & Promotion • Attitudes of Domestic Students • The Curriculum and Co-Curriculum • Study and Internships Abroad • International Students
  9. 9. What does an internationalization review include? (3) • Engagement with Institutions in Other Countries • Resources • Synergies among all these aspects of internationalization • Opportunities to deepen and improve internationalization
  10. 10. What does articulating global learning outcomes add to the review process? • Offers a guide for aligning curriculum and other inputs with desired outcomes for students • Helps prioritize activities in an internationalization plan. • Encourage a culture of quality improvement • Helps stakeholders understand the impact of institutional activities • Satisfies accrediting agencies
  11. 11. Basic Questions Addressed by Articulating Learning Outcomes • What do we want our students to know and be able to do? (knowledge, skills, attitudes) • Where would students acquire this knowledge and these skills and attitudes? • What is our evidence that students are actually achieving these outcomes?
  12. 12. Elements of the Internationalization Strategic Plan • Vision for Internationalization • Strategic Goals • Performance Indicators – Outcomes and Evidence of Success • Specific Action Steps and Timeline • Responsible Agents • Funding
  13. 13. Another Resource for Campus Internationalization In August 2008 ACE’s Center for International Initiatives convened the Inter-Association Network on Campus Internationalization (INCI), a coordinating body for higher education organizations engaged in research and programming on issues related to campus internationalization
  14. 14. The INCI Resource Portal: www.campusinternationalization.org • This common portal provides an overview of and access to each association’s information and resources in internationalization. • Designed for college and university presidents, provosts, academic deans, senior international officers, and interested faculty, the portal contains carefully selected links to resources for those leading Campus Internationalization.
  15. 15. For other information on campus internationalization, go to: http://www.acenet.edu/Content/NavigationMen Thank you. barbara_hill@ace.nche.edu