Developing a Framework and a Process for Comprehensive Internationalization: Do you know where to begin? A Webinar for Campus Leadership June 16, 2010 Objectives for the Webinar • Introduction of the integrated approach to comprehensive • • • internationalization Identification and discussion the components of the integrated approach Understanding who should be involved in a cross-sectional internationalization team Learning from an institution that has successfully adapted the integrated approach to their institutional context Introduction of Presenters Dr. Barbara A. Hill, Senior Associate & Director of the Internationalization Laboratory, American Council on Education, Washington, DC Introduction of Presenters Dr. Carl Lovitt, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT Introduction of Presenters Dr. Nancy Birch Wagner, Director of the George R. Muirhead Center for International Education, Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT ACE’s International 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 multidimensional, comprehensive strategy that includes internationalization at home and engagement with global issues and partners. What is the 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 What is an internationalization review? • Taking stock of the international or global initiatives on • • • campus Collecting and analyzing information as a basis for an internationalization plan Identifying strengths, weaknesses, gaps and possibilities for synergy Engaging people across the institution in a conversation about internationalization What does an internationalization review include? (1) • Institutional Articulated Commitment: Mission, • • • Goals, and Vision Institutional Strategic Plan The Local, State, and Broader Environment for Internationalization International Office Structure, Portfolio, and Personnel What does an internationalization review include? (2) • Faculty International Background, Interest, 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 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 What does articulating global learning outcomes add to the review process? • Encourages a shift away from an ad-hoc approach • Offers a guide for aligning curriculum and other inputs • • • • with desired outcomes for students Helps stakeholders understand the impact of institutional activities Encourage a culture of quality improvement Satisfies accrediting agencies Helps prioritize activities in an internationalization plan. Basic Questions Addressed by Learning Outcomes & Assessment • 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? Moving Towards an Internationalization Strategic Plan • • • • Understanding the Planning Process Configuring and Charging the Team Situating the Plan in the Institutional Context Carrying forward recommendations drawn from internationalization review process • Setting Priorities & Building Support 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 Lessons Learned Central Connecticut State University Dr. Carl Lovitt, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT What do we mean by Internationalization? • Manageable, finite process • Clearly articulated goals • Fixed timeline • Defined by institutional culture How Does the Culture Support Internationalization? ● Setting a baseline for internationalization - Embedded in Mission and Vision A Center for International Education Administrative support International and Area Studies major International course requirement Foreign language proficiency requirement Cultural centers Adapt Task Force Charge to Institutional Needs • Review and assess current internationalization efforts • Develop a plan for increasing study abroad participation, rigor, faculty engagement, and oversight • Develop a plan for integrating global education into the curriculum • Recommend ways to integrate global education with community engagement • Investigate external funding sources Making the Case for Internationalization • Recall national imperative • Reference the Institution’s Mission • Enumerate benefits for students • Reinforce the message Giving Internationalization Legitimacy and Focus • Recognize as institutional priority • Align with other institutional priorities • Integrate within strategic plan Goal 5: Promote global awareness and respect for diversity. Objective 5.2 Increase the number of courses that integrate an international component. Objective 5.3 Increase faculty and student participation in international teaching and research experiences Staffing the Task Force • Represent diverse stakeholders • Include decision makers • Ignore politics and compatibility • Include full-time staff members Lessons Learned Central Connecticut State University Dr. Nancy Birch Wagner, Director The George R. Muirhead Center for International Education Getting Started: Task Force Nuts and Bolts • Where, when, and what’s for lunch? • Resources, required reading, and homework • Providing clear agendas and nurturing broad participation • Establishing and maintaining campus-wide legitimacy Transforming Goals Into Action Items • International Competencies for CCSU Students • Faculty Survey on Internationalization at CCSU • Departmental Study Abroad Advising Sheets • Partnerships Committee • State-wide website International Competencies for All CCSU Students • Knowledge, attitudes, skills • Carefully chosen battles • Immediate practical implementation - Guidelines and proposal for faculty-led programs - Faculty evaluation of short-term programs - Student evaluation of long- and short-term programs - Woven into Faculty Survey • Consistent standards and a baseline for the future A Faculty Survey • • • • Simple and terse; no laundry lists please Curricular Integration focus Personal and low tech; veterans with survey fatigue Immediate practical use - Required component of every Departmental Annual Report - Truth in advertizing – baseline info shared with chairs, deans, provost - Justification for General Education reform - Recurring annually Advising Sheets • Meaningful curricular integration • 40 department-specific Study Abroad Advising Sheets • Merge practical, generic advice with highly specific guidelines from departments • Link CCSU partner programs abroad with courses required for the major • Post on websites; distribute copies across campus Partnerships Committee • • • • A working subcommittee Avoid ‘heat of banquet’ affiliations Criteria and Faculty Proposal Form Promote partnerships - in desired locations - for underrepresented majors - with student interest - with faculty support International Courses ● Outcome of Faculty Survey ● Remedy for a dilemma ● Meaningful study abroad promotion The IERConn Website ● Practical consortium ● 11 Connecticut institutions ● Resource sharing - Study Abroad (map and program details/photos) - International Students (social networking and statistics) - Faculty Experts (selection and linking) - Calendar of International Events URL: http://web.ccsu.edu/IERConn/ 2 years later - where we are ● Committed committee members ● Campus-wide, integrated, and collaborative; not ad hominem ● Systematic ● Practical Where we are going • Creative financing • Outcome-based projects - Faculty promotion, sabbatical, and appointment - Program development - Program assessment ● Committed to staying connected Opportunities for Further Learning about Internationalization at ACE (1) • Webinar # 2 and # 3 of the “Building a Strategic Framework for Campus-wide Internationalization” series: › “Conducting an Internationalization Review: Do you know who is doing what and how it fits together?” › June 24, 2010, 3 p.m. (EDT) › “Developing and Assessing Global Learning Outcomes: What are your students learning and how do you know?” › June 30, 2010, 3 p.m. (EDT) Further Opportunities at ACE (2) Leadership Network on International Education For Presidents and Provosts (Next Meeting in DC, Wednesday, November 3, 2010 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.) To ensure your President and/or CAO is invited, send an e-mail to: [email protected] Further Opportunities at ACE (3) ACE Internationalization Collaborative Invitational Network of 115 + Institutions Forum for Campus Teams For more info: barbara_hill@ ace.nche.edu www.acenet.edu/programs/international/collaborative Internationalization Laboratory Small Cluster of Institutions engaged in internationalization review and strategic planning for 16-20 months For more information: [email protected] Further Opportunities at ACE (4) • • • • • Networks Research Leadership programs Publications On-line resources http://www.acenet.edu/Content/NavigationMenu/ProgramsServices/cii/index.htm Thank you.