Presentation on theme: "Global Engagement Through Comprehensive Internationalization IEC Members: Dr Ann Miles, Sociology and GWS Dr Jim Butterfield, Political Science Dr Wolfgang."— Presentation transcript:
Global Engagement Through Comprehensive Internationalization IEC Members: Dr Ann Miles, Sociology and GWS Dr Jim Butterfield, Political Science Dr Wolfgang Schlör, HIGE International Education Council March 13, 2014
From WMU's Mission Statement "Western Michigan University impacts the globe positively. We are a community of learners committed to human dignity, sustainability, social responsibility, and justice. Our campus embraces a diverse population of students, faculty and staff who develop learners and leaders who are locally oriented and globally competent, culturally aware and ready to contribute to world knowledge and discovery." International Education Council March 13, 2014
Program Review: Global Engagement? "How does the program support strengthening WMU’s presence at the regional, national, and global levels (e.g., study abroad, impact of program to external constituents, etc.)? (Provide table of data if appropriate)" International Education Council March 13, 2014
Framework for Comprehensive Internationalization The key to global engagement: comprehensive internationalization. Extensive literature from national associations (ACE, NAFSA, AAC&U, APLU). Adaptation suited to WMU (and further for its constituent elements). International Education Council March 13, 2014
Framework Highlights III: Student Mobility (study abroad, international student recruitment and services). – Active part of institutional strategy since 1990s. International Education Council March 13, 2014
Framework Highlights IV: Student Affairs: residence life, health services, co- and extra-curricular activities. – Comprehensive internationalization is not just a curricular matter. International Education Council March 13, 2014
Framework Highlights XI: Marketing, Communications and Enrollment Management – Global engagement becomes part of the identity of WMU. – Note: College-bound high school students factor in international opportunities when choosing their institution.* International Education Council March 13, 2014 * ACE 2008. College-Bound Students' Interests in Study Abroad and Other International Learning Activities.
Framework Highlights II. Internationalization of the Curriculum – What are the global skills, knowledge and awareness we want WMU graduates to have? – Student mobility can play only a small role. – All disciplines have an international dimension. International Education Council March 13, 2014
Framework Highlights I: Institutional Culture – Global engagement will retain significant gaps without a change in institutional culture. – Academic units must be self-conscious in addressing it. – Comprehensive internationalization will not occur without senior leadership commitment. International Education Council March 13, 2014
IEC Workshop on Internationalizing the Curriculum Internationalizing the Curriculum: Global Engagement Across Campus Facilitated by Hilary Kahn, Indiana University. April 4: day-long w/lecture, four workshop sessions.
IEC Workshop on Internationalizing the Curriculum Aimed at faculty, administrators and staff interested in global engagement. Stimulate campus-wide dialogue on global engagement. Sponsored by IEC with support from Provost.
Workshop Topics Building consensus: Roles and responsibilities on campus in internationalizing the curriculum. Establishing objectives: Developing global learning outcomes in and out of the classroom. From Policy to Practice: Bringing teaching and learning strategies in alignment with global learning outcomes. Bringing in students: Involving WMU students in internationalizing the curriculum.
Logistics Friday, April 4, 2014; 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Schneider Hall Registration link will be at: wmich.edu/international/register