Cultural competency among 21st-century graduates has become imperative as the job market globalizes and the workforce continues to diversify. In order to become responsible, productive citizens, our students must understand their own cultures and those of their neighbors at home and afar. By engaging higher education institutions in examining the collaboration potential between diversity/multicultural education and internationalization, we seek to address these needs through the At Home in the World: Educating for Global Connections and Local Commitments initiative. For institutions to fulfill their service mission in a globalized society, they will need to advance the analytical frameworks, pedagogical enhancements, diversification strategies and innovative solutions to societal issues that the work in this intersection affords.
Through a 3-year effort, funded by The Henry Luce Foundation, ACE’s Inclusive Excellence Group and Center for Internationalization and Global Engagement worked collaboratively with a select group of institutions to advance new analytical frameworks, enhance pedagogy, and develop innovative ways of fostering collaboration between internationalization and diversity/multicultural education on campus.
- To stimulate the collaborative process between internationalization and diversity/multicultural education efforts in higher education.
- To increase understanding of the processes involved in establishing effective collaboration.
- To provide participants with practical tools and resources to use at their respective institutions in advancing collaboration.
- To expose institutions to the resources available at ACE to assist in efforts.
- To showcase promising practices from an action-research project.
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Who Should Attend?
This institute should particularly benefit faculty and administrators who seek to develop or enhance a synergistic, collaborative relationship between internationalization and diversity/multicultural education initiatives.