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2018-20 ACE Internationalization Lab Offers Opportunity for Institutional Change

June 25, 2018


July 16 is your institution’s last chance to apply to ​ the 2018-20 ACE Internationalization Laboratory cohort, so colleges and universities ready to transform their campuses’ approaches to providing global education should apply now. Selected participants will begin 20 months of work in August 2018—click here for more information.

Institutions that join the Lab will build leadership teams to develop strategic plans that will focus campus attention on internationalization, with the goal of long-lasting institutional change. ACE staff and a team of advisors provide assistance to leadership teams as they engage in a comprehensive review of internationalization efforts on campus, including self-assessment, site visits, peer reviews, and a final report. 

“From a ROI point of view, we’ve been able to advance conversations on key issues of internationalization in a manner we would not be able to do without participating in the Lab. It’s given us a huge level of credibility for ourselves and the great work that we do. ACE has confirmed our great work,” said Karim Ismaili, provost and vice president for academic affairs and professor of criminal justice, Bridgewater State University (MA), Lab Cohort 13.

Read more about the impact the Lab can have on your campus with our new Lab Impact Profiles series, featuring Southern University and A&M College (2014-16) and Western Washington University​ (2013-15). 

Participating institutions will have access to:

  • On-campus site visits by ACE staff, involving a roundtable discussion with the leadership team and key stakeholders to facilitate dialogue, define key questions and issues, clarify goals, and build support for the internationalization process.
  • Three meetings of the entire Internationalization Laboratory cohort, hosted by ACE in Washington, DC.
  • Regular contact with and guidance from ACE advisors as the campus conducts its review, analyzes findings, and develops its action plan.

Interested campuses should apply soon as space is limited. For more information, contact Robin Matross Helms, director of ACE’s Center for Internationalization and Global Engagement, at​.  

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