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Creating Global Citizens Project Closes on a High Note; Efforts Will Continue

September 26, 2012

 

​The seven Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) that participated in ACE’s Creating Global Citizens: Exploring Internationalization at HBCUs met for a final time on Aug. 31, 2012, to share results and lessons learned since beginning the project in January 2011.

The institutions taking part were Dillard University (LA), Howard University (DC), Lincoln University of Missouri, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Savannah State University (GA), Tuskegee University (AL) and Virginia State University. The project was funded in part by a U.S. Department of Education International Studies and Research grant.

Over the course of the past two years, teams at the institutions closely examined their internationalization efforts, taking into account faculty and staff procedures for international projects as well as student activities and demands.

After developing comprehensive snapshots of their current efforts, the teams developed plans for various future initiatives, including more study abroad opportunities, better support for international students, collaboration across departments on curricular efforts, and inclusion of global studies in the strategic plan, among others.

“We started this project because we knew how committed HBCUs are to ensuring the students they serve are prepared for the 21st century global environment,” said Gailda Davis, associate director in ACE’s Inclusive Excellence Group. “The efforts the teams initiated will make a tremendous difference in the lives of thousands of students, and we look forward to their future successes.”

ACE will publish research next year about the factors that enhance and impede internationalization at HBCUs, which will also be the subject of a coming ACE institute.​

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