The U.S. Department of Education awarded ACE a 3-year grant to explore internationalization efforts at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). The goals of the project were to identify the factors that enhance and impede the internationalization process at HBCUs and to disseminate findings from this action research project to the broader HBCU community.
After a rigorous selection process in the Fall 2010, 7 institutions were selected to participate in this project:
ACE has worked with these 7 HBCUs as an internationalization learning community from January 2011 through August 2012. Teams from these institutions audited their campus international activities with the goal of creating a strategic plan to accelerate the internationalization process. As a Learning Community, the teams from each institution have worked with ACE to identify promising policies, programs and structures that encourage campus internationalization.
The advisory group for this project includes representatives from the following organizations along with senior leaders from the HBCU community:
The findings of this project and strategies for enhancing campus internationalization efforts were shared during the 2013 Institute on Internationalization at HBCUs. These findings are also presented in a publication, Creating Global Citizens: Challenges and Opportunities for Internationalization at HBCUs.
Institute on Internationalization at HBCUs
Our Institute on Internationalization at HBCUs was a 2-day institute that aimed to stimulate the internationalization process and provide useful resources for advancing comprehensive internationalization at HBCUs. It took place on July 18-19, 2013 with representatives from 28 institutions. Topics explored during the institute included:
- The Internationalization Imperative
- Comprehensive Internationalization
- Gaining Campus and Community Buy-In for Internationalization
- Managing Competing Priorities
- The Internationalization Review
- Internationalizing the Curriculum (and Co-Curriculum)
- Strategic Approaches for Internationalization
- Funding and Outreach Strategies
- Affecting Change at the Institution
- Creating Global Citizens: Challenges and Opportunities at HBCUs
This publication presents project findings and highlights successful strategies used to further internationalization at Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
Download the free publication: Creating Global Citizens: Challenges and Opportunities for Internationalization at HBCUs
ACE is grateful to the U.S. Department of Education, International Studies and Research Grant award ($357,976) with an ACE match of 35% ($191,479).