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ACE/AIEA Internationalization Collaborative

Global Competence, Local Challenges: Building an International Curriculum for Everyone

February 14, 2015 8:00 AM


The goal of the 2015 ACE/AIEA Internationalization Collaborative was to help leaders broaden and strengthen the international curriculum on their campuses. In order to increase the proportion of students who graduate with an international experience, institutions must address a number of organizational and demographic challenges.

Designed to complement the themes of the AIEA Annual Conference, our agenda emphasized the perspective of senior leadership and their approach to internationalization. We learned how presidents and provosts set institutional goals, how and when they decide to include international learning objectives when they set these goals, and how they design the processes and policies that lead to changes in the curriculum.

We built on this strategic perspective when we addressed these management questions:

  • How can I lead a planning process that is inclusive, while sustaining commitment and momentum over an extended period?
  • Should my institution approach curriculum change as part of a comprehensive approach to internationalization?
  • How do I develop a consensus on learning goals at my institution, including broad agreement on terms like international, global, and intercultural learning?
  • Are there ways to align internationalization of the curriculum with learning goals for multicultural education?
  • What are the opportunities and challenges with an approach that focuses on the internationalization of the general education curriculum?
  • What innovative, cost-effective pedagogical tools are available for delivering global competence in the curriculum?  How can institutional partnerships support these efforts?
  • How do we further develop the international expertise of our faculty?
​​Agenda (PDF) 1 MB​​​​​​​​​​


  • Charles Bantz

    Chancellor, IUPUI

  • Brown

    McKenna Brown

    Executive Director of the Global Education Office, Virginia Commonwealth University

  • Carvalho

    Susan Carvalho

    Associate Provost for Internationalization, University of Kentucky

  • Delgado

    Fernando Delgado

    Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, University of Wisconsin-River Falls

  • Kiss

    Elizabeth Kiss

    President, Agnes Scott College

  • Pynes

    Penelope Pynes

    Associate Provost for International Programs, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

  • Peterson

    Patti McGill Peterson

    Presidential Advisor for Global Initiatives, ACE

  • Rubin

    John Rubin

    Director, SUNY Center for Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL)



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