The purpose of the Task Force is to:
- Catalog the current number of students and faculty who have recently
participated in study abroad programs, broadly conceived. The detail
will indicate how the events were arranged, their duration, their cost
structure, and their academic content;
- Develop new curriculum and staffing
models that would better facilitate our commitment to internationalization;
- Develop business plans for the staffing and curriculum models, above;
- Develop implementation strategies for the staffing and curriculum
It is anticipated that the Internationalization Task Force will complete
its work during the 2004-05 academic year, with an interim report due to
the Academic Senate and Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
prior to the end of the 2004 fall semester. The Task Force will disband
subsequent to the filing of its final report, which is due no later than
May 1, 2005.
- Resources not a consideration
- Enrollment not a consideration
- Willing to adopt another program’s vision if it fits
- Internationalization has several components
- Student/faculty/administration exchange
- Must be holistic and integral
- Internationalization does not equal tourism
- Goal of internationalized citizen
- Related to multicultural diversity and service
An internationalized curriculum includes any course, program, or activity
if it includes perspectives, issues, or events, from specific countries
or areas other than the United States. A curriculum with an international
orientation in content aims at preparing students for performing professionally
and socially in an international and multicultural context, and is designed
for domestic students and international students.
The internationalization of the curriculum requires thinking about curriculum
differently; it does not occur solely in a few courses or majors and does
not serve as simply an additive to existing programs. It calls for an interdisciplinary
and multifaceted process that will affect all administrators, faculty and
students. These changes involve the following areas:
majors in a variety of disciplines with internationalized content and
majors or minors, or certificates with international focus.
professional school curriculum and extra-curricular activities.
study or internships abroad into the curriculum.
foreign languages across the curriculum.
joint curriculum (between domestic and foreign institutions).
policies and programs that encourage faculty to internationalize the
curriculum and extra-curricular activities.
- Recruitment of international administrators, faculty, and students.