California State University, San Bernardino is one of 18 colleges and universities participating in the American Council on Education’s (ACE) 17th Internationalization Laboratory cohort.
The first meeting of the cohort was held on Aug. 9, in Washington, D.C. Over the next 20 months, CSUSB will develop strategies and goals for campus internationalization, with the goal of long-lasting institutional change.
Each participating institution will form leadership teams to work on strategic planning and student outcomes, attend laboratory meetings in Washington, participate in site visits and peer reviews, and engage in monthly communication with ACE staff and a team of advisers.
“We are very excited about working with the leading experts in the field of internationalization of higher education to develop a comprehensive plan that would provide our students opportunities to broaden their understanding of the world and for our faculty to expand opportunities for international research and collaboration,” said Shari McMahan, CSUSB provost and vice president for academic affairs.
“This is a tremendous, unmatched opportunity for these institutions to share lessons and challenges as they undergo a cultural transformation over the coming months,” said Robin Matross Helms, director for internationalization and global engagement at ACE.
Since 2002, more than 150 institutions have participated in the program. The 17th cohort is the largest to date. The other institutions in the 17th Internationalization Laboratory cohort are:
- Bethany College (West Virginia)
- Loyola Marymount University
- Mercer University (Georgia)
- Purdue University Northwest (Indiana)
- Rhodes College (Tennessee)
- Sinclair College (Ohio)
- Southern Illinois University
- SUNY - The College of Brockport (New York)
- Universidade Federal de Goias (Brazil)
- Universidade Estadual de Maringa (Brazil)
- Universidade Federal do Para (Brazil)
- University of California San Diego
- University of Delaware
- University of Missouri - Kansas City
- University of Nebraska-Lincoln
- University of North Georgia
- York College of Pennsylvania
ACE is a membership organization that mobilizes the higher education community to shape effective public policy and foster innovative, high-quality practice. As the major coordinating body for the nation’s colleges and universities, our strength lies in our diverse membership of more than 1,700 colleges and universities, related associations, and other organizations in America and abroad. ACE is the only major higher education association to represent all types of U.S. accredited, degree-granting institutions: two-year and fouryear, public and private. For more information, visit the ACE website and follow ACE on Twitter @ACEducation .
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