Promote internationalized student learning

Establish a dataset to measure and map the degree of internationalization of our curriculum.

  • May 2022 Status: Data mining from WesMaps is complete; currently working on analysis and visualization

Through curriculum development incentives and opportunistic faculty hiring, increase the international diversity of our curriculum

  • May 2022 Status: relevant curriculum development initiatives currently in place include:
    • Internationalizing and Decolonizing the Curriculum Faculty Seminar
    • Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum
    • Support for course-embedded virtual exchange
  • Once 1.1 is in place, we may want to establish a growth target (perhaps 10%), although we’ll want to attend to qualitative as well as quantitative assessments of improvement
  • Additional curriculum development incentives would require modest additional resources.

Develop course-embedded, short-term study abroad opportunities with equitable access for any interested student

  • May 2022 Status: Pilot program funded and underway for Spring 2023

Develop plans with each department so their students graduate “global ready”

  • Connects to the Senior Survey question about “developing global awareness”; we will employ curricular integration of study abroad and other curriculum internationalization strategies
  • May 2022 Status: Review of academic unit learning goals complete; next step is specific outreach by FCGS Associate Director for Intercultural Learning

Promote study abroad for all majors; target 50% participation in study abroad within 5 years, including an increase in the numbers studying in non-Anglophone countries

  • May 2022 Status: FCGS initiatives working with specific departments are on-going