The CEHD will expand our participation in global collaborations.
The CEHD recognizes that the scope of the work of faculty, staff, and students extends beyond our borders. The College is committed to an infrastructure that supports our students, faculty, and college community, as we engage in international collaborations.
Initiative 4.1: Encourage global collaborations.
The CEHD will continue to develop international research collaborations, facilitate and increase student and faculty exchanges, and encourage faculty service in international organizations. The CEHD will encourage exploration of external funding opportunities to increase the support for international initiatives. To recognize faculty efforts, an award for international initiatives will be added to the annual faculty awards.
Initiative 4.1.1. Facilitate faculty and student exchange, study abroad, and signature experiences.
The CEHD will improve coordination among the College and University international offices as well as other relevant offices to strengthen the faculty and student exchange programs. We will explore the use of technology to enhance online course offerings to international students and courses co-taught with international university partners.
Initiative 4.1.2 Engage in international research collaborations.
The faculty has been successfully participating in international research collaborations. These collaborations have resulted in the exchange of visiting scholars as well as policy and research publications. Additionally, the CEHD will continue to encourage our faculty to take a leadership role in international professional organizations. This leadership could include serving as the editor, associate editor, or on the editorial board of international scientific journals.
Initiative 4.2. Encourage faculty to include international education perspectives in their curriculum.
The CEHD will provide professional development to facilitate the ability of faculty members to incorporate international education components into curricula to broaden the perspectives of our students. Further, faculty will evaluate the current international certificate and recommend possible revisions.