Exploring the issues central to international education and global engagement. From the staff of ACE’s Center for Internationalization and Global Engagement (CIGE) and ACE member guest contributors.

CIGE helps institutions develop and sustain comprehensive, effective internationalization programs, believing that effective internationalization goes beyond traditional study abroad programs and international student enrollment to require a comprehensive institutional commitment that also includes curriculum, research, faculty development, and active strategies for institutional engagement.

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Bringing Global Learning to West Virginia

Glenville State College in West Virginia is bringing global learning to its rural Appalachian campus—where 85 percent of students come from the surrounding counties—by connecting faculty and students online to teach and learn with their peers in Spain and Mexico. Megan Gibbons and Heather Ward look at how making international connections through online learning is transforming the college.

Why Europe, Why Now?

The next installment of the ACE-Boston College International Briefs for Higher Education Leaders series will explore the impact of the Bologna process and the formation of the European Higher Education Area, trends in student mobility, the role of European higher education associations, broader internationalization initiatives—and what all of this means for U.S. institutions.

Dispatches From Riyadh

ACE Leadership Vice President Lynn M. Gangone writes about her journey to Saudi Arabia, where she is participating in the first Women’s Leadership Forum sponsored by Academic Leadership Center, part of the Ministry of Education and housed at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals.

Mapping Internationalization 2016: Updates, Improvements and What We Hope to Learn

ACE’s Center for Internationalization and Global Engagement has launched the fourth iteration of our Mapping Internationalization on U.S. Campuses survey, which will build on data we collected in 2001, 2006 and 2011. Robin Helms previews what to expect from the new report.

A Tenure and Promotion Wish List

For a recent ACE study on how international activities and engagement are rewarded (or not) in the tenure process, Robin Helms analyzed 91 tenure policy documents from 61 U.S. institutions. Putting herself in the shoes of a junior faculty member, she has compiled a wish list for what she would like to see in campus tenure policies and procedures.  

A Call to (Open) Arms for U.S. Higher Education

Increasingly, global citizenship is a core enterprise for much of U.S. higher education. But recent events in Beirut, Paris, Tel Aviv and Bamako, amid the ongoing flow of Syrian refugees—and the dark fears they have ignited—feel like a major setback to this endeavor. ACE’s Heather Ward asks how higher education should respond.