ERIC Number: ED345678
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Campus Developments in Response to the Challenges of Internationalization: The Case of Ramapo College of New Jersey (USA).
Scott, Robert A.
This document presents the text of a speech given by the President of Ramapo College (New Jersey) on campus responses to the imperatives for global education. A section laying out the principles for internationalizing institutions describes the strategies used at Ramapo College which includes multicultural and international themes pervasive throughout the curriculum, efforts in all areas of campus life, a strategic mission embracing research and training, and initiative development through partnerships with other institutions. Points of leverage for global education is covered next including the campus mission statement, strategic plans, and academic program and administrative unit reviews. A discussion of strategies for overcoming barriers rejects international education for reasons of economic competitiveness or for casting others as victims. Rather, the paper argues, the goal of international education, must be to enhance the abilities of students to learn and pursue truth on their own and in groups in such a way that they can better understand themselves in relation to others. The following section emphasizes the complexity of the issues in international and multicultural education and suggests ways to approach them. Criteria for assessing program impact, a summary of progress to date, and reflections on the Ramapo experience conclude the speech. (JB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Ramapo College of New Jersey
Note: Paper presented at the General Conference, Programme on Institutional Management in Higher Education of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (Paris, France, September 2, 1992). Paris, France).