ERIC Number: ED306854
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Internationalizing the Curriculum.
This report discusses a comprehensive plan designed in 1984 to internationalize the Illinois State University curriculum. This plan focused on four major areas: study abroad, foreign student and scholar services, curriculum development, and faculty development. Fundamental to the internationalizing process was the recognition that no serious curriculum revision would take place without faculty support and involvement. Within 5 years of beginning this plan, much of it is in effect. For example: over 2000 students enrolled in study abroad programs; about 300 faculty members participated in international professional activities; 31 new international courses were added to the curriculum; and almost $1 million in external funding was generated to support additional international programming. This internationalizing plan became one of the university's five major planning priorities for 1985-90. The results prove that significant progress can still be made without major infusions of new funding. Other institutions wishing to begin such a process should spend time on the following issues: secure support of key administrators; identify key faculty with international interest; centralize planning and supervision of the effort; assess curricular and staff strengths; and focus on faculty development. The planning proposal is appended. (SM)
Descriptors: College Curriculum, Cultural Awareness, Curriculum Development, Educational Planning, Faculty Development, Foreign Students, Global Approach, Higher Education, Intercultural Programs, International Educational Exchange, Models, Program Descriptions, Program Development, State Universities, Study Abroad
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Japan Foundation, New York, NY.; Department of Education, Washington, DC.; United States Information Agency, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.; Illinois State Univ., Normal.