ERIC Number: ED417640
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Oct
The Global University for the Twenty-First Century. A Strategic Plan.
National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges, Washington, DC.
This strategic plan addresses the internationalization of activities of American colleges and universities offering programs in food, agricultural, and natural resources disciplines. Internationalization is enhanced by appropriate university roles in economic development, humanitarian assistance, augmentation of global food security, and institution building in developing countries. This mission is accomplished through internationalization of curricula, faculty experiences, exchange programs, collaborative research, and institutional linkages that enhance the global environment within colleges and universities. Both internal and external factors influence the environment for international food, agricultural, and natural resources programs. External factors include: globalization of trade, growing competitiveness of world agricultural markets, and the demand for college graduates who can function in a global workplace. Internal factors include: increasing numbers of students seeking study abroad opportunities, and an emphasis on international partnerships. Recommendations are offered to promote the following goals for colleges and universities: human resource development; information dissemination concerning international trade, markets, business opportunities, and policy issues; international collaborative partnerships; and promotion of the global university for the 21st century. (SW)
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, College Curriculum, College Role, Cooperative Programs, Developing Nations, Economic Development, Food, Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Higher Education, Intercollegiate Cooperation, International Educational Exchange, International Programs, International Trade, Natural Resources, Research Projects, School Business Relationship, Strategic Planning
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Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges, Washington, DC.