ERIC Number: ED475088
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Promising Practices: Spotlighting Excellence in Comprehensive Internationalization.
Engberg, David, Ed.; Green, Madeleine F., Ed.
The future of the United States hinges on its ability to educate a globally competent citizenry. This report showcases internationalization at eight colleges and universities selected to participate in "Promising Practices," a project organized and administered by the American Council on Education (Washington, DC), with funding from the Carnegie Corporation of New York. The Promising Practices project was created to contribute to and advance the national dialogue on internationalization on U.S. campuses, specifically as it relates to undergraduate learning. Ultimately, 57 institutions submitted applications for the project (16 research institutions, 15 comprehensive institutions, 18 liberal arts institutions, and 8 community colleges). Eight colleges and universities were selected for participation, two from each of the four institutional types: Appalachian State University (Boone, North Carolina), Arcadia University (Glenside, Pennsylvania), Binghamton University (Binghamton, New York), Dickinson College (Carlisle, Pennsylvania), Indiana University (Bloomington, Indiana), Kapi'olani Community College (Honolulu, Hawaii), Missouri Southern State College (Joplin, Missouri), and Tidewater Community College (Virginia). Project work began immediately following the selection and continued for the next 18 months. Activity highlights included: inaugural, mid-project, and wrap-up workshops; campus visits; and international self-assessment site visits. Viewed together, the case studies represent a composite of internationalization writ large. These institutions are at the forefront of the international education movement. Each has made internationalization a centerpiece of its educational mission and committed significant time, energy, and resources to its advancement. An appendix lists the Promising Practices Project teams. (BT)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Educational Practices, Educational Research, Higher Education, International Education
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC.