Nov. 20, 2013

College undertakes major internationalization effort


A team of faculty, staff and students from diverse departments and disciplines are leading a comprehensive review of Geneseo’s internationalization efforts. They will also develop a strategic plan to guide future developments over the 20-month process.

Geneseo is among 11 colleges and universities participating in the American Council on Education’s (ACE) 11th Internationalization Laboratory Cohort.

Team members have created several committees, each looking at key areas of internationalization at Geneseo, including opportunities on campus, abroad and the college’s internal structure and support. The process also includes site visits and peer reviews and monthly phone calls with the laboratory director. Ronald Herzman, Distinguished Teaching Professor of English, and Meredith Harrigan, associate professor of communication, are chairing the effort.

“Being a member of the Global Geneseo team provides an exciting opportunity to assess and reflect on our current internationalization initiatives and advance our goal of providing an enriching, valuable and potentially transformative educational experience for all members of our campus community,” said Harrigan.

Since 2002, 79 institutions have participated in the ACE program. ACE is the major coordinating body for all the nation's higher education institutions, providing leadership on key higher education issues and influences public policy through advocacy.