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Internationalizing NMU: Northern Michigan University in the 21 st Century. Summary of the Report of the Task Force for Internationalization Chair: Dr. Louise M. Bourgault (CAPS) May 6, 2005. Goals for 2009-2010. NMU’s administrators will strive to optimize the international mission.

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Internationalizing nmu northern michigan university in the 21 st century

Internationalizing NMU: Northern Michigan University in the 21st Century

Summary of the Report of the

Task Force for Internationalization

Chair: Dr. Louise M. Bourgault (CAPS)

May 6, 2005


Goals for 2009 2010
Goals for 2009-2010

  • NMU’s administrators will strive to optimize the international mission.

  • NMU faculty will incorporate the global dimensions of their fields into their teaching.

  • NMU students will enjoy a set of curricular options that integrate globalized content; NMU graduates will be well-prepared global citizens.


Globalizing nmu faculty

NMU will expand its support for faculty to globalize their courses.

NMU will establish a cohort of internationally experienced faculty and will publish a directory of their expertise.

Globalizing NMU Faculty


Globalized curriculum
Globalized Curriculum

NMU will offer:

  • A Minor in Global Studies.

  • A Certificate Program in Global Studies.

  • A globalized curriculum in its majors & minors.

  • A globalized curriculum in its Liberal Studies program.


Goals for 2009 20101
Goals for 2009-2010

  • NMU’s students will have increased opportunities to study abroad.

  • NMU’s campus life will be enriched by a broad cadre of international teacher-scholars, international performers, and international students.


Study abroad through nmu
Study Abroad Through NMU

  • NMU will increase the number of its students studying abroad from ~2% (in 2005) to ~10% (1,000) in 2010.

  • NMU will increase the number of student scholarships for study abroad.

  • NMU will develop new programs in areas of the world showing economic growth.


Study abroad
Study Abroad

  • NMU will increase the number of faculty- led Concentrated Learning Experiences Abroad (CLEAs).

  • NMU will ensure academic rigor for study abroad credit: academic orientation and post journey reports will be mandated for all study abroad experiences.


Study abroad international service learning
Study Abroad: International Service Learning

  • Students studying abroad will earn credit for international service learning


International presence at nmu
International Presence at NMU

NMU will invite and host more international scholars for short-term teaching assignments (e.g., Fulbright Scholars).


Goals for 2009 20102
Goals for 2009-2010

  • NMU’s Division of Student Affairs will play a key partnership role with faculty in turning NMU’s students into global citizens.

  • NMU will continue to use “High-Touch” and “High-Tech” strategies to internationalize its campus, and to promote its goals to prospective students, and to the community, global and local.


International presence at nmu1
International Presence at NMU

The NMU campus and wider community will benefit from more visits by international visual and performing artists.


Nmu s internationalized campus
NMU’s Internationalized Campus

  • NMU will increase the presence of international students.


Nmu s first year experience will embrace globalization
NMU’s First Year Experience Will Embrace Globalization

  • The cadre of new students planning on study abroad will take a block of freshmen classes together.


Nmu will continue to use new technologies to internationalize the university
NMU Will Continue to Use New Technologies to Internationalize the University

  • NMU will maintain a one-stop website hub to centralize all international matters at NMU.




NMU’s Globalized Students: Points of Peace NMU

Throughout the World in the 21st Century!


Acknowledgements
Acknowledgements NMU

  • The Internationalization Task Force: 35 faculty, administrators, & students

  • All respondents to Faculty Survey on Internationalization, a Curriculum for the 21st Century”.

  • All Participants in the ITF Campus-Wide Forum, February 4, 2005.

  • Ms. A. Maki; Ms. T. Nease; Ms. C. Bergman

  • Special thanks to Mr. John Weting; Dr. Fred Joyal & Dr. Terry Seethoff.


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