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  1. Challenges of Internationalization for Universities in the 21st Century Beth E. Barnes, Ph.D. University of Kentucky

  2. Plusses for UNI • Your campus has a strong focus on diversity, and internationalization is part of that. • You have a comprehensive Office of International Programs. • You have a number of faculty members leading study abroad programs. • You have domestic students going abroad and international students coming in. • Your international student success looks good.

  3. So, what do you need (or want)?

  4. Elements of Internationalization • Campus climate and activities • Curriculum • Faculty research • International faculty and staff • Incoming international students • Outgoing domestic students

  5. Campus Climate and Activities • Student organizations • Campus-wide speakers • Special events

  6. Curriculum • International Studies major/minor • Global competency certificate • Encourage/require study of foreign language • Identify relevant study abroad courses/venues within each major

  7. Faculty Research • Partnerships • Grant opportunities • U.S. government • NGOs

  8. International Faculty and Staff • Recruitment • Support services

  9. Incoming International Students • Active recruitment • Targeted programs • 2+2 programs • Targeted geography • Campus and community climate

  10. Outgoing Domestic Students • Eliminate or reduce barriers • Costs • Fit with degree program • Perceived risk • Encourage faculty involvement • Simplified planning • Incentivizing participation

  11. What would I bring? • Strategic planning experience from Kentucky • Co-chair, Internationalization Task Force • Associate dean for undergraduate and international programs • College rep on International Advisory Council • Education abroad and external relations subcommittees

  12. International teaching experience

  13. International funded activity

  14. Extensive travel background

  15. Firm belief in the importance of a global perspective

  16. Questions?