June 15, 2014
June 15, 2014
June 18, 2014
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The Role of Civil Engineering in Internationalization Efforts at One UniversityAbstractIn 2012, XXXX University joined the American Council of Education (ACE) as a member oftheir Internationalization Laboratory. The goal of joining this laboratory was to develop astrategic plan for comprehensive internationalization that will help strengthen the university’sglobal leadership and engagement. ACE describes a process to develop, implement, and monitoran internationalization plan. These steps are: 1. Prepare and select the team 2. Inventory current programs 3. Set educational outcomes 4. Develop internationalization plan, including a. Timeline b. Action items and responsible agents c. Funding 5. Implement the plan and monitor progress 6. Create a structure to continue successes 7. Assess progress and make changes based on assessmentCurrently, the university is on step four. This paper will describe the status of currentinternationalization activities at the university and within civil engineering as well how thedepartment can help the university articulate, assess, and attain their internationalization goals.Specifically, this paper will focus on numbers of international students and faculty, level ofinternationalization within courses, numbers of students participating in semester and summer-long study abroad programs, as well as participation rates in international service learningprojects. Opportunities to strengthen and expand these internationalization efforts will bediscussed by providing concrete examples. Internationalization is not a one-size-fits-all process;however, the concrete examples provided may help other universities achieve theirinternationalization goals.
Welker, A. L., & Park, S., & Mackey-Kallis, S. B. (2014, June), The Role of Civil Engineering in Internationalization Efforts at Villanova University Paper presented at 2014 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Indianapolis, Indiana. https://peer.asee.org/23176
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