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Internationalization at Saint Mary's College

In October, 2007 the College adopted the President's strategic plan, A Path to Leadership 2012.  Recommendation 8, Educate for a Global Community, states that "we must expand their (students) opportunities for international study and further internationalize the College community and its curriculum."  The plan also calls us to increase the number of international students on campus and "to expand our curricular offerings in the core international studies areas." In Spring of 2008, President Carol A. Mooney committed the College to take part in the American Council on Education (ACE) Internationalization Laboratory, a community of higher education institutions dedicated to improving internationalization on their respective campuses.  President Mooney formed a committee charged with strengthening campus-wide internationalization. The committee, as a member of the 2008-2009 cohort of seven institutions, hosted representatives from ACE to initiate the process.  Additionally, co-chairs Tom Fogle and Jill Vihtelic each traveled twice to ACE central offices in Washington, DC during the seventeen month planning period to report on their progress, gather information and exchange ideas.  A two day site visit was held on November 11-12, 2009.  The reviewers included Barbara Hill from ACE, Betsy Brewer from Beloit College, and Joe Brockington from Kalamazoo College.  This final report sums up the committee's findings and recommendations for comprehensive internationalization at Saint Mary's College.

Final Internationalization Report (pdf)



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