What is the Internationalization Laboratory?
The Internationalization Laboratory is an invitational learning community at the American Council on Education (ACE), and is an initiative of the Center for Internationalization and Global Engagement (CIGE). The Internationalization Lab assists participating institutions to develop a capacity, capability, and strategy for comprehensive internationalization. The lab helps infuse an international and intercultural dimension to all outreach. Involvement lasts 16-20 months.
Why it's Important
In order for the United States to have a truly world-class higher education system, colleges, and universities must be globally engaged and prepare students to be citizens of a multicultural community both at home and in a globalized world.
Institutions accomplish this by having a multi-dimensional, comprehensive strategy that includes internationalization at home and engagement with global issues and partners.
What it Means
Since the fall of 2016, members of the UNO community have been working to create UNO's own version of the ACE Internationalization Laboratory. After establishing the Steering Committee, five working groups were brought together in order to conduct an internationalization review. This process consists of data collection and analysis in order to identify the gaps and improve upon everything international at UNO. This process will result in a final deliverable which will make appropriate recommendations for change. The five working groups are:
- Education Abroad and Engaging with Community
- International Students
- Faculty Development and Support
- Global Learning
- Collaborations and Partnerships
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