Internationalizing the Curriculum

The American Council on Education (ACE) and The Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) have each identified global learning as an essential dimension of university education. More specifically AAC&U “has identified global knowledge, ethical commitments to individual and social responsibility, and intercultural skills as major components of a twenty-first-century liberal education” (Musil, Assessing Global Learning, 2006, p. 3). Global learning is meant to prepare students for a diverse, interdependent, and highly changing world.

The Office of International Programs provides resources for faculty interested in internationalizing their courses, invites outside speakers to address the internationalization of higher education, and provides co-sponsorship to support invited guests with an international focus.


This collection of resources brings together examples and usable materials from universities and other stakeholders around the US and Europe. These resources can be used for many purposes, such as to assess the current level of internationalization in courses, to identify opportunities to increase engagement with global issues or to use as examples of how courses can be internationalized. There are specific resources where available for individual colleges. Click here to see a list of resources. If you would like us to add a resource to this list, please contact Karen Gardenier.

Past events

The Office of International Programs, with support from Office of the Provost for Undergraduate Affairs, and TILT, is proud to host invited speakers who present thought-provoking research on the internationalization of higher education. The goal is to bring global learning into discussions and applications of other instructional initiatives and to contribute to a holistic advancement of graduate and undergraduate teaching and learning.

CarynMctigheMusll_headshotCaryn McTighe Musil

“Global Learning and Action: What’s at Stake?”

October 15, 2014

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HilaryKahn_headshotHilary Kahn

“Global Teaching: Encouraging Students to Transcend Borders and Care about the World” – April 25, 2014

“Global Learning: Interactive Global Course and Curriculum Design” – September 29, 2014

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Faculty Notes on Internationalization

The Office of International Programs hosted two lunch discussions on the global dimensions of undergraduate curriculum in April 2015. The purpose was to explore global learning outcomes, current successful strategies, and ways to that the Office of International Programs can further support faculty/staff in the development of globalized curricula. Click here to see a summary of these discussions.


Karen Gardenier
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