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Office of International Programs hosting internationalization forums

AUBURN, Ala. – The Auburn University Committee for Strategic Internationalization, in partnership with the American Council on Education Internationalization Laboratory, is undergoing an internationalization review process to assess the current state and needed activities, processes or policies in moving Auburn toward its vision and goals for internationalization. To contribute to this process, the Office of International Programs will host four faculty and staff forums on Aug. 28, Aug. 30, Sept. 5 and Sept. 10.

All available Auburn faculty and staff are encouraged to attend and provide their thoughts on Auburn’s strategic direction for internationalization. In particular, the committee would like feedback from the campus community in the following areas:

  • Strategic regions or countries relevant to Auburn’s core missions
  • Extending the “Auburn experience” to international students
  • Internationalization of research activities, including faculty/college/department/university reporting of international research
  • Engagement with alumni outside the US
  • Development of an invited international scholars program
  • Faculty and staff resources for internationalization activities

The first forum will be Aug. 28 from 9-10 a.m. in 2218 Student Center. The next forum will be on Aug. 30 from 2-3 p.m. in 2107 Student Center. The third forum will be on Sept. 5 from 9-10 a.m. in 2218 and the last forum will be held on Sept. 10 from 2-3 p.m. in 2107 Student Center.

The Committee for Strategic Internationalization will use the input provided in these forums, as well as the data collected by each subcommittee group to complete the internationalization review process. Based on the findings, the committee will then develop an outline for the final ACE Internationalization Laboratory report. That report will then be reviewed by ACE Lab Advisor Robin Helms and submitted to Auburn's administration in the coming months.

The ACE Internationalization Laboratory reports, outlining the details of each committee meeting, can be found on the Office of International Programs’ ACE website, along with more information on the internationalization initiative.

(Written by Kalani Long)

Last Updated: August 23, 2019