IAC develops strategy
for international education
Within the next two weeks, faculty, students and administrators will
receive Internationalizing Emory: A Strategy for Leadership in International
Education. A small booklet with a large vision, Internationalizing Emory
outlines a comprehensive set of ambitious, yet attainable, goals and makes
specific recommendations for achieving them, while simultaneously supporting
excellence in other areas of the University's mission.
The strategy was developed by the International Affairs Council (IAC)
in consultation with faculty, administrators, staff and students from across
the University. It reflects the Emory's broad-based commitment to enhanced
international research, teaching, study and service. President Bill Chace,
Chancellor Billy Frye, Interim Provost Rebecca Chopp, and the academic deans
have endorsed the strategy and have pledged to support existing programs
and new initiatives that advance the University's international agenda.
The strategy promotes a threefold mission: to prepare students to live
and work in a global society; to assist faculty in obtaining access to the
global context of their fields of study; and to ensure the University's
public service transcends national borders, IAC Chairman and Vice Provost
Marion Creekmore said. "Our strategy builds upon existing programs
and relationships. Nevertheless, it will require a significant commitment
of resources and a coordinated mobilization of effort across the campus."
Internationalizing Emory describes the next steps to help move Emory
into the ranks of preeminent international institutions.
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