There are exciting plans for the future of international education at Montana State University!
With the encouragement and support of President Cruzado and Provost Martha Potvin, MSU has accepted the invitation of the American Council on Education (ACE) to join its Internationalization Laboratory (IL). The IL is a structured eighteen month program designed to enable universities to achieve “comprehensive internationalization”. Comprehensive internationalization means multi-faceted, in-depth international education elements across the institution, providing the opportunity for students to develop international skills and knowledge essential to modern borderless careers.
MSU will go through three major initiatives during the IL process. The first is a comprehensive survey of international activity at MSU to get a good understanding of the current extent of internationalization at MSU. The second is the development of a set of international student learning outcomes. Beyond counting up the number of students studying abroad, the IL will challenge us to define what we want students to learn during their studies at MSU and assess whether they are obtaining it. Finally, the IL will require development of a strategic international plan to achieve the goal of comprehensive internationalization. The academic colleges, research, extension, student affairs, with input from the campus community, will play a critical role in the IL project and its outcomes. We encourage and welcome the involvement of the MSU community.
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- Reports and updates on IL Meetings