Exploring the issues central to international education and global engagement. From the staff of ACE’s Center for Internationalization and Global Engagement (CIGE) and ACE member guest contributors.

CIGE helps institutions develop and sustain comprehensive, effective internationalization programs, believing that effective internationalization goes beyond traditional study abroad programs and international student enrollment to require a comprehensive institutional commitment that also includes curriculum, research, faculty development, and active strategies for institutional engagement.

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Joint and Dual Degree Programs Gain Steam Worldwide

ACE’s Center for Internationalization and Global Engagement’s 2014 report, Mapping International Joint and Dual Degrees: U.S. Program Profiles and Perspectives explores the landscape of such programs in the United States, including characteristics and policies, academic focus areas, partner locations and programmatic challenges, and their role in broader institutional strategy and planning.

Going International

For many United States colleges and universities, increasing international student enrollment has become a strategic priority. Such students often pay full tuition, and amid state funding and other cutbacks, admissions offices are increasingly reaching across national borders in their recruiting campaigns. But that’s not the only reason to go international, writes Robin Matross Helms.

Going Global

Prospects for alternative measures of institutional achievement have been welcomed by many for their potential to focus on institutional progress through the lens of student learning outcomes assessment. Several international organizations have taken an especially strong interest in this aspect of accountability, particularly the OECD, write Brad Farnsworth and Patti McGill Peterson.

When the “Cure-All” for Creating a Global Campus Isn’t

Higher education leaders too often look to the recruitment of students from abroad as the single cure-all to create an internationalized campus. While that is one of several steps institutions can take, it’s not enough on its own. By only recruiting students from abroad, institutions are missing a vital part of campus internationalization: The experiences and preparation of U.S. students.

Montgomery Co. Community College Forges First International Partnership With South Korean University

Montgomery County Community College (PA) recently formed an innovative partnership with Dongseo University in Busan, South Korea. The partnership, Montco’s first and the only global community college agreement of its kind in Pennsylvania, will allow students to easily transfer to Dongseo to obtain a bachelor’s degree.

Texas A&M to Launch New Campus in Israel

The New York Times reports that Texas A&M leaders and Israeli officials, joined by Texas Gov. Rick Perry, will assemble in Jerusalem Wednesday to announce the creation of Peace University, to be built in Nazareth. It will be the first branch campus in Israel opened by an American university, The Times writes.