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Priorities for Excellence: The Penn State Strategic Plan 2009-10 through 2013-14

Goal 3: Realize Penn State’s Potential as a Global University
Strategy 3.4: Infuse International Topics and Experiences into Instruction

Not every student will be able to travel to or study in another country, given financial constraints or semester course scheduling needs. However, much knowledge and understanding can be gleaned from both classroom and out-of-classroom experiences where faculty infuse international topics, assignments, and discussions into their interactions with students. Although baccalaureate degree requirements currently include an international cultures course, faculty can do much more to increase international education across the breadth of courses in the University. Training and development may be necessary if faculty are to embed international perspectives into their courses and participate as advocates in advancing globalization strategies.

  • Academic Leadership Council—Primary
  • University Faculty Senate—Secondary