GGC named to internationalization initiative

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Georgia Gwinnett College was recently named to a group of colleges and universities led by the American Council on Education.

The cohort will collaborate to create more globally engaged curricula, opportunities and campuses for students.

Along with seven other institutions, GGC plans to work to increase global engagement on campus by forming leadership teams to work on planning and student outcomes, attending community meetings in Washington, D.C., and participating in site visits and peer reviews.

A team representing the ACE Internationalization Laboratory will visit GGC next week.

"At GGC, we understand that to be a 21st century institution means embedding internationalization within our core mission, and creating a shared and compelling rationale for it," said Anthony Pinder, director of Internationalization at GGC.

"The ACE Internationalization Laboratory will be one strategic structure to help us realize this goal," Pinder said.

Other selected institutions include Fielding Graduate University, California; Montana State University, Montana; Monroe Community College, New York; Universidad Metropolitana, Puerto Rico; University of Wisconsin River Falls, Wisconsin; University of Wyoming, Wyoming; and Webster University, Missouri.

According to its website, the American Council on Education is "the only higher education organization that represents presidents and chancellors of all types of U.S. accredited, degree-granting institutions: community colleges and four-year institutions, private and public universities, and nonprofit and for-profit colleges."

ACE represents the interests of more than 1,600 campus executives, as well as 200 leaders of higher education-related associations and organizations.


kevin 3 years, 11 months ago

Sounds great but who will pay the additional costs to belong and go to all these functions? The American Council on Education is a Federal organization that will surely place many restrictions and mandates on the school. We need to get some names of the people behind this before it is considered something great to be a part of. I have a bad feeling about this outfit.


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