UC Santa Cruz part of ACE’s 16th Internationalization Laboratory cohort

From Left: Interim VP of Global Engagement Richard Hughey, Associate Professor of Earth & Planetary Sciences Jeremy Hourigan, Professor of Earth & Planetary Sciences Matthew Clapham, and CPEVC Marlene Tromp participate in a meeting of the ACE Internationalization Labs 16th cohort in Washington, DC (Photo by ACE).

UC Santa Cruz is one of 11 colleges and universities participating in the American Council on Education’s (ACE) 16th Internationalization Laboratory cohort.

The first meeting of the cohort was in late August, in Washington, DC. Over the next 20 months, UC Santa Cruz will develop strategies and goals for campus internationalization, with the goal of long-lasting institutional change. Each institution will form leadership teams to work on strategic planning and student outcomes, attend Laboratory meetings in Washington, participate in site visits and peer reviews, and engage in monthly communication with ACE staff and a team of advisors.

“This is a tremendous, unmatched opportunity for these institutions to share lessons and challenges as they undergo a cultural transformation over the coming months,” said Robin Matross Helms, director of ACE’s Center for Internationalization and Global Engagement.

Since 2002, 138 institutions have participated in the program. The other institutions in the 16th Internationalization Laboratory cohort are:

  • Albany State University (GA)
  • Auburn University (AL)
  • Florida Gulf Coast University
  • Franklin & Marshall College (PA)
  • George Mason University (VA)
  • Holy Family University (PA)
  • Monmouth College (IL)
  • The College at Brockport (SUNY)
  • University of Maryland, Baltimore
  • University of Maryland, Baltimore County

About ACE

ACE is a membership organization that mobilizes the higher education community to shape effective public policy and foster innovative, high-quality practice. As the major coordinating body for all the nation’s higher education institutions, ACE represents over 1,700 college and university presidents and related associations. For more information, please visit www.acenet.edu or follow ACE on Twitter @ACEducation.

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