April 3, 2013 - Opening Remarks and Plenary Session: Perspectives on Curricular Internationalization from a Range of Stakeholders - Faculty to Provost

David Lavallee, Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs & Provost, SUNY System Administration
Carol Long, Provost, SUNY Geneseo & Vice President for Academic Affairs
Jenifer Cushman, Dean of International Education and Associate Professor of German, Juniata College
William Skipper, Assistant Professor of Sociology and the Chair of the Sociology/Anthropology Department, SUNY Cortland
Hans de Wit, Director of the Centre for Higher Education Internationalisation at the Università Cattolica Sacro Cuore (Milan, Italy) and Professor (lector) of Internationalization of Higher Education at the School of Economics and Management of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (The Netherlands)

Summary: Globally networked learning directly engages faculty and the courses they teach as venues for intercultural exchange. However, individual courses do not exist in a vacuum, but are instead part of larger programs with other goals and drivers. As a result, they must be viewed in the broader context of their discipline, of academic affairs generally, and of international programs on each campus. This panel will explore how key stakeholders can participate in the curricular internationalization process, the challenges they face, and some successes they have accomplished.

Discussant: Jon Rubin, Director, SUNY Center for Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL)

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