Survey is critical to internationalization project
March 11, 2009
KALAMAZOO--Western Michigan University is participating in the American Council on Education's Internationalization Laboratory, a two-year program announced last fall of assessment and planning aimed at strengthening the international education components of WMU's undergraduate curriculum.
A critical component of the assessment is an online survey, which all WMU faculty and staff are urged to complete. The survey will be available for two weeks, through Thursday, March 26, and takes less than 10 minutes to complete.
"We encourage all faculty and staff to participate in this important survey," says Dr. Donald G. McCloud, dean of WMU's Haenicke Institute for Global Education. "We need to do all we can to ensure that our graduates carry with them the needed perspectives and understandings to function in the contemporary world, which we are reminded daily is increasingly interdependent."
McCloud and Dr. Stephen B. Malcolm, chair of the Faculty Senate's International Education Council, are co-chairing the internationalization project at the University.
Results of the survey will be made available in fall 2009. Complete background information and regular updates of the project are available on the Haenicke Institute Web site.
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