Web Resources

AAC&U LEAP Campus Toolkit (AAC&U): an interactive library for campus practitioners and other educators to access concise, useful research narratives, examples of campus work, and assessment instruments. Click “global learning” in the word cloud for promising practices and recent publications from the field.

Campus-Based Curriculum Development (AAC&U): Efforts for general education were funded by FIPSE through the Shared Futures: General Education for Global Learning project. Provides links to institutions that implemented these programs.

Challenge and Change (NAFSA, 2012).  George Mehaffy of AASCU describes the Six challenges lie at the core of the innovative disruption facing higher education: University Model, Structural Model, Funding Model, Cost Model, Business Model and Success Model.

Global Learning Inventory Framework—A Smart Grid for Global Learning (AAC&U): The grid is designed to help campus leaders answer questions about the different dimensions of global learning and the pervasiveness of an institution’s attempts to integrate global learning as a part of the fundamental fabric of the institution.

Global Learning: Campus Models and Case Studies (AAC&U): Examples of campus-based global learning initiatives.

Improving and Assessing Global Learning (NAFSA, 2013) Looking in detail at three varied institutions’ efforts to improve and assess global learning, Madeleine Green draws out the common threads that characterize model practice. The three case studies from Florida International University, Georgia Institute of Technologies and Juniata College are included, giving a comparison of their approaches to framing outcomes and using these for ongoing improvement.

Integrating Global Learning in Science Courses (AAC&U):  A special issue of Diversity Digest focuses on integrating global learning in science courses.

Internationalization in Action: Internationalizing the Curriculum (ACE): These four installments of Internationalization in Action (IIA) take an in-depth look at curriculum internationalization at four levels: individual courses, academic program components (majors, minors and certificates), degree programs and disciplines as a whole.

Internationalization of Curriculum Presentation (AIEA): Betty Leask, Associate Professor in Internationalization of the Curriculum at the University of South Australia.

Internationalizing the Curriculum Series (NAFSA, 2014): Resources from NAFSA’s colloquia on teacher education; business, legal, medical and public health education; general education; internationalizing STEM, and sustainability.

Internationalizing Teacher Education: Resources from NAFSA’s 2010 Colloquium (NAFSA, 2010): Resources from NAFSA’s second annual colloquium on internationalizing teacher education.  Includes presentations on Preparing Globally Competent Teachers; using campus, community and tech resources; and a case study of the University of Maryland.

Internationalization of Teacher Education: Three Case Studies (NAFSA, 2010): Profiled institutions have made great strides in the internationalization of teacher education, ranging from student teaching abroad to making international experiences accessible to all teacher candidates to comprehensive institutional infrastructure to promote internationalization.

Internationalizing Teacher Education (NAFSA, 2009): These resources, including handouts and video, from the 2009 NAFSA Conference Colloquium on Internationalizing Teacher Education cover subjects such as “Preparing Globally Competent Teachers” and “What Does an Internationalized School Look Like.”

MyCAP: My Cultural Awareness Profile (NAFSA, 2011):  MyCAP is a cultural awareness self-reflection tool for use by and with preservice teachers. The tool is part of a series of professional development opportunities and materials encouraging internationalization of teacher education.

Publications (Free)

Diversity and Democracy, Volume 14, Number 2 (AAC&U):  This issue focuses on the importance of scientific literacy in global and interdisciplinary contexts and features promising campus practices from AAC&U member institutions.

Diversity and Democracy, Volume 14, Number 1 (AAC&U): This  issue focuses on educating students for personal and social responsibility in a diverse nation and interdependent world.  Diversity and Democracy is published three times a year.

Global Learning:  Defining, Designing, Demonstrating (NAFSA & AAC&U, 2014):  The publication aims to provide a definition and rationale for the term global learning, as well as related student learning outcomes in an effort to help campus practitioners work together more effectively.

Internationalization of Teacher Education: Three Case Studies (NAFSA, 2009):  Teacher education programs designed to help teachers adopt a global perspective and transfer it to their K–12 students are profiled, including Indiana University, University of San Diego and University of Maryland.

Mapping International Joint and Dual Degrees: U.S. Program Profiles and Perspectives (ACE, 2014): This study explores international joint and dual degree programs administered by U.S. colleges and universities. Topics include program characteristics and policies, academic focus areas, partner locations, and programmatic challenges, as well as the role of joint and dual degree programs in broader institutional strategy and planning.

Study Abroad in U.S. Business Management Education (NAFSA, 2012) Internationalization is exerting a powerful influence on business and management education, and this paper examines emerging trends, based on four business and management institutions: University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Duke University Fuqua School of Business, UCLA Center for International Business Education and Research, and Kennesaw State University and the Coles College of Business.

Publications for Purchase

International Joint and Double Degree Programs: Prospects and Challenges [Webinar] (AIEA, 2013). Drawing upon recent research, this webinar provides an update on the status of international joint double/dual degree programs. Jane Knight and Philip Altbach offer their perspectives on how these collaborative academic degree programs have evolved and reflect current trends in internationalization.

Where Faculty Live: Internationalizing the Disciplines (2006) (ACE) This publication explains how curriculum-based, internationally oriented learning outcomes prepare students for life in a globalized world.


2015 Global Learning in College: Defining, Developing, and Assessing Institutional Roadmaps (AAC&U) The AAC&U Global Learning Network for Academic Renewal conference focuses on a variety of global learning dimensions grounded in an equity-minded framework and liberal learning goals.  It provides educators with opportunities to learn more about the latest findings on global learning.

AAC&U Annual Meeting (AAC&U): This year was AAC&U’s Centennial Annual Meeting—“Liberal Education, Global Flourishing, and the Equity Imperative”—which will examined the multiple meanings of “global flourishing” for individuals and society. Click on Session Materials, under Resources, to find session PowerPoints, handouts, and other useful resources. AAC&U’s Annual Meeting is held each year in January.

Programs & Institutes

The Fulbright International Education Administrators Program (Institute of International Education): are designed to introduce administrators to the society, culture and higher education systems of three countries.

Internationalization Collaborative (ACE): The Internationalization Collaborative serves as a learning community that provides a forum for faculty and administrators to share ideas and help each other in furthering their international agendas. Members share information about institutional strategies and outcomes and key issues that need further research and advocacy.