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Budget Cuts?

Source: American Council on Education, CIGE

ACE/CIGE published their annual "Mapping Internationalization of U.S. Campuses," a comprehensive and well-designed survey of internationalization efforts accross all academic institutions. Among the interesting conclusions: Despite substantial, widespread budget constraints, close to half (47 percent) of institutions that reported an accelerated focus on internationalization devoted more funding to support these efforts. Another intersting tidbit: While many institutions indicated that the curriculum has been a particular focus of internationalization efforts, administrations have not adjusted students' general education requirements to foster more of an international focus or perspective. Our thoughts: Given that approximately 40 percent of U.S. undergraduates attend associate institutions, developing and sharing successful internationalization models and strategies for these institutions should be a priority for the U.S. higher education community going forward. Here's a link to the entire report: http://bit.ly/NVxJ4T

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