ACE Internationalization Laboratory Updates

Project Overview

Western Michigan University is participating in the American Council on Education's Internationalization Laboratory, a two-year program of assessment and planning aimed at strengthening the international education components of our undergraduate curriculum.

Over the course of the 2008-2009 and 2009-2010 academic years, an array of activities guided by the ACE Laboratory format will be undertaken at WMU. Click here to read the press release.

Leadership:  The dean of the Haenicke Institute and the chair of the International Education Council co-chair this project.  

2008-2009 leadership group:  Dr. Donald McCloud, Dr. Steve Malcolm, Mr. Bill Woods, Mr. Brett Berquist

2009-2010 leadership group: Dr. Donald McCloud, Professor Maira Bundza (new chair of IEC), Dr. Mary Lagerwey, Mr. Bill Woods (Berquist left WMU in summer 2009).

List of Appendices to ACE Internalization Lab Report 2010


Executive Summary

1.       Introduction

1.1.    List of WMU’s Carnegie peer institutions

1.2.    Academic Affairs Strategic Plan 2010

2.       Profile of WMU

2.1.    WMU Fast Facts

2.2.    WMU Points of Pride

2.3.    WMU Fact Book

2.4.    Diversity and Multiculturalism Action Plan

3.       Haenicke Institute for Global Education

3.1.    Haenicke Institute Home page

3.2.    WMU International News

3.3.    Western Around the World

4.       International Students

4.1.    International Student Enrollment 2009

4.2.    International Student Enrollment 2000-09 by Country

4.3.    International Student Enrollment 2000-09 by Number of Students from each Country

4.4.    International Student Handbook

5.       International Curriculum

5.1.    WMU General Education Policy General Education Requirements

5.2.    General Education Courses with International Content

5.3.    Courses with International Content in the College of Arts & Sciences

5.4.    Other Courses with International Content

6.     Study Abroad

6.1.    Prague Summer Program

6.2.    Letter sent to faculty regarding new study abroad programs

6.3.    Study Abroad Enrollment Report 2008

6.4.    Review of Study Abroad Programs 2007

7.    International Partnerships

7.1.    Fulbright Activity Charts

8.    International Research

9.    Co Curriculum

10.   Faculty Engagement and Development

10.1.  International Education Council

10.2.  Framework for Internationalization 2006

10.3.  Faculty Development Working Group Report May 2007

10.4.  College International Committees

10.5.  Haworth College of Business

10.6.  College of Engineering and Applied Sciences

10.7.  College of Health and Human Services

10.8.  College of Arts and Sciences

11.   ACE Internationalization Laboratory Surveys

11.1.  Faculty Survey Questions and Responses

11.2.  Faculty Survey Analysis

11.3.  Faculty Survey Charts

11.4.  Student Survey Questions and Responses

11.5.  Student Survey Executive Summary

11.6.  Student Survey Final Report

12.   Recommendations for Internationalization

13.   Acknowledgments

View Full ACE Lab Internationalization Report as PDF

The ACE Lab process culminated in a peer review team visit March 21-23, 2010. The team met with President John Dunn, Provost Timothy Greene, Dr. Eileen Evans, Vice Provost for Institutional Effectiveness, Dr. Dave Reinhold, Associate Provost for Assessment and Undergraduate Studies, the Haenicke Institute senior management team and staff, the International Education Committee (IEC), and the WMU ACE Lab leadership team. Peer reviewers submitted a draft report to the IEC and the Haenicke Institute for comment prior to delivering their final report to the president, provost, IEC, and Haenicke Institute in July, 2010.

View ACE Lab Peer Review Final Report