McMurry Selected to Participate in Internationalization Laboratory Cohort

  Gary Ellison
  Monday, October 5, 2015 3:25 PM
  Archives 2014 - 2015

Abilene, TX

McMurry University is one of 13 colleges and universities participating in the American Council on Education’s (ACE) 13th Internationalization Laboratory Cohort.

The first meeting of the cohort was in late August, and over the next 18 to 20 months McMurry will develop strategies and goals for campus internationalization. This will include forming leadership teams to work on strategic planning and student outcomes, attending cohort meetings in Washington, participating in site visits and peer reviews, engaging in monthly communication with ACE staff and working with faculty to encourage considering international perspectives as part of various programs.

“One of the initiatives in McMurry Momentum is the internationalization of the campus. Our participation in the ACE Internationalization Laboratory Cohort will provide an excellent framework for guiding and shaping our work in this area,” said Dr. James Hunt, vice president for academic affairs at McMurry. “We are delighted to have been one of the schools selected to participate and I look forward to working with my colleagues at McMurry as we broaden our efforts to ensure that our students have a greater understanding of interconnected world in which they will live.”

“This is a tremendous opportunity for these institutions to share lessons and challenges as they undergo a cultural transformation over the coming months,” said Barbara Hill, senior associate in ACE’s Center for Internationalization and Global Engagement.” 

Since 2002, 105 institutions have participated in the program. The other institutions in the 13th Internationalization Laboratory Cohort are: Brenau University (GA), Bridgewater State University (MA), California State University, Monterey Bay, City University of New York LaGuardia Community College, Fort Hays State University (KS), Hofstra University (NY). Inter American University of Puerto Rico, Arecibo Campus. Inter American University of Puerto Rico, San German Campus, Miami University of Ohio, Northern Illinois University Salisbury University (MD), Syracuse University (NY)

Founded in 1918, ACE is the major coordinating body for all the nation's higher education institutions, representing more than 1,600 college and university presidents and related associations. It provides leadership on key higher education issues and influences public policy through advocacy. For more information, please visit or follow ACE on Twitter @ACEducation.

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