Global Learning at MSU
- James Lucas, Assistant Dean, Global Education & Curriculum
An undergraduate experience should instill in students the capacity to effect positive change in their world. This generation of students should be known for the depth and breadth of their individual abilities and for the power of their collective intelligence: including the ability to apply comprehensive knowledge of a discipline, to understand the complex nature of systems, to use advanced technologies in innovative ways, and to apply professional qualities necessary to navigate among and lead members of multifunctional teams in order to address complex global challenges. Undergraduate education should be understood as the foundation for students’ continuing growth and development. It should promote the knowledge, attitudes, and abilities that prepare students to become global-ready citizens, effective members of diverse communities, and lifelong learners.
One challenge facing MSU as it moves forward with campus internationalization is the use and clarity of the language used to discuss and describe the process. Research and professional reports about internationalization state that no common definitions exist, so such efforts must clarify their terminology to avoid confusion and gain support. To learn more about this topic, view the "Internationalizing the Student Experience: Working Group Report."
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