UKIC / Inspiring Global Learning and Discovery

Inspiring Global Learning and Discovery

Goal A

Raise awareness on campus of what global learning is and of the value of global perspectives

Goal A.1

Adopt a campus-wide definition of global learning and establish a Global Learning for All faculty working group to plan and implement actions in support of goals 1, 2, and 5, and to serve as a resource for faculty to enrich and infuse global topics into current and new courses on campus and abroad.

Lead Unit: Associate Provost for Internationalization

Coordinating Units:  International Advisory Council, University Senate

Completion Goal: May 2024

Status: On Track

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Goal A.2

Facilitate the development of learning objectives that connect global learning to critical thinking and other skills valuable in career success.

Lead Unit: Associate Provost for Internationalization

Coordinating Units:  Community Organizations, Office of Institutional Diversity

Completion Goal: In Development

Status: On Track

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Goal A.3

Develop opportunities for faculty and staff to increase awareness of global learning and its value. Broaden inclusion of faculty and staff in programs like site visits and the Global Engagement Academy (GEA) and focus on reaching more individuals from underserved groups.

Lead Unit: UKIC Marketing & Communications

Coordinating Units:  Academic Advisors, Graduate School, Office of Institutional Diversity, Office of Institutional Equity & Equal Opportunity

Completion Goal: February 2024

Status: On Track

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Goal A.4

Build on the work done by UKIC and A&S in developing and implemening Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) modules for international students and scholars; distribute across the colleges.

Lead Unit: International Student & Scholar Services

Coordinating Units:  College of Arts & Sciences, Office of Institutional Diversity

Completion Goal: May 2025

Status: On Track

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Goal A.5

Emphasize global learning opportunities in Global Dynamics and other offerings within UK Core. Convene Global Dynamics instructors to reflect on critical thinking skills in global learning and facilitate development of specific learning modules or activities.

Lead Unit: Associate Provost for Internationalization

Coordinating Units:  Education Abroad Committee, International Advisory Council, UK Colleges & Departmental Leadership

Completion Goal: May 2025

Status: On Track

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Goal B

Assure global learning opportunities are available to all UK community members and increase global learning opportunities for underrepresented UK community members

Goal B.1

Increase the number of underrepresented students participating in Education Abroad programs. Identify student populations underrepresented in education abroad. Develop a plan and intentional support structure to increase accessibility to education abroad experiences for those from underrepresented groups.

Lead Unit: Education Abroad & Exchanges

Coordinating Units:  Enrollment Management, First Generation Student Services, Office of Institutional Diversity, Office of Institutional Research & Advanced Analytics, Student Success

Completion Goal: May 2025

Status: On Track

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Goal B.2

Develop study away offerings that allow cross-cultural learning by international and domestic students.

Lead Unit: Education Abroad & Exchanges

Coordinating Units:  International Student & Scholar Services, Office of China Initiatives, UK Faculty

Completion Goal: May 2024

Status: On Track

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Goal B.3

Identify key academic departments with high enrollment/high demand to develop and offer Education Abroad programs that fulfill UK Core.

Lead Unit: Education Abroad & Exchanges

Coordinating Units:  Academic Advisors, Associate Deans, Directors of Undergraduate Studies, Office of Institutional Research & Advanced Analytics, UK Core Education Committee

Completion Goal: October 2024

Status: On Track

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Goal B.4

In Development.

Lead Unit: In Development

Coordinating Units:  In Development

Completion Goal: In Development

Status: On Track

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Goal B.5

Increase engagement with global activities in a student's first year in order to foster a long-term connection to global learning.

Lead Unit: In Development

Coordinating Units:  Education Abroad & Exchanges, Enrollment Management, First Generation Student Services, LLPs

Completion Goal: May 2025

Status: On Track

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Goal B.6

Work with faculty interest and affinity groups, together with CELT, colleges, and departments, to increase the number of globally connected COIL modules.

Lead Unit: Associate Provost for Internationalization

Coordinating Units:  CELT, UK Departments and Faculty

Completion Goal: August 2024

Status: On Track

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Goal C

Enhance cultural exchange for students, faculty, and staff, including intentional encounters between domestic and international students, emphasizing cultural humility and intercultural competence.

Goal C.1

Develop structured opportunities for international students and domestic students to engage in meaningful interactions by collaborating with the Office of Student Activities & Organizations to support and encourage student groups to implement exciting intercultural programming.

Lead Units: Education Abroad & Exchanges and International Student & Scholar Services

Coordinating Units:  Office of China Initiatives, Student Activities Board, Student Organizations & Activities, UK Public Relations

Completion Goal: December 2026

Status: On Track

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Goal C.2

Continue to support and grow the International Village Living Learning Program and related opportunities for intercultural exchange between students.

Lead Unit: International Student & Scholar Services

Coordinating Units:  College of Arts & Sciences, Education Abroad & Exchanges, Enrollment Management, Residence Life

Completion Goal: December 2026

Status: On Track

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Goal C.3

Integrate intercultural competency into the University's DEI priorities and programming.

Lead Unit: UKIC Marketing & Communications

Coordinating Units:  Office of Institutional Diversity, UK Public Relations

Completion Goal: May 2025

Status: On Track

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Goal D

Promote the importance of language proficiency within and beyond the curriculum.

Goal D.1

Partner with language learning departments to emphasize language learning as a component of intercultural competency; explore opportunities to increase language learning and appreciation.

Lead Unit: Associate Provost for Internationalization

Coordinating Units:  College of Arts & Sciences, Education Abroad & Exchanges, Global Health Initiative, International Student & Scholar Services, Office of China Initiatives

Completion Goal: December 2026

Status: On Track

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Goal E

Support research and scholarship activities with international collaborators or focused on non-U.S. regions, cultures, and/or transnational issues.

Goal E.1

Leverage the UK Global Footprint project to facilitate better information sharing about existing global research activities at UK; encourage faculty to create global engagement profiles, opt into region or global issue focused affinity groups, etc.

Lead Unit: International Partnerships & Research

Coordinating Units:  Associate Deans for Research, International Advisory Council, Office of Institutional Research & Advanced Analytics, Vice President for Research

Completion Goal: August 2023

Status: COMPLETE

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Goal E.2

Assess best practices among UK domestic benchmark universities and highly regarded research universities abroad that facilitate, support, incentivize, and recognize international research.

Lead Unit: International Partnerships & Research

Coordinating Units:  Associate Deans for Research, International Advisory Council, Office of Institutional Research & Advanced Analytics, Vice President for Research

Completion Goal: August 2022

Status: COMPLETE

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Goal E.3

Promote the Fulbright Scholar program (outgoing and incoming), as well as the Fulbright Student program and other prestigious awards that support global research activities among students, faculty, and staff.

Lead Unit: International Partnerships & Research

Coordinating Units:  International Student & Scholar Services, Office of Nationally Competitive Awards

Completion Goal: December 2026

Status: On Track

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Goal E.4

Encourage and support short-term visiting scholar programs.

Lead Unit: International Partnerships & Research

Coordinating Units:  Office of Nationally Competitive Awards, UK Housing

Completion Goal: December 2026

Status: On Track

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Goal E.5

Support and expand the visibility of the existing Society of Postdoc Scholars' postdoc research fair and other initiatives to highlight the work of international graduate students and postdocs.

Lead Unit: International Student & Scholar Services

Coordinating Units:  Associate Deans of Research, Graduate School, International Partnerships & Research, Society of Postdoc Scholars

Completion Goal: May 2025

Status: On Track

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Goal F

Foster international graduate/professional student and postdoc inclusion and success.

Goal F.1

Expand and develop curriculum-based internships, practica, etc. as appropriate and allowable for international graduate students under U.S. immigration rules, working with key colleges and departments.

Lead Unit: International Student & Scholar Services

Coordinating Units:  Associate Deans of Research, Directors of Graduate Studies, International Advisory Council, Office of China Initiatives

Completion Goal: May 2025

Status: On Track

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Goal F.2

Expand GradCATS (Graduate Community and Academic Transition Series) to foster a vibrant community of international graduate students and ensure broad engagement across the colleges and academic units.

Lead Unit: International Student & Scholar Services

Coordinating Units:  Graduate School, Graduate Student Congress

Completion Goal: December 2026

Status: On Track

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Goal F.3

Advocate for a Graduate Student and Postdoc Ombud, and work to create a culture of positive mentoring, especially significant for international graduate students and scholars.

Lead Unit: International Student & Scholar Services

Coordinating Units:  Graduate Council, Graduate School, Graduate Student Council, Office of Faculty Advancement, Ombud, Vice President for Research

Completion Goal: May 2025

Status: On Track

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Goal G

Expand global learning within the context of Global Health Initiatives.

Goal G.1

Increase engagement in interprofessional global health activities by faculty, staff, students, and the professional community.

Lead Unit: Global Health Initiative

Coordinating Units:  Center for Interprofessional Health Education, UK Colleges

Completion Goal: December 2025

Status: On Track

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Goal G.2

Explore transdisciplinary global health themes to identify opportunities to convene stakeholders across UK colleges, UK Healthcare, and relevant community partners around a signature issue.

Lead Unit: Global Health Initiative

Coordinating Units:  UK Colleges, UK Healthcare, UK Research Units

Completion Goal: December 2022

Status: On Track

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Goal G.3

Create awareness of the significance of global health issues and their impact on Kentucky.

Lead Unit: Global Health Initiative

Coordinating Units:  Area Health Education Centers, Health-Focused Community Organizations, UK Cooperative Extension Service

Completion Goal: December 2025

Status: On Track

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Goal G.4

Continue to develop and publicize a range of regular programming focusing on global health.

Lead Unit: Global Health Initiative

Coordinating Units:  UK Colleges

Completion Goal: December 2025

Status: On Track

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Goal G.5

Identify potential global health grant/funding opportunities and potential international partners.

Lead Unit: Global Health Initiative

Coordinating Units:  International Partnerships & Research, UK Colleges, UK Faculty, UK Healthcare, Vice President for Research

Completion Goal: December 2024

Status: On Track

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Goal G.6

Develop forums for idea sharing and development of global health education, research, and service.

Lead Unit: Global Health Initiative

Coordinating Units:  UK Colleges, UK Faculty

Completion Goal: December 2025

Status: On Track

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