UKIC / Fostering a Globally Engaged Kentucky

Fostering a Globally Engaged Kentucky

Goal A

Advocate for campus spaces that welcome community members and reflect our values of internationalization, diversity, and inclusion

Goal A.1

Advocate for international perspectives in DEI programming on campus.

Lead Unit: Associate Provost for Internationalization

Coordinating Units:  Community Organizations, Office of Institutional Diversity

Completion Goal: December 2026

Status: On Track

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Goal A.2

Consult with Visitors Center about how to assist with welcoming visitors whose first language is not English. Collaborate on creating multilingual resources.

Lead Unit: UKIC Marketing & Communications

Coordinating Units:  Enrollment Management, Hispanic Studies, MCLLC, Office of China Initiatives

Completion Goal: Fall 2026

Status: On Track

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Goal A.3

Continue to support and expand the visibility of international festivals and events on campus.

Lead Unit: International Student & Scholar Services

Coordinating Units:  Event Management, Student Organizations & Activities

Completion Goal: December 2026

Status: On Track

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Goal B

Foster reciprocal intercultural engagement and global learning among UK community members, neighbors, and other partners within Kentucky and beyond, working towards global awareness and understanding

Goal B.1

Assess UKIC’s existing community partnerships, including with the International Hospitality Program, the KY Fulbright Association, and KY Peace Corps Association, to identify opportunities for impactful community engagement through campus and off-campus events.

Lead Unit: International Partnerships & Research

Coordinating Units:  Global Health Initiative, International Student & Scholar Services, Office of China Initiatives

Completion Goal: May 2024

Status: On Track

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Goal B.2

Develop strategies to engage local businesses and organizations regarding the benefits of hiring international students, including as interns, and provide resources explaining relevant immigration rules.

Lead Unit: International Student & Scholar Services

Coordinating Units:  Career Center

Completion Goal: December 2026

Status: On Track

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Goal B.3

Connect UK students with local businesses and organizations to build a portfolio of internships, volunteering, and service-learning opportunities with internationally focused organizations in Lexington and the region.

Lead Unit: In Development

Coordinating Units:  Career Center, Student Organizations, UK Colleges

Completion Goal: August 2024

Status: On Track

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Goal C

To advance internationalization and support students, develop a fundraising strategy to enhance scholarships and programming

Goal C.1

Consult with UK Philanthropy to develop a case statement or statements and other materials, along with a strategy to engage college development officers, UK Philanthropy administration, and others, including local community.

Lead Unit: Associate Provost for Internationalization

Coordinating Units:  UK Philanthropy

Completion Goal: December 2023

Status: On Track

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Goal C.2

Engage international UK Alumni via in-person and virtual events.

Lead unit: UKIC Marketing & Communications

Coordinating units:  International Partnerships & Research, International Student & Scholar Services, UK Alumni Association

Completion Goal: May 2025

Status: On Track

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Goal C.3

Develop and implement a plan for creating and supporting sustainable UK alumni chapters throughout the world and connecting them to UK.

Lead Unit: UKIC Marketing & Communications

Coordinating Units:  International Partnerships & Research, International Student & Scholar Services, UK Alumni Association

Completion Goal: May 2025

Status: On Track

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Goal C.4

Establish regular communication to increase belonging among international alumni inside and outside the U.S., and to engage them.

Lead unit: UKIC Marketing & Communications

Coordinating units:  International Partnerships & Research, International Student & Scholar Services, UK Alumni Association

Completion Goal: May 2025

Status: On Track

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