UKIC / Creating a UK Global Hub

Creating a UK Global Hub

Goal A

Maximize the effectiveness of dedicated UKIC spaces in Bradley Hall, Lucille C. Little Library, and the Gatton Student Center to promote campus internationalization, global learning, and intercultural communication among students, faculty, staff, and community

Goal A.1

Create welcoming and effective global engagement spaces for students in all UKIC spaces.

Lead Units: International Student & Scholar Services, Office of China Initiatives

Coordinating Units:  In Development

Completion Goal: In Development

Status: In Development

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Goal A.2

Enhance engagement between UKIC, academic departments, student organizations, and others, to use UKIC spaces. (see also I.C.1 and I.C.2)

Lead Unit: International Student & Scholar Services

Coordinating Units:  College of Arts & Sciences, Office of China Initiatives, Student Organizations

Completion Goal: December 2026

Status: On Track

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Goal A.3

Leverage physical spaces and digital signage for internationally focused marketing and outreach.

Lead Unit: UKIC Marketing & Communications

Coordinating Units:  College of Arts & Sciences, Office of China Initiatives, Student Organizations

Completion Goal: May 2025

Status: On Track

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Goal B

Develop and expand the UK Global Footprint initiative to support and advance campus internationalization

Goal B.1

Conduct an inventory of internationally focused web pages across the colleges and research centers. Develop a central website that links users to these resources, identifies existing globally focused resources across campus, and directs faculty, staff, and students toward a range of relevant global engagement programs, including internships, service-learning, and research opportunities, with links to key campus resources.

Lead Unit: International Partnerships & Research

Coordinating Units:  Education Abroad & Exchanges, Handshake Team, International Health, Safety & Security, Office of China Initiatives, Salesforce Team, Vice President for Research

Completion Goal: August 2025

Status: On Track

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Goal B.2

Facilitate data sharing between various administrative units, as part of the UK Global Footprint Initiative, to create a comprehensive dashboard of international agreements and contracts entered into on behalf of the University of Kentucky. Develop communication mechanism and flow of information from all units to central repository. Develop a dashboard that can be accessed and used to generate institution-level reports of global operations/business transactions to facilitate compliance.

Lead Unit: International Partnerships & Research

Coordinating Units:  Education Abroad & Exchanges, International Health, Safety & Security, Office of Sponsored Projects Administration, Office of Technology Commercialization, UK Colleges, UK Philanthropy, University Financial Services

Completion Goal: August 2025

Status: On Track

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Goal B.3

Develop a web-interface to bring together existing and new information in one central self-service location. Develop a plan for sustainability to ensure data are updated. Develop a communication strategy to promote the use of UK Global Footprint resources.

Lead Unit: International Partnerships & Research

Coordinating Units:  UK Information Technology Services, UK Marketing & Communications

Completion Goal: August 2025

Status: On Track

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Goal B.4

Develop a process to collect data from faculty and researchers on their global research collaborations, experience, and expertise and assess how these might be leveraged for broader impact. Provide a mechanism for faculty, staff, and students with allied interests in specific world regions, countries, and cultures, or in specific transnational issues, topics, and challenges, to self-identify and come together in affinity networks and to initiate inter and multi-disciplinary projects. Support affinity groups by developing websites, publications, events, and resources.

Lead Unit: International Partnerships & Research

Coordinating Units:  Associate Deans for Research, Research Advisory Group, Vice President for Research

Completion Goal: August 2023

Status: On Track

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Goal C

Support and advance campus internationalization by developing global operations support infrastructure across the university.

Goal C.1

Advocate for a concierge (single-point-of-contact) model for global operations inquiries, so that units across the university have one 'go to' website within the UKIC to field and refer all internationally-related business/HR/financial/operational questions.

Lead Unit: International Health, Safety & Security

Coordinating Units:  Associate Provost for Internationalization, Human Resources, International Partnerships & Research, UK Colleges, UK Legal Counsel, UK Risk Management, University Financial Services, Vice President for Research

Completion Goal: December 2025

Status: On Track

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Goal C.2

Develop business operations networks and communities of practice for internationalization; identify key positions within colleges and administrative units with international operations expertise; build consistent and sustainable information sharing structures, including forums to share expertise and additional training for staff.

Lead Unit: UKIC Finance & Operations

Coordinating Units:  Human Resources, International Partnerships & Research, UK Colleges, UK Legal Counsel, UK Online, UK Risk Management, University Financial Services, Vice President for Research

Completion Goal: In Development

Status: In Development

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Goal C.3

Conduct a policy gap/needs assessment, partnering with colleges and units to understand what institutional policies related to global operations may need to be developed, updated or changed to streamline operations, with the goal of decreasing bureaucratic burden and increasing institutional compliance and coordination.

Lead Unit: International Health, Safety & Security

Coordinating Units:  Human Resources, International Partnerships & Research, UK Colleges, UK Legal Counsel, UK Online, UK Risk Management, University Financial Services, Vice President for Research

Completion Goal: December 2023

Status: On Track

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Goal D

Effectively market the University of Kentucky as a destination for an increased and more diverse international student population through expanded global outreach and coordinated international student recruitment efforts across campus.

Goal D.1

Increase the annual growth in number and diversity of international undergraduate applicants by: recruiting from an increasingly diverse pool of countries; leveraging the International Student Ambassador program to recruit and yield applicants from underrepresented countries; building a network of secondary school partners and EducationUSA centers in secondary and tertiary markets.

Lead Unit: International Enrollment Management

Coordinating Units:  Enrollment Management, Office of China Initiatives, UK Colleges

Completion Goal: July 2023

Status: On Track

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Goal D.2

Expand numbers and types of partnership articulation agreements (2+2, 3+2, etc.) that facilitate matriculation of diverse international undergraduate transfer students to UK.

Lead Unit: In Development

Coordinating Units:  In Development

Completion Goal: In Development

Status: In Development

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Goal D.3

Coordinate UK's international recruitment efforts by: building an on-campus international student recruitment network; organizing recurring monthly meetings of this network to share and discuss all things related to international recruitment; creating an international recruitment listserv that is used to share timely information and encourage ongoing discussion and updates with network members; developing a recruitment calendar to coordinate recruitment trips, virtual recruitment activities, etc., for maximum impact; and building on the China focus group across campus units to develop and pursue a coordinated recruitment strategy in China.

Lead Unit: International Enrollment Management

Coordinating Units:  Enrollment Management, Office of China Initiatives, UK Colleges

Completion Goal: December 2026

Status: On Track

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Goal D.4

Advocate for enhanced access to scholarships and other financial assistance for international students, based on academic merit, diversity, and financial need, to contribute to a more diverse student population, thereby advancing institutional goals around diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Lead Unit: Associate Provost for Internationalization

Coordinating Units:  Enrollment Management, Provost's Budget Office, UK Colleges, University Financial Services

Completion Goal: December 2022

Status: On Track

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