OSU's motivations for global engagement include improving the readiness of graduates to work in an increasingly globalized world, enabling discovery and innovation for global impact, raising institutional ranking and reputation, enhancing creativity, and advancing diversity, equity, inclusivity, and justice.
The Internationalization and Global Engagement strategy provides a coordinated approach to global activity, a set of actions aimed at overcoming barriers, and a mechanism for guiding priorities and decisions about future strategic investments.
Improve our underlying support structure for global activities at OSU
Prepare graduates to work effectively in a diverse society and as global citizens
Demonstrate OSU's global impact and reach
Grow and support diversity of OSU and culture of inclusion for all students, staff, and faculty
An Internationalization Briefing is presented to the OSU Board of Trustees annually. The most recent briefing was presented in January 2023 and includes an update on global learning, faculty support and research activity, inbound and outbound student and faculty mobility, global community, institutional leadership, and a range of global engagement opportunities of the present moment.
2020-21 Briefing The January 2022 board meeting also featured an evening program highlighting the global engagement of OSU faculty and students. See the program.
► Collect and review historical documents from previous strategic planning efforts
► Conduct a series of focus groups with targeted personnel in the Colleges, administrative support units, students, and leadership, and two campus-wide forums
► Synthesize input from focus groups and forums into draft goals and actions
► Review and revise with input from Provost’s Senior Leadership Team, Provost’s Council of Deans, UISC, and Faculty Senate Executive Committee
► Internationalization and Global Engagement Strategy formally issued and adopted Fall 2020