The Office of Global Affairs has developed an Internationalization and Global Engagement (IGE) strategy, aligned with OSU's Strategic Plan 4.0. We adhere to following definition for IGE:

Comprehensive internationalization is a commitment, confirmed through action, to infuse international and comparative perspectives throughout the teaching, research, and service missions of higher education. It shapes institutional ethos and values and touches the entire higher education enterprise.1

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Four Goals

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

Eight Actions

  1. Develop a staged OSU global communications plan, including development of a database and map of OSU global activities
  2. Build connections between OSU faculty, staff, and students engaged in global activities
  3. Diversify our international student population through innovative offerings and strategies
  4. Celebrate OSU international and global engagement successes, including faculty successes
  5. Reduce barriers and increase access to a broader set of global learning options
  6. Enable faculty success through targeted support for developing and conducting global activities
  7. Explore development of 2-3 strategic global partnerships or participation in consortia
  8. Explore development of a staged international alumni engagement strategy

Our Process:

  Collect and review historical documents from previous strategic planning efforts

  Propose and get feedback from University International Strategies Council on plan for planning

  Work with University International Strategies Council (UISC) to envision a framework for possible strategic goals and actions

  Conduct a series of focus groups with targeted personnel in the Colleges, administrative support units,  students, and leadership

  Conduct two campus-wide forums
View the Forum Presentation Slides

  Follow up with an online questionnaire (postponed due to COVID-19)

  Review input from focus groups, forums, and questionnaire

  Synthesize into draft goals and actions

  Review draft goals and actions with Provost’s Senior Leadership Team, Provost’s Council of Deans, UISC, and Faculty Senate Executive Committee; revise according to input

  Issue strategy and actions in Fall 2020