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 2022 and includes an update on COVID-19 impacts on internationalization, progress on special initiatives and projects during 2020-21, metrics related to key areas of global activity, and goals identified for 2021-22 which are currently underway.
The January board meeting also featured an evening program highlighting the global engagement of OSU faculty and students. See the program. You can view the full briefings from the past three years below.
► Collect and review historical documents from previous strategic planning efforts
► 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