Strategy 1 Stories: Engaging the World Beyond Our Campuses | Office of the Provost | Kent State University

Strategy 1 Stories: Engaging the World Beyond Our Campuses

1. Develop and support an overall campus plan for increasing international experiences for students.

The narratives below define and bring clarity to what each of the University Strategic Goals means to Academic Affairs. The narratives express our values and beliefs, and create a context to guide implementation efforts. To learn more about the specific strategies and tactics involved in engaging the world beyond our campuses, please view our Academic Affairs Strategic Plan.

OGE provides support to faculty who teach abroad

A fashion design student works on a garment in the studios in Rockwell Hall. The student was part of a group of fashion design students participating in a trip to China.

The Office of Global Education (OGE) regularly convenes a group of faculty members who teach or are interested in teaching abroad.  Faculty learn how to develop international experiences and can learn from other faculty about their experiences.  OGE developed a manual that provides step-by-step instructions on how to set up a course, develop a budget, and obtain insurance, etc.

OGE and DEI partner to promote cultural awareness among faculty

Members of the Tzu-Chi foundation perform an aboriginal dance at the Festival of Nations event during International Education Week.

The Division of Equity and Inclusion provides training to faculty in their training lab for faculty to increase their cultural awareness.  

Global Passport Program helps students become culturally diverse and aware.

A group of international students shares a laugh during lunch time in the Risman Plaza.

OGE’s Global Passport Program encourages domestic students to earn stamps for their “cultural passport.” Stamps can be earned by having conversations with international students, attending a study abroad fair, participating in a cultural café event, or visiting local cultural events with the Office of Global Education. Students write an essay about what they have learned and are then eligible to win a $250 book credit and be eligible for the Ambassador of the Year award with a $200 prize.