Deepening Portland State's connections with the world is the vision behind a new report, Strategy for Comprehensive Internationalization: 2012-2020, recently released by the PSU Internationalization Council and ratified by President Wim Wiewel and Provost Roy Koch. The report describes an eight-year effort to further align, integrate, and foster international efforts across campus, according to council chair Vivek Shandas, who with 22 faculty and staff from across campus, developed the strategy. Download the report from the council's website; feedback is encouraged by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Strategy for Comprehensive Internationalization report emphasizes six priority areas: student learning, faculty research, institutional infrastructure, internationalization of the local region, leveraging global engagements, and mobilizing international alumni. The strategy aims to integrate an international dimension into the scholarship, teaching, and service activities on campus, the region, and the world. To ensure its implementation, the council will continue to work with units across campus, such as the Office of Research and Strategic Partnerships, the Office of Alumni relations, and the Office of Academic Affairs, and integrate the report priorities with other campus initiatives and units, including the Diversity Action Plan and the Institute for Sustainable Solutions.