Future Forward Exemplars

Georgia State faculty are leading on campus and around the world in innovative projects. Areas of research range from advancing health and improving adult literacy skills to supporting economic development.  Georgia State continues to engage in efforts to internationalize the university’s academic activities and establish sustained international relationships that further the education, research and scholarship of its students and faculty. The faculty of Georgia State University uses its innovative ideas so that the institution can attract talented scholars whose contributions are recognized worldwide in leading academic and policy forums.  Such innovations requiring creation of student educational experiences and programs that prepare them to be successful in an increasingly interconnected and globally-oriented world.

Georgia State (2016) will lead in forming a global consortium of premier universities dedicated to addressing the issues of an increasingly urban world. This network will serve as the mechanism through which the university exchanges students, scholars, knowledge and best practices. The consortium will be a collaborative of select, premier city-based universities in major metropolitan areas around the world that can focus on common issues they face, as well as those that arise as they transition to megacities.

Accordingly, Georgia State (2016) will leveraging and expanding the expertise of its faculty to build Global social and economic stability is dependent, in part of the continued development of emerging nations.  interdisciplinary teams that focus on externally-funded research addressing the complex cultural, economic, legal, educational, medical and social issues facing emerging nations. As Georgia State moves to increase funding for their initiatives, a plan will be developed that proposes resources and strategies to be evaluated and implemented, as well as a structure to coordinate and increase visibility of projects.

According to Georgia State (2016), this university will further internationalize its campus environment through a facility that brings greater visibility and coordination to international programs, activities and services.  This facility will create opportunities for maximizing interaction of the campus community with international students and scholars, enable greater coordination among university international offices and programs, and provide meeting rooms for cultural events and workspace to accommodate international visitors, dignitaries and scholars, including representatives from the international consortium.  Georgia State is expected to become the institution of choice for students from across the globe by leveraging current strengths in international studies and by putting new programs in place to enhance the global competency of students, faculty and staff.   The university plan to establish educational objectives and provide resources necessary to help students develop the cultural competencies necessary to engage effectively with people, ideas and activities from other culture.

Georgia State have and is planning to expand initiatives globally across the world to build a diverse community within their institution.  Today their innovative ideas are reaching countries such as china and Korea.  It takes an innovative university to reach out to communities globally. Bowen (2013) stated that our economy has changed, our commitment to higher public higher education has changed, and the learning needs of people have changed.

 

Reference:

Bowen, W. G. (2013).  Higher education in the digital age.  Princeton, NJ:  Princeton

University Press.

Georgia State University (2016).  Retrived from

http://international.gsu.edu/initiatives/strategicplan/

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