Scope and Process

In order to more fully develop the scope and centrality of internationalization at Central Michigan University (CMU), the institution applied was accepted to the 14th cohort of the American Council of Education's (ACE) Internationalization Laboratory. 

To govern this institution-wide endeavor CMU, in consultation with ACE, decided upon a two-part structure with committees responsible for each. During the first year of the Lab, the Internationalization Self-Study Committee (ISSC) gathered data needed to inform the publication of this initial white paper analysis of CMU's current state of internationalization. A second committee, the Internationalization Strategic Planning Committee (ISPC), will use the information gathered within the following mid-term report to fully develop the comprehensive internationalization plan over the following year.

The Internationalization Lab Committees works closely with the Provost, Office of International Affairs (OIA) and the American Council on Education (ACE) to: 1) catalogue and analyze CMU's current international activities, and 2) develop an aspirational, yet attainable plan for the comprehensive internationalization (CI) of CMU based upon ACE's internationally-recognized CI framework. This work, detailed on this site, is taking place during the 2016-2018 academic years as a part of CMU's membership in the 14th cohort of the ACE Internationalization Lab.