Background and Programming
The Center was established in 2015 as part of the University's five-year plan to improve communication in a global society. Since its inception, the Center has partnered with myriad campus units (e.g., Provost, Teaching, Learning, & Professional Development, Institutional Research, Planning & Assessment, Diversity, International Affairs and Student Affairs) to raise awareness and build program collaborations through outreach and inclusiveness. To continue the charge of communicating in a global society, the Center's initial five-year term has been renewed with the professional support of the Office of International Affairs.
The Center develops and advances educational programming and resources that enhance communication as well as intercultural skills for students to effectively converse in a global society. Most recently the Center has initiated a University-wide effort to internationalize the undergraduate curriculum. The Center also coordinates with academic units to develop and refine Global Challenge learning modules that cover contemporary issues of a global scale through purposeful instruction to facilitate student engagement with topics that have practical application for the world stage.