Tool Box

ACE Peer Review Team and Institutions

A review team from ACE visited GVSU April 7th through the 9th to discuss the recommendations with President Haas, Provost Davis, other key officials, faculty, staff, and students.

The review team was led by ACE’s Dr. Barbara Hill, Senior Assoc. for Internationalization.  Dr. Gil Latz, Associate Vice Chancellor for Int’l. Affairs at IUPUI and formerly of Portland State as well as Dr. Jesse Lutabingwa, Associate Vice Chancellor, International Education at Appalachian State University were also on the review team.  To provide context around their visit and depth of experience, below are links to the internationalization efforts at their institutions.

Appalachian State - Quality Enhancement Plan and Response to Recommendations

IUPUI - IZN Strategic Plan and IZN Task Force Report

Portland StateIZN Strategy and other reports


Grand Valley Resources

The links below are syllabi from Grand Valley courses that contain a global learning component.  Note the variety of ways the instructors have used to bring global content into their classroom including assignments, readings, conversation, out of class presentations, and critiquing local events and activities from a global perspective.

For more information on what knowledge, skills, and attitudes you can bring to your students, Appendix 8 from the Grand Valley Internationalization Review has a suggested list.

 ANT 345 - 2010

ANT 345 - 2013

ECO 365 - 2013 (sample class readings)


External Resources

The links below are examples of what other institutions are doing to promote internationalization in their curriculum.  Some of these resources are sample syllabi, others are links to an institution’s website offering a more in-depth analysis of how and why they have incorporated internationalization into their programs.

Central Connecticut State University

University of Michigan

University of Minnesota

Florida International University

Indiana University

Portland Community College

Purdue University

Michigan State University

Appalachian State University


Organizations, Books, and Articles

The links below highlight resources offered by various organizations and found in literature.

ACE Internationalization Toolkit

NAFSA Assessing Global Learning Case Studies

Internationalization and Globalization in Mathematics and Science Education (A hard copy of this book is located in the Padnos International Center in Lake Ontario Hall)

Internationalizing the University Mathematics Curriculum (A hard copy of this article is located in the Padnos International Center in Lake Ontario Hall)

Internationalizing the Psychology Curriculum in the United States (A hard copy of this book is located in the Padnos International Center in Lake Ontario Hall)




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