The West Chester University/ACE Internationalization Lab focuses on key topics in internationalization through a self-study and assessment, data collection, targeted analysis, strategic planning and compilation of institutional resources as noted below. The American Council on Education’s Center for Internationalization and Global Engagement (CIGE) provides a wealth of excellent resources and information ranging from institutional strategies, good practices, global learning outcomes, and previous studies. Please visit the CIGE website.
Click on the links below to access some of the research and resources.
The Internationalization Laboratory of the American Council on Education (ACE) is an invitational learning community that assists participating institutions in developing goals and strategy for comprehensive internationalization. From mapping a campus' internationalization efforts to asking the right questions, the ACE Lab provides valuable resources to strengthen West Chester University's commitment to global awareness, engagement, and internationalization. For further background on the ACE Lab process and its value to WCU's strategic planning process, please review the following.
Conducted every five years, Mapping Internationalization on U.S. Campuses assesses the current state of internationalization at American colleges and universities, analyzes progress and trends over time, and identifies future priorities. It is the only comprehensive source of data and analysis on internationalization in U.S. higher education.
This on-line resource consists of examples of policies, programs, surveys, and other resources collected from participants in the Internationalization Laboratory program and other institutions. Resources are organized according to the six aspects of the CIGE Model for Comprehensive Internationalization and are provided as models for other colleges and universities.