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International Lab

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International Lab

Email: internationalLab@wcupa.edu

Timeline

Dates On-Campus Activities Meetings & Events
June–August 2017
  • Appoint Lab committee members and designate co-chairs.
  • Determine who will attend the opening meeting in DC.
  • Lab opening meeting (August 26).
September–December 2017
  • Finalize Lab committee membership and establish administrative procedures.
      • Set meeting schedule.
      • Determine communication, information-sharing, and other protocols.
  • Plan the internationalization review.
      • Formulate research questions.
      • Determine methodology (document review, surveys, interviews, focus groups).
      • Establish a timeline.
      • Assign subcommittees (with Lab committee members as chairs).
      • Complete IRB review or other necessary approval procedures.
  • Determine the format and scope of the committee’s final deliverable. Options include:
      • Report on findings of the internationalization review.
      • Report on findings of the review plus recommendations for action.
      • Report on findings of the review, recommended actions, and an implementation plan including activities, schedule, timeline, and resource requirements.
  • Publicize the Lab engagement throughout campus and beyond.
      • Circulate committee charge to encourage participation in internationalization review.
      • Encourage inclusion of Lab information in president’s convocation speech.
      • Issue press release (template provided by ACE).
      • Post information on appropriate web pages.
      • Plan for regular updates to senior leaders.
  • ACE advisor site visit (October or November).
  • Regular committee meetings (at least monthly).
  • Monthly check-in calls with ACE advisor. Additional communication by email or phone as needed.
January–April 2018
  • Internationalization review: Data collection.
      • Carry out data collection plan according to schedule established in the fall.
      • Identify gaps in data and revise methodology as needed or recommend further data collection.
      • Subcommittees prepare summary of data collected for presentation to the committee as a whole.
  • Lab mid-term meeting (February).
  • Regular committee and sub-committee meetings.
  • Monthly check-in calls with ACE advisor. Additional communication by email or phone as needed.
May–October 2018
  • Internationalization review: Data analysis.
      • Compile data gathered by subcommittees.
      • Conduct SWOT analysis (subcommittees may do this).
      • Benchmark against peer institutions and established good practices.
      • Formulate initial conclusions and recommendations.
      • Verify initial findings with key stakeholders.
  • Develop outline for the committee’s final deliverable.
      • Assign lead writers for each section and an editor for the overall document.
  • Determine peer review visit dates and identify potential reviewers.
  • Lab mid-term meeting (November).
  • Regular committee and sub-committee meetings.
  • Monthly check-in calls with ACE advisor. Additional communication by email or phone as needed.
November 2018–March 2019
  • Write and review the committee’s final deliverable.
      • Determine who needs to review drafts and establish a review schedule.
      • Submit final version or a working draft to ACE advisor at least 10 days prior to peer review visit.
  • Peer review visit (between late January and early April).
  • Committee meetings as needed.
  • Monthly check-in calls with ACE advisor. Additional communication by email or phone as needed.
April-July 2019
  • Finalize Lab deliverable.
  • Plan next steps and follow-on activities.
  • ACE final report submitted to institution leadership by July 31, 2018.
      • Draft sent to committee for review first.
  • Committee meetings as needed.
  • Monthly check-in calls with ACE advisor. Additional communication by email or phone as needed.

 

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