Wake Forest University Associate Provost for Global Affairs Kline Harrison, Director of Global Abroad Programs Jessica Francis and Assistant Dean of Global Study Away David Taylor were recently selected from a competitive applicant pool to participate in the inaugural Global Senior Leadership Symposium on Dec. 15 and 16. The forum is hosted by EF Education First, the Forum on Education Abroad and the Association of International Education Administrators, in partnership with EF’s educational partner, the Nobel Prize Museum.
The Global Senior Leadership Symposium is a unique opportunity for higher education leaders to collaborate with a global network of peers, explore international strategies from various cultural perspectives and discuss the role of education abroad and global mobility within higher education. Participants will engage in peer learning circles to discuss the future of internationalization and global learning, and they hear from eight Nobel Laureates and other thought leaders throughout the symposium.
“In this moment of unprecedented challenges that face our nation and our world, we at Wake Forest are actively reaffirming our longstanding commitment to international education and the essential role that global understanding—in all of its forms—occupies within our institution,” said Harrison, Francis and Taylor.
More information about the Global Senior Leadership Symposium is available here.
Wake Forest University has been recognized by the Institute of International Education (IIE) and Diversity Abroad for increasing access to global experiences for all students.
The University ranked fourth among doctoral U.S. colleges and universities in the percentage of students studying abroad, according to the Open Doors 2020 report published today by IIE. Nearly 81% of Wake Forest undergraduates received credit for study abroad in the 2018-2019 academic year – shattering a goal set in 2014 to have 75% of students studying abroad before the end of 2020.
New this year, the University has also earned a “Gold Seal of Inclusive Excellence” from Diversity Abroad. The seal is awarded based on a global equity and inclusion assessment that looks at support for underrepresented students to study abroad among participating higher education institutions.
During this time when travel is severely restricted, international experiences are happening virtually. Wake Forest academic partners in Denmark and Sweden are supporting Wake Forest faculty members at home who want to integrate global perspectives into the classroom by offering guest lectures, panel discussions and virtual field studies. Faculty partners teaching in Wake Forest’s study abroad programs have created opportunities for remote study abroad to keep students engaged globally. For more information, contact the Center for Global Programs and Studies at 336.758.5938.
A story highlighting Wake Forest’s global campus commitment can be found on the University news site.
As a reminder, International Education Week (IEW) began today and runs through Friday, Nov. 20. The Center for Global Programs and Studies and co-sponsors invite the Wake Forest community to participate in a wide variety of events this week to celebrate. Co-sponsors include the Intercultural Center, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Museum of Anthropology, Campus Recreation and the University Counseling Center.
A performance by the Zuzu African Acrobats will be presented Monday night (March 14) in Brendle Recital Hall, instead of Manchester Plaza (Magnolia Quad). University organizers decided to move the event indoors due to rain forecast for the night.
The event will take place at 7 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
The performance is part of the University’s Global Wake Week running from March 14-18. The week will be filled with activities, films, food trucks, games and more. Global Wake Week is intended for faculty, staff and students to celebrate the University’s past global successes and will launch the University’s 10-year Quality Enhancement Plan for strengthening Global Wake Forest.
The Office of the Provost sent this message, recently, to faculty and staff:
Save the Date – Global Wake Week
Mark your calendar for what promises to be a week-long celebration of our Global Campus as we focus onTranscending Boundaries: Building a Global Campus Community. Enjoy a week filled with activities, films, food trucks, games and more as we prepare for the SACSCOC on-site visit. This educative week for faculty, staff, and students will celebrate our past global successes and will launch the University’s 10-year Quality Enhancement Plan for strengthening Global Wake Forest.
Faculty and Staff, please mark your calendars for Tuesday, March 15th for a special Hygge (cozy, Danish flare) dinner in the new Sutton Center in Reynolds Gym (invitations coming soon).