Tuskegee chosen by education council for internationalization project



TUSKEGEE, Ala. (February 18, 2011) — Tuskegee University is one of seven Historically Black Colleges and Universities chosen by the American Council on Education to collaborate in the Creating Global Citizens: Exploring Internationalization at HBCUs project. This initiative subsidized by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education.


"In the 21st century, if we do not prepare our graduates to join the global workforce, our economy and country will fall behind,” said Molly Corbett Broad, president of ACE. “That is why the Department of Education's support for this effort and the work of these institutions is so critical.”


The institutions will work with an ACE project team over the next two years to advance campus internationalization. They will conduct an audit of their international activities and consider strategies to ensure their graduates have opportunities for global learning. These strategies might range from infusing international content into academic programs to developing strategic partnerships with institutions in other countries. The project also includes a research component to identify the factors that enhance and impede internationalization at HBCUs.


Other participating institutions are: Dillard University (La.), Howard University (D.C.), Lincoln University of Missouri, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Savannah State University (Ga.), and Virginia State University.


Funding for the project is comprised of the U.S. Department of Education's International Studies and Research Grant Award ($357,976), in addition to a 35 percent ACE match ($191,479). The Thurgood Marshall College Fund, Council for Opportunity in Education the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Education, and the United Negro College Fund will collaborate to form an advisory group to supervise the project.

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