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International Strategy


Developing an international strategy to support and promote faculty research, scholarship and creative expression is the charge of a new working group, which comprises faculty from a wide range of disciplines. The working group will identify Vanderbilt’s strengths and existing international ties, assess current and best practices of peer institutions, and identify areas of need and opportunity. The group is charged with developing a strategy that both supports the international research of faculty and raises the global profile of Vanderbilt as a research institution. 

International Strategy

Vanderbilt Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente has identified four guiding principles for the development of the university’s global strategy:

International Strategy Working Group

The Provost and the International Strategy Working Group are asking faculty for valuable input related to international research and scholarship, please take a few minutes to complete the  survey .

International Strategy Subcommittee Goals

1. Assessing Peer Institutions
The goal of this subcommittee is to assess peer institutions that have implemented an international strategy well to see if there is something Vanderbilt can learn. 

2. Assessing Current Practices at VU
This group's goal is to assess all of the current initiatives and programs throughout Vanderbilt's schools and colleges to identify which initiatives are being done well, and which initiatives need additional support.

3. Generating Grassroots Recommendations from Faculty
The goal of this group is to solicit feedback from faculty from each of Vanderbilt's schools and colleges to determine what they want from the university, pertaining to international initiatives and activity.

Faculty Advisory Committee on International Education (FACIE)

The Faculty Advisory Committee on International Education (FACIE) focuses primarily on research and scholarship, though the group is continually exploring synergistic areas of overlap that enhance the student experience at Vanderbilt. Currently this committee is working on developing a definition for immersion that identifies meaningful measures for immersion-appropriate study abroad experiences.