Loyola University Maryland

Global Awareness, Engagement and Learning

Resources on Global Engagement

As defined by ACE, comprehensive internationalization is "the process by which institutions foster global learning;" it is "the process of integrating an international, intercultural, or global dimension into the purpose, functions, or delivery of postsecondary education" (Knight). While comprehensive internationalization is the vehicle, creating a global learning environment that fosters awareness, engagement, and empathy is the goal. Global learning is “the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that students acquire through a variety of experiences that enable them to understand world cultures and events; analyze global systems; appreciate cultural differences; and apply this knowledge and appreciation to their lives as citizens and workers” (ACE Laboratory).

Comprehensive Internationalization

  • Articulated institutional commitment
  • Administrative leadership, structure, and staffing
  • Curriculum, co-curriculum, and learning outcomes
  • Faculty policies and practices
  • Student mobility
  • Collaboration and partnerships

Articles for Review 



ACE Peer Review Information 

The peer review visit is part of Loyola’s participation in the American Council on Education Internationalization Laboratory. This is the final step with our engagement with the American Council on Education's Internationalization Lab, a recommendation in Loyola’s Strategic Plan. 

The purpose for the peer review visit is constructive and provides an opportunity for external reviewers to meet with a diverse cross section of campus stakeholders in order to assess the status of the Loyola-ACE Global Awareness, Engagement and Learning initiative. Your conversations with the reviewers, as integral members of Loyola’s community, is critically important. 

The team, comprised of seasoned international officers, will provide insight and suggestions as to how we can most effectively implement recommendations best tailored for Loyola. Though this is a social event, the members of the team will be interested to hear about how you believe your work may intersect with and support this important strategic initiative.

Members of the Loyola Peer Review Team include:
Dr. Susan Sutton—our ACE Lab mentor and former senior advisor for international initiatives in the office of the president at Bryn Mawr College, emerita associate vice president of international affairs, and emerita chancellor’s professor of anthropology for Indiana University 
Dr. Cheryl Matherly—vice president and vice provost for international affairs at Lehigh University; in our ACE Lab cohort, and an aspirational school for us regarding internationalization efforts
Dr. Jack Lule—Iacocca professor & chair of the department of journalism & communication, and professor of global studies at Lehigh University; also on Lehigh’s ACE Lab team
Dr. Susan Mackey-Kallis—professor of communication at Villanova. She led Villanova’s ACE Lab efforts, served as an ACE Fellow, and has periodically held positions in the Provost’s office



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