Our efforts will be guided by four core principles: assessment, engagement, ongoing research and accountability.
- Assessment. We must assess where we are, set our goals, and assess our efforts to accomplish those goals. (Absolutely essential to this has been the funding of release time for international assessment.)
- Engagement. In order to accomplish our vision we must engage the relevant constituencies on and off campus early in the process. Without commitment from stakeholders it is hard to envision success for this initiative.
- Research. While there has been significant time and effort devoted to examining how other institutions had accomplished internationalization, the timeline was not sufficient for exhaustive research. Ongoing research will be invaluable so that our initiatives are informed and current.
- Accountability. Each of our suggested initiatives needs to be held accountable for planning, implementing, and completion of their tasks.