In 2010, Dr. Allan Goodman, President and CEO of the Institute for International Education, advised America’s university trustees that, “U.S. institutions of higher education need foreign policies, but not in the traditional sense of the phrase. Their leaders need to formulate institution-wide policies to assess their current engagement with the world and future strategic agenda.”
The University of Tulsa was already moving forward on this front. In August 2009, the TU joined the American Council on Education’s Internationalization Laboratory. Over a 16-month period, TU worked closely with the American Council on Education and a small cohort of peer institutions to develop a strategic plan for our future comprehensive internationalization.
More than eighty faculty and staff, including a fifteen-member steering committee, conducted a comprehensive self-assessment of TU’s current activities and developed the University of Tulsa’s Strategic Plan for Comprehensive Internationalization. As adopted by TU in May 2011, the SPCI identified six recommendations for preparing TU’s foreign policy and successfully promoting comprehensive internationalization
Strategic Plan for Comprehensive Internationalization