Provost's Forum on Internationalization
Michigan League Ballroom
Thursday October 8, 2009;
9:00am to noon
(continental breakfast at 8:30 am)



8:30 a.m.         Continental breakfast and informal conversation


9:00 a.m.         Welcome and overview of forum - Ben van der Pluijm, Professor and Senior Counselor to the Provost


9:05 a.m.         Remarks on internationalization - Teresa Sullivan, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs          


9:15 a.m.         International Experience for Engineering Students – David Munson, Dean of College of Engineering; 15+5min


9:35 a.m.         A Global Presence and Impact: What? Why? How? – James Woolliscroft, Dean of Medical School; 15+5min


9:55 a.m.         Internationalization and the creative fields – Bryan Rogers, Dean of School of Art & Design; 15+5min


10:15 a.m.       Break


10:30 a.m.       Internationalization: Organizational dimensions – John Greisberger, Director of the International Center; 15min


10:45 a.m.       Internationalization: Academic dimensions – Mark Tessler, Vice-Provost for International Affairs and Director of the International Institute; 15min


11: 00 a.m.      Table discussion – moderated by Glenda Haskell, Assistant Vice Provost for Academic Affairs; 15min
We will focus on five topics: a coordinating unit for internationalization activities, encouraging academic programs to infuse internationalization into curricula, drawing upon international faculty and students, heightening the university’s visibility as a global campus, and leveraging the knowledge and commitment of international alumni and friends.


11:15 a.m.       Table reporting; moderated by Glenda Haskell; 30min


11:45 a.m.      Closing Comments - Teresa Sullivan


12:00 noon      Adjourn

Note: Titles are placeholders; speakers are confirmed.

Supporting Documents (require UM login for access)

Global Engagement at the University of Michigan; Chapter 7 of 2010 Accreditation Report (draft 1.2)

Report: Academic Units' Perspectives on Internationalization (2009)

AWG report: Organizational Dimensions of Internationalization (2009)

AWG report: Academic Dimensions of Internationalization (2009)



Email: Elias Samuels, ; Ben van der Pluijm,