ACE Internationalization Laboratory

In fall 2016, Lehigh joined the American Council on Education Internationalization Laboratory. According to ACE, "Globalization is the movement of people, ideas, goods, capital, services, pollution, and diseases across borders. Internationalization is higher education’s engagement with that reality."

The ACE Lab is an invitational learning community that helps colleges and universities develop a strategy for comprehensive internationalization, where an international or intercultural dimension is infused in all aspects of teaching, research and service.

Over the next 12-18 months, we will review all of Lehigh's international activities, develop student learning outcomes, and create our internationalization strategic plan. The review will be guided by these questions and will look at our institutional commitment (mission, goals and vision); administrative structures, policies and staffing; curriculum and co-curriculum and learning goals; faculty policies, practices and research; student mobility; and partnerships with international institutions. We will issue a report of our findings, with analysis and recommendations.


October 2016

Finalize Leadership Team

October-December 2016

Plan for the internationalization review
Host site visit by ACE consultants
Publicize to campus

January-April 2017

Carry out internationalization review

May-August 2017

Perform internationalization review and data analysis

September 2017

Draft strategic plan

October-November 2017

Solicit campus feedback and host peer review visit

December 2017

Finalize lab deliverable and develop implementation plan

ACE Committee

Kelly Austin, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Director of the Health, Medicine and Society Program, College of Arts and Sciences

Stacy Burger, Director of Global Partnerships and Strategic Initiatives, Office of International Affairs         

Marie-Hélène Chabut, Professor of French, College of Arts and Sciences

Petrina Davidson, Ph.D. Student in Comparative and International Education, College of Education

Parveen Gupta, Professor of Accounting, College of Business and Economics

Tom Hammond, Associate Professor and Associate Dean, Instructional Technology/Teacher Education, College of Education

Khurram Hussain, Assistant Professor of Religion Studies, College of Arts and Sciences

Kathleen Hutnik, Associate Dean and Director of Graduate Student Life  

Arpana Inman, Professor and Chair of Counseling Psychology, College of Education

Jackie Krasas, Associate Dean of Interdisciplinary Programs and International Initiatives and Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology and Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies, College of Arts and Sciences

Jack Lule, ACE Committee Co-Chair, Professor of Journalism and Communication, College of Arts and Sciences

Cheryl Matherly, ACE Committee Co-Chair, Vice President and Vice Provost for International Affairs, Office of International Affairs                       

Lori McClaind, Interim Associate Dean of Students, Office of Academic Transitions            

Ageliki Nicolopoulou, Professor of Psychology and Global Studies, College of Arts and Sciences, and Chair Elect of the Faculty Committee on Global Affairs       

Steve Pessiki, Professor of Structural Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, PC Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science, and Chair of the Faculty Committee on Global Affairs   

Marc Tomljanovich, ACE Fellow, Professor of Economics at Drew University         

Parv Venkitasubramaniam, Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, PC Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science

Morgan Volkart, Director of International Recruitment, Office of Admissions

Todd Watkins, Professor of Economics and Executive Director of the Martindale Center for the Study of Private Enterprise and Microfinance Program, College of Business and Economics