Indiana University and the School of Global and International Studies (SGIS) seek above all to prepare graduates who are globally ready, able to keep with the constantly changing pace and demands of a world where boundaries between nations, regions, cultures, and peoples are fluid and shifting.
To that end, in 2008, with the support of the Center for the Study of Global Change, a university-wide Global Learning Faculty Community, comprised of faculty representing twelve disciplines and five schools, established a set of global learning outcomes. It was the first step in IU’s ongoing effort to internationalize its curricula. Four years later, the Global Center revised these outcomes, with help from faculty of the Internationalization Collaborative Across Bloomington initiative and the Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning.
Today, as schools, departments, and faculty develop courses, construct syllabi, and design content and assignments, they have a carefully considered list of outcomes to guide them. It goes without saying that the outcomes will change as the world continue to change.