President Rosenberg Addresses Internationalzation of US Education in the 21st Century
FIU President Mark B. Rosenberg was the plenary speaker at the Internationalization of U.S. Education in the 21st Century conference sponsored by the Coalition for International Education and the College of William and Mary on April 12, 2014.
The research conference, held in Williamsburg, Virgina, addressed national needs and policy implications for the future of international and foreign language studies. Here is an excerpt from President Rosenberg’s speech: “What distinguishes the contemporary influence of globalization on higher education from past eras is the speed with which ideas move and change occurs. Students must learn how to flexibly respond to present and future change. To do this, they must learn how to analyze the interrelated forces that shape our world: historical influences, emerging trends, global dynamics, local needs, and the exponentiality of information technology. And, of course, we must prepare them for jobs that do not yet exist.”
Dr. Rosenberg’s speech exemplifies FIU’s role as a leader in campus internationalization. Another event that showcases FIU’s leadership in internationalization is a NAFSA webinar presented on April 24, 2014 by Office of Global Learning Initiatives Director, Dr. Hilary Landorf, and Associate Director, Dr. Stephanie Doscher. Seventy institutions worldwide attended this webinar, Making Data Come Alive: Diverse Methods for Engaging Stakeholders in Meaningful Assessment.
Also, check out a variety of articles and publications on global learning at FIU.