In addition to language study, UW-Superior has developed significant strength in global studies. The Global Awareness plan builds upon this existing strength to make global studies a centerpiece of the student experience at UW-Superior. The plan includes a number of curricular innovations that fall into three broad categories: 1) Language Study; 2) International Programs; and 3) Global Economic Development.
- Conducted national search for Mandarin Chinese faculty
- Provided budget increase for Office of International Programs
- Charter institutional member of Global Language Program, Yonsei University, Wonju, South Korea
- Offer courses in Mandarin Chinese
- Search for additional staff in the Office of International Programs
- Creation of the Department of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures
- Appointment of the Associate Dean for International Education and Programs
- Revised agreement with Ibaraki University, Japan for Japanese immersion exchange program
- Exchange agreement with Bishop's University, Quebec, Canada
- Search for and hire French faculty
- French courses moved from Continuing Education to regular curriculum
- Study Abroad Advisor and support staff added to Office of International Programs.
- Global Studies Minor approved
- ESL course offerings increased to four courses.
- Administrative Guidelines for Learning Abroad Programs revised
- Protocol for Emergencies Abroad developed
- Search for and hire Global Economic Development (G.E.D.) position
- Draft of "What does it mean to be globally aware?" document completed