Colleges' efforts to internationalise slip in some areas

American colleges say they are more supportive than ever of international education, but in many cases their efforts to internationalise may fall short, a new report from the American Council on Education suggests, writes Karin Fischer for The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Half of all colleges surveyed said they include international or global education in their institutional mission statements, while a like number reported internationalisation among their top five strategic priorities. A majority said internationalisation efforts on their campuses had accelerated in recent years. But the report, the result of an extensive survey of more than 1,000 colleges and universities in 2011, found that support for certain globally focused activities has declined since the last time the council conducted such a study, in 2006.
Full report on The Chronicle site