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Volume 61, Issue 1

October 2, 2009

Office of Global Education a first for UCCS

The College of Education is the first college on campus to establish an Office of Global Education.

While global education and global connections are growing increasingly important in most colleges, education established an office dedicated to these purposes under its Office of Extended Studies.

Kyla Hammond, executive director, Enrollment Management and Extended Studies, officially established the office in July. Anthony Shull, former director, Department of Languages Tec de Monterrey, Mexico City, is director of global education. Debby Jennings will assist Shull as program liaison.

"Global education should be a critical component of any university's strategic plan, as we prepare our students for a world that requires global communication skills and awareness of cultural diversity," Hammond said. "Global programs have the potential to increase enrollments and bring in much-needed revenue to the university. The College of Education will focus on bringing international students to UCCS, as well as providing opportunities for our students to study abroad."

The establishment of global programs supports the UCCS strategic plan so the mission of the Office of Global Education is two-fold, according to administrators. The mission is to develop educational programs and partnerships that cultivate and develop a global learning environment for the 21st century and establish an environment that provides experiential English education for global citizens.

Drawing upon partnering experience with Yeungjin College of South Korea to create the Daegu English Village, the College of Education plans to add several new international programs within the next three years. These include setting up partnerships with other world universities, developing customized English language programs for domestic and international teachers,offering international study tours to build cultural competency and establishing academic programs that will offer international research, exchange or scholarship programs for students, faculty and staff.

For further details, contact Anthony Shull at

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