Minnesota State Mankato Joins ACE's 19th Worldwide Internationalization Laboratory Cohort

January 26, 2022 | News Story

Mankato, Minn. – Minnesota State University, Mankato is one of 13 colleges and universities participating in the 19th cohort of the American Council on Education’s (ACE) Internationalization Laboratory, which provides customized guidance and insight to help colleges and universities achieve their global engagement goals.

As part of the process, the American Council on Education has paired Minnesota State Mankato with an expert advisor who will help colleges and universities achieve their global engagement goals. The official work of the lab will kick off on campus in January by a campus leadership team, consisting of over 20 campus stakeholders leading the work. The lab activities will conclude in spring 2023 with the Global Education Strategic Plan 2030.

“This 18-month campuswide self-study will help us to identify the extraordinary, unseized, opportunities for Minnesota State Mankato to reach the next level of impact as a globally connected regional leader,” said Anne Dahlman, interim associate provost and dean of global education at Minnesota State Mankato.

Since 2002, more than 175 institutions have participated in the program. Minnesota State Mankato is one of two institutions in Minnesota to take part in the lab, the first one in the Minnesota State system.

The other institutions in the 19th Internationalization Laboratory cohort are:

  • Augustana College
  • Bentley University
  • Bryant University
  • Bucknell University
  • College of Saint Benedict & Saint John's University
  • Education New Zealand
  • Louisiana State University
  • Middle Tennessee State University
  • Pomona College
  • Saint Norbert College
  • University of Central Florida
  • University of Nevada, Reno

Those with questions about global education at Minnesota State Mankato may contact Interim Associate Vice President/Dean Anne Dahlman at anne.dahlman@mnsu.edu.

Those with questions about the American Council on Education may contact Carly O’Connell by phone at 202-360-7139 or by email at coconnell@acenet.edu.

About ACE

ACE is a membership organization that mobilizes the higher education community to shape effective public policy and foster innovative, high-quality practice. As the major coordinating body for the nation’s colleges and universities, our strength lies in our diverse membership of more than 1,700 colleges and universities, related associations, and other organizations in America and abroad. ACE is the only major higher education association to represent all types of U.S. accredited, degree-granting institutions: two-year and four-year, public and private. For more information, please visit www.acenet.edu or follow ACE on Twitter @ACEducation.

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 14,546 students, is part of the Minnesota State system, which includes 30 colleges and seven universities.

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