College of Wooster | 2011 Heiskell Award Winner: Internationalizing the Campus

2011 Heiskell Award Winner: Internationalizing the Campus

College of Wooster

Category Special Focus: Business Education
Global Social Entrepreneurship (Global SE)

Nomination submitted by: Amyaz A. Moledina, Co-director of Center for Diversity and Global Engagement

Program Overview
The idea for Global SE at Wooster College began, appropriately for an entrepreneurship program, as a business plan. In 2009, students, faculty, staff and alumni collaborated to design an innovative program that would reach all majors, specifically in under-represented fields like business.

Global SE has two components: an on-campus seminar held in Wooster, Ohio and a six-week experiential-learning consultancy with social enterprises in Bangalore, India. Students and faculty design a problems-based curriculum, which is then studied from each student's disciplinary perspective, as well as through the lens of the social enterprise they work for.

Program participants have already gone on to effect change: one staff member started her own initiative providing locally raised greens in Cleveland's urban "food deserts." A student now works with children using narratives and photography to increase environmental awareness in rural Rajisthan. Another has strengthened her own nonprofit in Ghana using the evaluation methodology devised in India. Global SE is recognized for its success in designing a model to promote, as the program puts it, "global citizenship and entrepreneurship for the global good."

Program Implementation
Read the winning nomination, including details on how the program achieves its objectives

2014 Awards Presentation
IIE will present the annual IIE Andrew Heiskell Awards for Best Practices in Internationalization at a ceremony in New York City on March 14, 2014, as part of the Annual Best Practices in Internationalization Conference.
Selection Panel Members 2011

The members of the selection panel for this year’s awards include the following leaders in international education:

Ulrich Baer
Vice Provost for Globalization & Multicultural Affairs, New York University

Maria Harper-Marinick
Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost, Maricopa Community Colleges

Arlene Jackson
Director of International Education, American Association of State Colleges & Universities (AASCU)

Donna Scarboro
Associate Vice President, International Programs, The George Washington University

Brian Whalen
President and CEO, The Forum on Education Abroad