George Mason University
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George Mason University

Mason International Collaborative


George Mason University joined a two-year initiative cohort of the American Council on Education (ACE) Internationalization Laboratory in August 2019 to review and improve its internationalization programs and efforts. 

Six committees make up the Mason team: curriculum, faculty development, student and campus life, enrollment, education abroad and research. The committees, which include faculty and staff, are responsible for carrying out a review of the current state of internationalization at Mason and help designate priorities for internationalization and propose a plan to advance them. Additionally, they will be asked to help frame the conversation on internationalization for the Mason community.

Mason will receive guidance from ACE Internationalization Lab experts. More information on the ACE International Lab can be located here.


MIC Executive Sponsors
Rose Pascarell, Vice President for University Life
Janette Kenner Muir, Associate Provost for Academic Initiatives & Services 

MIC Tri-Chairs
Rick Davis, Dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts
Karyn Kessler, Academic Director, INTO Mason
Pam Patterson, Associate Vice President for University Life

American Council on Education Advisor
Dr. Susan Carvalho, Associate Provost and Dean of the Graduate School, University of Alabama
Senior Associate for Internationalization Center for Internationalization and Global Engagement

MIC Activities



Team Meetings

2019: September 6; December 2

2020: February 6; April 23; October 9; December 7

Steering Committee Meetings 

2019: September 23; November 18

2020: January 23; April 14; June 10; September 21; November 5

Special Events

ACE/MIC Launch Opening: August 19, 2019
MIC Research Committee Faculty Lightning Talks: May 8, 2020 
HE 713 Virtual Course Symposium: June 30, 2020