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 internationalization and propose a plan to advance them. Additionally, they will be asked to help frame the conversation for the Mason community.

Mason will receive guidance from ACE Internationalization Lab experts. More information on the ACE International Library 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

ACTIVITY                                                   DATE

Team Meetings                                   Sept. 6, 2019; Dec. 2, 2019; Feb. 6, 2020; April 23, 2020

Steering Committee Meetings       Sept. 23, 2019; Nov. 18, 2019; Jan. 23, 2020; April 14, 2020

Special Events                                     ACE/MIC Launch Opening: Aug.19, 2019
                                                                MIC Research Committee Faculty Lightning Talks: May 8, 2020