3B: Create a Center for International Engagement

A Center for International Engagement (CIE) will serve as a central home for the campus’s international activities, both new and existing. The inviting space will showcase the achievements of current students, faculty, staff, and alumni around the world. In addition to providing office space for Mexico the Americas and Spain (MAS), East Asian Studies at Trinity (EAST), Study Abroad, and International Scholars and Student Services support staff, the Center will be designed to accommodate the needs of new and existing academic programs and cross-campus initiatives that emphasize international engagement and awareness. Facilities throughout campus will incorporate advanced technology to support teleconferencing, foreign language instruction, and pedagogical innovation. Such a Center will raise the visibility and magnify the impact of Trinity’s international efforts.

  • Led by a Center Director and supported by 8 staff members associated with Study Abroad, International Student and Scholar Services, and Interdisciplinary Area Studies Programs (International Studies; East Asian Studies at Trinity - EAST; Mexico, the Americas, and Spain - MAS; Languages Across the Curriculum)
  • Outfitted office space in Chapman/Halsell
  • Piloted new programs, including 15 faculty-led study abroad and research programs
  • Established new center policies, procedures
  • Hosted Trinity’s first International Scholar in Residence
  • Implemented a Home School Tuition Policy for students
  • Supported the implementation of Pathways and Global Awareness courses for students
  • Planning for upcoming CIE evaluation and assessment, leading to the completion of a sustainability plan in 2017