Oct 19, 2010
From staff reports
Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis has been named to the American Council on Education (ACE) Blue Ribbon Panel on Global Engagement.
As the number of international students continues to grow, the panel was formed in order to develop a collective understanding of the impact of globalization on higher education in the U.S.
"As we prepare our students to be thinkers, leaders and innovators in a globalized economy, we must take an active role in defining American higher education’s place within this fluid and evolving globalized society," McDavis said. "I am very honored to represent Ohio University and to serve with nationally and internationally-respected colleagues to shape the future of higher education. It will take the work and commitment of all of us to ensure higher education’s relevancy and future in the 21st century."
According to ACE, the Blue Ribbon panel will meet regularly during the 2010-11 academic year, with a goal of releasing their recommendations to other ACE members and higher education stakeholders by fall 2011.
"ACE's Blue Ribbon Panel will convene some of the field's most internationally engaged leaders to examine this 21st century issue,"
said ACE President Molly Corbett Broad in a press release. "We will
develop a new agenda to expand the capacity of American higher
education to both navigate and influence the new global environment."
New York University President and ACE Board Chair John Sexton will
chair the panel. The national organization represents over 1,600 colleges and universities across the U.S.