The Center for Research on Global Engagement was created in the Fall of 2015 to facilitate, support and promote scholarship on global engagement.
Elon has long been recognized nationally as a practitioner of global engagement - by the Center of International Education in its “Open Doors Report” for study abroad participation, by The Chronicle of Higher Education for student Fulbright grant recipients, by NAFSA as a recipient of the Senator Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalization, and by the Princeton Review as “#1 in Study Abroad.”
The Center for Research on Global Engagement aims to foster high quality scholarship related to research on global engagement on campus, as well as develop national and international partnerships, establish and share researched best practices in global education, enhance our position as a leader in global education, promote the integration of global education into the Elon curriculum, and support Elon’s mission to prepare students to be global citizens.
The creation of the Center for Research on Global Engagement is consistent with Elon’s strategic plan.
The Elon Commitment: Engaged minds. Inspired leaders. Global citizens.
- Elon’s commitments to “An unprecedented commitment to diversity and global engagement,” “Supporting a world-class faculty and staff” and “Attaining the highest levels of achievement across our academic programs.”
- Elon’s mission to “integrate learning across the disciplines and put knowledge into practice, thus preparing students to be global citizens and informed leaders motivated by concern for the common good.”
- Elon’s commitment to internationalization, which proclaims that “Internationalization ideally includes non-Western ideas and cannot reside on the margins of campus, in one office or in a few departments – it must be woven broadly into the fabric and ethos of all our teaching, research and service. Elon is well poised to be a leader in comprehensive internationalization.”
- And Elon’s Teacher-Scholar statement, in which “Elon recognizes, values, nurtures, and provides support for innovative approaches that strengthen the linkages between knowledge and experience.”