Center for Global Engagement
The Center for Global Engagement will advance Gonzaga University as a national leader in developing innovative programming that teaches the skills, attitudes and knowledge necessary for our graduates to become reflective and ethical leaders in our increasingly interconnected world. Our vision is of Gonzaga students, alumni, faculty and staff engaged with students and scholars from around the world in intellectually stimulating educational experiences, that build intercultural skills, and foster dialogue, mutual understanding, and peace.
• Institutional Global Engagement
The work of the Center for Global Engagement will nurture an on-campus community that sustains the ongoing engagement of international students and scholars, returned study abroad students. The Center for Global Engagement is a place where all students and faculty may come to engage in shared exploration of ideas that explore the plurality of our diverse heritages and identities. We will work with Executives, Deans and Administrative leadership to articulate a vision for global engagement at Gonzaga that reflects our Jesuit heritage and embraces the Jesuit tradition of seeking God in all people.
• Curricular Global Engagement
The Center will support faculty in their consideration and construction of curricula that engages local knowledges and cultural practices from around the world, and builds intercultural competence through reflective and critical thought. Working with Deans and faculty to develop learning goals and measures that will track curricular success, the CGE will support opportunities for students and faculty to engage in learning among scholars from diverse heritages, backgrounds and beliefs, both here and abroad.
• Administrative Global Engagement
By supporting the global mobility of students and scholars to and from Spokane, the CGE will advance cross-cultural learning and skills development through institutional policies and practices that support the engagement of Gonzaga communities with local practices, values and beliefs from elsewhere, and support the reflection about those experiences that creates learning.