Santa Clara University

Future Directions

International Education
Education for a Globalizing World

Drafted by Michael Kevane

As an academically excellent university that has hitherto had a domestic emphasis, Santa Clara must now adapt its mission to the era of globalization. More of our students will come from abroad, more of our students will travel abroad, and more of our students will have careers that include substantial international experiences. Faculty members increasingly realize that sustaining excellence in a vastly wider pool of academic talent is a new challenge. Achieving academic excellence in a globalized world means tapping into a large non-Catholic pool of talent, but also means that a vastly larger number of persons can be invited to share the distinctive quality of a Catholic, Jesuit approach to higher education. There are tensions and tradeoffs, to be sure.

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