2019 Heiskell Award Honorable Mention: Scholars as Drivers of Innovation
Ferris State University
Established in 2012 at Ferris State University, the Beyond Initiative (BI) is an innovative approach to campus internationalization efforts. Sponsored by the Office of International Education (OIE), the primary goal of the initiative is to engage faculty members and create a collaborative partnership for campus internationalization. The BI is an annual, University-wide program to encourage faculty to connect their course outcomes to a global theme and integrate them with co-curricular activities. More than 100 faculty members across the University have collaborated with OIE over the years. Close working relationships between faculty and international partners have created a strong global ecosystem at Ferris State University.