UC Davis Dean and Vice Provost Joanna Regulska becomes member of the National Academy for International Education
The academy is composed of 23 members representing different global perspectives and aims to promote equity and global learning initiatives across universities
By Maddie Duley, The California Aggie
On March 12, the National Academy for International Education was launched. The Academy includes Joanna Regulska, the UC Davis vice provost and dean of Global Affairs. Regulska has been advocating for global learning at UC Davis since September 2013.
“Over the last six years we have been involved in numerous globally engaging projects, collaborative research and [we have] developed a whole new approach to thinking about how we can engage students in global learning,” Regulska said. “Global learning can take place internationally but also domestically through internships, through living and learning communities, through research, through project-based activities [and by] taking courses.”
Regulska emphasized that while global learning can take place through studying abroad, this option is not always feasible for every student. She said she strives to promote equity by implementing and brainstorming programs that are accessible to all students. One such global education program is the National Academy for International Education.
“This is a very collective project across the campus with numerous units and a wide range of classes,” Regulska said. “We have colleges working with us, students, the library, academic colleagues and student affairs. The beauty of this initiative is that it is so comprehensive in bringing the campus together.”
About two years ago, Regulska received an award from the Institute of International Education (IIE) for senior international officers.
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