with Dr. Penelope Pynes, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
Comprehensive internationalization (CIZN) is part of the vocabulary surrounding international education on college and university campuses. However, in the hectic pace of day-to-day responsibilities, it’s easy to lose sight of the big picture including the relevance of internationalization on our campuses and our roles in advancing it. In this discussion, Dr. Pynes will review the basic tenets of CIZN and explore ways to promote it on campus.
As the Associate Provost for International Programs, Penelope leads the internationalization efforts at UNCG. Since 1995, she has worked to promote student/faculty exchange at UNCG and in the state. She piloted the Baden-Württemberg state-to-state program, which led to the establishment of UNC’s system-wide exchange program housed at UNCG. In 2005, she represented the UNC system in an administrative exchange at the Ministry of Science and Arts in Baden-Württemberg. Penelope facilitates diversity and intercultural workshops on and off campus to prepare faculty and students for successful experiences abroad. She is a former Fulbright scholar to Heidelberg, Germany, and was awarded a Rotary Club Study Exchange Scholarship to Norway. She earned her master’s degree from the University of Alabama and a doctorate in Germanic linguistics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
This presentation is sponsored by the John Hope Franklin Center for Interdisciplinary and International Studies and the Association of International Education Administrators. A light lunch will be served. Parking is available in nearby Trent Rd. and Erwin Rd. parking decks. The series provides 1 hour parking vouchers to guests.