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The primary mission of the Office of International Initiatives, internationalization of the campus, is manifested through two goals:

  1. International student recruitment and retention, and
  2. Internationalization of the majors, core curricula and foreign language programs to better prepare West Virginia students for global competency

This office manifests aspects of the following HEPC Master Planning Areas indicated in the College's Strategic Plan, 2008-2013:

A.   Economic Growth:

A1. Prepare students for a knowledge intensive, global economy by developing and enhancing

      relevant programs, centers, and curricula

D.   Learning and Accountability:

D3. Expand educational opportunities in international studies and foreign languages

D4. Expand graduate and professional education

D8. Improve student retention

E.   Innovation

E1. Refine institutional missions and designate and maintain programs of distinction

E3. Foster civic engagement

E5. Develop entrepreneurial partnerships

The Office of International Initiatives plays a vital role in realizing the College's Strategic Plan, 2007-2013, and is responsible for attaining the following Measures:

Measure: Number of minority and international students

Measure: Increased awareness of activities with community participation or sponsorship

Measure: Strong collaborative agreements with agencies and educational entities

Measure: Active faculty, staff, and student participation in campus, community, public, and

              professional organizations

Measure: Number of required courses addressing diversity and international


Measure: Increase number of high quality minority and/or international employee applicants to

              promote opportunities for increasing minority and/or international employees

Measure: Number of library resources that represent diversity issues and international and area