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The Office of International Affairs (IA) is undergoing a redesign and reorganization to better serve as an institution-wide resource, using the Internationalization Lab’s Stage 1 planning report as a guide and incorporating the University’s credo of “Connect. Discover. Influence.”

As global organizations contact Gallaudet University to explore the possibility of forming partnerships, seeking learning or research opportunities for scholars, or seeking the University’s expertise, such contacts will be referred immediately to IA.

University leadership feels it is crucial for Gallaudet to have an official, authorized point of contact in determining whether these proposed initiatives fit with the University’s mission and resources, whether they are sustainable, and whether they hold potential benefit to Gallaudet’s Internationalization goals. This new model will minimize
miscommunication and misaligned expectations as it fosters beneficial and multifaceted relationships between campus units and international entities.

To analyze these partnership opportunities. IA is forming a Global Opportunity Assessment League (GOAL) and calling for volunteers with knowledge of a certain country or region of the world to share their expertise.

GOAL will assess potential partnerships to determine their likelihood in bolstering strategic recruiting, study-abroad opportunities, research exchanges, and other ways that benefit the University and enhance Internationalization objectives.

Forming new partnerships is important to Gallaudet’s interests. At the same time, the University will be mindful of earlier commitments and ensure there are adequate resources for implementation and post-agreement management.

Anyone interested in volunteering their global knowledge is encouraged to contact us to be added to IA’s database.

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