International Strategic Plan

In line with the university's strategic plan, Time and Change, Ohio State is undertaking an enterprise-wide planning process that builds on our unique assets and strengths to reimagine the international dimension of our mission as a modern land-grant university.

During academic year 2019-20, Ohio State will develop a new International Strategic Plan that defines our global priorities in teaching, research and engagement for the next five years. The participation of the university community and key external partners drives a process designed to reinforce and elevate past achievements and coordinate the future work of Ohio State. Through campus and community discussions, the strategy will identify opportunities that ensure Ohio State’s unique capacity as a modern land-grant university to create, disseminate and apply knowledge for the global public good.

A steering committee chaired by Gil Latz, vice provost for global strategies and international affairs, and Randy Smith, vice provost for academic programs, solicited the insights of key stakeholders from across the university before organizing five working groups to pursue a data-driven analysis of these areas:

  • International education and student experience
  • Internationally significant research
  • Strong international partnerships and collaborations
  • Global operations
  • International reputation and outreach

The working groups’ recommendations will be the basis of the strategic plan that is presented to President Drake and Provost McPheron before the end of the 2019-2020 academic year. Pending their approval, the plan will be implemented beginning in summer 2020.

View full timeline and process.