Globalization is defined as the process of integrating and interconnecting our world. Advances in communication and transportation drive this. The complexity of the interconnectedness and the richness it brings allows us to make sense of our world in a deeper way. It is imperative to understand the role of Globalization in today’s global marketplace of ideas and goods. The integration of the world allows us to go beyond and see ourselves as part of a larger continuum. It brings the many varied systems of knowledge; skills and ways of thinking to synergize our abilities to problem solve and innovate. It allows us opportunity to enrich our lives. It is critical to not only understand this phenomenon, but also explore the challenges and opportunities it brings. Globalization is transforming higher education as we know it, so it is important that we, as an institution, reflect and act upon it.
Globalization, the process of integrating and interconnecting our world through the exchange of ideas and goods, is rapidly changing our world. The complexity and richness it brings, helps us to make sense of our world in a deeper way. Globalization influences individuals and societies in a myriad of ways leading to challenges, uncertainties, ambiguities and conflicts. It also brings the many varied systems of knowledge; skills and ways of thinking to synergize our abilities to problem solve, innovate, and enrich our lives. The integration of the world, allows us to go beyond and see ourselves as part of a larger continuum.
This academic year, we have an opportunity to explore globalization through the BEYOND project, aptly titled BEYOND: Globalization. With Ferris State /university becoming more global, we are at a pivotal moment to leverage what globalization has to offer. As we prepare our students for a rapidly changing global world, the BEYOND initiative would allow us to collectively reflect, prepare, And act in shaping our lives and the world we share.
Message from President Eisler on BEYOND: Globalization
Contact BEYOND: Globalization team: Ext 2450
2015-16 BEYOND Program:
In collaboration with faculty, staff, RSOs, departments and programs, the BEYOND initiative will host a series of events and activities throughout the academic year. Please visit the BEYOND: Ferris Facebook page for event updates.
2015-16 BEYOND signature events: