The 18th INU Council Meeting

The 18th INU Council meeting took place at James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia, USA, 9th to 12th of November, 2014.

The meeting coincided with the INU Professional Staff Training and thus allowed participants to meet a broader group of individuals from the INU Network and attend some of the cultural events together.

In addition to regular updates from member universities, the Council discussed the INU mission and vision, the definition of the construct of global citizenship as a hallmark of the Network’s identity, identifying potential new members in strategic regions of the world, and new initiatives, such as joint teaching efforts. Additionally, Dr. Craig Shealy presented the research results focused on assessment of global learning.

Heartfelt welcome to new INU members! A representative from European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder), Germany was present at the meeting. Universidad Nacional del Litoral from Santa Fe, Argentina, is the newest member of the Network, and representatives are invited to join the next INU Council meeting at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University.

Cultural programs included a visit to Monticello, the mountaintop home of Thomas Jefferson, third president of the United States, and dinner at an Old Order Mennonite home with a presentation about Mennonites, a cultural/religious group that lives in Shenandoah Valley.

To see more of the 18th INU Council Meeting at James Madison University, check the photo diary.


INU Council members and INU Professional Staff Training Participants with JMU President Jonathan Alger, November 9-12, 2014