Faculty Perceptions of the Importance of Internationalizing Gen Ed
This book is the result of a study of attitudes of community college faculty regarding their perceptions of the importance of internationalizing the general education curriculum and to what extent those perceptions are related to their attitudes toward globalization. The study examined the degree to which faculty members perceive they are incorporating the teaching of global competencies into their courses and their perceptions of administrative support. Quantitative data were collected using an online survey instrument sent to general education faculty members teaching at community colleges in the State of Florida. Results showed that respondents generally believed that globalization and internationalization are important; however, they were not incorporating international instructional strategies at a level that correlated with their attitudes toward globalization and internationalization. In all disciplines, there was a perception that there was inadequate administrative support to enable them to internationalize the curriculum. The study did conclude that the more years' experience faculty had the more likely they were to be incorporating international instructional strategies.