Which ACE resources are available to the SDSU community?
The ACE Internationalization toolkit covers various areas of comprehensive internationalization, and includes best practices from other institutions that have completed the ACE Internationalization Lab.

What is the timeline?
SDSU began the ACE Lab process in August 2020. The process will conclude in July 2022 with a final report and deliverables. The ACE Internationalization Lab Cohort 18 Timeline outlines all steps in the process. Note that due to COVID-19, the steps that would require SDSU staff to travel are being conducted virtually.

How does this align with SDSU’s Global Strategy Implementation?
The ACE Lab will guide the formation of a Global Strategy for SDSU with each of SDSU’s 8 focus areas receiving specific attention through a targeted subcommittee.

Who is involved?
Dr. Cristina Alfaro, AVP of International Affairs, is overseeing the ACE Internationalization Lab for SDSU. Dr. Alfaro’s co-chairs in the process are Dr. Adrienne Fusek, Director of Global Education and Partnerships and Mr. Ricky Paniagua, Assistant Director of International Student Services. Other members of the International Affairs Leadership Team and the Global Strategy Implementation Team will all be engaged in various parts of the process. SDSU’s ACE advisor is David Fleshler, J.D., who has 10 years of experience with ACE, and currently serves as Senior International Officer at Case Western Reserve.

What will be the benefits?
Leveraging the ACE Internationalization Lab to create a comprehensive Global Strategy will ensure  a strategic, coordinated process that aligns and integrates policies, programs, and initiatives to position SDSU as more globally oriented and internationally connected.