Implementing 4-A For Jedi
Western Kentucky University’s (WKU) Office of Global Learning and International Affairs has reaffirmed its mission to provide a global learning experience to all students. WKU has a strong reputation for study abroad with high participation rates for regional public universities but strives to do better. Regarding justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion, WKU seeks to improve advising and global learning program offerings to meet the needs of traditionally underrepresented students. To achieve these goals, WKU has adopted the 4-A Change Process Cycle (Awareness, Assessment, Action, Accountability) as a guide and was able to identify advocates for building study abroad program capacity for targeted underrepresented groups. This interactive session will lead participants through the 4-A Change Process Cycle utilizing an example to support BIPOC students going abroad. Attendees will gain insight into lessons learned for recruitment of BIPOC students, as well as strategies related to collaborating with partners and enhancing justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion initiatives.
- Toni Dye, Western Kentucky University
- Dr. Saundra Curry Ardrey, Western Kentucky University
- Katie Bush, Western Kentucky University