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The Global Engagement Community of Practice brings together faculty and staff interested in extending UTEP’s presence and impact in global research, creative activities, and instruction for the purpose of providing our students and the community with a high quality educational environment.


We aspire to advance UTEP's commitment to global scholarly, creative, and educational activities by • Institutionalizing best practices through the centralization of processes and procedures for efficiency and transparency; • Expanding student learning, promoting faculty development, and supporting research partnership • Sharing experiences and information; • Developing partnerships on and off campus; • Increasing global understanding among students through experiential learning; and • Extending the meaning of community engagement by including international activities.


  1. Campus internationalization and engagement
  2. Global Education
  3. Global Experiential Learning
  4. International research collaborations


Engineering - Civil Engineering
Engineering risk analysis, reliability analysis, Stochastic modeling, nondestructive evaluation, global engineering education
Featured: Awards

Liberal Arts - Political Science and Public Administration
Political Institutions, Lawmaking, Electoral Systems, Democratization, Political Accountability, Political Instability

Assistant Professor
Engineering - Civil Engineering
Digital Twin, Smart Cities, Smart Construction, Building Information Modeling (BIM), Cloud Computing, Deep Learning, Computer Vision, Virtual Reality (VR), Drone Technology

Lusk, Mark
Professor Emeritus
Health Sciences - Social Work
Community Engaged Scholarship, Social Work, International Development, Migration, Refugees, Border Health, COVID-19, Stress
Featured: Awards

Liberal Arts - Masters of Leadership Studies (MLS)
Featured: Awards

Related Efforts

NAFSA: Association of International Educators
External Related Effort

International education is the cornerstone for building a more understanding and peaceful world. NAFSA serves the needs of more than 10,000 members and international educators worldwide and is the leading organization committed to international education and exchange, working to advance policies and practices that build global citizens with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in today's interconnected world.

UTEP Goals For Global Engagement
UTEP Resource
Gaspare Genna

Goal 1 – Advance the process of UTEP’s Global Engagement by institutionalizing procedures as outlined in the three prior Provost Office Task Forces.

Goal 2 – Provide a rubric to guide the development of students as globally engaged citizens within the objectives of the UTEP EDGE

Goal 3 – Design a strategic plan to guide the development and introduction of Global Engagement partnerships

Internationalization Strategies for the 21st Century
External Resource
Gaspare Genna

This is a presentation given at the National Conference on Trusteeship by Brad Farnsworth, Assistant Vice President, Center for Internationalization and Global Engagement, American Council on Education (4/19/16).

University of South Florida World
External Resource
Gaspare Genna

This is an example of institutionalized global engagement at a major university.

Global Purdue University
External Resource
Gaspare Genna

This is an example of institutionalized global engagement at a major university.


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This community engages in dialog as follows:

None specified to date.