Going Global

A Bird's Eye View of TWU's Denton Campus

Drawing on existing initiatives at Texas Woman's, Going Global aims to increase student, faculty and staff opportunities for global awareness, engagement, and understanding. In today’s ever-changing global society, each of us needs to develop our own global perspective and learn to understand and respect the perspectives of others.

Texas Woman's has an established and ongoing commitment to global engagement. As noted in the first sentence of our university mission, “Texas Woman’s University cultivates engaged leaders and global citizens.” Exploration going forward will include establishing a university-wide structure that supports intentional opportunities for students, faculty, and staff to be effective leaders in global contexts. The Going Global initiative proposes an approach that will leverage existing Texas Woman's global engagement opportunities and create new ones. It will establish institution-wide outcomes related to global engagement; educational opportunities for students, faculty and staff to cultivate a sense of their own global identity while also creating a structure to assess these outcomes.


  • Provide opportunities for Going Global without Going Abroad
  • Increase the awareness of existing global efforts and opportunities
  • Create ongoing education opportunities for students, faculty and staff to improve their global understanding
  • Establish a mechanism to assess student, faculty and staff global awareness, engagement, and understanding

Success Measures

  • Conduct annual audit of campus engagement in global opportunities
  • Establish system-wide Global Advisory Council
  • Formalize and sustain a faculty training program on “Building Global Perspectives”
  • Implement global competency assessment in all Global Perspectives courses

The Team

  • Ashley Bender, PhD, Co-chair
    Associate Professor of English
  • Annie Phillips, PhD, Co-chair
    Executive Director for International Affairs
  • Rima Abunasser, PhD, Member
    Assistant Professor of English
  • Gretchen Busl, PhD, Member
    Associate Professor of English
  • Taylor Morgan, MEd, Member
    Director of Education Abroad
  • Richard Shuster, DMA, Member
    Professor of Music
  • Gregoria Zamora, EdD, Member
    Director of International Student & Scholar Services