Publication Date

Summer 2013

Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Interdisciplinary Studies


William J. Reckmeyer


Case Study, Globalization, Global Studies, Higher Education, Institutional Change, Internationalization

Subject Areas

Higher education; Educational leadership; Multicultural education


Colleges and universities are responding to the force of globalization by encouraging faculty and administrators to develop programs that support students in the global worlds of work and of citizenship. Through a partnership with the Salzburg Global Seminar's International Study Program (ISP), San José State University (SJSU) is making efforts to "globalize the campus" through institutional change. The ISP draws on the Salzburg Global Seminar's experience with the Universities Project and with other institutions of higher education in the United States to create the desired change. This paper examined the progress of the SJSU Salzburg Program (the Program), drawing on a framework for success created by the Universities Project and on the author's experience as a participant in the Program.