Ohio State CIBER
Initiatives and Research

The Ohio State CIBER is engaging in a wide variety of initiatives to support international business education and research at Ohio State and across the state of Ohio and the country. These initiatives include collaborations with internal and external organizations, faculty development and research, travel grants for underrepresented students, workshops and presentations, and more. Select initiatives can be found below:

Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL)

The Ohio State CIBER is engaging in multiple initiatives to support the development and usage of Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) in the Fisher College of Business. Through collaborations with the Office of International Affairs and a consortium of other CIBER institutions, Ohio State CIBER will work with faculty and staff to promote this important and effective form of international virtual exchange which was pioneered by SUNY COIL in the early 2000s.

Columbus Council on World Affairs (CCWA)

The CCWA's mission is to increase global awareness in the Columbus region. Their vision is to be the leading nonpartisan, globally-focused organization in the Columbus Region. The Council fosters a community that is well-informed about critical international issues as they affect the world, nation and the local region, and whose citizens utilize this insight to make effective decisions in our global society. Ohio State CIBER works closely with CCWA to partner on the Global Scholars Diploma program for local high school students.

Consortium for Minority-Serving Institutions & Community Colleges

The CIBER Minority-Serving Institution (MSI) and Community College (CC) Consortium (CMCC) acts as a resource multiplier in connecting schools across the CIBER network with MSIs and CCs nationwide for the purpose of internationalizing business education, thereby increasing the visibility of and access to innovative development opportunities for faculty, staff and students.

The CMCC consists of universities across the country that are home to the Centers for International Business Education & Research (CIBER), a Title VI grant provided by the U.S. Department of Education. The CMCC includes The Ohio State University, the University of South Carolina, University of Washington, George Washington University, Indiana University, San Diego State University, Brigham Young University, Florida International University, Georgia Tech, Texas A&M University, Michigan State University, and the University of Maryland. 

The Forum on Education Abroad

The Forum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, membership association recognized by the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission as the Standards Development Organization (SDO) for the field of education abroad. The Forum provides training and resources to education abroad professionals and its Standards of Good Practice are recognized as the definitive means by which the quality of education abroad programs may be judged. The Forum’s mission is to cultivate educators who champion high quality education abroad experiences that ignite curiosity, impact lives, and contribute to a better world. Ohio State CIBER will be working with the Forum to host the Accelerated Residency program, supporting underrepresented faculty and staff participation in Forum events, and is also sponsoring the 14th Annual Institute on Health, Safety, Security and Risk Management.