AASCU successfully completed the two and a half year Global Access Project (GAP), which was funded by a grant from the Department of State (DOS).
Twelve AASCU institutions participated in the project; each participating campus took the lead in addressing a different international issue each month. These monthly programs used DOS speakers and other resources to promote public diplomacy on our campuses and to generate greater interest among students in foreign and civil affairs careers.
An extension of the original project involves one of our AASCU institutions, James Madison University, which developed and produced a multi-media, interactive CD that reflects the work of the U.S. Department of State and its impact on domestic and international public perceptions. The CD-ROM, “Diplomacy in Action,” is designed for use in classes; it contains many features that will assist our campuses learn more about the State Department and its activities worldwide.