Duke CIBER, in concert with Duke University itself, is poised to embark on a new stage of internationalization, one that will cause international awareness to become an integral part of theuniversity's internal and external character. For the 2006-2010 grants, Duke CIBER hasidentified three overarching goals encompassing all educational and outreach purposes of theCIBER legislation. The first goal is to advance international business (IB) research at Duke andelsewhere; the second, to advance IB education at Duke and across the United States; and third,to increase the capacity of U.S. businesses to succeed in the global economy. To achieve thesegoals, Duke CIBER will continue a number of the more successful innovations of the past whilefollowing a radically new research strategy involving a set of initiatives resting on two major research projects undertaken and led by Duke CIBER. The first of these research-basedinitiatives, Inter-Cultural Edge (ICE), has the goal of offering a new methodology for exploringcross-cultural communication awareness and related tools for teaching business communicationstrategies. The second key initiative is the Off-shoring Research Initiative (ORI), a multi-year biannual research project focusing on American competitiveness and the off shoring of whitecollar work. Both ICE and ORI offer multiple and distinct outcomes that in total meet all stated purposes of the CIBER legislation
include every type of activity required by statute.Complementing these two all-encompassing initiatives, Duke CIBER will implement six newcomplementary initiatives promoting cross-disciplinary awareness of IB and the benefits of increasing international skills as a strategy for economic success in a globally interdependentworld.
Florida International University
We are proud to present our application to the U. S. Department of Education for another four-year cycle, from 2006-2010. After careful and detailed planning with our Advisory Council, wehave 51 activities that we believe meet the legislative mandates. These activities also includetwo invitational priorities on the teaching of foreign languages, and programs that focus onhomeland security and U.S. international competitiveness. We have built upon the framework we established in our previous funding cycles, and believe we have exceeded what wecommitted to do four years ago. Our intent is to carry forward the activities that have beensuccessful and add exciting new initiatives. Many of our activities have become self-supporting,now embedded in the CBA. Although you will see a wide range of activities in the narrative,they fall within two thematic categories: (1)
Improving U.S. International Competitiveness inToday's World of Heightened Security;
Using Languages and Technology Wisely in International Business: Improving K-12, College and Organizational Absorption.
That includesour academic programs, language programs, K-12 activities, and collaborative activitiesincluding the Faculty Development in International Business Programs, research anddevelopmental activities. We are strongly committed to deliver unique curricular, research andoutreach programs that serve our students, faculty and university community, our local businessand educational community within South Florida. Our goal is to make all our constituents morecompetitive in the global economy, and continue as a local and regional resource for promotingU.S. business' global reach. We have bold and exciting things planned for our region, as westrive to honor our commitment to deliver programs that have great impact.