Date of Award

Fall 11-23-2021

Degree Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Education (EdD)


Educational Leadership

First Advisor

Andrea Kayne


Globalization is conceptualized as increased connectivity and interdependence among people worldwide. Its intensification causes many challenges, such as forced or voluntary migration, climate change, food insecurity, disruptions of chain management operations, economic inequality, and health crisis. Globalization alters the content and form of education at all levels, and it has an increasingly important role in higher education. By focusing on the importance of creating programs aimed to promote global collaboration, universities must promote the development of global citizenship to combat inequities and injustice created by globalization. The concepts of cosmopolitanism from Appiah and critical pedagogy from Freire have influenced global education. However, the lack of consensus on what should be included in a global strategy s still challenging for higher education administrators. As a Catholic institution, DePaul University developed a global education strategy, restructuring the administration of its international programs, creating a network of academic collaborations, and fostering an essential number of internationalization at home initiatives. The core aspects of this strategy were fostering a curriculum with a globally competent orientation, increasing the number of programs with social justice and community service orientation, and providing innovative opportunities for global education to minority students. This study was designed as secondary data analysis, including globalization, work environment, projections, higher education leadership, and international programs. After the analysis and conclusion, I described DePaul University’s case as the recommendation, explaining how implementing a comprehensive global education strategy served students’ critical global competence and global citizenship skills.