Ohio’s Got a Plan!
After several years of cautious observations, the State of Ohio crated a plan! Since 2005, the number of international students studying in Ohio have been at historical high. diversity issue finally gained initial traction. The demand for H-1B visa for Ohio employers further increase visibility of talent attraction. Ohio Board of Regent, headed by Chancellor John Carey, issued a recommendation report for Global Reach to Engage Academic Talent (hereinafter referred to as GREAT). This report shows exciting strides toward effecting policies of talent attraction.
The report sends an exciting message that Ohio finally faces the urgency of international talent retention. The Chancellor emphasizes that Ohio must be able to inspire a sense of belonging for these students, or talents leave for the better. This daunting task requires synergy and collaboration, for
Together we must reflect on what we as a state and higher education institutions, business and communities within the state do well in order to replicate those best practices; and what policies and practices we can improve upon that are not aligned with attaining our objectives.
GREAT report identifies three policy goals:
- Promote Ohio as a postsecondary destination globally,
- Encourage international postsecondary students to remain in the state beyond their study, and
- Enhance global economic competitiveness of native Ohio students.
More updated analysis of this initiative will be posted. Please stay with us.