Shared Futures Projects-Global Education - Carnegie Mellon University

Shared Futures Projects

Shared Futures: Global Learning and Social Responsibility is a multi-project, national initiative of The Association of American Colleges and Universities' (AAC&U) Office of Diversity, Equity, and Global Initiatives. It assumes we live in an interdependent but unequal world and that higher education can help prepare students not only to thrive in such a world but to remedy its inequities. In such a world, AAC&U seeks to support the academy in its vital role of expanding knowledge about the world's people and problems and advancing democracy and justice both at home and abroad.

Shared Futures: General Education for Global Learning is the active AAC&U global initiative, currently supported by the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE). It is a two-year program building upon previous Shared Futures projects to expand and extend the role of global learning in general education curricula at a network of 16 institutions, including Carnegie Mellon.

The mission of the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) is to make the aims of liberal learning a vigorous and constant influence on institutional purpose and educational practice in higher education.


AAC&U Conference poster [.pdf]