According to the Oxford English Dictionary, one definition for global is:
Related to or encompassing the whole of anything or any group of things, categories, etc.; comprehensive, universal, total, overall.
I like this definition when thinking about distance education at the University of Arkansas, because it helps me remember that a key element of our strategy is to provide a global solution. We need to plan, develop, market, and deliver a comprehensive package of distance education to students who are seeking an alternative or complement to our already-robust on-campus offerings.
In this sense, global means the same thing to a student in Arkansas that it does to a student in Alaska.
What do you think?