The International Affairs Advisory Council is comprised of two student representatives, six faculty representatives and two staff representatives. One student shall be an international student. Committee responsibilities include:
- Advising the Vice Provost for International Affairs on the implementation of the University’s strategic plan for internationalization
- Identifying opportunities for international curriculum and academic program coordination, planning development and enhancement;
- Developing strategies for faculty development and internationalization, including faculty exchanges. The Council shall help develop guidelines for the $50,000 Faculty Development Fund, created in 1992 through the Strategic Planning Fund and administered through the Office of International Affairs. The Council shall also serve as the review and selection panel for awards from this fund.
- Identifying ways to make the student experience on campus more international in character and to stimulate student interest in international education.
INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS ADVISORY COUNCIL
CHARGE & RESPONSIBILITIES:
The International Affairs Advisory Council shall be responsible for: (1) Advising the Vice Provost for International Affairs on matters relating to this office and the University’s international program committees; (2) Identifying opportunities for international curriculum and academic program coordination, planning, development, and enhancement; (3) Formulating strategies for faculty development and internationalization, including fund-raising; and serving as a panel to review and advise the awarding of foreign grants for faculty and international programs whenever these become available; (4) Identifying ways to make the student experience on campus more international in character and to stimulate student interest in international education; (5) Recommending broad institutional policies and goals for programs of study and other opportunity abroad (in coordination with the Foreign Study Programs Committee); (6) Identifying opportunities and procedures to improve services for international students and scholars; (7) Advising the Vice Provost, the Provost, and the University President on external relations concerning the international dimensions of the University; (8) Promoting and enhancing international living on campus by supporting and advising the International House; and, (9) Recommending revised or new policies as appropriate in any area of the University to strengthen the international character of the University. The Office of International Affairs provides the staffing for this committee.
Membership of the International Affairs Advisory Council is fixed and consists of the: Chair, Foreign Studies Programs Committee; Director, Office of International Programs; Director, International Studies Program, or his/her designee; Chairs (or their designees) from the Asian Studies Committee, the Russian/East European Studies Committee, the Latin American Studies Committee, and the European Studies Committee; 3 additional teaching faculty members broadly representative of the campus; and 2 students, one of which shall be an international student.
The International Affairs Advisory Council shall report to the University Senate. At a minimum this report shall be in the form of an annual written report submitted by the Committee Chair to the Secretary of the University Senate no later than the final University Senate meeting in May. The committee shall also make additional written or oral reports to the Senate as necessary.