Subcommittee Charges

Long Term International and Domestic Opportunities (one semester or longer)

This subcommittee is charged with investigating the future direction of long term international and domestic opportunities for undergraduate and graduate/law students to increase interest and participation in these opportunities. The subcommittee should:

  • Investigate practices that encourage long-term opportunities such as developing plans of study for all disciplines, examining changes to the academic calendar and identifying financial models for greater student participation.
  • Study ways to broaden the experience: Investigate pre- and post- components (preparation and reflection), develop specific learning objectives and look to integrate into existing classes.

Short Term International and Domestic Opportunities (shorter than one semester)

This subcommittee is charged with investigating the development of short term international and domestic opportunities for undergraduate and graduate/law students to significantly increase the number of students who participate in these opportunities. The subcommittee should:

  • Investigate the structures (personnel, department) needed to support a large short-term initiative.
  • Identify and remove possible barriers that would keep faculty from developing short term experiences
  • Identify and remove possible barriers that would keep students from taking advantage of short-term opportunities (timing, cost).
  • Develop a plan to investigate how to find partners for new short-term efforts.
  • Develop learning objectives for short-term experiences.
  • International Student Integration
  • This subcommittee is charged with investigating how to engage and integrate international students on campus both to help acclimate international students and provide opportunities for interaction between international and national students. The subcommittee should:
  • Develop a plan to integrate/engage international students both inside and outside the classroom to the benefit of all students. Develop learning objectives for these integrated experiences.
  • Ensure structures are in place for international student support (working with Student Services Committee), which could include academic resources (language and tutoring) and other logistics (housing).

Assessment

This subcommittee is charged with working together with the first three subcommittees to develop an assessment plan for the university’s internationalization efforts.

Communications/Marketing/Advertising

This subcommittee is charged with developing and executing a plan to keep the university community informed of the laboratory activities and helps develop materials that will help promote internationalization on campus. The subcommittee should:

  • Manage and update communication plan associated with the laboratory (Web, Torch, Press Releases, other campus media).
  • Develop an intra-university communication plan that allows for effective communication of all campus internationalization efforts to the entire community.
  • Investigate how to best integrate what we are doing with internationalization within existing communication materials (web site, etc.).

Faculty Development/Support/Awards

This subcommittee is charged with investigating how to increase faculty development efforts and recognition for internationalization efforts. The subcommittee should:

  • Increase development opportunities for faculty on how to engage/incorporate international students in the classroom.
  • Increase development opportunities for faculty on how to engage in new internationalization efforts.
  • Investigate and develop tenure and promotion incentives for international work.
  • Increase support for international faculty.