Travel and International Education Committee
Minutes of November 9, 2000 (Revised)

Present:  R. McKelvey, D. Stapleton, J. Shanks, E. Kraemer, G. Gilmore, R. McCannon, J. Lokken, and G. Chu

Excused:  W. Doering, J. Majak, and T. Gushiken

The meeting was called to order by Joyce Shanks, Chair, at 8:15 a.m.  The minutes of the previous meeting were approved as distributed.

Joyce reviewed the discussion she had with Faculty Senate Chair Bange regarding items 5 and 6 (curriculum review) in the draft of Revised Bylaws for TIEC, Duties and responsibilities of the Committee.  In general, Bange was in favor of the committee having oversight on International Studies
curriculum matters, but suggested that TIEC should discuss these items with the Faculty Senate Bylaws Committee.  The consensus of TIEC was that the entire revised bylaws would be reviewed with the Bylaws Committee, rather than taking items 5 and 6 separately.

Jay Lokken presented a very enthusiastic summary of the NAFSA conference, hosted recently by the UW-L Office of International Education.  The conference was a great success and did much to raise the stature of UW-L in the realm of international education.

It was reported that Jim Gallagher's "Walking Tour of Ireland" would have to be offered through TIEC, since the Continuing Education did not wish to offer it again.

TIEC continued its revision of the Bylaws by discussing "Duties and Responsibilities of the Committee".  Several changes were made and Joyce agreed to distribute an edited copy of the page to the committee (done on November 9).

There was some discussion about the three categories of foreign study tour programs (New, Annual, and Ongoing).  Consideration was given to combining the Annual and Ongoing categories into one.  No decision was made.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:10 a.m.

The next meeting of TIEC will by November 30 in 230 Morris Hall.