Committee Meeting Minutes
Cartwright Center Room 330
October 22, 2003
Present: Don Kuderer (Chair), Ashley Burrowes, Jaclyn Cardin (Student Association Representative), Georges Cravins, Jenny Hill (Student Association Representative), Kent Koppleman, Nancy Navar, Cheri Niedzwiecki, S. N. Rojagopal, Sharon Scherwitz
Excused: Mehmet Aritan
Consultants: Lisa Swayhoover, Study Abroad Programs Coordinator/OIE
Eric Kraemer, Director of International Studies Curriculum
I. Meeting was called to order by Chair Kuderer at 3:30pm.
II. Introductions and Welcome
III. Approval of the Minutes
M/S/P to approve the Oct. 8th meeting minutes with slight revisions/ corrections.
IV. Reports/Related discussion
A. Office of International Education--Lisa Swayhoover provided the following information:
Trip to Egypt by Lokken and Chancellor Hastad went well.
Per SIVAS Regulations, the Department of Homeland Security will be conducting visits to assess compliance.
Spring Study Abroad Session
§ Deadline was last Wednesday, Oct. 15
§ 108 students applied
§ Embedded trip to London for theater appreciation, honors classes, and theater workshop students.
§ Dr. Ardovino is offering trip to Italy for Recreation and Therapeutic Recreation students
§ Dates are finalized in January
§ Nov. 3rd is deadline for students to apply
Guidelines for International Study Tour Programs and the Budget Worksheet are now available on the Faculty Senate website. The coversheet will also be made available soon.
B. International Studies Curriculum--Eric Kraemer provided the following information:
§ 2 dozen students declared minor
§ Numbers moving up slowly, but steadily
§ Trying to get 3 credits for study abroad to fit into international studies general education requirement.
§ 2 possible new emphasis courses: Asian Studies and African Studies (hopefully will be reviewed next semester for approval)
V. General Discussion of International Education Initiatives
Chancellor Hastad and Provost Hitch will be attending our meeting on Nov. 5th.
§ Discussion focused on the preparation of a list of questions and/or topics which could be addressed at the Nov. 5th meeting. A list of topics will be forwarded to respective parties prior to the meeting.
Chair Kuderer asked that people send him emails of questions by October 29th to comprise a list of questions/topics for the next meeting.
Next meeting will be in Room 330 of Cartwright Center at 3:20pm on Wednesday, November 5th, 2003.
M/S/P to adjourn at 4:55 pm.
Submitted by Jenny Hill