International Education Committee

Meeting Minutes

February 20, 2004

330 Cartwright Center


Present: D. Kuderer (Chair), A. Burrowes, S. Rajagopal, J. Bryan, P. Nelson, K. Koppelman, N. Navar, A. Handtke

Excused: G. Cravins, J. Hill

Consultants: E. Kraemer (INS), L. Swayhoover (OIE)

Invited Guest: Prof. Timothy Mc Andrews (Archaeology)


  1. Meeting was called to order by Chair Kuderer at 12:10 pm
  2. Jeff Bryan, new committee member, was introduced. [Jeff was an original member of the committee but was unable to participate during the fall semester due to his schedule conflicts. This semester he is filling in for Cheri Niedzwicki who is unable to serve on this committee this semester.]


  1. Prof. Timothy Mc Andrews, Archaeology, was invited to today’s meeting to share with the committee his proposed Bolivia field research project.  A lengthy and informative dialogue ensued.

M/S/P  (7/0/1) The International Education Committee reviewed and indicated an endorsement of Prof. Mc Andrew’s summer internship/field research program to be conducted in Bolivia during Summer, 2004. The Committee looks forward to receiving a program during the Fall, 2004 semester.


4.       Professor Burrowes’s proposed trip to the United Kingdom and

    Sweden  will be placed on the agenda for the next meeting. Prof.  

Burrowes is meeting with Lisa Swayhoover as he prepares his       proposal.


  1. The following letter, prepared by Eric Kraemer, was discussed, edited

and approved by the Committee:


Dear [to be sent to Department Chairs, Grants Committee, Provost Office, Campus Connection]:


This is a gentle reminder concerning courses that your faculty might be thinking of offering overseas. The Faculty Senate Bylaws for the International Education Committee clearly state that all UW-L study tours and course offerings that are scheduled to be held outside the United States must first be approved by the International Education Committee. Forms for these international study tours and course offerings are available on line at and from the Office of International Education (116 GMH).


In case your faculty ask, the rationale for this requirement has to do with being able to offer protection both to the tour leader and the students involving insurance and legal problems in case of mishap. Those who do not have such protection are putting themselves and their students at risk.


Thanks for your attention to this matter. We look forward to hearing from you about any international study plans that your faculty are working on.




Don Kuderer, Chair

International Education Committee


  1. M/S/P to approve (with minor corrections) the minutes of the meeting

held on Feb. 13, 2004.


  1. Lisa Swayhoover reported that the UW-L Office of International Education passed the surprise inspection from the Homeland Security, receiving an A+ grade.


  1. The next meeting with be on March 5, 2004, 12:05-1:00, Room 330 Cartwright Center.


  1. The meeting was adjourned at 1:07 pm.


Respectfully submitted,


Nancy Navar