August 25, 2006
TO: Tom Hench, Convener
International Education Committee
FROM: Carmen Wilson, Chair
RE: Committee Charge for 2006-2007 Academic Year
This memo is intended to serve as the initial charge letter to the International Education Committee for the 2006-07 academic year. Please share this memo with the committee members.
Per Faculty Senate Bylaw II. (s): “Each faculty committee shall hold an organizational meeting and report the name of the chairperson to the senate office by October 1. (Joint Chairpersons are not permitted.)”
Therefore, as the convener of the International Education Committee, please arrange, as soon as feasible, an organizational meeting. In addition to a chairperson, please also elect a secretary.
Primary responsibilities of the chairperson include:
o promptly informing the Senate office (5-8018) the results of the election of officers and any changes in committee membership.*
o organizing and conducting meetings.
o completing a year end report on the International Education Committee activities to be submitted to the Senate Office no later than May 31, 2007.
*The committee chairperson should carefully review Faculty Senate Bylaw II, “Faculty Standing Committees” for information on committee attendance and the role of alternates.
Primary responsibilities of the secretary include:
o recording minutes of each meeting.
o promptly sending meeting minutes to Sibbie Weathers (firstname.lastname@example.org) so that the minutes can be posted on the faculty senate website.
In the event the committee chooses to rotate secretarial duties, please designate one person to be responsible for e-mailing the meeting minutes to Sibbie Weathers.
According to Faculty Senate Bylaw II. L. The International Education Committee, the duties and responsibilities of the committee shall include:
- Establishing, maintaining, and updating the procedures and criteria used to review proposals for offering credit-generating courses or programs of study at foreign or international sites. The committee shall publicize the standards used to determine if awarding academic credit is appropriate.
- Receiving and reviewing all proposals for offering credit-generating courses or programs of study at foreign or international sites provided the proposed offering has been approved by the appropriate department(s) and dean(s). The review shall provide for consultation with the Office of International Education. Upon approval by the committee, the proposal shall be forwarded to the appropriate curriculum committee (or dean in the case of umbrella course topics) for further review.
- Reviewing the International Studies (INS) minor program and courses with the INS prefix. The committee shall receive and review all proposals for revisions in the requirements for the INS minor and all proposals for new or revised courses with the INS prefix. The review shall provide for consultation with the Director of the International Studies Curriculum. Upon approval by the committee, the proposal shall be forwarded to the Dean of the College of Liberal Studies and to the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee for further review.
- Advising the Director of the Office of International Education and other administrative authorities and university committees in the development, application, and evaluation of policies and procedures for global education programs.
- Providing for the periodic review and assessment of the university's international education programs, policies, and procedures. The areas reviewed shall include both credit and non-credit study tours, foreign study and exchange programs, and international student issues.
- Receiving annual reports on the number of international students enrolled at UW-L, the number of UW-L students participating in global education programs, and the number of international education opportunities for UW-L faculty and staff.
In addition to the committee's normal duties, I ask that the committee consider and report on the following special charges:
- Evaluate the current set of “Guidelines for International Study Tour Programs” and, if necessary, modify to reflect current thinking. Please plan to submit a report on this charge to faculty senate no later than November 3, 2006.
- Evaluate the needs of international students studying at UW-La Crosse, the student support services available for international students on campus, and make recommendations about additional services needed. Please plan to submit a report on this charge to faculty senate no later than February 1, 2007.
If you have questions or concerns regarding these charges, please contact me at any time during the year. Finally, if the Senate Executive Committee or I can assist your committee in any way during the year, please do not hesitate to ask.