September 13, 2004
TO: Tom Hench, Convener
International Education Committee
FROM: Bruce Riley, Chair
RE: Committee Charge for 2004-2005 Academic Year
This memo is intended to serve as the initial charge letter to the International Education Committee for the 2004-05 academic year. As the convener of the Committee, it is your responsibility to arrange, as soon as feasible, an organizational meeting, the primary purpose of which is to elect a chairperson and a secretary. Please share this memo with the committee members either at the organizational meeting or, if you prefer, prior to that meeting.
Each faculty committee is expected to promptly provide the Senate office (5-8018) the results of the election of officers and any changes in committee membership. Regarding the latter item, the committee chairperson should carefully review the policies on committee attendance and the role of alternates on pgs. 10-11, of the 8-27-01 Articles & By-laws materials distributed by Jennifer Wilson's office. Following recent practice, we are asking that the committee secretaries e-mail the meeting minutes to Sibbie Weathers, ( firstname.lastname@example.org) so that the minutes can be quickly posted at the Senate Web site. At the end of the academic year, the committee chair should submit a report on the activities of the Travel & International Education Committee for that year.
In addition to the committee’s normal duties, I ask that the committee consider and report on the following special charge:
- Report on outcomes from the assessment of recent international education study programs.
- Work with the student senate to properly utilize the resources generated by the new differential tuition.
- Establish a working relationship with the Provost’s Taskforce on Academic Initiatives in International Education by holding a joint meeting(s) to identify common areas of concerns/responsibilities and pursuing collaborative work in these areas.
Instead of target dates for receipt of reports, I propose to ask each chair to talk with me in order to schedule dates for the Senate to review the results of these charges. If you have questions or concerns regarding the above charge, 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.