DRAFT         Minutes of the International Education Committee

                                        March 31, 2010, 1:10-2:05pm, 326 Cartwright Center


Attendance:  David Anderson, Brock Bennett (student), Deborah Buffton, Gary Gilmore, Futaba Okamoto, Sheri Ross, Gaelle Talhouarne (student)


Committee Consultant:  Jay Lokken (Director of OIE)


Guests:  Karolyn Bald, Kaye Schendel


The meeting was called to order at 1:10pm

1.      Review of the minutes from the March 3rd meeting.  M/S/P to accept the minutes.


2.      Review of the Jamaican Service Learning Tour, March 14-21, 2009, Post-Trip Assessment (non-credit) presented by Karolyn Bald and Kaye Schendel

a.      Participation included 28 students, with one graduate student and one trip advisor

b.      Global citizenship focus

c.       Intensive participant involvement

d.      Other faculty could be involved in the future

e.      Have explored collaboration in the future with Ripon College

f.        Discussion ensued regarding the development of 1-3 credit proposal in Service Learning for the future


3.      Review of the Vietnam Civic Engagement Tour, January 6-21, 2009, Post-Trip Assessment presented by Karolyn Bald and Kaye Schendel

a.      Participation included 11 students, with two staff members

b.      Direct service provision related to addressing selected social needs was a major focus

c.       Had too many venues; in future will decrease the number of visitations and allow for more in-country traveling to have greater connectivity with the people and cultural aspects

d.      Another challenge arose since three students (2 UG; 1 G) wanted to conduct research:

i.   Leaders did not have advance notice

ii.  IRB not contacted in Vietnam

iii. PowerPoint brought but there was a lack of the technology to use it

iv. Survey instruments were not written in Vietnamese

            e.   Recommendations for next time:

                    i.  Require advance preparation for any research projects

                    ii. Address the key IRB steps for both countries in advance

             f.    Participant selection was on a first-come, first-served basis, resulting in a long wait in

                    line for some

g.      Selection of participants in the future will be through an application process that includes an essay

4.      Action taken on both assessments:  M/S/P to accept the reports.


5.      Review of the Proposal for the 2011 Canadian Study Tour in Public Health and Health Promotion by Gary D. Gilmore.  M/S/P to accept the proposal.


The meeting adjourned at 2:05pm


Respectfully submitted:  G.D. Gilmore