Subcommittees

Why subcommittees?

Subcommittees of the Internationalization Laboratory (ILab) were formed to investigate various ideas relating to internationalizing here at UWRF.   

Where did these ideas come from? 

The Steering Group (see the group and its credentials off the ILab homepage) had some ideas. Before the environmental scan survey was constructed, a campus e-mail was sent out (see "Campus Communication" off the homepage) asking for ideas about internationalizing UWRF. These formed a group of ideas in the Faculty and IAS Survey that went out in February. In the survey, people could volunteer to serve on these subcommittees and suggest other ideas. In crafting the Academic Staff and Classified Staff surveys, the ideas from the first survey were listed as subcommittees. The Steering Group during this time consolidated ideas and added committees as indicated by the results. The answer to the paragraph's opening question, then, is that they came from you, from all of us.

How was subcommittee membership determined?

The Steering Group took what it knew of people's interests from the surveys and placed people onto various subcommittees. To be efficient, the Core Subcommittee was kept to several people. To be encompassing an Advisory Circle for each subcommittee was created by putting all those who volunteered for a certain subcommittee into that Advisory Circle. All members were invited to reposition themselves as desired. The ideas was that this group could participate through e-mail and be informed of meetings and receive minutes and attend if desired, but most of the advisory circles' contributions would be less direct than the core decision makers and managers.  

Where will these ideas go? 

The product from each subcommittee will be a report. The report will be discussed in terms of campus priorities by the Steering Group and form part of the report that it submits to the ACE Internationalization Laboratory consultants, who will come to campus in March of 2013. The consultants will submit their reports to the administration. Ideas that have emerged as a high priority through this process are likely to find their way into one of the annual initiatives within the annual cycling of the strategic plan, Pathway to Distinction.  

Subcommittees: Charges & Membership

1. Curriculum Development and Infusion

Charge: Look into ways to develop faculty in order to assist them in infusing international issues and perspectives throughout their curriculum. The goal is not, necessarily, to add courses but to bring international material to already existing courses, even where such an endeavor seems difficult or possibly even irrelevant. Explore external grant possibilities (Ford Foundation, etc.) and/or investigate ideas for internal funding of such development (extra points on the sabbatical rating system for internationalizing the curriculum and any other ideas). Look into ways to incorporate live classroom exchange via the Web. Make recommendations to the Steering Group by October 30, 2012.

Core Membership: Brian Huffman (CBE); Ozcan Kilic; Don Taylor (CAFES); Juan Carlos Chaves (CAS)

Chair: Ozcan Kilic

Steering Group Liaison: Ozcan Kilic

Agendas & Minutes



2. Education Abroad

Charge: Look into ways that UWRF Education Abroad may be enhanced and made distinctive.  Particularly investigate the possibility of a Sophomore Year Abroad Program.  (Confer Bryant College in Rhode Island's program.)  Make recommendations to the Steering Group by October 30, 2012.

Core Membership: Kris Butler (CAS); George Dierberger; Megan Learman (GC); Amy Lloyd; Terry Mannetter (CAS); Faye Perkins (CEPS); Charlie Rader (CAS); Stacy Vollmers (CBE); Ian Williams (CAFES)

Chair: George Dierberger

Steering Group Liaison: Megan Learman

Agendas & Minutes



3. International Students

Charge: Recommend ways to integrate international students into the social and intellectual lives of the broad campus community, working especially with American students who have traveled abroad, on an on-going, semester-long process as well as in connection the orientation for international students. (Consult the work of Magara, Shelby, Karen, and Rhonda on the "Global Partners" program.)  Make recommendations to the Steering Group by October 30, 2012.

Core Membership: Carolyn Brady; Molly Gerrish (CEPS); Magara Maeda (CAS); Vladimir Pavlov (CAS); Rhonda Petree; Shelby Rubbelke; Paul Shepherd; Bonnie Walters (CAFES); Wei Zheng (CBE)

Chair: Paul Shepherd

Steering Group Liaisons: Carolyn Brady, Shelby Rubbelke

Agendas & Minutes



4. Faculty and Staff Opportunities

Charge: Explore ways to enhance service abroad (as we have engaged in Haiti, the Dominican Republic, with Habitat for Humanity and self-generated programs), to find further opportunities for faculty to go abroad as teachers, researchers, and consultants, and to present their international experience after having gone abroad so as make UWRF faculty participation more apparent.  Make recommendations to the Steering Group by October 30, 2012.

Core Membership: Kathie Anderson; Todd Savage (CEPS); Gay Ward; Amy Lloyd; Marilyn Duerst (CAS); Valerie Malzacher; Thomas Pedersen; Rebecca Raham (CAS); Brenda Boetel (CAFES); Mary Tichich (CBE)

Chair: Valerie Malzacher

Steering Group Liaison: Gay Ward

Agendas & Minutes



5. Advising Students for Internationalizing

Charge: Since many internationalizing efforts involve effective advising, explore ways to improve advising for UWRF students.  Such explorations may involve recommendations for international advising faculty development, for creating department-specific advising guides for students, for on-going introductions to best advising practices at new faculty orientations.  Make recommendations to the Steering Group by October 30, 2012.

Core Membership: Cecilia Bustamante (CAS); Charlie Corcoan (CBE); Sylvia Kehoe (CAFES); Megan Learman; Lissa Scheneider-Rebozo; Lori Swanson (CEPS); Rich Wallace

Chair: Sylvia Kehoe

Steering Group Liaison: Megan Learman

Agendas & Minutes



6. Establishing a Confucius Institute at UWRF

Charge: Look into the feasibility and advisability of establishing a Confucius Institute at UWRF.  Make recommendations to the Steering Group by October 30, 2012.

Core Membership: Carolyn Brady; Kris Butler; Kelsey McLean; Brent Green; Wen Zhang (CAS); Wei Zheng (CBE)

Chair: Kris Butler

Steering Group Liaison: Carolyn Brady

Agendas & Minutes



7. International Development

Charge: Explore ways of sustaining and linking already established endeavors in international development education to a deeper foundation (hiring recommendations in this area to sustain a curricular emphasis?) and with community development and global citizenship.  Make recommendations to the Steering Group by October 30, 2012.

Core Membership: Jackie Brux, Arunendu Chatterjee; Juan Carlos Chaves; Brent Greene; Paige Miller; Amber Qureshi; Lissa Schneider-Rebozo

Chair: Paige Miller

Steering Group Liaison: Marshall Toman

Agendas & Minutes



8. International Undergrad Research/Internship Opportunities, Including International Science Fellowship

Charge: Explore opportunities to increase international undergraduate research and internship opportunities, including an International Science Fellowship.  Make recommendations to the Steering Group by October 30, 2012.

Core Membership: Earl Blodgett; Jennifer Brantley; Sylvia Kehoe, Tim Lyden

Chair: Earl Blodgett

Steering Group Liaison: Sylvia Kehoe

Agendas & Minutes



9. Improving Processes for Recruiting and Admitting International Students

Charge: Look into ways to improve processes for recruiting and admitting international students. Make recommendations to the Steering Group by October 30, 2012.

Core Membership: Caroline Baker (CEPS); Carolyn Brady; Dawn Hukai; Annette Klemp (CAS); Hossein Najafi (CBE); Daniel Rivera; Joe Shakal (CAFES)

Chair: Dawn Hukai

Steering Group Liaison: Carolyn Brady

Agendas & Minutes



10. Improving Transportation to Cities for International Students

Charge: Investigate previous efforts to establish and look into a way to create regular, recurring transportation to important Twin Cities destinations. Make recommendations to the Steering Group by October 30, 2012.

Core Membership: Ozcan Kilic; Lisa Kroutil; Catherine Ross-Stroud; Wei Zheng

Chair: Ozcan Kilic

Steering Group Liaison: Ozcan Kilic

Agendas & Minutes



11. Education Abroad Re-Entry

Charge: Investigate further ways to make re-entry easy and the education abroad even more meaningful. A respondent cited the following URL: http://cslc.nd.edu/abroad/reentry/link.  Make recommendations to the Steering Group by October 30, 2012.

Core Membership: Kathie Anderson; Denise Herrera; Tamra Knight; Kelsey McLean; Mialisa Moline

Co-Chairs: Kelsey McLean and Kathie Anderson

Steering Group Liaison: Megan Learman

Agendas & Minutes



12. Staff Development on International Education

Charge: Review the program for staff development at Old Dominion (http://www.odu.edu/ao/humanresources/training/globalcertificate.shtmllink) and investigate the possibility of establishing a similar program at UWRF. Make recommendations to the Steering Group by October 30, 2012.

Core Membership: Kathie Anderson; Rhonda Petree; Shelby Rubbelke; Jennifer Sell; Jennifer Willis-Rivera

Chair: Jennifer Sell

Steering Group Liaison: Shelby Rubbelke

Agendas & Minutes




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