Internationalization Task Force

Subcommittees

As part of the Task Force's work process, subcommittees worked independently to develop their mid-year plans and April reports. All of the reports posted here are drafts; while many of the elements in these draft reports are likely to appear in the Task Force's strategic plan, this is still very much a work in progress. The Task Force and subcommittees recognize that work related to a number of the draft recommendations in these plans is already in place in many of the colleges. These draft recommendations also have yet to address resource issues. 

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1. Inventory/Audit Subcommittee

MEMBERS:
Sharon Stewart, Health Sciences - CHAIR
David Bettez, Office of International Affairs
Susan Carvalho, Assistant Provost for International Programs
Kay Roberts, Office of International Affairs
Roger Sugarman, Institutional Effectiveness

CHARGE:

  • Articulate objectives for activities audit, in areas of research, curriculum, international students, study abroad, and other engagement activities; articulate assessment criteria
  • Design and implement audit instrument
  • Provide advice and guidance to student worker
  • Analyze results and recommend strategies to increase activities at all levels
  • Produce intermediate report (for January Task Force meeting) and final recommendations/goals (by May)

INTERIM REPORT

2. Curriculum Subcommittee

MEMBERS:
Dorothy Brockopp, Nursing - CHAIR
Ann Dickson, Design
Ted Fiedler, Arts & Sciences
Michael Healy, Law
Janet Roccanova, Office of International Affairs

CHARGE:

  • Review College and Professional Program strategic plans to assess curricular trends, agendas, and goals in light of internationalization objectives
  • Articulate desired student learning outcomes at graduate and undergraduate level, and strategies for assessment
  • Work with Inventory group and student worker to decide how to centralize information on international curriculum
  • Explore options and obstacles for dual degree / joint degree programs, usefulness of “memoranda of understanding," etc.
  • Examine initiatives for “study tours": course-based programs abroad (e.g. Michigan State model)
  • Consider awards/recognitions for curriculum with intl/global focus
  • Explore feasibility of an “international track" within each major, College, or Professional Program (e.g. Penn State model)
  • Discuss visibility of international coursework, space for it within various majors, etc.
  • Conduct benchmark/aspirational comparisons as well as analysis of available resources
  • Produce intermediate report (for January Task Force meeting) and final recommendations/goals (by May)

INTERIM REPORT

3. International Exchanges and Collaborations Subcommittee

MEMBERS:
Mike Reed, Agriculture - CHAIR
Beth Goldstein, Education
Claudia Hopenhayn, Public Health
G.T. Lineberry, Engineering
Sue Roberts, Arts & Sciences
Janet Roccanova, Office of International Affairs
Melody Ryan, Pharmacy

CHARGE:

  • Gather data on existing programs across the University
  • Work with Inventory group to include this information in database
  • Examine programs at other institutions that foster or support faculty/program exchanges
  • Articulate objectives for faculty/program international exchanges, consistent with student learning outcomes, and strategies for assessment
  • Identify opportunities as well as barriers to faculty/program exchanges at UK, including availability of resources
  • Address issue of “memoranda of understanding"
  • Produce intermediate report (for January Task Force meeting) and final recommendations/goals (by May)

INTERIM REPORT

4. Research/Engagement Subcommittee

MEMBERS:
Alan DeYoung, Education - CHAIR (Fall 07)
John Roark, Proposal Development Office - CHAIR (Spring 08)
Susan Carvalho, Asst. Provost for International Programs
Ellen Furlough, Arts & Sciences
Mike Reed, Agriculture
Monica Udvardy, Arts & Sciences
Tom Young, Pediatrics
Greg Wasilkowski - Engineering

CHARGE:

  • Examine current status of UK research involving international focus
  • Articulate objectives to increase international research activity, in ways congruent with departmental, collegiate or professional-program objectives and missions as outlined in the strategic plans, and outline strategies for assessment
  • Identify opportunities and barriers to expanded international research, including availability of resources
  • Recommend structures/mechanisms to encourage or support international research and engagement, including awards/recognitions for global research or global engagement; the recognition of international work in FMER assessment; etc.
  • Assess the incorporation of faculty research/engagement work with undergraduate research opportunities, or opportunities for graduate/professional students
  • Assist Inventory subcommittee in planning the gathering and input of research data
  • Produce intermediate report (for January Task Force meeting) and final recommendations/goals (by May)

INTERIM REPORT

5. Education Abroad Subcommittee

MEMBERS:
Suzanne Waldrop, Business & Economics - CHAIR
Kwaku Addo, Graduate School
Sharon Brennan, Education
Sam Matheny, Medicine
Katherine McCormick, Education
Mahjabeen Rafiuddin, Student Affairs
Diana Rast, Business & Economics
Janet Roccanova, Office of International Affairs
Sue Strup, Career Center
Monica Udvardy, Arts & Sciences
Linda Worley, Arts & Sciences

CHARGE:

  • Articulate student learning outcomes/objectives for education abroad, and outline strategies for assessment at graduate/professional and undergraduate levels
  • Identify opportunities and barriers for student participation, including availability of resources
  • Discuss service learning abroad, internships, co-ops, and student research abroad - goals, objectives, mechanisms/models
  • Discuss ways of incorporating student experience into later coursework; specifically address issues of interdisciplinary work as well as involvement of professional programs
  • Work with Inventory group on data collection by region and by constituency
  • Make recommendations, set goals and timeline for expanding education abroad
  • Produce intermediate report (for January Task Force meeting) and final recommendations/goals (by May)

INTERIM REPORT

6. International Student Recruitment Subcommittee

MEMBERS:
Marie-Antoinette Sossou, Social Work - CHAIR
Liga Abolins, ESL
Kwaku Addo, Graduate School
Pat Bond, Graduate School
Audra Cryder, Office of International Affairs
Teresa Keller
Charlene Leach, Office of International Affairs
Ann Livingstone, Office of International Affairs
Nirmal Ravi, Graduate Student member
Karen Slaymaker, Office of International Affairs
John Yopp, Associate Provost

CHARGE:

  • Identify opportunities and barriers for international student recruitment and enrollment
  • Articulate objectives for international recruitment, consistent with student learning outcomes, and outline strategies for assessment
  • Work with Inventory group on data collection by region and by constituency
  • Make recommendations, set goals and timeline for expanding international student enrollment
  • Produce intermediate report (for January Task Force meeting) and final recommendations/goals (by May)

INTERIM REPORT

7. Campus Culture and Co-Curriculum Subcommittee

MEMBERS:
Juan Fernando Yepes, Dentistry - CHAIR
Ilka Balk, Engineering
Phil Harling, Chellgren Chair
Eeva Hoch, Libraries
Mahjabeen Rafiuddin, Multicultural Affairs
Doug Slaymaker, Arts & Sciences
Pat Terrell, Vice President for Student Affairs

CHARGE

  • Review student life-related issues, including how best to involve international students in curriculum and co-curriculum as well as in regional or local community
  • Identify opportunities and barriers for current international students, including availability of resources
  • Articulate specific learning outcomes for international students, as well as for the broader UK community as a result of the increased presence/profile of international students
  • Identify strategies for integration of experiences by Education Abroad returnees
  • Produce intermediate report (for January Task Force meeting) and final recommendations/goals (for May)

INTERIM REPORT

8. Communications Subcommittee

MEMBERS:
Beth Barnes, Communications - CHAIR
Chike Anyaegbunam, Communications
Michelle Gorin, Office of International Affairs

CHARGE:

  • Articulate objectives for an internationalization web site, particularly with regard to content
  • Develop or identify sources for desired content
  • Assess current communications materials as regards internationalization and UK's “global reach"
  • Develop broader communications plan, well linked to local and statewide constituencies and initiatives - for example as regards engagement, Kentucky as an international destination, etc.
  • Present intermediate report (for January task force mtg) and final recommendations/goals (by May)

INTERIM REPORT