International Affairs FY2017

Committee Details:

Committee: International Affairs
Committee Category: Standing Committees of the University Senate
Fiscal Year: FY2017
Fiscal Year: 2017


  • Faculty Chair: Celka Straughn, Spencer Museum, (2018)
  • Faculty: Melissa Birch, Business, (2018)
  • Faculty: Kapila Silva, Architecture, (2019)
  • Faculty: Manuela Gonzalez-Bueno, Curriculum & Teaching (2019)
  • Staff: Alexis McKinley Jones, Study Abroad (2018)
  • Staff: Seth Brooks, Internal Audit (2019)
  • Student & Vice Chair: Nobus Oghenekaro,
  • Student: Johnny Wang,
  • Ex-officio, Charles Bankart, Associate Vice Provost, International Programs


Standing Charges

  1. Hear reports on strategic planning and activities from IP units, suggest changes or new directions, and facilitate collaboration among faculty and administrative units.
  2. Review and provide input on new policies that relate to international research and teaching.
  3. Identify concerns or issues for discussion and action related to KU's international affairs from students, faculty, and staff.

Specific Charges

  1. Continue to monitor and report on the Academic Accelerator Program and its partnership with Shorelight. Update data reported last year (see attached). Report to SenEx by December 1, 2016.
  2. Determine ways that the Committee can reach KU faculty, students, and staff in order to identify their concerns regarding International Programs. Ask the units that comprise IP about their concerns or desires for IP.
  3. Investigate, report, and make recommendations on outreach to international students, both graduate and undergraduate, concerning their experiences at KU in terms of, but not limited to: mental health and overall wellness, housing, academic advising, and campus involvement. Solicit the input of Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) Staff and Student Senate Director of Diversity and Inclusion, as well as international student organizations in this effort.

Meeting Minutes

IA Meeting Minutes - Oct. 27, 2016 (pdf)
IA Meeting Minutes - Dec. 9, 2016 (pdf)
IA Meeting Minutes - Dec. 16, 2016 (pdf)
Report on the KU Academic Accelerator Program - Dec. 6, 2016 (pdf)
IA Meeting Minutes - Jan. 17, 2017 (pdf)

Final Reports and Outcomes

IA Final Report FY2017 (pdf)
Attachment A - IA Final Report FY2017 (pdf)

International Affairs FY2017