International Affairs FY2019

Committee Details:

Committee: International Affairs
Committee Category: Standing Committees of the University Senate
Fiscal Year: FY2019
Fiscal Year: 2019


  • Chair:Kapila Silva, Architecture, (2019)
  • Faculty: Virginia Harper Ho, Law (2021)
  • Faculty: Peter Ukpokodu, African/African American Studies (2021)
  • Faculty: Manuela Gonzalez-Bueno, Curriculum & Teaching (2019)
  • Staff: Billie Archer (2021)
  • Staff: Seth Brooks, Transition to Postsecondary Education  (2019)
  • Voting, Student: Humberto Salinas,
  • Voting, Student: Arianna Chavarria
  • Ex-officio: Charlie Bankart, Associate Vice Provost, International Programs


Standing Charges

  1. Work with the Student Senate DEI Committee to exchange ideas and plan for coordinated outreach and effective communication with international students.  Develop relationships with the leadership of international student organizations as well as international student senators.
  2. Continue to review and as needed make recommendations on how the University may better accommodate access of International Student’s to supportive services. 
  3. Hear reports on strategic planning and activities from IP units, suggest changes or new directions, and facilitate collaboration among faculty and administrative units. 
  4. As needed review and provide input on new policies that relate to international research and teaching.
  5. As needed review and provide input on new policies that relate to international studies, research, and teaching, received from SenEx.

Specific Charges

  1. Compare international enrollment at similar institutions with and without programs similar to Shorelight.
  2. Explore federal changes to visa document requirements and graduate admissions to professional schools.
  3. Examine the effects of the new smoking policy on international students. 

Meeting Minutes

IA Meeting Minutes - Sept. 21, 2018 (pdf)
IA Meeting Minutes - Oct. 1, 2018 (pdf)
IA Meeting Minutes - Nov. 5, 2018 (pdf)
IA Meeting Minutes - Nov. 19, 2018 (pdf)
IA Meeting Minutes - Feb. 4, 2019 (pdf)
IA Meeting Minutes - March 4, 2019 (pdf)
IA Meeting Minutes - March 18, 2019 (pdf)
IA Meeting Minutes - April 1, 2019 (pdf)

Final Reports and Outcomes

IA Final Report FY2019 (pdf)

International Affairs FY2019