International Affairs FY2021

Committee Details:

Committee: International Affairs
Committee Category: Standing Committees of the University Senate
Fiscal Year: FY2021
Fiscal Year: 2021


  • Chair: Virginia Harper Ho, Law (2021) 
  • Faculty: Peter Ukpokodu, African/African American Studies (2021)
  • Faculty: Kwangok Song, C&T (2022)
  • Faculty: Whitney Baker, Libraries (2022)
  • Staff: Billie Archer (2021)
  • Staff: Aramis Waston, Student Housing (2022)
  • Student: Hollie Hall
  • Student: Humberto Gomez
  • Ex-officio, Charlie Bankart, Associate Vice Provost, International Programs


Standing Charges

  1. Develop contact with the leadership of International Student Association and organizations and 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. As needed review and provide input on new policies that relate to international research and teaching.
  4. As needed review and provide input on new policies that relate to international studies, research, and teaching, received from SenEx.

Specific Charges

  1. In consultation with the KUIA units, GOS and others, develop recommendations for the appropriate governance procedures that should apply to new University policies that relate to international studies, research, and teaching.
  2. In consultation with KUIA units, develop recommendations on the appropriate governance structure to flexibly provide oversight and input to GOS on all matters affecting international studies, research, teaching, and exchange.
  3. Review and provide recommendations to SenEx regarding policies proposed by the Office of Global Operations & Security (GOS) that will affect international studies, research, teaching, and exchange. 
  4. Consider the COVID-19 emergency response by KU, how it affected international students, and make recommendations for future emergencies.
  5. Consult with new Vice Provost for D&I and Vice Chancellor for Public Affairs, David Cook, to better the relationship with the committee and integrate the consideration of International Affairs and the mission of the university.

Meeting Minutes

IA Meeting Minutes - Jan. 11, 2021 (pdf)

Final Reports and Outcomes

IA Final Report FY2021 (pdf)

International Affairs FY2021