Committees & Task Forces

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Committees and Task Forces

There are a variety of permanent and temporary committees and task forces that work on programs and policies related to global engagement at Clemson University.

Standing Committees

International Programs Coordinating Committee (IPCC)

The International Programs Coordination Committee:

(1) coordinates information and recommends to the Vice Provost for Gobal Engagement policies and plans for: study abroad; international research opportunities; international internship, co-op, and service learning opportunities; international agreements, and other activities and opportunities related to the internationalization of the campus, and

(2) develops and reviews proposals for international studies courses, and submits them to either the University’s Undergraduate or Graduate Curriculum Committee (as appropriate) for approval. The committee shall comprise the Vice Provost for International Affairs (non-voting Chair) and eleven voting members including an elected faculty representative from each of the five academic colleges, two student representatives elected by the Study Abroad Ambassadors from among its membership, a faculty or staff representative appointed by the Dean of Undergraduate Studies, a faculty or staff representative appointed by the Dean of the Graduate School, a faculty or staff representative appointed by the Vice President for Agriculture, Public Service and Economic Development, and the Director of Study Abroad. Elected faculty representatives shall serve staggered two-year terms; all other members shall serve one-year terms which may be renewed by election or appointment.

Task Forces

Global Learning Task Force

The Global Learning Task Force is charged by the Provost and Clemson Forward Steering Committee to identify Global Learning Outcomes (GLOs) and develop an implementation plan for the delivery and assessment of Global Learning across the curriculum at the end of Spring semester 2017. The GLOs and implementation plan will be presented to the Clemson Forward planning committee for further campus wide review and inclusion in the Clemson Forward implementation plan and timeline.

Members of the task force represent Clemson's colleges

  • Dr. June Pilcher, Chair, College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences
  • Dr. Sharon Nagy, Office of Global Engagement
  • Dr. Vince Gallicchio, College of Science
  • Dr. Lisa Benson College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences
  • Dr. Monica Massei, College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities
  • Dr. Melissa Vogel, College of Behavioral, Social, and Health Sciences
  • Dr. Dilruckshi Thavarajah, College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences
  • Dr. Pam Havice, College of Education
  • Dr. Michal Jersmanowski, College of Business
  • Mr. Ed Rock, Clemson Libraries

China Strategy Task Force

The  Provost has convened a China Task Force  to provide University Leadership with recommendations about how engagement with China could support the Clemson Forward plan, what role the China Center might take in supporting such engagement; and, what additional infrastructure might be needed on campus to enhance our relationships with Chinese institutions, industry, etc.   The work of the task force will take place between February and April 2017.   The Office of Global Engagement will provide administrative support for the Task Force and assist with gathering the resources necessary for the task force to make informed recommendations.  For more information contact Didier Rousselière, Director of Global Partnerships and Initiatives.

Task Force members include:

  • Deans’ Representative: Mark Leising
  • Provost Office Representative: Jeremy King
  • Research Office & ADR representative: Jim Spencer
  • Development representative: Ann Marie Alexander
  • Enrollment representative: Chuck Knepfle
  • Faculty Representative 1: Linda Li-Bluel (Art)
  • Faculty Representative 2: Hsein Juang (Civil Engineering)
  • Faculty Representative 3: Liwei Chen (Public Health)
  • Faculty Representative 4: Joe Maya (Edisto Research Center)
  • Administrative support (ex officio): Didier Rousseliere

High Risk Travel Review Group

The High Risk Travel Review Group is an ad hoc committee that convenes when necessary to review requests from students and faculty to travel to countries and regions that are under travel advisories from the U.S. Department of State. You can read the policy for high risk review here.

Clemson Forward

The Clemson Forward Task Force on Global learning was charged with developing implementation steps for Phase I undergraduate strategies focused on global learning and engagement of students in global communities. The Task Force's report summary is available on the Clemson Forward website.

ACE Internationalization Task Force

Clemson University is a participant in the American Council of Education (ACE)'s Internationalization Laboratory, an invitational learning community focused on developing strategies for comprehensive internationalization on university campuses.  Clemson's participation began in October 2013 with the appointment of 32 faculty, staff and students to an Internationalization Task Force co-chaired by Sharon Nagy (Vice Provost for Global Engagement), Taufiquar Khan (Professor of Mathematics) and Akel Kahera (Associate Dean for Research, AAH).  Over the course of AY 2013-2014, the task force organized into  9 subcommittees conducting an internal review of Clemson's international activities.  The results of this review, as well as recommended actions, are contained in the documents below.

These reports were shared across campus in a series of presentations during January and February 2015. Feedback from those conversations were incorporated into the executive summary and the final documents shared with the ACE external review team in preparation for their visit.

The external review visit took place on March 9-10, 2015. The reviewers met with campus leaders and task force members, as well as moderated three thematic discussions.

Executive Summary

Reports (available upon request, from 2012-2014)

  • Curriculum & Teaching
  • Research
  • Faculty
  • Tenure, Promotion and Reappointment
  • International Students and Campus Climate
  • Study Abroad
  • Global Partnerships & Initiatives
  • Policy, Procedures & Administrative Infrastructure
  • English as Second Language

Other Inventories of Internationalization at Clemson University

2014 Faculty Survey for Internationalization

2014 Staff Survey for Internationalization

Courses with Global Learning Content

Major International Awards to Faculty (Fulbright, DAAD, etc.)