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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.
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.
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
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:
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.
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.
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.
Reports (available upon request, from 2012-2014)