I. The Mission of the Council on International Programs is to promote, improve, and expand the internationalization/ globalization of Iowa State University.
II. The Goals are to further internationalization in the following areas spelled out in the 2000-2005 University Strategic Plan:
- Strengthen undergraduate teaching, programs, and services.
- Strengthen graduate, professional, and research programs.
- Strengthen outreach and extension efforts.
- Sustain and enhance an intellectually stimulating environment and a supportive university community for all students, faculty, and staff.
- Establish international leadership in the integration and effective use of information technology and computation services.
- Strengthen initiatives to stimulate economic development, with a special emphasis on environmental stewardship and enhancing human resources and the quality of life.
III. The Strategies for Increasing Internationalization are:
- Increase the international and global knowledge for ISU students
- Expose students to other nations and cultures through the modification of existing courses and creation of new courses.
- Encourage students to obtain a double-major or minor in international studies.
- Increase support for and participation in international student exchange and study abroad programs.
- Have international alumni assist in study abroad programs.
- Expand the selection of foreign languages taught and the number of sections offered, as demand warrants.
Increase the internationalization of ISU employees and expand international faculty and staff development programs.
- Encourage ISU faculty and staff to expand their global understanding through workshops, seminar, and retreats.
- Sponsor efforts and develop techniques for internationalization classes.
- Encourage faculty to teach and conduct research abroad.
- Strengthen services for visiting faculty and staff--such as protocol, temporary housing, and ground transportation.
Foster an environment in which cultural differences among people further mutual understanding.
- Provide University lectures and programs to promote understanding of international issues.
- Expand the use of satellite downlink, two-way video instruction, and electronic mail technologies to expose students on campus to views held by people in other cultures and nations.
- Take steps to better integrate international students into the academic and social life of ISU.
Expand the scope and intensity of international/global scholarship
- Expand collaborative research programs with colleagues and institutions in other countries and expand research, scholarship, and publications on international subjects.
- Expand the use of computer and imaging technology for international communication.
- Increase work with Iowa and US. Agriculture and industry in areas such as export enhancement, international competitiveness, and technology.
- Support and foster relationships with other countries to further ISU's research and out reach missions.
IV. Administrative Activities to further the Mission
- to advise the Provost on the development and coordination of
international programs at Iowa State University.
- to serve as liaison between the Provost and Colleges as well as the
Library and the International Education Services (IES).
- to facilitate and encourage international initiatives among and
- to provide input on behalf of the Provost to the
internationalization and globalization component of the university
- to develop and refine guidelines on memoranda of understanding and
formal linkages between Iowa State University and university outside the
- to establish review mechanisms for the annual allocation of seed
money funds to colleges, team, or individuals for new international
- to develop an annual report on the "State of International
Programs" as part of the University strategic planning process.
- to provide guidance on Iowa State University consortium memberships
related to internationalization.
- to serve as a data and information clearinghouse on international
activities at Iowa State University.
- to conduct self studies and assist with external reviews of
internationalization at Iowa State University.
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