International Activities Planning Commission
April 22, 1999
Attendees: Brantly Womack, Chair, Tico Braun, Gordon Burris, Bill
Dorrill, Kandioura Drame, Daniel Ehnbom, Les Grayson, Dick Guerrant, Janet Horne, Nat
Howell, William Jackson, Denise Karaoli, David LaRue, Courtland Lee, Allen Lynch, David
Martin, Barbara Nolan, Julie Novak, Duane Osheim, William Quandt, Len Schoppa, Theo van
Groll, John Woodworth, Desiree Chia-Wen Yang
Also in Attendance: Yitna Firdyiwek, Chris Roper, John Froitzheim,
Chair Brantly Womack began by introducing Yitna Firdyiwek from ITC who then explained
his role and the technological services available to the Commission.
Faculty Survey. Womack gave an update on the recent survey of faculty
international activities conducted by the Development Office. There were 160 responses to
the survey. Womack reported that have been some problems converting the raw survey data
into an interpretable format.
Fall Conference. Womack gave an update on the fall conference. The
conflict with the Board of Visitors meeting has been worked out and the conference will
take place Thursday and Friday October 14 and 15. The Board of Visitors will be invited to
International Living and Learning Center. Theo Van Groll gave an
update on the progress of a possible International Living and Learning Center. A report
from an ad hoc committee on the feasibility of such a center will be forthcoming.
Rankings of International Students, Scholars and Students Abroad.
Womack reviewed with the Commission data on international students, scholars and students
abroad for US colleges and universities compiled by the Institute of International
Education. UVas rankings are:
- Number of foreign scholars: 55th
- Foreign student enrollment: 155th
- Students studying abroad: 35th
Mission Statement on International Activities. Womack presented the
Commission with notes on the relationship of international activities to UVAs
Statement of Purpose and Goals.
Task Group Reports. The five task groups then presented reports of
their work. These reports can be found in the materials section from the April 22, 1999
meeting on the web at:
The Commission discussed ways that SCOLA could be made accessible to the entire
Pending Action Items:
At the next Commission meeting issues to be addressed next year will be discussed. In
addition a general mission statement and specific task group missions will be developed.
Next Commission Meeting: Thursday May 6, 1999 8:30-10:00, Peabody Hall 106.