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International Activities Planning Commission
Meeting Minutes
May 6, 1999

Attendees: Brantly Womack, Chair, Tico Braun, Gordon Burris, Daniel Ehnbom, Les Grayson, Janet Horne, Nat Howell, William Jackson, Robert E. Johnson, Denise Karaoli, David LaRue, Chinh Quang Le, Courtland Lee, Allen Lynch, David Martin, Farzaneh Milani, Barbara Nolan, Julie Novak, William Quandt, Len Schoppa, Theo van Groll, John Woodworth, Desiree Chia-Wen Yang

Also in Attendance: John Froitzheim, Chris Roper, Carol Wood

This was the Commission’s last plenary meeting of the academic year. Commission Chair Brantly Womack began by thanking the Commission members for their work.

Statistics on International Students, Scholars and Students Abroad

Womack reviewed in more detail statistics he presented at the last Commission meeting on international students, scholars and students abroad from the International Educational Exchange (IIE). According to the IIE report, UVA ranks #155 in total foreign students, #55 in total foreign scholars, and #34 in total students abroad. according to the IIE report.

Meetings and Activities for Next Year

Womack reviewed the 1999-2000 Commission meeting schedule. Plenary meetings are scheduled from 8 am - 9:30 am on the following dates: August 26, September 16, October 21, November 18, December 16, January 20, February 17, March 16, April 20, and May 18.

Womack informed the Commission that the Fall 1999 Conference is making slow progress. He stated that an open meeting for language faculty would take place in late October as a follow-on to the Conference. This meeting would be coordinated with the language departments’ 5-year planning initiatives.

Womack reviewed issues that needed to be worked out with Continuing Education in order to get SCOLA reinstated. He also reviewed progress on the International Living and Learning Center.

IC Brunch 16 May

Womack invited the members of the Commission to a brunch to be held at his house on Sunday 16 May.

Draft International Mission Statement

Womack present a draft of an international mission statement which articulated the purpose and goals of international activities at UVA. After discussion, the statement was adopted by the Commission with the understanding that members could offer revisions to the document. This statement can be found in the materials section for the May 6, 1999 Meeting on the web at :

http://www.virginia.edu/virginia2020/inter/inter-meetings1.htm

Task Group Reports

The remainder of the meeting was devoted to reports from the five task groups. These reports can be found in the materials section for the May 6, 1999 Meeting on the web at :

http://www.virginia.edu/virginia2020/inter/inter-meetings1.htm

 

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