The Global Education Committee will serve as the university level liaison between the Rochester campus and global RIT locations and will advise Senate on governance issues as they affect RIT global locations. The committee will also work with relevant administrative entities to facilitate and encourage international activities by RIT faculty and students, including research and study abroad. The committee shall consist of one faculty member per college, each to be elected by their collegial faculty; one faculty member from each global campus, elected by their local faculty; the associate provost of International Education and Global Programs (non-voting). Elected members will serve three-year terms, with at most two consecutive terms.
Charges for AY2023-24
Standing Charge - Consider rewording the standing Charge to incorporate faculty and student engagement across campuses. As it stands the wording is limited by focusing on the Global Campuses.
Leadership - Establishing a standard to incorporate Global Campuses in the leadership of the committee. Possibly co-chairs, 1 from Rochester / 1 from a Global Campus, perhaps 2 year turns.
Guidance - Investigate ways in which the Committee may provide guidance for issues at Global Campuses between faculty and administration. Develop a 1 page resource guide - teaching - research - service - governance.
Global Convergence - Make the planning for this event a standing charge. Recommendation - This spotlight on International Engagement could be a biennial event early in the fall as a way to spotlight faculty scholarship and inspire future collaboration.
Global Governance Summit - Make the planning for this event a standing charge. Suggestion - also biennial on the year Convergence is not held.
Course Outlines and Syllabuses - these materials have deeper meaning to the Global Locations. Make recommendations for regular updates, ensuring reasonable and appropriate objectives are being met. Global faculty are required by local ministries to provide these documents each time a class is offered. Global deliveries are expected to reflect the methods and materials being used in Rochester, local regulations call for more transparency and accountability.