International Studies & Programs

Advisory Council on Education Abroad

Overview

The MSU Advisory Council on Education Abroad (“the Council”) provides ongoing advice and guidance to the Office for Education Abroad on all aspects of program development and review, including:

  • enrollment management
  • policy setting and adherence
  • curriculum integration
  • strategic and long-term planning
  • non-degree international student recruitment
  • and continuing quality evaluation of education abroad and exchanges programming.

The Council also serves as a platform for university-wide collaboration and as an expert body on national and international best-practices with regard to international educational exchange and student mobility.


Structure

The Council is comprised of representatives from academic college who are appointed by the respective dean. Colleges may designate up to five college representatives. Other MSU faculty and staff may be invited to serve with ad hoc or ex officio appointments. The Council has four standing committees and may form additional ad hoc committees as needed. The Council meets monthly during the academic year and is chaired the executive director of the Office of Study Abroad.  All meetings are open to the public.

As the purpose of the Council is advisory, formal rules of order for conducting meetings and making decisions as a group will not be enforced.  However, meeting notes will be taken and distributed after each meeting. 

Members

Blair-Ramsey, Maggie, College of Engineering

Borchgrevink, Carl, The School of Hospitality Business

Brown, Paul, Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education

Butler, Kirt, Eli Broad College of Business

Campa, Henry, The Graduate School

Chaddock, Mike, College of Veterinary Medicine

Chung, Sung Soo, Institute of International Health

Contreras, Sheila, College of Arts & Letters

Crackel, Rhonda, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Cunningham, William, College of Osteopathic Medicine

Dotterer, Deb, College of Natural Science

Feeheley, Carrie, College of Law

Garnett, Sherman, James Madison College

Glew, Robert, International Studies and Programs

Golding, Jonelle, College of Human Medicine

Grant, Julia, James Madison College

Handrahan, Maureen, Office for International Health and Safety

Handspike, Dwight, Eli Broad College of Business

Hoffman, Ann Marie, College of Communication Arts and Sciences

Jacobs, Melanie, College of Law

Janka, Kristin, Honors College

Judge, Bethany, College of Arts & Letters

Judge, Jeff, James Madison College

Kautz, Steve, College of Social Science

Kniss, Rob, Office of Financial Aid

Kroth, Michael, College of Music

Lienhart, Karen, College of Natural Science

Lucas, James, Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education

Marajh, Oumatie, College of Social Science

Meier, Dan, College of Arts & Letters

Millenbah, Kelly, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Miller, Mike, Institute of International Health

Moreno, Quinn, College of Arts & Letters

Neisler, Gretchen, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

New, Jennifer, College of Communication Arts and Sciences

Ogden, Tony. Office for Education Abroad

Olivero, Maxwell, James Madison College

Paine, Lynn, College of Education

Rudolph, Niki, Residential College in the Arts and Humanities

Sinclair, Julie, College of Education

Slavin, Anne, Lyman Briggs College

Steglitz, Inge, Office for Education Abroad

Strong, Phillip, Lyman Briggs College

Tallant, Melissa, Student Athlete Support Services

Thelen, Ryan, International Studies and Programs

Trinidad, Christine, Office for Education Abroad

Voit, Gerard Mark, College of Natural Science

Walker, Mary Anne, College of Engineering

Wallace, Melanie, Eli Broad College of Business

Wandschneider, Elizabeth, Office for Education Abroad

Wehrwein, Teresa, College of Nursing

Yingling, Jeff, The School of Hospitality Business

Standing Committees

Curriculum Integration Committee

This committee is tasked with developing and recommending protocols for advancing curriculum integration initiatives, as well as with ensuring effective portfolio and enrollment management processes. Education Abroad Facilitator:  Inge Steglitz

 

Education Abroad Scholarships & Development Committee

This committee is tasked with developing and recommending protocols for stewarding and maximizing the utilization of available scholarships in support of student participation and with pursuing new opportunities for securing funding for increased participation. Education Abroad Facilitator: Lynn Aguado

 

Governance Committee

This committee is tasked with monitoring and recommending university-wide policies that influence participation in education abroad and exchanges. Education Abroad Facilitator: Anthony Ogden

 

Diversity and Underrepresentation Committee

This committee is tasked with monitoring enrollment trends and recommending strategies with regard to student advising, portfolio management, promotion and outreach, etc. Education Abroad Facilitators: Cheryl Benner and Sandy Tupper

Council Responsibilities

  1. Provide on-going advice and guidance on all aspects of program development and review, enrollment management, policy setting and adherence, curriculum integration, strategic and long-term planning, non-degree international student recruitment, and continuing quality evaluation of education abroad and exchanges programming.
  2. Provide advice and guidance on the utilization of funding related to maximizing faculty engagement with education abroad, including but not limited to program development grants, site visit grants, etc. 
  3. Serve as a college-level resource for faculty, staff and students on issues related to education abroad and exchanges.
  4. Review existing protocols and policies that govern education abroad and exchanges programming and advocate as needed for revision or the development of new protocols and policies.
  5. Advance comprehensive curriculum integration efforts and best practices in education abroad and exchanges to include design, delivery and evaluation.
  6. Pending availability of funds, the Council shall be allocated a modest budget from OSA for the purposes of program evaluation, assessment and/or development.  
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