Following the inaugural task force meetings in March, the Strategic Planning and Development unit (SPD) administered a survey to capture contacts and international engagement of GSU faculty who serve on the task forces. After reviewing faculty responses, SPD invited distinguished faculty members to serve as chairs and standing committee members for their respective task forces. OII is grateful for their willingness to serve, and looks forward to their guidance and leadership as we move forward with Goal Five of GSU’s Strategic Plan.
Brazil: David Bruce (RCB) – Chair; Hector Fernandez L’Hoeste (Modern and Classical Languages), Christine Stauber (IPH), and Cassandra White (Anthropology)
China: Yi Pan (Computer Science) – Chair; Andrew Feltenstein (AYSPS), PC Tai (Biology), Gertrude Tinker Sachs (COE), and Binghe Wang (Chemistry)
Korea: Kim Reimann (Political Science) – Chair; Randy Kamphaus (COE), George Rainbolt (Philosophy), and JP Shim (RCB)
South Africa: Sally Wallace (AYSPS) – Chair; Jacobus Boers (RCB), Ike Okosun (IPH), and Rose Sevcik (Psychology)
Turkey: Volkan Topalli (AYSPS) – Chair; Tamer Cavusgil (RCB), Michael Herb (Political Science/MEI), John Kesner (COE), and Gayle Nelson (Applied Linguistics/COAS Dean’s Office)
Each task force is charged with developing a task force activity during International Education Week, which will take place November 12-16, 2012. In addition, the standing committees have been formed and charged. Three subcommittees and their chairs have been identified for each task force. The Subcommittee on Student Programs will focus on recruitment strategies, expanding study abroad and exchange opportunities, and furthering curricular offerings in area and language studies at GSU. The Subcommittee on Branding and Development will work to increase GSU’s profile in the task force countries, develop and/or expand existing alumni networks overseas, and pursue fundraising, grants, and contracting opportunities. Finally, the Subcommittee on Faculty Research and Partnerships will promote research collaborations and identify institutions with which to develop strategic partnerships, with an eye toward launching the Consortium of Mega-City Universities mandated by the university’s strategic plan. Members have been approached to serve on these subcommittees; they will be convened and charged and their work will begin in the coming weeks.
For more information about OII’s task forces, please contact Andrea Turpin at email@example.com.