Millersville University, Faculty Senate

TO: The Faculty Senate
FROM: Marlene Arnold, Chairperson
International Selection Committee
DATE: April 30, 1997

The International Selection Committee did not have official committee work to do this year, because there are no openings for international faculty exchanges. Since the University of Strathclyde, in Glasgow Scotland, has been unable to accommodate our MU faculty selected here for the exchange for the past two years, we have not issued a new call for applications. Efforts are underway, through the Office of International Affairs, to identify other foreign institutions that may be willing to accept the MU faculty presently waiting to teach abroad.

However, the International Selection Committee did meet twice during the Spring 1997 semester to brain storm ways to expand international opportunities for faculty. Ideas under consideration include research exchanges; exchanges that are shorter than one semester; new categories of funding to support faculty travel abroad to present and do research; and special summer school programs to be taught by visiting foreign faculty. The committee also is pursuing the possibility of expanding our student exchange with Aichi University in Japan to include faculty as well.

The committee welcomes suggestions for ways to increase international activities.

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