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Governance & Committees

Governance Supporting Global Engagement

The work of global partnerships, education abroad, international students and scholars and the processes ensuring health, safety, risk, and compliance engage the University governance in multiple ways.  

University Committees

Crisis Abroad Response Team

Charge
The Crisis Abroad Response Team (CART) convenes to coordinate response in the event of an international or localized emergency that may impact participants in University-sponsored travel.  The members determine when to cancel or suspend University-sponsored education abroad opportunities because of significant health, safety, or legal risks to participants, or significant threat to the educational objectives of the program.  The Crisis Abroad Response Team may incorporate other consultants as needed.  

Members

  • Bridget Colbert, Interim General Counsel
  • Sam Florio, Director of Risk Management
  • Lisa Kloppenberg, Acting President
  • Vacant, Associate Vice President for Finance
  • Kate Morris, Co-Provost for Academic Affairs
  • Susan Popko, Associate Provost for International Programs
  • Jeanne Rosenberger, Vice Provost for Student Life


Travel Policy Advisory Committee (TPAC)

Charge
TPAC is responsible for making recommendations regarding all university-sponsored international travel for students, faculty and staff, in keeping with the University International Travel Policy. TPAC reviews both proposals from Faculty/Staff Program Coordinators and requests for individual faculty/staff travel and makes recommendations to the Associate Provost for International Programs regarding the approval of university-sponsored international travel. TPAC makes recommendations to the Provost regarding requests for exceptions to the university international travel policy regarding university-sponsored international travel. TPAC advises on guidelines and procedures related to university-sponsored international travel. TPAC provides guidance in keeping with national best practices and ethical engagement abroad.

Members

  • Spencer Arnold, Director of Global Education & Campus Engagement, Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship
  • Allan Baez Morales, Director of Programs and Partnerships, Frugal Innovation Hub
  • Sara Branley, Director of Study Abroad
  • Sam Florio, Director, Risk Management and Compliance 
  • Darcy Philips, Director of Immersions, Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education
  • Susan Popko, Associate Provost for International Programs, chair
  • Paul Soukup, SJ, Chair and Pedro Arrupe Professor, Communication Department
  • Tedd Vanadilok, Director, Center for Student Leadership


International Enrollment Advisory Committee (IEAC)

Charge
IEAC is comprised of enrollment management colleagues from across the University to discuss international student enrollment strategies at SCU, national trends impacting international student recruitment, best practices in international enrollment management and initiatives across the university that support SCU's sizable international student population.

Members

  • Jana Hee, Senior Assistant Dean, Enrollment Management and Student Services, School of Education and Counseling Psychology
  • Melissa Heid, Director of International Students and Scholars, Global Engagement
  • Bryan Hinkle, Assistant Dean of Enrollment Management, School of Law
  • Becky Konowicz, Dean of Undergraduate Admission, Undergraduate Admission
  • Nydia MacGregor, Senior Assistant Dean of Graduate Programs, Leavey School of Business
  • Toby McChesney, Vice Provost of Graduate Programs, Provost's Office
  • Susan Popko, Associate Provost for International Programs, chair
  • Drew Roberts, Assistant Dean, Enrollment Management and Marketing, Jesuit School of Theology
  • Stacey Tinker, Director, Admissions and Marketing, Graduate Programs, School of Engineering


Terra Dotta User Group

Purpose
The Terra Dotta User Group provides feedback on developing guidelines and procedures for university-wide engagement with Terra Dotta software to support global programs and data reporting.  The group collaborates on solutions and ideas for global program management through the phases of education abroad:  Outreach/Advising; Application/Selection; Orientation/Pre-departure; Communication While Abroad; Returned Student Support.
 
Attendees
  • Spencer Arnold, Director of Global Operations, Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship
  • Hallie Bodey, Program Manager, Center for Global Law and Policy 
  • Rebekah Cramer, Executive Assistant to the Associate Provost, Global Engagement 
  • Christopher Hanson, Assistant Director of Study Abroad, Global Engagement
  • Karina Lira Nunez,  Finance and Operations Manager, Leavey School of Business  
  • Mary Simms, Director of Operations, Global Engagement, organizer  

 

Diversity and Identity Abroad Resources Working Group

This working group charge was created by the Associate Provost for International Programs to enhance resources supporting diversity and identity abroad for undergraduate and graduate students.  The charge will be completed by Spring 2022.

Charge from the Associate Provost for International Programs
1) Enhance existing resources addressing diversity and identity abroad for undergraduate and graduate students participating on programs abroad. 2) Develop resources for faculty/staff leading global programs throughout the University to help them in preparing and supporting students of diverse identities abroad and addressing identities in different cultural contexts. 3) Develop a regular timeline for reviewing resources and making updates.

Members
  • Cameron Barrilleaux, Assistant Director for New Student and Parent Programs, Center for Student Involvement
  • Hallie Bodey, Program Manager, Center for Global Law and Policy 
  • Christopher Hanson, Assistant Director of Study Abroad, Global Engagement, chair
  • Andrea Jackson, Associate Director of Curricular and Co-curricular Engagement, LEAD Scholars Program
  • Darcy Phillips, Director of Immersions, Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education 
  • Joanna Thompson, Director, Office for Multicultural Learning, President, Staff Senate ('20-'22)
  • Keith Warner, Senior Director, Programs, Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship