Academic Senate and its Committees

University Internationalisation Committee and its Sub-Committees

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Internationalisation Strategic Planning

The current Internationalisation Strategic Plan objectives can be found in the appendix to the University Strategic Plan.

University Internationalisation Committee (UIC)

Terms of Reference

The University Internationalisation Committee shall:

  1. Provide direction on strategy and other matters pertaining to international agreements and alliances including offshore partner selection and review.
  2. Provide advice on the development and implementation of policies and strategies relating to international matters, as appropriate.
  3. Provide leadership and advice on international quality and benchmarking exercises including international positioning.
  4. Guide, monitor, review and approve the activities of its Sub-committees.
  5. Monitor and report on Study Abroad and Student Exchange including on and offshore student success and satisfaction rates.
  6. Facilitate and encourage the exchange and dissemination of information on international activities and issues across the University.
  7. Inform and advise the Academic Senate on international matters as they arise.
  8. Develop, implement, review and report the international objectives within the University’s Strategic Plan.
  9. Advise UOW Senior Executive on strategic alliances, including offshore programs.

UIC Membership

Roles and responsibilities of members

The University Internationalisation Committee is a representative committee overseeing the activities of its Sub-committees and ensuring appropriate interaction of international issues, as well as the dissemination of information and advice to the Academic Senate. Some members may be co-opted to the Committee in an advisory capacity on the basis of their expertise in particular areas. The list of members is available here

The UIC shall consist of:

  • the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Global Strategy) (Chair)
  • the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)
  • the Chair of Academic Senate
  • Dean of Research
  • the Chair of Transnational Education and Strategic Alliances (TESA) Sub-committee
  • the Chair of Global Student Mobility and Partnerships (GSM&P) Sub-committee
  • All Associate Deans (International)
  • Associate Dean (Education)
  • the Director Transnational Education and Alliances
  • the Director, International Engagement and Coordination
  • the Director, Student Services
  • an Academic Senate Member (1)
  • the Manager, International Student Recruitment
  • the Manager, International Business Development

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General

The University Internationalisation Committee will meet at least four times per year.

Quorum

The Committee shall have a quorum which is equal to one-half or, where one-half is not a whole number, the whole number next higher to one-half of the total number of members for the time being of the Committee.

Relationship of UIC and its sub-committees to other international roles and functions at UOW

UIC and its sub-committees complement and support the following roles and functions responsible for managing or running the various international activities of the University:

  • Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Global Strategy)
  • UniAdvice
  • Faculties
  • Other relevant committees

Transnational Education and Strategic Alliances sub-Committee (TESA)

Terms of Reference

The Transnational Education and Strategic Alliances Sub-committee shall:

  1. Develop, monitor and review policies, guidelines and procedures for establishing, servicing and strengthening the University’s key transnational alliances and advise faculties on developing and maintaining these alliances through the faculty planning process.
  2. Provide oversight of matters relating to quality assurance and risk mitigation of academic activities for offshore partners including the University of Wollongong in Dubai in accordance with UOW Policies and Procedures as well as relevant government requirements (including TEQSA, AQF and the like).
  3. Monitor offshore partnerships annual reviews and regular management committee deliberations and provide recommendations to the Senior Executive via the DVC(GS) for final approval.
  4. Administer and review the University's Strategic Alliances.
  5. Formalise grants criteria and making recommendations to the Senior Executive on the allocation of International Linkage Grants.
  6. Facilitate and encourage the exchange and dissemination of information on international activities and issues across the University.
  7. Support the implementation of the University’s Strategic Plan, as appropriate.
  8. Report to UIC on progress and challenges.

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TESA Membership

Roles and responsibilities of members

Members are expected to report back on TESA business to their constituents (in faculties, business units, other committees), as well as participating in Committee discussions and decision making.  The list of members is available here

TESA shall consist of:

  • Chair appointed by DVC(GS): Associate Dean – Education Professor Graham Williams
    (Chair may also be a faculty representative & Deputy Chair as appointed by DVC(GS) from member list)
  • Associate Dean (International), Faculty of Business
  • Associate Dean (International), Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences
  • Associate Dean (International), Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts
  • Associate Dean (International), Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health
  • Associate Dean (International), Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Two representative Associate Deans (Education)
  • Manager, International Business Development
  • Director, Transnational Education and Alliances
  • Director, Library Services
  • Senior Manager, Academic Administration ARD

Some members may be co-opted to the Committee in an advisory capacity on the basis of their expertise in particular areas. TESA shall establish working parties for specific projects. Appointees to working parties do not need to be members of TESA. These Working Parties shall report to TESA.

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General

The Transnational Education and Strategic Alliances Sub-committee will meet at least four times per year.

Quorum

The Sub-committee shall have a quorum which is equal to one-half or, where one-half is not a whole number, the whole number next higher to one-half of the total number of members for the time being of the Sub-committee.

Global Student Mobility and Partnerships sub-Committee (GSM&P)

Terms of Reference

The Global Student Mobility and Partnerships Sub-committee shall:

  1. Develop, monitor and review policies, guidelines and procedures for establishing, servicing and strengthening outbound student mobility and advise faculties on developing student mobility strategies through the Faculty planning process.
  2. Monitor and review international partnerships that support student mobility. Identify potential new mobility partnerships across strategic geographical regions such as Asia, Africa and South America with a view to taking full advantage of national initiatives such as the New Colombo Plan and its associated funding opportunities.
  3. Review and monitor Faculty operational plans associated with student mobility including student exchange, study abroad and short term program offerings.
  4. Consider and develop additional potential student mobility programs including, but not limited to, internships and volunteering opportunities.
  5. Facilitate and encourage the exchange and dissemination of information on international student mobility and associated issues across the University.
  6. Support the implementation of the University’s Strategic Plan, as appropriate.
  7. Report to UIC on progress and challenges.

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GSM&P Membership

Roles and responsibilities of members

Members are expected to report back on GSM&P business to their constituents (in faculties, business units, other committees), as well as participating in Sub-committee discussions and decision making.  The list of members is available here

GSM&P shall consist of:

  • Chair appointed by DVC(GS): A/Prof Ian Brown
  • Associate Dean (International), Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts
  • Associate Dean (International), Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health
  • Associate Dean (International), Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Associate Dean (Education) representative
  • International Manager, Faculty of Business
  • International Manager, Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences
  • Director, International Engagement and Coordination
  • Manager, Study Abroad
  • Director, Academic Quality and Standards
  • Director, Graduate Careers and Employability

 

Some members may be co-opted to the Sub-committee in an advisory capacity on the basis of their expertise in particular areas.

GSM&P shall establish working parties for specific projects. Appointees to working parties do not need to be members of GSM&P. These Working Parties shall report to GSM&P.

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General

The Global Student Mobility and Partnerships Sub-committee will meet at least three times per year.

Quorum

The Sub-committee shall have a quorum which is equal to one-half or, where one-half is not a whole number, the whole number next higher to one-half of the total number of members for the time being of the Sub-committee

Contacts

Sub-Committee Chair Executive Officer
Transnational Education and Strategic Alliances Sub-committee (TESA) Professor Graham Williams

Ms Mindy Sung 

Global Student Mobility and Partnerships Sub-committee (GSM&P) Associate Professor Ian Brown  Ms Tracy Creal

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Last reviewed: 3 March, 2015

Committee Dates

2018 Schedule of Committee Meetings (Draft)

The 2018 Schedule of Committee Meetings is currently under development. All approved and tentative dates advised to Governance have been updated on this schedule.

Please send any additions or changes to Governance.

2017 Schedule of Committee Meetings

This schedule includes meeting details for University Council and Council Committees, Academic Senate and its committees, as well as Faculty and other University Committees.

The 2017 Schedule of Committee Meetings is currently up to date. Any additions or changes should be sent to Governance.