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University Internationalisation Committee (UIC)

Current members

NameTitle/commentAppointmentFaculty/Category
Prof Alex Frino DVC(GS)/Chair of UIC Ex-officio Senior Executive
Mr Dominic Riordan DVC(A) Nominee   Senior Executive
Prof WIlma Vialle Chair, Academic Senate   Academic Senate
Prof Tim Marchant Dean of Research   RaID
Prof Graham Williams Chair of TESA and Associate Dean (Education)   Faculty of Business
Prof WIlma Vialle Chair of GSM&P   GSM&P
A/Prof Gary Noble Associate Dean (International)   Faculty of Business
A/Prof Christian Ritz Associate Dean (International)   Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences
Dr Kate Bowles Associate Dean (International)   Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts
A/Prof Dianne Jolley Associate Dean (International)   Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health
Prof Irina Verenikina Associate Dean (International)   Faculty of Social Sciences
Mr Brett Lovegrove Executive Director (Global)   International Services and Developments
Ms Theresa Hoynes Director of Student Services   Student Services
A/Prof Karen Charlton Academic Senate Member Elected by Academic Senate Academic Senate
Ms Jessica Brown Executive Officer   Vice-Chancellor's Unit

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) or nominee
  • 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)
  • Executive Director (Global)
  • an Academic Senate Member (1)
  • the Director, Student Services Division
  • the Manager, International Business Development

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

Related link

Transnational Education and Strategic Alliances Sub-committee (TESA)

Current members

  • Chair appointed by DVC(GS): Associate Dean – Education Associate Professor Rodney Vickers (Chair may also be a faculty representative & Deputy Chair as appointed by DVC(GS) from member list)
  • Associate Dean (International), Faculty of Business - Associate Professor Gary Noble
  • Associate Dean (International), Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences – Associate Professor Christian Ritz
  • Associate Dean (International), Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts – Dr Kate Bowles
  • Associate Dean (International), Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health – Associate Professor Paul Stapley
  • Associate Dean (International), Faculty of Social Sciences – Professor Wilma Vialle
  • Two representative Associate Deans (Education) – Associate Professor Ann Rogerson and Associate Professor Rodney Vickers
  • Executive Director (Global) – Brett Lovegrove
  • Manager, Transnational Education – Trisha McGrellis
  • UOW Global Enterprises CEO or Nominee – Kath McCollim
  • Senior Manager, Academic Administration or nominee – Leonie Prior
  • Director, AQS (or nominee) – Dominic Riordan
  • Associate Director Student Recruitment – Liza Rodger
  • IMTS Portfolio Manager (Offshore) – Luke Schiralli
  • Gabriela Heemskerk Executive Officer – Transnational Education and Alliances

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.
  2. Advise UOW faculties on developing and maintaining transnational alliances through the faculty planning process.
  3. Consider market opportunities and challenges specific to regions, countries and individuals partners and recommend suitable actions to ensure UOW Strategic goals are achieved.
  4. 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).
  5. Monitor annual review processed and manage committee deliberations for offshore partnerships, and provide recommendations to the Senior Executive via the DVC(GS) for final approval.
  6. Formalise grants criteria and making recommendations to the Senior Executive on the allocation of International Linkage Grants.
  7. Facilitate and encourage the exchange and dissemination of information on international activities and issues across the University.
  8. Support the implementation of the University’s Strategic Plan, as appropriate.
  9. Report to UIC on progress and challenges.

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

TESA shall consist of:

  • Chair appointed by DVC(GS): Associate Dean – Education Associate Professor Rodney Vickers (Chair may also be a faculty representative & Deputy Chair as appointed by DVC(GS) from member list)
  • Associate Dean (International), Faculty of Business - Associate Professor Gary Noble
  • Associate Dean (International), Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences – Associate Professor Christian Ritz
  • Associate Dean (International), Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts – Dr Kate Bowles
  • Associate Dean (International), Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health – Associate Professor Paul Stapley
  • Associate Dean (International), Faculty of Social Sciences – Professor Wilma Vialle
  • Two representative Associate Deans (Education) – Associate Professor Ann Rogerson and Associate Professor Rodney Vickers
  • Executive Director (Global) – Brett Lovegrove
  • Manager, Transnational Education – Trisha McGrellis
  • UOW Global Enterprises CEO or Nominee – Kath McCollim
  • Senior Manager, Academic Administration or nominee – Leonie Prior
  • Director, AQS (or nominee) – Dominic Riordan
  • Associate Director Student Recruitment – Liza Rodger
  • IMTS Portfolio Manager (Offshore) – Luke Schiralli
  • Gabriela Heemskerk Executive Officer – Transnational Education and Alliances

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.

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.

Contacts

  • Chair - Associate Professor Rodney Vickers
  • Executive Officer - Gabriela Heemskerk

Global Student Mobility and Partnerships Sub-committee (GSM&P)

Current members

NameTitle/commentAppointmentFaculty/Category
Prof Wilma Vialle Chair of Global Student Mobility and Partnerships Subcommittee Ex-officio Faculty of Social Sciences
Dr Kate Bowles Associate Dean (International)   Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts
A/Prof Dianne Jolley Associate Dean (International)   Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health
A/Prof Gray Noble Associate Dean (International)   Faculty of Business
A/Prof Christian Ritz Associate Dean (International)   Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences
Dr Julie Kiggins Associate Dean (Education)   Faculty of Social Sciences
Brett Lovegrove Executive Director (Global)  

International Services and Development Division

Ashley Tanks Manager, Student Mobility  

Office of Global Student Mobility

Nuala O'Donnell Director of Graduate Careers and Employability  

Careers Central

Tanya Austin Senior Coordinator, Student Mobility  

Office of Global Student Mobility

Julie Forrest Student Mobility Partnerships Coordinator  

Office of Global Student Mobility

Kylie Austin Outreach, Pathways & Co-Curricular Manager  

UOWx

Christiarne Carroll Executive Officer  

Office of Global Student Mobility

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.

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

GSM&P shall consist of:

  • Chair appointed by DVC(GS): Prof Wilma Vialle
  • 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 (International), Faculty of Business
  • Associate Dean (International), Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences
  • Associate Dean (Education) representative
  • Executive Director (Global)
  • Manager, Student Mobility
  • Director, Graduate Careers and Employability
  • Senior Coordinator, Student Mobility
  • Student Mobility Partnerships Coordinator
  • UOWx Representative

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.

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

  • Chair - Professor Wilma Vialle
  • Executive Officer - Christiarne Carroll

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