A5: Description of the Boards and Standing
a. Academic Affairs Board
3. International Education Committee
This committee deals most directly with academic questions; however,
in the case of establishing off‑campus, overseas programs, much
of its planning and decision‑making touches policy areas that are
normally under another board. Therefore, any complex new international
program may need to have certain aspects reviewed by such boards. The
committee is placed under the Academic Affairs Board but becomes advisory
to the other committees and boards in promoting the objectives of the
international education program of the College.
- To initiate evaluative studies of Hope's international off-campus
- To analyze suggestions for new off‑campus international programs
and to recommend programs to the Academic Affairs Board.
- To coordinate Hope College's participation in international education
programs sponsored by other agencies and associations (e.g., GLCA,
Institute of European and Asian Studies, and the Council on International
- To recommend policies for accrediting non‑Hope College international
programs in which students wish to enroll for a portion of their degree
- To advise the Admissions and Financial Aid Committee and directors
of the corresponding programs regarding policies in these areas as
they affect foreign students.
- To advise the Campus Life Board and the directors of counseling and
guidance on policies in these areas as they affect foreign students.
- To recommend to academic departments, to the Curriculum Committee,
to the Committee on Multicultural Affairs, and to the Campus Life Board
means of strengthening the goal of international understanding through
curricular and extracurricular approaches.
- To study and make policy recommendations on any item referred to
it by the Academic Affairs Board.
Four faculty members (one from each division), two student members (with
previous experiences in an international program), the Director of International
Education, a member from the Committee on Multicultural Affairs, and
an administrative officer appointed by the Provost. (Administrative
officers should be invited to attend when the agenda includes any items
in their special province ‑‑ e.g., Vice President for Admissions,
Director of Financial Aid, Director of Public Relations, Provost.)