Senate News, October 7, 2019

Senators engaged in a discussion about the TCPL policy approved last spring (MUPIM 7.11), which was lead by Robin Parker, General Counsel. Senator Helaine Alessio, Chair of the Kinesiology and Health Department, discussed the rationale and proposal for the partitioning of KNH into two departments. The Arrest Reporting policy, that was returned to Senate, was discussed.

The September 23, 2019, minutes were approved.

The following reports and minutes were received on the Consent Calendar:

  1. Curriculum

  2. HPAC Annual Report - 2018-2019

With the approval of the September 9, 2019, minutes, the following resolution was approved:

SR 20-01

September 23, 2019

BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that University Senate endorse proposed revisions to the ByLaws of University Senate, 6.C.7, regarding Committee composition and membership of the International Education Committee, as set forth below:

University Committee on Internationalization

The functions of the International Education Committee University Committee on Internationalization are to:

  • Advise and consult on strategic comprehensive internationalization planning and assessment.
  • Advocate for education abroad, exchange programs, global partnerships, international student support, visiting scholars’ guidelines and support, faculty professional development, global alumni relations, and intercultural and global curricular/co-curricular learning outcomes.
  • Goals and initiatives are discussed, and advice is solicited by those responsible for global endeavors on behalf of the university.
  • The Committee will discuss long term goals and priorities, as well as immediate interests.
  • The Committee will establish ad hoc and standing sub-committees as needed to focus on established centers of emphasis, and emerging concerns, initiatives, guidelines, or proposals.
  • report regularly to University Senate.


  • Seven (7) faculty
    • Six (6), one from each academic division
    • One (1) member of University Senate, serving as Senate Liaison
  • At least one (1) member shall be a faculty member with familiarity of the Miami University Dolibois European Center (MUDEC)
  • At least one (1) member shall be a faculty member with familiarity of the international student and scholar experience.
  • Two (2) students
    • One (1) who has studied abroad outside of the United States
    • One (1) from the international student community
  • Ex officio, non-voting members
    • Assistant Provost, Global Initiatives
    • Director, Liberal Education
    • Finance & Business Affairs representative
    • Student Affairs representative
    • Enrollment Management & Student Success representative

Standing sub-committee: MUDEC Committee

Reporting to the University Committee on Internationalization, the functions of the MUDEC Committee are to advise the Provost, the Dean of the John E. Dolibois European Center, and the University Committee on Internationalization on matters of the Center's curriculum, on the appointment of Semester Course faculty and sprint course faculty, and on such other matters as deemed appropriate. The committee shall:

  • serve as the Curriculum Committee for the Center. In consultation with the Dean of the John E. Dolibois European Center and the European faculty, it shall propose revisions to curricular requirements; propose, develop, and revise courses as appropriate; and review courses proposed by European faculty.
  • function as the search committee for the appointment of Semester Course faculty and sprint course faculty and scholars.
  • in consultation with the Dean, advertise these positions; in cooperation with the Dean, it shall accept nomination materials, and screen and interview candidates; it shall then recommend appointments to the Dean.
  • assist the Dean in the recruitment and appointment of the MUDEC Oxford Coordinator and the Student Activities Coordinator. The Committee shall advise the Provost on the appointment of the Dean.
  • on request, advise the Dean on the recruitment of European faculty.
  • report regularly to University Senate, the Dean of the John E. Dolibois European Center, and the University Committee on Internationalization.


  • Six (6) faculty members, one of whom shall be appointed Chair.
    • The Chair shall have had experience at MUDEC.
    • All the faculty members shall have had international education experience.
    • Two (2) ordinarily shall have had recent experience as teachers of the Thematic Sequence Semester Course at MUDEC, and
      • at least one shall have had experience as a visiting scholar or professor.
  • At least one (1) shall be a member of University Senate,
  • The Committee members shall be appointed as provided in Section 6.A.
  • One (1) student
  • One (1) student alternate.
    • The student member and alternate shall be chosen by Associated Student Government from among students who have studied for at least one full semester at MUDEC.
  • Two (2) ex officio, non-voting members
    • Coordinator of MUDEC
    • Assistant Provost, Global Initiatives