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Undergraduate Education Abroad/International Experience Working Group

This working group is responsible for advancing the university's goal of providing opportunities for international experiences to every student. The group will develop strategies to enhance study abroad programs, short-term international experiences and campus-based international educational opportunities. The group will also address risk management issues related to international education as well as budgetary and administrative support for its recommendations. Review the formal charge.

Members of the working group include:

  • Peter Haas, College of Arts and Sciences, co-chair (beginning July 2010)
  • Kenneth Ledford, College of Arts and Sciences, co-chair (through May 2010)
  • Peter Lagerlof, Case School of Engineering, co-chair
  • Gary Chottiner, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Julia Grant, Weatherhead School of Management
  • Jill Korbin, Faculty Senate Committee on Undergraduate Education (through May 2010)
  • Marilyn Lotas, Francis Payne Bolton School of Nursing
  • Roger Marchant, Case School of Engineering
  • Peter Poulos, Office of the General Counsel
  • Shengbo Wang, Undergraduate Student Government
  • Jeffrey Wolcowitz, Undergraduate Studies
  • David Fleshler, Office of Global Strategy, ex officio
  • James Kazura, School of Medicine, ex officio
  • Janet McGrath, College of Arts and Sciences, ex officio

The working group has formed four sub-groups to specifically address significant areas, and each sub-group includes additional faculty and staff. Sub-group areas of responsibility and membership are as follows:

Year and semester study abroad programs:

  • Claudia Anderson (Undergraduate Studies), chair
  • Antonio Candau (College of Arts and Sciences)
  • Peter Lagerlof (Case School of Engineering)
  • Marilyn Lotas (Francis Payne Bolton School of Nursing)
  • Tiffany Welch (Weatherhead School of Management)

Short-term study abroad programs:

  • Stuart Youngner (School of Medicine), chair
  • Mark Aulisio (School of Medicine)
  • Molly Berger (College of Arts and Sciences)
  • Michelle Champoir (School of Medicine)
  • Deborah Fatica (Case School of Engineering)
  • Grover Gilmore (Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences)
  • Julia Grant (Weatherhead School of Management)
  • Deborah Jacobson (Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences)
  • Carol Savrin (Francis Payne Bolton School of Nursing)
  • Tiffany Welch (Weatherhead School of Management)

Cleveland-based undergraduate international educational experiences:

  • Molly Berger (College of Arts and Sciences), co-chair
  • Peter Lagerlof (Case School of Engineering), co-chair
  • Thomas Knab (College of Arts and Sciences)
  • Tina Oestreich (Freedman Digital Library, Language Learning and Multimedia Services Center)
  • Jeffrey Wolcowitz (Undergraduate Studies)

Risk management:

  • Peter Poulos (Office of the General Counsel), chair
  • Michelle Champoir (School of Medicine)
  • Laura Corrigan (Risk Management)
  • David Fleshler (Office of Global Strategy)
  • Grover Gilmore (Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences)
  • Arthur Hardee (Plant Security)
  • Deborah Jacobson (Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences)
  • Peter Lagerlof (Case School of Engineering)
  • Jeffrey Wolcowitz (Undergraduate Studies)