Academic Affairs

Provost Committee: International Programs Advisory Committee

Mission Statement

The primary function of the International Programs Advisory Committee is to advise, influence and endorse policies, procedures and strategic plans pertaining to the activities of the Office of International Programs and strategic goals of internationalization of UNCW.


There will be 20 voting members and 3 ex-officio, non-voting members. The voting membership will consist of faculty from the College of Arts and Sciences, the Watson College of Education, the Cameron School of Business, the College of Health and Human Services, the Graduate School, and Randall Library and a representative from the Office of the Dean of Students. Members will be appointed by the Associate Vice Chancellor for International Programs, using the annual Committee Preference Survey results and consultation with the academic deans, the University Librarian, and the Dean of Students to identify potential members. Ex-officio members will be the Associate Vice Chancellor for International Programs, the Director of Education Abroad, and the Director of International Student and Scholar Services.


Members will serve a two-year term staggered so that approximately half the membership will change each year.

Committee Chair

The AP for International Programs organizes and conducts meetings and is a non-voting member of the committee.


The committee will meet a minimum of 4 times per year (at least twice each semester).


  • Review all Faculty International Travel Grant Applications and make recommendations to the AP for International Programs.
  • Review proposals for faculty-led study abroad programs and make recommendations to the Office of International Programs.
  • Participate in strategic planning with regard to UNCW's goal to graduate global citizens.
  • Review and advise the Office of International Programs regarding the establishment of international memoranda of understanding and partnerships.
  • Advise the Office of International Programs on community outreach efforts and fundraising.
  • Promote internationalization of the curriculum and the efforts of the college and of the school.
  • Review and advise OIP on recruiting strategies of international students and scholars.
  • Serve as an informal liaison between OIP and the various university constituencies.
  • Review and recommend policies to the Provost, Faculty Senate or other university offices related to internationalization.